Knot-tying masterclass continues

By Jeffrey Halley   Volatility remains elevated across every asset class, although a US holiday overnight meant a 12-hour break from the noise. The strategy of watching the rooster fight from the sidelines

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Don’t get too excited by bear rallies

By Craig Erlam European stock markets are falling heavily again on Wednesday, reminding us once more why we shouldn’t get excited by the bear-market rallies. There’s a desperation to add substance to

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More and more of the ‘R’ word

By Jeffrey Halley   The “R” word is being used more and more as recessionary winds start blowing loudly through economic data and the price actions across the asset class spectrum. On Friday,

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A week to remember

By Craig Erlam I think we all earned a weekend break in the sun after a quite extraordinary week in the markets that saw plenty of central bank action, even from those

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The bears come out to play

By Jeffrey Halley  Things didn’t improve from overnight in New York, as the market scrambled to price in a 0.75% by the FOMC, whose two-day meeting starts Tuesday. Among the biggest casualties

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Black Monday in Asia on China risks

By Jeffrey Halley  It is turning into a Black Monday in Asia after US and European equity markets were pummelled on Friday, as China risks also rise again. Oil retreated again Monday

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Markets fluctuate ahead of ECB

By Craig Erlam Stock markets endured another negative day on Wednesday in Europe as investors await Thursday’s hotly-anticipated ECB meeting. Much like the other two days this week, it’s hard to read

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