Markets crippled by inflation fears

By Lukman Otunuga, Senior Research Analyst at FXTM Another wave of risk aversion engulfed markets Tuesday morning after Wall Street closed in a bear market overnight and Treasury yields jumped to levels

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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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FOMC minutes settle nerves

By Jeffrey Halley  The FOMC Minutes, released overnight, settled a few nerves, temporarily signalling another couple of 50bps rate hikes in June and July before a pause in September. The dreaded 75bps

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Bear market Friday

By Jeffrey Halley  A massive risk aversion wave swept markets overnight, with the Bank of England raising rates by 0.25% to 1.0% in a split decision (three members wanted 0.50%), in line

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PMI shocker from China, Fed hikes rates

By Jeffrey Halley  The extent of the impact of China’s Covid zero-policy on the domestic economy was highlighted Thursday morning as the Caixin Services PMI for April recorded its second-largest fall on

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Waiting for the Fed

By Jeffrey Halley  Markets are trading sideways in Asia, a continuation of the price action seen in New York, as the entire world awaits the outcome of the FOMC rate decision Wednesday

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A mixed day in stock markets

By Craig Erlam Tuesday was a mixed day that saw European indices slip a little into the red, while Wall Street enjoyed better returns of more than 1%. US equities managed decent

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A decent start to the week

By Craig Erlam European markets started the week on a positive note, with indices up close to 1% on Monday on the back of softer commodity prices and confirmed talks between Ukraine

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