Powell sparks ‘buy everything’ rally

By Jeffrey Halley         You had the feeling that Wall Street, with perpetually itchy buy-button trigger fingers, was primed for this FOMC. As expected, the FOMC raised the Fed Funds target by 0.75%,

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We’re here, finally

By Jeffrey Halley         After what seems like an interminable wait, we are finally at FOMC day. Markets have baked another 75 basis points into their loaves of bread, but it’s going to

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Finally, it’s FOMC Week

By Jeffrey Halley         This month has dragged on and seems to be lasting forever, with the US FOMC policy meeting falling at the end of the month, instead of its usual mid-month

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End of a messy week

By Jeffrey Halley         Volatility was the winner overnight, with a multitude of data points and events leaving market price action messier than a teenager’s bedroom. The European Central Bank surprised markets by

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The stranger things put

By Jeffrey Halley The bear market rally looks well and truly back on track, thanks to one of the stranger things I have seen in 2022; Netflix losing only 1 million subscribers

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Fed may go straight to ludicrous speed

By Moody’s Analytics The June U.S. consumer price index has financial markets increasing their bets on a 100-basis point rate hike at the upcoming meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee. The

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When a plan doesn’t come together

By Jeffrey Halley      Markets in Europe and early New York went “hold my beer” and went into “the Fed is going to hike by one percent, we’re all doomed” mode. The negativity

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Bad medicine is what I need

By Jeffrey Halley      Central banks have gone full Bon Jovi handing out some monetary policy bad medicine over the past 24 hours, as the fight against inflation permeates even the most ardent

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