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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FOMC minutes reality check

By Jeffrey Halley    US markets got little solace, but more clarity, from the FOMC minutes overnight; the committee members remained highly focused on culling inflation, even if it was at the expense

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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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