Markets cautious ahead of Fed meeting

By Lukman Otunuga, Senior Research Analyst at FXTM   European shares edged cautiously higher on Tuesday as investors braced for a busy trading week, jampacked with central bank decisions and headlined by the

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A curious rebound

By Craig Erlam Stock markets were bouncing back on Tuesday following a rocky couple of weeks as investors grew nervous about the economic impact of tightening. Fed Chair Jerome Powell could not

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All eyes on Jackson Hole

By Craig Erlam The day we’ve all been waiting for has finally arrived as Jerome Powell prepares for his keynote speech at Jackson Hole. Powell will have chosen his words very carefully,

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On the fence

By Craig Erlam   A relatively slow session so far in the middle of the week, with the focus very much still on the Federal Reserve and interest rates ahead of the Jackson

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Markets whacked by hawkish Fed worries

By Lukman Otunuga, Senior Research Analyst at FXTM   Asian shares were in the red on Tuesday, tracking a heavy sell-off on Wall Street overnight as concerns over upcoming aggressive Fed hikes sapped

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A debatable recession

By Craig Erlam It’s been quite the 24 hours in financial markets, one I feel many will be trying to work out for many weeks to come. The Fed on Wednesday raised

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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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