Awaiting the Fed minutes

By Craig Erlam Equity markets appear to be treading water on Wednesday as we await the latest batch of FOMC minutes later in the day. Asia played catchup overnight after Europe and

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Uncertain times

By Craig Erlam Equity markets are back in the green on Friday after a choppy week in which the recovery rally has stalled. Efforts by Fed policymakers to manage market expectations have

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US consumer remains strong

By Craig Erlam Equity markets in Europe were back in the red on Wednesday, while the US looks largely unchanged early on Wall Street. Reports of missile strikes in Poland on Tuesday

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BoE facing tough decisions

By Craig Erlam Equity markets seem mildly positive in early trade on Tuesday, adding to modest gains at the start of the week. While the rally is perhaps slowing a little after

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A choppy start

By Craig Erlam It’s been quite a choppy start to the trading week, with much of the focus on China where Covid relaxation measures and property market support have brought some relief.

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Hope fades ahead of CPI data

By Craig Erlam We’re seeing some risk aversion in markets on Thursday as we await inflation data from the US later in the week. It probably won’t come as a surprise to

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All eyes on NFP jobs report

By Craig Erlam It’s been another fascinating week in financial markets and it’s not over yet, with the US jobs report still to come amid some interest rate uncertainty. The Fed meeting

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More rate hikes coming

By Craig Erlam Equity markets are under some pressure on Thursday, with Asia mostly in the red and Europe poised to open almost a percentage point lower after the US Fed delivered

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Huge uncertainty in week ahead

By Craig Erlam Uncertainty sums up the feeling in the markets at the moment and that is highlighted by the moves seen on the opening day of the week. Equity markets in

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