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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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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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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Flashing green

By Craig Erlam Asian stocks were flashing green on the second day of trading, while Europe opened in a similarly positive manner as sentiment continues to improve, albeit from very low levels.

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The mother of all U-turns

By Craig Erlam Another turbulent start to the week, albeit a positive one broadly speaking, with equity markets around 1% higher in Europe after a decent start to the week in Asia.

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Another wild session

By Craig Erlam Equity markets in Europe were marginally higher Thursday as bond market concerns eased and we await the latest inflation data from the US. The Bank of England bond market

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Is the UK already in recession?

By Craig Erlam Stock markets are recovering slightly on Wednesday after another volatile start to the week. It’s clear that investors have one eye on the US this week, with Fed minutes

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Flat start to the week

By Craig Erlam There’s mild risk aversion in the markets at the start of the week, perhaps some apprehension ahead of what could be a big few days for the U.S. The

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Relief rally already struggling

By Craig Erlam Equity markets have erased early gains to trade in the red on Thursday, as investors take a cautious approach ahead of Friday’s jobs report. The narrative in recent days

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An eventful start

By Craig Erlam The week is off to an eventful start with the UK government announcing its first U-turn, speculation mounting ahead of the OPEC+ meeting and Japan warning of another possible

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