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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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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Busy day for central banks

By Craig Erlam A plethora of central bank meetings and the maintenance completion of Nord Stream 1 have guaranteed another frantic session in financial markets on Thursday. The resumption of gas flows

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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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Markets fluctuate ahead of ECB

By Craig Erlam Stock markets endured another negative day on Wednesday in Europe as investors await Thursday’s hotly-anticipated ECB meeting. Much like the other two days this week, it’s hard to read

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A target on your back

By Jeffrey Halley  With a dearth of heavyweight data this week until Friday’s US CPI, we are likely to experience choppy trading, driven by swings in sentiment and headlines hitting the news

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Least worst choices

By Jeffrey Halley  The Reserve Bank of New Zealand raised policy rates by 0.50% to 2.0% Wednesday morning, with Governor Orr setting a hawkish tone in the press conference afterwards. In the

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Investors not spooked, despite grim outlook

Wealthy investors are planning on making “considerable additions” to their investment portfolios this year – despite red-hot inflation and historic interest rate rises to combat it, stagnant growth, tax hikes, Putin’s war

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