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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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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Tech glitch as Netflix disappoints

By Craig Erlam Wednesday was slightly better for stock markets in Europe as they continued to fluctuate in the same ranges they’ve traded in for the last month. US indices had a

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ECB’s unhelpful ambiguity

By Craig Erlam European stocks edged higher Thursday ahead of the long bank holiday weekend; ending the week not far from where they started as investors mull the latest policy decisions, inflation

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Hawks fill the skies

By Jeffrey Halley The procession of central banks hiking rates in an attempt to see off inflation has continued over the last 24 hours. The Bank of Canada hiked by 0.50% overnight,

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