Knot-tying masterclass continues

By Jeffrey Halley   Volatility remains elevated across every asset class, although a US holiday overnight meant a 12-hour break from the noise. The strategy of watching the rooster fight from the sidelines

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A data-heavy end to the week

By Craig Erlam Markets saw choppy trading on Friday, heading into the weekend amid a flurry of economic data from across Europe. Things got underway with a plethora of PMI readings, although

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Dumb and dumber

By Jeffrey Halley   Readers should stop watching US stock markets for economic wisdom, as the price action overnight confirmed that part of the financial world has as little future insight as anywhere

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A week of consolidation

By Craig Erlam It’s been a week of consolidation in stock markets after last week’s rout, with Europe looking to it with minor gains. It hasn’t been the blockbuster week as the

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Markets bet Fed has it wrong again

By Jeffrey Halley   The second day of Jerome Powell’s semi-annual testimony on Capitol Hill passed without incident, in contrast to Wednesday’s frenzy. The Fed Chair reiterated an unconditional commitment to fight inflation,

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Powell uses the ‘R-word’

By Jeffrey Halley   Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s semi-annual testimony on Capitol Hill was the centre of attention overnight. Speaking to Congress on Wednesday, Powell finally dispensed with soft landings, describing them

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Don’t get too excited by bear rallies

By Craig Erlam European stock markets are falling heavily again on Wednesday, reminding us once more why we shouldn’t get excited by the bear-market rallies. There’s a desperation to add substance to

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