Welcome relief

By Craig Erlam Investors are in a more upbeat mood Thursday as the relief from the US inflation data ripples through the markets. Positive surprises have been hard to come by on

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Inflation angst could roil markets

By Han Tan, Chief Market Analyst at Exinity Group Market volatility has eased in the lead up to Wednesday’s highly anticipated US CPI data. The VIX index has moderated closer to 20,

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Markets mixed as spotlight shines on US CPI

By Lukman Otunuga, Senior Research Analyst at FXTM Asian shares struggled for direction Tuesday morning as concerns about inflation and the outlook for economic growth weighed on sentiment. Overnight, Wall Street’s main

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Powell sparks ‘buy everything’ rally

By Jeffrey Halley         You had the feeling that Wall Street, with perpetually itchy buy-button trigger fingers, was primed for this FOMC. As expected, the FOMC raised the Fed Funds target by 0.75%,

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We’re here, finally

By Jeffrey Halley         After what seems like an interminable wait, we are finally at FOMC day. Markets have baked another 75 basis points into their loaves of bread, but it’s going to

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The waiting game

By Jeffrey Halley         Markets were quiet overnight ahead of a deluge of tier-1 earnings, data, and the US FOMC policy decision over the rest of the week. Equities, currencies, oil and precious

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Finally, it’s FOMC Week

By Jeffrey Halley         This month has dragged on and seems to be lasting forever, with the US FOMC policy meeting falling at the end of the month, instead of its usual mid-month

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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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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 shaky ahead of ECB meeting

By Lukman Otunuga, Senior Research Analyst at FXTM A sense of caution has taken hold of financial markets as investors adopt a guarded stance ahead of another week packed with key economic

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