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Will the new budget from PM Liz Truss “break the economy” or will it help everyday citizens as she says it will?

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September 26, 2022 05:39 PM
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Week Ahead: Central Bank fallout, more pain for the Pound, and inflation data

Will this week be a volatile and chaotic as last week? Will markets continue with last week’s trend, or will there be profit taking along the way?

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September 23, 2022 10:17 PM

FOMC as expected; markets extremely volatile during presser.

As for other central bank meetings: within the next 20 hours markets will hear from the BOJ, SNB, Norges Bank, BOE, and SARB.

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September 21, 2022 09:45 PM

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FOMC meeting instant reaction: Not even a whisper of a pivot yet

Even looking out just until the end of this year, Fed members are projecting another 125bps of rate hikes...

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September 21, 2022 08:25 PM

FTSE rises but global stocks set to remain undermined

The slightly firmer tone is in an overall bearish macro environment, with focus on Fed, BoE and other central bank meetings this week

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September 21, 2022 01:22 PM
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European Open: Implied volatility spikes, BOJ gets active ahead of FOMC

Rising yields ahead of the FOMC meeting has seen the BOJ announce bond purchases, and implied volatility has risen notably for the next 24-hours.

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Stocks, bonds, cryptos and gold struggle as yields press higher

All the attention is on Wednesday’s FOMC interest rate decision.

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September 20, 2022 04:24 PM
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FOMC meeting preview: 100bps unlikely, but longer rate hike path in play

In our view, the possibility of a 100bps rate hike is overblown...but that doesn't mean the Fed won't come off as hawkish.

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September 19, 2022 08:25 PM
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Could tomorrow's Michigan Consumer Sentiment be the key for the FOMC’s decision next week?

If the inflation components are higher than expected, watch for a possible tape-bomb from the Wall Street Journal that the Fed is “more likely” to hike 100bps.

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September 15, 2022 08:01 PM

Instant insight: Powell “forceful” in fighting inflation at Jackson Hole

Mr. Powell clearly hit a hawkish note, emphasizing the importance of leaving policy tight until inflation was thoroughly licked.

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August 26, 2022 03:53 PM
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US Advanced GDP for Q2 is negative; Is the US in a recession?

The textbook definition of a recession is 2 quarters of negative growth. However, many economists don’t abide by that rule.

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July 28, 2022 06:57 PM
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Gold holds post-FOMC bounce ahead of GDP

Expectations that inflation will soon peak and that the economy will deteriorate further points to a contractionary monetary policy stance from the Fed in 2023

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July 28, 2022 12:09 PM
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Pending Home Sales rounds out weaker housing data in US

If markets see the Fed cutting back the pace of rate hikes, we may see 10-year yields lower, and as a result, housing data may pick up again.

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July 27, 2022 09:05 PM
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Silver: Can precious metals rebound despite Fed tightening?

We are seeing some mild dollar selling ahead of FOMC, which is boosting the appeal of precious metals, yen and franc

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European Open: FTSE falters at resistance, gold steady ahead of FOMC

Another reversal pattern has formed at a key resistance level on the FTSE 100, whilst gold shows the potential for a continuation breakout.

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Gold steady ahead of FOMC - potential breakout in focus

Gold is holding above support ahead of today's FOMC meeting, and shows the potential for a continuation breakout.

S&P500 "easy money" gone - what happens next?

A quiet start to the new trading week as U.S stock markets closed mixed ahead of this week's FOMC and Q2 GDP data and earnings reports from U.S Mega Tech companies.

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July 26, 2022 04:39 AM

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FOMC meeting preview: Traders looking for 75bps, Powell’s presser key

If the FOMC does, in fact, opt for a 75bps interest rate hike, Fed Chairman Powell’s accompanying press conference will likely have a bigger market impact than the decision itself...

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July 25, 2022 03:46 PM
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European Open: The DAX hits a 20-month low, ISM services in focus

The DAX is against the ropes on recession fears, ahead of several key data points from Germany, Europe and the US today.

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July 6, 2022 04:29 AM
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FOMC recap: Fed hikes rates 75 bps, dot plots show much more to come!

The Fed statement said that it is “strongly committed to returning inflation to its 2% objective” and that it ”expects the labor market to remain strong”.

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June 15, 2022 09:05 PM

EUR/USD in focus as ECB holds ad-hoc meeting ahead of FOMC

Euro rebounds as ECB tries to address fragmentation risks, ahead of a likely 75 basis point hike from the Fed

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June 15, 2022 12:43 PM
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FOMC Preview: Could the Committee hike 75bps?

With inflation continuing to increase and the Unemployment Rate at its lowest since February 2020, is it time for the Fed to surprise the markets and hike rates by 75bps?

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June 13, 2022 08:33 PM
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Powell said it- Not considering 75bps rate hike! Do markets believe him?

Based on today’s price action so far, it doesn’t seem like the markets are taking Powell seriously.

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May 5, 2022 04:47 PM