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BoJ remains steady, yet bullish markets push higher

BoJ remains steady, yet bullish markets push higher

The end of a memorable week in the markets, which seemed likely to go out with somewhat of a whimper given the relative lack of events to get the market moving. However, this doesn’t look like it will affect sentiment too much with..

December 19, 2014
Weekly market preview – 15 December 2014

Weekly market preview – 15 December 2014

The markets are set for a major week, where almost every region is expected to see something that could really provide volatility. In the US, the focus will certainly be upon Janet Yellen and the FOMC when they decide whether to keep..

December 12, 2014
US jobless claims, PMIs and Philly Fed figures in focus

US jobless claims, PMIs and Philly Fed figures in focus

An upbeat Fed message on the economy on Wednesday combined with encouraging economic data from Germany and the UK this morning is helping to lift global markets on Thursday, with US futures pointing towards another day of strong gains. It..

December 18, 2014
Data heavy day ahead with focus on UK, US and Germany

Data heavy day ahead with focus on UK, US and Germany

Investors were given a small boost overnight which is driving index futures higher ahead of the open as the Fed spoke of its confidence in the US economic recovery, while taking a slightly smaller step towards warning on imminent rate..

December 18, 2014
Fed in focus as investors look to statement for rate clues

Fed in focus as investors look to statement for rate clues

The Bank of England minutes from the meeting a couple of weeks ago showed two policy makers – Martin Weale and Ian McCafferty – once again voting in favour of a 25 basis point rate hike despite the fact that inflation fell to..

December 17, 2014
Volatility reigns as BoE and FOMC look set to dominate

Volatility reigns as BoE and FOMC look set to dominate

Market volatility appears to be the order of the week, as a range of economic and political announcements mean that we have seen traders find it difficult to know whether we should be coming or going. A US fiscal deal, sharp movements in..

December 17, 2014
Ruble tumbles as markets shrug off massive rate hike

Ruble tumbles as markets shrug off massive rate hike

The Russian ruble is in freefall this morning despite efforts made overnight from the Central Bank of Russia to at least slow the decline. The CBR threw everything including the kitchen sink at the currency problem overnight following the..

December 16, 2014
Markets continue lower as Abe retains super-majority

Markets continue lower as Abe retains super-majority

The negativity that drove the US to its worst weekly performance in three years appears to be continuing on Monday as Asian market traded deeply in the red overnight and European futures point to a similar open as well. The poor..

December 15, 2014
 
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