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US open: Stocks rebound after steep losses last week
Stocks are on the rise as investors look to change the tone after steep losses last week.
Are SNB being ‘franc’ about a potential hike?
Comments from SNB’s president suggest the central bank might be closer to hiking rates sooner than some expect.
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EUR/USD: Will record high inflation and hawkish ECB underpin euro?
It looks like a July rate hike is firmly on the table and negative rates will soon become a thing of the past.
Oil prices rally again, piles further misery on lira
Rising oil prices have been great news for oil producers and bad for almost everyone else, not least turkey.
Stocks: No end in sight for bear trend
List of negative forces weighing on investor sentiment grows larger
Markets pricing in central bank rate increases over the next year
Traders should watch the change in expectations of interest rates vs current rates.
Gold’s rebound despite CPI beat is impressive
So, has gold bottomed out, or this another false hope for the bulls?
ECB officials starting to think about rate hikes
Hints of rate hikes in Europe could give EUR/USD a lift.
US CPI recap: Food prices surge by their most in over 40 years
Inflation is becoming more widespread across a broad swathe of consumer spending categories, raising the risk that it could become entrenched.
How will the market react to CPI?
There’s a lot been said about the US potentially hitting “peak inflation,” but it not all about today’s CPI print...
What is "wrong" with gold?
Heading into tonight’s crucial CPI data, gold is trading lower for a fourth consecutive week and has lost ~ 8% from its April 18, $1999 high.
Back from the dead? The revival of the FX carry trade
As inflation rises to multi-decade highs, some central banks are once again raising interest rates aggressively, suggesting that the carry trade could come back from the dead in the coming months.
Can the easing of supply chain pressures give CPI a break?
With key US inflation data scheduled for tomorrow, we take a look behind the curtain to see if it’s realistic to expect inflation to finally tail off.
US CPI preview: Will price pressures finally start to slow?
If inflation prints at expectations, it would be the first meaningful decline in the annualized inflation rate since the depths of the COVID recession...
FOMC meeting recap: Was that “Peak Hawkishness” for the Fed?
Traders may look at today’s press conference as marking “peak hawkishness” for the Fed, at least in the short term...
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FOMC meeting preview: 50bps a “done deal” but balance sheet update will be key
Of course, with a 50bps move already fully discounted, the Fed’s interest rate decision is unlikely to be a market mover by itself...see what traders will be focused on instead!
Two masters and only one answer - RBA
In a preview earlier this week, we noted that a firm Q1 Australian inflation print would likely confirm the end of the era of ultra-low interest rates in Australia and the possibility of an interest rate hike as early as next week.
Surge in AU inflation heightens RBA rate hike expectations but is not a game changer for the AUDUSD
This morning's release of March quarter Australian inflation data smashed already elevated expectations. The stunning beat firms up the chances that the RBA will raise interest rates at its monthly board meeting next week for the first time since 2010.
AU Q1 CPI preview and what next for the ASX200
Tomorrow morning sees the release of March quarter Australian inflation data. It will likely be remembered as the final data point to confirm the end of an era of ultra-low interest rates in Australia and set the scene for an RBA interest rate hike as early as next month.
NZ CPI hits a 32-year high, but is it enough for an imminent hike?
Despite another strong inflation report for New Zealand, it was below expectations which leaves traders questioning when (and by how much) RBNZ’s next hike will be.
Asian Open: Eye-watering CPI data for Canada raises odds of a 75-100 bps hike
Canada’s inflation metrics rise across the board and beat estimates by a wide enough margin to increase the odds of some serious hiking by the BOC in June.