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What’s driving the global markets right now?

Everything you need to know about the current economic and monetary policy environment, and what it all means for financial markets

Europe’s woes go from bad to worse

Sharp acceleration in Spanish inflation hit equities and sends EUR/CHF on brink of parity

US stocks drop as another consumer confidence barometer plunges

The slump in confidence was driven by a plunge in 'expectations' sub-index

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Poor PMIs underpin recession worries

This is the latest macro data to underscore worries about a sharp economic slowdown

$200bn in collateral damage in one week. What comes next for the ASX200?

Heading into the release of last Friday's U.S inflation data, the market was hopeful that it would confirm that inflation had or was close to peaking. Thereby allowing central banks to ease their foot off the monetary tightening pedal.

A peek at (peak?) inflation

US Inflation may have softened to a degree in April, but traders really want to see further evidence that inflation is pointing lower to call ‘peak inflation’ with more confidence.

June 9, 2022 08:01 AM

Early NFP insight: Signs of slowing jobs growth in high-frequency data?

Employers may not be posting as many new job openings as they were late last year, and at the margin, more Americans are claiming unemployment benefits than were at the start of this quarter...

EU stocks wobble as inflation jumps to new high

European stocks may struggle to sustain a positive trend amid surging price pressures

Gold holds above the 200 DMA at the start of the NFP week

Gold rose 0.4% last week, marking the second straight week of gains. The

May 30, 2022 01:55 PM

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.

Stocks turn sharply lower

stocks just can’t hold any rally attempts

May 18, 2022 03:43 PM

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.

May 18, 2022 12:03 PM

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.

May 17, 2022 01:06 PM

Stocks: No end in sight for bear trend

List of negative forces weighing on investor sentiment grows larger

May 16, 2022 04:22 PM

Another short-covering bounce?

We have seen similar moves fade in this bear trend…

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.

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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.

May 11, 2022 02:05 PM

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.

May 11, 2022 10:24 AM

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...

May 9, 2022 03:44 PM

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!