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ECI and PCE are hot for June. What does it mean for the Fed?
Today’s inflation data was higher than expected and the Fed is walking a thin line between lowering inflation and pushing growth lower.
Forex and interest rates: how do rate hikes and cuts impact currencies?
Interest rates are an important driver for forex markets so it’s important that traders understand the effects of hikes and cuts on currencies. Let’s look at how interest rates affect currencies and a popular forex interest rate trading strategy.
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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FOMC recap: Fed delivers 75bps, but Powell throws cold water on hawks
On balance, the Fed chief is coming off as relatively dovish...
AU Q2 inflation surges but fears ease over supersized 75bp RBA rate hike
June quarter Australian inflation data has surged to 6.1%, but below consensus expectations easing fears of a supersized 75bp rate hike when the RBA meets next week.
Hungary hikes 100bps as inflation continues to climb
One thing the rising inflation doesn’t seem to be impacting is the level of the forint as it continues to weaken vs the Euro.
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...
Q2 Australian CPI preview and what comes next for the ASX200
Tucked in between this week's FOMC meeting, U.S Q2 GDP data, and earnings reports from U.S mega tech is the release of Australian Q2 inflation data
Mexico CPI continues to rise; rate hikes not helping yet
The headline mid-month inflation rate for July is 8.16% YoY , led primarily by rising food costs. This is the highest level of inflation in 21 years!
Early signs of (dis)inflation continue to appear
Whilst inflation has been hard to ignore, we are now seeing signs that the cooling of inflationary forces are finally showing up in some consumer prices.
European Open: EUR and DAX perk up ahead of ECB, UK CPI beats
UK inflation has continued to surge at a rate that a 50-bp hike now appears the more likely move at the BOE’s next meeting.
US yield curve sees its deepest inversion since 2000: What does it mean for major markets?
If traders don’t have this scenario in their minds, they’re ignoring one of the biggest risk in markets right now...
ASX200 Afternoon Report July 14th 2022
The ASX200 is trading 32 points higher at 6654 at 3.10 pm Sydney time.
USD/JPY hits its highest level since September 1998
USD/JPY continues to defy gravity and rose to a multiyear high, with US inflation ripping higher and the BOJ repeatedly broadcasting their ultra-loose monetary policy.
US open: Futures tumble as inflation keeps rising
US inflation was hotter than expected in June, fuelling aggressive Fed bets. Stocks & gold plunge while the USD soars back over 108.00.
US CPI preview: Will inflation overshoot again?
Annual CPI is expected to have accelerated to 8.8% in June from 8.6% in May.
European Open: UK data dump, BOC meeting and US inflation on tap
UK data kicks off at 07:00 BST, with final CPI reads for Europe, a BOC interest rate decision and the all-important US inflation report.
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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
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.