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US open: Stocks rise as recession fears are pushed aside for now

US stocks are rising despite recession fears lingering. The mood had improved even if the data hasn’t.

US open: Stocks rise, jobless claims little changed, Powell next

Stocks edge higher as investors digest the latest jobless claims and look to Fed Powell who testifies again.

June 23, 2022 01:56 PM

US open: Stocks tank on recession fears ahead of Powell’s testimony

US stocks are set to fall sharply on the open after yesterday’s rally proved to be short-lived and as all eyes are on Fed Chair Powell as his two-day testimony before Congress begins.

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FTSE falls as UK inflation rises

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US open: Stocks rebound as sentiment improves but recession risks remain

US stocks are set to open higher today, on the first day of trading after the long weekend and after the steep losses last week.

FTSE rebounds after large losses

The FTSE fell 4.1% last week, tumbling to a three and a half month low. Today risk sentiment has improved and banks do the heavy lifting.

June 20, 2022 02:31 PM

US open: Stocks drop as recession fears grow

US stocks are pointing to a sharply weaker start after gains yesterday and as the fust settles on the Fed rate decision.

European Open: GBP/CHF in focus for today’s SNB and BOE meetings

Hot on the heels of the Fed meeting, the SNB (Swiss National Bank) and BOE (Bank of England) are up next in today’s European session.

June 16, 2022 06:00 AM

US open: Futures edge cautiously higher ahead of the Fed rate decision

US stocks head higher and the USD lower ahead of the Fed rate decision. Will the Fed hike by 50 or 75 basis points?

June 15, 2022 12:27 PM

European Open: Asia lower, Oversold markets cautiously retrace

Of course, we’ll have to find out if yesterday’s sell off really is ‘oversold’, but the overnight rise for index futures and commodity FX appear to be corrective in nature.

June 14, 2022 06:40 AM

US open: Futures plunge as inflation, recession fears rise

US futures are tumbling as the bond market flashes a recession warning signal. Investors fear an the Fed could have to act aggressively, pushing the economy into recession.

Two trades to watch: FTSE, Oil

FTSE falls as UK GDP unexpectedly contracts in April. Oil falls as COVID cases rise in China and on global growth concerns.

European Open: Futures point lower with a turbulent start to the week

Appetite for risk remained on the back ropes as Asian markets reacted to the hotter-than-expected inflation print from the US on Friday.

Italy leads EU stocks lower amid fragmentation risks

Lack of anti-fragmentation support packages from the ECB is unnerving investors

June 10, 2022 12:14 PM

Two trades to watch: Gold, DAX

Gold edges lower ahead of US CPI. DAX extends declines after ECB rate decision and as inflation fears remain.

European Open: There's nerves in the air ahead of US inflation

There’s clearly nervousness in the air ahead of today’s US inflation report, as index futures cling to their lows after breaking lower from a 7-day range.

June 10, 2022 06:36 AM

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US open Stocks set for muted start, initial jobless claims rise

US stocks are set to open mildly lower as jobless claims rise and ahead of tomorrow’s CPI data.

June 9, 2022 02:00 PM

DAX on edge with all eyes on ECB and Lagarde

If Lagarde does not rule out a 50 bp hike, then this will be considered a hawkish outcome

June 9, 2022 11:03 AM

Two trades to watch: EUR/GBP, S&P500

EUR/GBP rises on ECB day! S&P500 awaits jobless claims and tomorrow's inflation data.

European Open: ECB and the euro in focus, WTI bulls eye $124

The conclusion of today’s ECB meeting is the only game in town today, which has seen the yen and euro rise against the dollar just hours ahead of it.

European Open: WTI finds demand around $117, futures mixed

The yen continued to weaken overnight and WTI is back at around $120 after a solid rebound from $117 yesterday.

Stocks: Weakness persists amid central bank tightening

Against a backdrop of fast interest rate hikes, this is far from being an ideal environment for stock markets.