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Which is Actually Transitory: US Inflation, or Powell’s Job?

Jerome Powell is yet to be reconfirmed for a second term as Fed Chair, whilst ‘transitory’ inflation is on a tear. We’re curious to see which one will last the longest.

European Open: Debt Ceiling to Be Temporarily Lifted to Avoid Default

The US senate passed legislation to temporarily increase the government’s debt limit until December, after they voted 50-48 in favour of kicking the can down the road.

Politics and stocks, an uneasy relationship

Global stock markets have had one key driver over the last 7-months: politics. The election of Donald Trump last November led to one of the quickest thousand point rallies in a US stock index for 80 years. The political effect has spread to Europe, with the election of Emmanuel Macron in France and Mark Rutte in Holland helping European stocks to play catch up. But, are we seeing the downside of political drivers, and could risk assets be in for a rough time in the future?

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Trump is still the tail wagging the Fed’s dog

Aside from the torrent of earnings releases (see more below) the European markets on Thursday are likely to digest the Fed minutes from its meeting […]

Trump’s era of isolation fails to set markets alight

Donald Trump has become the 45th President of the United States of America, and the markets reaction, so far, has been fairly muted. But, as […]

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