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Debt ceiling explained: definition and how it works
The US hit its debt ceiling in January 2023, so what happens next? Take a look at what the cap does, and how the debt ceiling is raised.
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.
When cracks appear in the rendering, the house doesn’t always win
The housing market has been a bedrock of the US economy during a period of historically low rates. Now those days are over, large cracks are appearing in the rendering.
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Asian Open: Volatility Erupts as US Inflation Hits a Multi-Decade High
There were some big moves across all major asset classes overnight as US inflation rose to its highest level in 30-years.
Stagflation: definition, causes, and predictions
Fears of stagflation in the UK are increasing as business confidence collapses, supply bottlenecks tighten, energy prices rise, and winter fuel shortages add to fears. But what exactly is stagflation? And what could it mean for the economy?
Dow Jones futures trading explained
Dow Jones futures are a popular way to speculate on the US stock market, as the index gives a broader exposure than is possible with traditional investing. Find out how you can trade Dow Jones futures today.
NFP preview – What happens on another miss?
A quiet session overnight due to public holidays in the US and the UK and as markets await the release of key US jobs data on Friday, after a surprisingly weak April jobs report.
New housing starts fall on lumber
But with prices moving lower in lumber this month, the data for May could be stronger!
Xiaomi: Off the blacklist! What now?
After a 6% move higher on Wednesday, the technology giant is bumping up against resistance
Everything you need to know about the Federal Reserve
Discover what the Federal Reserve is, how it operates, and the way its policies can influence markets.
US Dollar ahead of inflation data: DXY
If the inflation data comes out stronger than expected, the US Dollar may continue higher
Economic, Geopolitical, and Social Implications of a Biden Presidency
Joe Biden's economic, geopolitical and social policies will be dramatically different than those of President Trump.
Will US-China relations continue to deteriorate in 2021?
Perhaps the biggest factor impacting trade volume between the two nations will be the USD/CNH exchange rate itself.
WTI Crude Futures: Downside Pressure Mounting
WTI Crude Futures (Dec) has dropped more than 3% so far in October, after plunging 5.6% last month...
Silver Intraday: Downside Risks Persist
Last Friday, spot silver was down for a second straight session, erased some gains made earlier in the week.
Four Weeks Out: The State of the 2020 US Presidential Race and Market Implications
Perhaps the biggest “October Surprise” is how stable polls of the race have been over the last few months...
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ExxonMobil (XOM): Risk Breaking Below March's Low
Pressure has been mounting on ExxonMobil's share price, as its technical outlook points to a potential new down leg...
NFP Recap: What You Need to Know About Today’s “Goldilocks” Report
Despite today's strong report, there are reasons to be concerned about the prospects for the US economy...
Is There a Better Currency to Trade vs GBP than USD?
If you like the Pound, you may wish to trade it vs the NZD
Initial Claims Expectations are Unimaginable!
The average estimate of economists surveyed is 1,500,000.
What mattered last week and a preview of the week ahead
What mattered last week: An extreme week of volatility as U.S. equity market fell ~15% as the spread of Covid-19 continued. The impact of Covid-19 via border shutdowns, social distancing measures as well as the obvious impact on health impact presents a huge challenge and likely to result in a recession in several countries. Central banks and governments responded by slashing interest rates, resuming/starting Quantitative Easing (QE) programs and boosting/announcing fiscal stimulus packages.