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S&P 500: What’s driving the rally in indices and have we seen THE bottom?

Traders are betting that mild recession will be enough to nip inflationary pressures in the bud while simultaneously prompting the Fed and other central banks to return to a more accommodative policy heading into 2023.

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July 26, 2022 02:36 PM
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Euro turns lower after ECB delivered 50bps hike

The ECB has indicated that further normalisation of interest rates “will be appropriate.”

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Two trades to watch: EUR/USD, FTSEMIB

EURUSD rises ahead of the ECB rate decision. Italy's FTSEMIB falls as Draghi looks set to resign.

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July 21, 2022 08:20 AM

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European Open: FTSE 100 warns of reversal at resistance, ECB up next

We have identified a range within the range for the FTSE 100, and several technical clues hint at a potential swing high in place.

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Will EUR/AUD continue to break lower?

The key question for EUR/AUD is, “Will the ECB be more hawkish than the RBA?”

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July 20, 2022 07:55 PM
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S&P500 bear market squeeze set to tighten its grip

The S&P500 closed 2.62% higher overnight, for its best session since June 24, rallying back to the 3950 level it brutally rejected in late June.

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ECB Preview: Markets bet on 50 bp hike

There is a level of uncertainty in terms of whether it will be 25 or 50 basis point rate hike.

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Traders see continued rate hikes over the next year, despite concerns of a recession

Will central banks be able to raise rates fast enough to keep higher inflation at bay, while simultaneously keeping the world out of a recession?

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July 18, 2022 08:30 PM
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US open: Stocks rise as corporate earnings heat up

US stocks open higher ahead of a busy week for earnings and as aggressive Fed bets ease.

DAX: EUR/USD parity has big implications for European indices

The recent price action in EUR/USD should serve as a reminder of the importance of the FX market, even if you’re not trading it directly.

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Q3 Outlook: What to expect from the coming quarter?

Stocks and treasuries plunged in the first half of 2022 as inflation and recession fears rose. What can we expect in Q3? Here we look at the main themes set to drive the markets and how they could influence the different areas of the market.

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EUR/USD remains undermined on mixed Eurozone CPI

Inflation hits a fresh record high in the Eurozone

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July 1, 2022 12:03 PM

EUR/JPY eyes 145 as ECB and BOJ policy divergence grows

The EUR/JPY should remain supported on the dips, keeping that path of least resistance to the upside.

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June 28, 2022 12:07 PM
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Central banks current monetary policy - Where to next?

Major central banks around the world, except for the BOJ, are in tightening mode on the back of increasing inflation.

Should traders be worried about the ECB and fragmentation risk?

Rising interest rates and the end of bond buying from the European Central Bank (ECB) have led to concerns over fragmentation risk across the single currency bloc. Read on for an explanation of what fragmentation risk is – and what trading opportunities it may bring.

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June 16, 2022 11:19 AM

EUR/USD in focus as ECB holds ad-hoc meeting ahead of FOMC

Euro rebounds as ECB tries to address fragmentation risks, ahead of a likely 75 basis point hike from the Fed

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June 15, 2022 12:43 PM

Italy leads EU stocks lower amid fragmentation risks

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

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June 10, 2022 12:14 PM

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ECB pre-commits to 25bps hike in July; fragmentation talk worries Euro traders

If yields rise and spreads widen between the peripheral countries and the core countries, the ECB could re-enter the market and buy debt of the peripheral countries to bring down yields.

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June 9, 2022 04:59 PM
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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.

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June 9, 2022 02:00 PM

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

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

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EUR/CHF set for breakout as focus turns to ECB

It is all about whether the ECB will follow other central banks in signalling a 50-basis point hike, or a more standard 25 for July.

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.

Get ready for the ECB to hike rates (just not tomorrow)

The ECB are set to announce their monetary policy decision tomorrow, where the focus will be on forward guidance for rates from July onwards.