Treasury Yields Climb As Investors Await Bank of Canada and Beige Book

Interest rate and central bank news dominates the calendar today and tomorrow. The Bank of Canada’s latest interest rate decision and statement is due at 10:00 am EDT with the Governing Council widely expected to announce a 0.75% rate increase,

European Rate Hike, Energy Selloff, Mixed Earnings Reports Move Markets

US index futures are essentially flat today with all three main contracts trading between -0.1% and +0.1%. European indices are also soft today with the Dax down 0.4% and the FTSE falling 0.2%. Italy is down 0.9% today as investors

Stocks Rebound as the Fed and ECB Hold Meetings; Webinar Tomorrow

Fed decision day is finally here. A 0.5% hike remains the consensus expectation among investors but investors may look to the statement for hints on whether tightening could accelerate. The 10-year US treasury note yield has dropped back toward 3.35%

ECB Jumps on the Hawkish Bandwagon, Signals Stagflation

The European Central Bank has made a number of announcements this morning with the potential to impact trading in stocks and bonds. Long a member of the dovish camp (asset purchases and negative interest rates), the ECB has turned to

Mixed Markets Await Central Bank Decisions

Trading action across stocks, bonds and commodities overnight has had the air of indecision. The first half of this week has been very quiet for economic and corporate news, leaving investors to wait on what could be a big week

Twitter Takeover, US Retail Sales and Bank Earnings Take the Spotlight

The last trading day of the week finds broad equity market action mixed, but a lot happening under the hood. Positive momentum from yesterday’s US market rally that saw the big 3 indices gain 1.0%-2.0% carried through Asia Pacific trading

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Central Bank Tightening and Earnings Season Starting In Focus

Central banks are in the spotlight today with accelerated tightening on the agenda. Last night, the Reserve Bank of New Zealand, who had been raising rates at a pace of 0.25% per meeting for their last few meetings and had

Ukraine, Inflation, Amazon and ECB Share the Spotlight

Yesterday’s market action which saw gold and oil sell off and stock markets around the world stage a relief rally has turned out to be a dead cat bounce with previous cautious trends reasserting themselves amid a flurry of developments.

Stocks Climb as Central Banks Start to Normalize Monetary Policy

Building on yesterday’s rebound which saw a burst of short covering and bargain hunting after the big Fed decision unshackled investors, US index futures are all up about 0.6% this morning, adding to yesterday’s US index gains of 1-2%. Overseas

US GDP, Central Bank Decisions and Earnings In the Spotlight

On a very busy day for news across a number of fronts, US index futures are on the rise again, climbing 0.2% to 0.5% as they bounce back from yesterday’s flat to down 0.75% moves. A mixed round of earnings

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