Mixed Markets Digest Multiple Interest Rate Hikes

Monetary policy decisions, statements, and forecasts have continued to impact trading in stocks, bonds, currencies and commodities around the world overnight. Equity and bond market momentum has been generally downward, adding to yesterday’s late afternoon selloff that was sparked by

Stocks Sink as Traders Await Central Bank Decisions

The new trading week finds equity markets around the world under pressure again. Asia Pacific trading saw the Hang Seng retreat while in Europe this morning, the Dax is down 0.4%, while the CAC is down 1.1% and the FTSE

Stocks Drop as Inflation Comes in Worse Than Expected

US index futures have turned sharply downward this morning dropping 0.8% to 1.2% in the minutes following a hotter than expected US consumer price inflation report. Headline CPI came right down the middle at 8.3%, which was higher than the

Stock Slide Continues as Investors Weigh Diverging Interest Rate Trends

Continuing on from the weak finish to last week, stock markets around the world are under pressure once again as the new trading week begins. Fears that the Fed could confirm its hawkishness at this week’s Jackson Hole Symposium has

Stocks Rebound Ahead of the Fed

Please note that the Morning Minutes will not be issued for the rest of this week or next due to our summer break. They will return on Monday August 8. Premarket action this morning finds US index futures clawing back

Mixed Earnings Drag On Stocks, Energy Prices Rise Again

Coming off of a mixed Monday that saw the Dow finish up 0.3% and the NASDAQ finish down 0.4%, US markets have turned decisively downward this morning with the three main index futures contracts down 0.4%-0.5%. Walmart, one of the

A Big Week For Business News Begins With a Bounce

The start to the new trading week finds US stock markets on the rebound. The three main US index futures contracts are up 0.4%-0.5%, clawing back some or all of Friday’s index losses of 0.4% to 1.8%. European indices are

Surprise Rate Hikes Knock Down Stocks, Webinar Today

Late yesterday afternoon, it appears that some investors tried to put a positive spin on yesterday’s larger than expected Fed rate hike (0.75% vs street 0.50% to 1.75%), perhaps on the notion that the faster the Fed raises rates, the

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%

Stocks Stabilize Along With US Producer Prices

Heavy selling pressure continued through overseas trading overnight and into this morning, with the Nikkei falling 1.3%, the FTSE falling 0.4% and the Dax dropping 0.3%. In a sign that investors remain nervous, cryptocurrencies are down again this morning with

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