Stock Slump Continues After Bank of England Blinks

One of the biggest questions facing investors this year has been whether central banks will be able to contain inflation quickly enough and let the air out of asset bubbles slowly enough to achieve their goal of a soft landing

Markets Rebound as US Dollar Rally Fades For Now

What has recently appeared to be a relentless trend of soaring treasury yields and US Dollar gains steamrolling over equities, bonds, commodities and non-US currencies appears to have relented a bit for the moment. US index futures are up 1.0%

Stock Slump, US Dollar Rally Continue as Quarter-End Approaches

The final week of the month and the quarter has picked up where last week left off, with stock markets in retreat, treasury yields soaring and currency markets in turmoil. US index futures are down 0.4%-0.5% so far today, continuing

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

FedEx Earnings Miss Sends Stocks Sliding

For the last several weeks, the main focus of investors has mainly been on big picture issues; central banks, the state of the economy, inflation, rising interest rates, the US Dollar, and commodity prices. Last night, investors received a stern

Inflation Continues To Impact Trading in Stocks and Bonds

US index futures had been trying to mount a comeback in the early hours of this morning but were unable to get very far relative to yesterday’s major US index declines of 4.0%-5.0% and have slipped back into the red

Global Markets Bounce Into the Weekend

The stock market rebound which started on Wednesday has continued to accelerate overnight. In Asia Pacific trading, the Hang Seng soared 2.7%, while in Europe this morning, both the Dax and the FTSE are up 1.4%. US premarket trading finds

Stocks Pause as ECB Raises Interest Rates

Yesterday’s US market rally, which saw major indices snap multi-day losing streaks with gains of 1.4% to 2.1%, which appears to have been a trading bounce, easing oversold conditions as there has been limited follow-through overnight and into this morning.

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,