Rising Markets Await Fed Speakers

Building on yesterday’s US index gains of 0.3%-1.5%, US index futures are trading flat to up 0.25% this morning. Over in Europe, the FTSE is up 0.4% while the Dax and CAC are up 0.8% and Milan is up 1.4%.

Strong ADP Payrolls Boost Indices as Investors Await Today’s Big Fed D...

US markets have started to bounce back this morning from yesterday’s very mixed US trading which saw Banks and Energy drag the Dow and S&P to losses of 1.1% each, while the NASDAQ finished flat. US index futures are trading

<strong>World Markets Await Central Bank Decisions</strong>

Over the next 24 hours, three of the world’s major central banks are holding interest rate decision meetings. The main event today is the US Fed meeting with an interest rate decision, statement, and member projections due at 2:00 pm

<strong>Stable Stocks Digest Monetary Policy and Employment News</strong>

Fed Chair Powell rocked the markets yesterday with a series of hawkish comments indicating that with the economy holding up relatively well, inflation pressures have not eased as quickly and could even rebound. Because of this, Powell suggested that the

<strong>Market Impasse Continues as Investors Await Powell Testimony</strong>

Coming off a flat to down Monday that saw the Dow, S&P 500 and NASDAQ all finish between -0.1% and +0.1%, the S&P/TSX Composite lose 0.3% and the Russell 2000 drop 1.5% to indicate weakness in small caps, US index

Stocks Keep Falling as Treasury Yields Keep Rising

The implications of stagflation (high inflation driving tighter monetary policy and a weakening economy) appear to be putting a squeeze and taking their toll on stocks, bonds and commodities again today. From the inflation/monetary side, this week’s series of interest

Big Powell Speech on Monetary Policy Preview

Today has the potential to bring a showdown between two long-standing market memes; “Don’t fight the tape”, and “Don’t fight The Fed”. Historically these have been complementary or even interchangeable. For the last month, however, they have been in opposition

Quadruple Witching, US Long Weekend and Inflation In Focus, Webinar Replay Availabl...

After getting crushed yesterday on concerns over tightening monetary policy and a weakening global economy, stock markets have been trying to bounce back this morning, but so far gains have been small relative to recent losses. For example, US index

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Central Bank Talk and US Earnings In Focus; Webinar Today!

Coming off of a mixed Tuesday that saw the Dow Industrials gain 0.7% and the NASDAQ lose 1.2%, US index futures are off to a positive start today with Dow futures up 0.7% and NASDAQ futures up 1.2%. European markets

Steady Start to a Quiet Week For Business News

As the new trading week gets underway, stock market action has been mixed. In Asia Pacific trading, the Nikkei rose 0.6% but the Hang Seng fell 0.9%. European indices are trading flat to moderately higher with the Dax up 0.2%