Bank of Canada
Consumer Prices and Central Banks In the Spotlight Today

US index futures had been trying to mount a comeback this morning, but the bottom has fallen out and gains have quickly turned into losses following the release of a red-hot US consumer price inflation report. US inflation continued to

Euro Tests Par as Jittery Investors Await Interest Rate and Inflation News

Capital has continued to exit risk markets and move toward defensive havens. Stock markets around the world have extended yesterday’s downward momentum from North America with the Nikkei sliding 1.7%, the Hang Seng losing 1.3%, the Dax dropping 0.7% and

Interest Rate Hikes and Strong Bank Earnings In Focus

For the last several months, the Reserve Bank of New Zealand has been the lead domino among central banks in tightening moves, first starting to raise rates by 0.25% a meeting starting last fall and then accelerating to a 0.50%

Bank of Canada
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 Tensions, Earnings Reports and RBNZ Rate Hike

After a day of several notable trading swings/reversals in equity markets that finished with US indices down 1.0% to 1.4%, US index futures are bouncing back a bit this morning with gains of 0.7% to 1.1%. There weren’t any major

Stock Retreat Resumes as RBNZ Raises Rates

Although US indices were able to carry their rebound through the trading day to gains of 0.9% to 1.25% for US indices, on the back of a better-than-expected US ISM Services PMI report (61.9 vs street 60.0) that was as

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