Fundamentals

Consumer Prices Bear Out Yellen’s Subdued Inflation Outlook

Consumer Prices Bear Out Yellen’s Subdued Inflation Outlook The pickup in consumer prices at the start of 2016 just about stalled out in March, supporting Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen’s view that the central bank should raise interest rates only gradually. The core consumer-price index, which excludes food and fuel, increased 0.1 percent last month, Read More

10 Weekend Reads 10/25/2015

As we start off a new week of global trading, below are 10 key economic news articles to bear in mind. The Fed’s Next Big Decision May Not Be About Rates (Global FX Club) Bernanke’s Top Concerns About a Fed Rate Hike (Yahoo Finance) Aussie Rate Rise by  Proxy Cools Houding While Capping Currency (Bloomberg) Read More

The Fed’s Next Big Decision May Not Be About Rates

Bond investors looking to the Federal Reserve next week for hints about when it will be ready to lift interest rates for the first time since 2006 may be missing a bigger question. With policy makers seemingly making little progress on their path to raising rates, they’re also delaying resolving how they approach the $215 Read More

Does the Fed want stocks to rise or fall?

It often appears that no matter what the Federal Reserve does, its actions are destined to draw the ire of market participants. Now, it appears that what it doesn’t do is at least as likely to ruffle feathers. The recently released minutes to the Fed’s September meeting showed the committee fretting about the sharp drop Read More

10 Weekend Reads 10/04/2015

As we start off a new week of global trading, below are 10 key economic news articles to bear in mind. Gulf Widens Between Fed Forecasts and Signal From Futures Market (Bloomberg) AUD/USD Trade Setup Reaches Targets (Global FX Club) Investors Brace for Stocks to Fall Again Ahead of Earnings (Reuters) How Far Will the Read More

U.S. Stocks Fall as Biotech, Commodity Shares Lead Broad Selloff

U.S. stocks tumbled toward the worst levels of last month’s selloff, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index closing at a one-month low, as global equities slid amid a rout in commodity and biotechnology shares. Evidence of industrial weakness in China renewed anxiety about a global slowdown, sending Freeport-McMoRan Inc. tumbling 9.1 percent as copper Read More

U.S. Stocks Tumble, Bonds Rally as Fed Warns on Global Growth

U.S. stocks tumbled, while Treasuries gained with the yen as the Federal Reserve’s warning that the global economic outlook was uncertain rippled through markets. The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index slipped with European stocks, while gold gained after Fed Chair Janet Yellen sounded caution over slowing growth in China. German 10-year bund yields tumbled the most Read More

EU Prepares Plan to Relocate 120,000 Refugees

The European Union will this week announce plans to redistribute 120,000 migrants who have arrived in Greece, Italy and Hungary, as the bloc moves to address the biggestrefugee crisis since World War II. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker will unveil the proposals on Wednesday, saying the best way to cope with the sudden influx of Read More

ECB Leaves Rates on Hold as Investors Look to Draghi for QE Hint

The European Central Bank left interest rates at record lows, shifting the focus to President Mario Draghi’s press conference for clues on whether he sees a need to step up stimulus. The 25-member Governing Council kept the main refinancing rate at 0.05 percent at its meeting in Frankfurt on Thursday, as predicted by all 47 Read More

442-point Dow rally vanishes

A 442-point surge for the Dow vanished at the end of the trading session Tuesday, the latest sign of how anxious markets have become about the health of the global economy. At the end of yet another wild day of trading, the Dow actually ended with a loss of 205 points as fears continued to Read More