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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

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

Bear Grip Tightens on Emerging Stocks as Half of 30 Markets Wilt

One after another, stock markets in the developing world are sinking into bear territory. Fifteen of the 30 largest equity markets among emerging economies have extended losses from their peaks to 20 percent or more, fulfilling traders’ definition of a bear market. China and Russia have led the pack, tumbling more than 30 percent each. Read More

Yuan’s Plunge Marks End of Chinese Stability for Global Economy

For about two decades China’s yuan was an anchor of stability for the global economy, helping it navigate Asian and global crises by holding steady even as other currencies slid. That era appears to be over. The yuan recorded its steepest two-day fall in 21 years after the People’s Bank of China said Tuesday it Read More

10 Weekend Reads 06/27/2015

As we start off a new week of global trading, below are 10 key economic news articles to bear in mind. – A Perfect Storm Brews for Bond Funds (Bloomberg) – Greece Pressured to Bow to Deal at Meeting Touted as Decisive (Global FX Club) – Credit Card Fraud Solution Coming to America…. Finally (Yahoo Read More

10 Weekend Reads 06/14/2015

As we start off a new week of global trading, below are 10 key economic news articles to bear in mind. – All ears tuned to Fed language, Greek debt talks (Yahoo Finance) –  Cameron EU Referendum Puts Top U.K. Rating at Risk, S&P Says (Bloomberg) – GBP/USD Trade Setup Remains Bullish (Global FX Club) Read More

Janet Yellen is losing patience

Janet Yellen could be losing patience. And that could mean a lot for global markets. When the chair of the Federal Reserve said Wednesday that stocks were overvalued and bond yields too low, it was a signal that investors should not expect to indulge on the Fed’s cheap dollars forever. But after a knee-jerk reaction Read More