Tag Archives: monetary policy

South Korean stocks fall, currency weakens as oil prices rise

Electronic display boards in the trading room of Hana Bank show the prices of Kospi, Kosdaq and the dollar exchange rate gained on Tuesday. Yonhap News Agency South Korea’s benchmark Kospi and Korean won fell on March 8 as the oil price spike triggered by the US embargo on Russian …

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America roundup: Dollar gains ahead of payrolls data, Wall Street ends lower, gold gains, oil slips from decade highs as Iran talks rekindle supply hopes – March 4, 2022

Market overview • Continuing US Unemployment Claims 1,476,000, 1,475,000 forecast, 1,476,000 previous • US jobless claims over 4 weeks average 230.50K, previous 236.25K • US Initial Unemployment Claims 230.50K, 226,000 forecast, 232,000 previous • US Unit Labor Costs (QoQ) (Q4) 0.9%, 0.3% forecast, 0.3% prior • US Feb Markit Composite …

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GBP/EUR: the pair falls from €1.20

The British pound exchange rate (GBP/EUR) is falling after rising sharply last week. The pound rose last week, supported by strong data which bolstered expectations that the BoE could consider tightening monetary policy further at its next meeting in March. The UK services sector PMI is expected to rise in …

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Stocks end lower on Friday, slump for second straight week on Russia-Ukraine tensions

U.S. stocks closed lower on Friday, with all three major benchmarks posting a second week of losses, as investors watched developments between Russia and Ukraine amid war fears. How have stock indices performed? The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.68% fell 232.85 points, or 0.7%, to close at 34,079.18. S&P …

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Gold surges, stocks stumble as Ukraine crisis deepens

US says war seems imminent in Ukraine Oil prices weaken after Iran nuclear talks Gold hits new eight-month high Stocks slide amid growing investor unease >Chart: Overall asset performance NEW YORK, Feb 17 (Reuters) – The price of gold hit an eight-month high and safe-haven debt rose on Thursday after …

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Seoul shares jump more than 1% on tech gains

South Korean stocks soared more than 1% on Friday, for a three-day winning streak, driven by technology gains, analysts said. The Korean won appreciated against the US dollar. After a choppy session, the benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) jumped 42.44 points, or 1.57%, to close at 2,750.26 points. …

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Wall Street stocks open higher after Alphabet beats expectations

Shares on Wall Street rose on Wednesday as traders shrugged off worries about impending rate hikes to focus on a batch of strong earnings from tech companies. The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite gauge added 0.9% in early trading in New York, while the broader S&P 500 index gained 0.6%. The moves …

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Which investment trusts performed best in 2021 and which could be the best this year?

On the face of it, 2021 has been a disappointing year for investment trust performance. The Closed-End Investments Index returned a very respectable 12.8%, but that was 5.5% behind the All-Share Index’s 18.3% return. Meanwhile, the MSCI AC World Index, boosted by the 28.1% return from the US, returned 20.1% …

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Federal Reserve says first interest rate hike will be ‘soon’

Citing high inflation and a strong labor market, the Federal Reserve (Fed) said Wednesday that an interest rate hike “will soon be appropriate.” The central bank is under pressure to rein in inflation as prices in the United States rise at the fastest pace in nearly 40 years. Analysts are …

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(LEAD) Seoul shares drop to nearly 14 months on Fed uncertainties, virus concerns

(ATTN: ADDS bond yields bottom, photo) SEOUL, 25 Jan. (Yonhap) — South Korean stocks fell to a near 14-month low on Tuesday as investors braced for hawkish comments from the U.S. Federal Reserve. The Korean won fell against the US dollar. The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) plunged …

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Fed up with inflation – Harvard Law Today

Daniel K. Tarullo, who served on the Federal Reserve Board and the Federal Open Market Committee from 2009 to 2017, said the Federal Reserve and its Chairman, Jerome Powell, are between proverb and anvil as they struggle to curb inflation while supporting economic recovery after two years of pandemic. Ahead …

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Is the market collapsing? No. Here’s what’s happening to stocks and bonds as the Fed aims to end the era of easy money, analysts say

As the stock market has fallen and bond yields have surged in recent weeks, culminating in a so-called correction in the Nasdaq Composite Index, average Americans are wondering what’s wrong with Wall Street. Increasingly, Google searches have focused on the state of the market (and the economy), and for good …

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How a Russian invasion of Ukraine could send shockwaves through the market

The threat of a devastating European ground war has done little to rattle financial markets so far, but investors still seem likely to snap up traditional safe-haven assets if Russia attacks Ukraine, market watchers said. In this case, the “typical kind of conflict responses” would likely be in play, including …

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Asian stocks and dollar direction seek as investors look to Fed policy

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Asian stocks and the dollar struggled to find direction on Tuesday as investors awaited Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s appearance before the Senate Banking Committee in hopes of have clues as to when the expected policy tightening. FILE PHOTO: Pedestrians wearing face masks walk near an overpass …

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Whiplashed Wall Street grapples with mixed payroll data

Employment in the United States grew by 199,000 less than expected last month due to the impact of a resurgent pandemic, well below the 400,000 predicted by economists, but data for November has been revised on the rise. The unemployment rate fell to 3.9%, underscoring tighter labor market conditions. “Today’s …

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LIVE MARKETS US equities rebound

The main American indices end up; FANGs, fleas outperform Energy leads the winners in the S&P sector; weakest group of utilities Dollar, gold ~ flat; gross bitcoin rally The 10-year US Treasury yield is ~ 1.478% December 21 – Welcome home for real-time market coverage presented by reporters at Reuters. …

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Central bank decisions, BOJ, dollar

A currency trader monitors exchange rates in a trading room at KEB Hana Bank in Seoul on June 21, 2021. JUNG YEON-JE | AFP via Getty Images SINGAPORE – Asia-Pacific markets traded mostly lower on Friday, following overnight losses on Wall Street as investors assessed the monetary policy decisions of …

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The bulls roar! Sensex wins 887 pts, Nifty ends 265 pts higher; Banks in the lead

Closing bell The bulls roared on Dalal Street on Tuesday as global fears of a significant impact on the economic recovery from the Omicron variant faded. Additionally, investors bought bank stocks a day before the outcome of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting. After losing more than 1,700 points in …

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Future positions of the Fund for a changed investment landscape

In its latest position paper, the Australian’s Future Fund describes its approach to investing in a new investment landscape characterized by the end of 60:40 portfolios, inflation, declining corporate profits and climate change, among others. Australian’s Future Fund, the $ 245.8 sovereign wealth fund, plans to increase its structural risk …

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The Fed must think creatively again

In the United States, allegedly transitory price adjustments have become pervasive and a major inflationary shock is now imminent. But despite flashing warning signs, the Federal Reserve remains committed to a monetary policy strategy born from the past of low inflation. 23 November 2021 | Stephen S. Roach The debate …

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Falling Real Yields Key to Market Recovery: What Investors Need to Know

Meet the force behind TINA – the popular acronym among traders for the idea that “there is no alternative” to stocks. Real, or inflation-adjusted, yields on safe government bonds have remained consistently negative despite rising inflation, contributing to continued demand from yield-hungry investors for stocks and other assets perceived to …

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Biden signs a bill to revive infrastructure … and gold!

Nov 16, 2021 (Investorideas.com Newswire) Gold has rallied on the change in rhetoric about inflation, and Biden’s infrastructure plan can only add to the inflationary pressure. Are the huge prices advancing? I have a little quiz for you! What should the government do to bring inflation down to its highest …

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Hot October CPI Weighs on Equities, Boosts US Yields

NEW YORK, Nov. 10 (Reuters) – Consumer prices in the United States rose more than expected in October as the cost of gasoline and food soared, resulting in the biggest annual gain since 1990 , new signs that inflation could remain uncomfortably high until next year amid grumbling global supply …

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Is digital identity the answer?

Regulators are getting closer. It is one thing to separate market functions into their parts – custody, aggregators and Prime Brokerage to satisfy institutional compliance departments. It is another to satisfy regulators. From the Financial Action Task Force advancing its guidelines for compliance with travel rules to the regulatory framework …

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FOMC projections and private sector PMI at a glance

Thursday 23e September Spanish GDP (QoQ) (Q2) French manufacturing PMI (sept.) Prélim French Services PMI (Sept.) Prélim German manufacturing PMI (sept.) Prelim. German services PMI (sept.) Prélim. Euro zone manufacturing PMI (sept.) Prelim. Euro zone Markit Composite PMI (sept.) Prélim. Eurozone Services PMI (Sept.) Prelim. Friday 24e September German Ifo …

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Taiwan stock market lagging behind for support

(RTTNews) – Ahead of the long Mid-Autumn Festival holiday weekend, Taiwan’s stock market had ended lower in five straight sessions, losing nearly 200 points or 1.2% along the way. The Taiwan Stock Exchange now sits just above the 17,275 point plateau, although it could stop the bleeding on Wednesday. Global …

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Bond Cundrum – Boom or Bust for Gold?

September 3, 2021 (Investorideas.com Newswire) Inflation has risen, but bond yields have fallen. Such a discrepancy is strange – beware of the golden bulls! Would you like to see something mysterious? If so, please see the table below. It shows 10-year US Treasury bond yields (red line) and annual CPI …

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India slips further in emerging market rankings in June

At a time when foreign investors have become increasingly cautious about investing in emerging markets, India’s rank among its peers has fallen further, according to the latest update of the emerging markets tracker from Mint. Weaker manufacturing activity, relatively below-average exports and high inflation have pushed India’s position in the …

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GBP / EUR: will the BoE boost the pound?

British pound (GBP) advances ahead of BoE rate decision The economic situation has improved, inflation above target Euro (EUR) Turns to German IFO Economic Sentiment Data Euro zone composite PMI at its highest for 15 years The euro pound exchange rate (GBP / EUR) was higher on Thursday, extending the …

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Live Stock Market Updates: Sensex Reduces Losses After Reaching 500 Points; Nifty IT, Auto, Bank among the best losers; Rupee collapses 34 paise against dollar

The domestic equity benchmark began to fall sharply on Monday, following global peers following hawkish comments from Federal Reserve official Jim Bullard who suggested that the first interest rate hike by the central bank US market could take place as early as the end of 2022. The S&P BSE Sensex …

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Is Inflation Really Down in Nigeria?

During the week, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) released the Consumer Price Index (CPI report) report for May 2021. The NBS CPI number is a statistical estimate constructed from prices of a sample of representative items whose prices are collected monthly and used to measure changes in the price …

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Weekly Market Update: Lack of Catalysts

MondayJune 14 Weekly market update After the ECB’s status quo and accelerating inflation in the United States, financial markets ended last week in disarray. Risk appetite and sector arbitrage continue, as traders seem to agree with the Fed that this inflationary surge is only temporary. Wednesday’s monetary policy meeting should …

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Morning Macro – MacroBusiness

With the US inflation report on the sidelines on Friday night, warning signs turned green in equity markets as the US dollar rebounded on no major news against major currencies, although Michigan’s latest US consumer sentiment survey surprised on the upside. Bond yields hit new lows, with 10-year Treasuries again …

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Markets at an inflection point

Investors who decided to “sell in May and go” were disappointed because in May 2021, global stocks rose 1.4% and Australian stocks rose almost 2% during the month in currency. local. Over the past 70 years, May to October has generally been the worst 6 month period for returns, but …

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Chinese stocks advance on Sino-US trade talks

Mainland China’s stock market ended the session higher on Thursday, June 10, 2021, after allaying concerns over policy tightening after the central bank governor’s statement that inflation is “mostly under control” and monetary policy would remain stable. Meanwhile, feelings were also heightened by Chinese and US trade officials agreeing to …

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The benefit of Biden’s debt frenzy

This fiscal stimulus is coming in unison with easy monetary policy that has brought the US Federal Reserve’s balance sheet to $ 7.09 trillion, up from $ 4 trillion in the past 18 months. The basic position of the Barclays economics team is that the Fed will be able to …

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Remission of policy errors

The upcoming high frequency economic data is unlikely to influence investors or policymakers. The key question is whether the price pressures are more than transient, as officials at the Federal Reserve, European Central Bank and Bank of England categorically say. Investors are less optimistic. European bond yields hit last year’s …

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Could the Fed now be making a policy error?

The upcoming high frequency economic data is unlikely to influence investors or policymakers. The key question is whether the price pressures are more than transient, as officials at the Federal Reserve, European Central Bank and Bank of England categorically say. Investors are less optimistic. European bond yields hit last year’s …

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Asian inventory market buying and selling is combined

Asian Market Replace: Buying and selling in Asian inventory markets is combined; USD Extends Decrease, SGD and NZD Rise Amid CB Selections; US Financial institution Income at a Look. Basic pattern – Asian 10-year yields typically observe a decline in UST yields. – Financials typically underperform in Asia after falling …

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