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Pound Dives on Bank of England Interest Rate Hike

Pound Dives on Bank of England Interest Rate Hike

The Sterling tumbled today after the Bank of England raised interest rates by 0.25% to a post-financial crisis high. Will hike be seen as brave or stupid come March’s Brexit deadline?

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, July 30

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, July 30

A host of G10 central banks are on tap to offer their monetary policy decisions – the Bank of Japan, Reserve Bank of India, Bank of England, and the Federal Open Market Committee.

Week Ahead: A Chock Full Week of Market Events

Week Ahead: A Chock Full Week of Market Events

The week will be full to the brim featuring monetary policy announcements from the Bank of Japan, the Fed, the Bank of England, and the release of jobs data in the United States. Here’s your week ahead.

Oil falls -2% as OPEC nears deal to raise production

Oil falls -2% as OPEC nears deal to raise production

OPEC is holding its biannual two-day meeting in Vienna starting tomorrow and is widely expected to agree to pump more. See the players that support the increase (including Russia) and what to expect.

GBP Slips as BoE Delays Hike and Lowers Forecasts

GBP Slips as BoE Delays Hike and Lowers Forecasts

The Bank of England monetary policy announcement and press conference went broadly as expected today, with the central bank holding off on raising rates while maintaining that they will rise gradually over the forecast period.

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, May 7

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, May 7

NAFTA talks resume again in Washington today – it’s a critical period and the U.S. is still pushing a hardline. China trade data will be the market’s focus along with Australia’s annual budget. Here’s what you need to know.

Week Ahead: U.S. Inflation Expectations & European Growth Concerns

Week Ahead: U.S. Inflation Expectations & European Growth Concerns

The U.S. Federal Reserve is expected to hike rates 2 - 3 more times this year and with heightened inflationary pressures the third rate hike becomes more tangible. Here’s your week ahead.

Week Ahead: Central Bank Comments Boost U.S. Dollar

Week Ahead: Central Bank Comments Boost U.S. Dollar

The highlights for the market this week will be the rate statements from the European Central Bank and the Bank of Japan alongside the release of the first estimate of the first quarter growth in the U.S.

Notable Week for Prominent Central Bankers

Notable Week for Prominent Central Bankers

Inflation figures will be released for both the U.S. and eurozone; we’ll also hear from a number of central bankers including the heads of the Federal Reserve, European Central Bank and Bank of England.

The Week Ahead: US Dollar Surges Amidst Volatility

The Week Ahead: US Dollar Surges Amidst Volatility

The U.S. dollar had its strongest week against major currency pairs in twelve months. Even as the United States is suffering a bout of political uncertainty, the dollar became a safe haven as stocks and bonds saw massive moves this week.

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, February 5

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, February 5

Global stocks had the biggest decline in two-years overnight and central banks will dominate this week again with monetary policy decisions.

The Week Ahead: Dollar Rebounds After Strong Jobs Report

The Week Ahead: Dollar Rebounds After Strong Jobs Report

The release of the U.S. nonfarm payrolls proved to be the much needed shot in the arm after the greenback was under pressure for most of 2018. Job gains surpassed expectations but more importantly the hourly wages came in higher, giving the Fed a potential green light to hike 3 or 4 times in 2018.

Trump's Davos Speech makes Headlines

Trump's Davos Speech makes Headlines

It’s been an interesting week as events made headlines and shook up financial markets. Donald Trump’s speech at Davos was eventful, and as expected, Trump pushed his America first agenda while making the argument for fair and reciprocal trade.

The Week Ahead: US Tax Reform to Guide Markets Ahead of Holidays

The Week Ahead: US Tax Reform to Guide Markets Ahead of Holidays

The much-awaited December rate hike came, but the US dollar remains vulnerable to the outcome of the Republican tax reform vote.