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Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, June 12

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, June 12

The Fed starts its two-day meeting tomorrow with a focus on whether the U.S. economy is robust enough to withstand a further rate increase (or two!) this year.

The Week Ahead: Central Banks to Attempt Return to Fundamentals

The Week Ahead: Central Banks to Attempt Return to Fundamentals

A busy Central Bank week ahead while the surprising result of the UK elections has the pound depreciating across the board.

The Week Ahead: Dollar Looking to Regain Momentum

The Week Ahead: Dollar Looking to Regain Momentum

Despite the dollar rally losing steam as softer economic data was released the U.S. Federal Reserve kept the June rate hike on the table boosting the greenback on a monetary policy divergence basis.

Five Things the Markets Are Talking About: Monday, May 8

Five Things the Markets Are Talking About: Monday, May 8

Despite yesterday’s second round French Presidential vote with Emmanuel Macron victory over Le Pen (66% vs. 34%), market reaction has been relatively muted as focus turns toward global growth and corporate earnings after last week’s U.S jobs report.

The Week Ahead: Dollar Softer Despite Strong US Jobs Report

The Week Ahead: Dollar Softer Despite Strong US Jobs Report

The US dollar did not have a strong finish for the week despite employment rising by more than expected with a 211,000 jobs gain in April.

Five Things the Markets Are Talking About: Thursday, May 4

Five Things the Markets Are Talking About: Thursday, May 4

In Europe, assets get a further boost from French centrist Emmanuel Macron, who retains the poll lead (59% vs. 41%) after last night’s TV debate with National Front leader Marine Le Pen.

The Week Ahead: Soft US growth to pressure Fed ahead of Jobs report

The Week Ahead: Soft US growth to pressure Fed ahead of Jobs report

The U.S. non farm payrolls (NFP) will be released on Friday, May 5 at 8:30 am EDT. The U.S. Federal Reserve will look at the wage growth component for signs of inflation as they ponder the number of rate hikes this year.

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, April 24

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, April 24

The first round of the French Presidential election produced one of the most market-friendly outcomes and sent Europe soaring.