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

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

Investors are bracing for another bumpy ride this week after market volatility has returned with a vengeance, delivering the biggest rout in global stocks in a number of years.

Bitcoin Opens for Future Business

Bitcoin Opens for Future Business

Trading in Bitcoin futures began in Tokyo last night, as the Chicago Board of Options Exchange became the first major exchange to offer the contracts pegged to the cryptocurrency. Similar contracts will start trading in a week on the CME Group as a test whether institutional money will go after Bitcoin.

NEW SERIES: Managing FX Challenges in the Age of Central Bank Activism

NEW SERIES: Managing FX Challenges in the Age of Central Bank Activism

Our new series looks at how Central Bank policies and regulations could impact popular currencies in coming months—and how accountants, treasurers, and financial professionals can make sense of it all. 

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, September 11

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, September 11

North Korea has warned of retaliation if the UN Security Council approves harsher sanctions in a vote later today. Here are the 5 things you need to know to start your week.

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.

Five Things The Markets Are Talking About: Monday November 28, 2016

Five Things The Markets Are Talking About: Monday November 28, 2016

Expectations that an OPEC production deal would unravel, a possible defeat in Sunday’s referendum in Italy and elections in Austria, coupled with the U.S presidential transition challenge of polls in battleground states by Clinton is dominating early trading.

Five Things The Markets Are Talking About: Thursday September 15, 2016

Five Things The Markets Are Talking About: Thursday September 15, 2016

Capital markets are unusually keyed into Fed decisions so investors should be expecting pockets of volatility to be somewhat plentiful ahead of next week’s FOMC rate announcement (Sept 20-21).

Five Things The Markets Are Talking About: Wednesday August 10, 2016

Five Things The Markets Are Talking About: Wednesday August 10, 2016

Aside from the pound hobbling towards its Brexit lows, crude prices are expected to keep investors busy with the rumored chatter of a possible production freeze. 

Five Things The Markets Are Talking About: Tuesday July 5, 2016

Five Things The Markets Are Talking About: Tuesday July 5, 2016

Post Brexit jitters this morning has returned to hurt the pound, putting an end to last week’s relief rally, and push sterling to a new two-and-a-half year low against the EUR. 

Five things the markets are talking about: Thursday June 16, 2016

Five things the markets are talking about: Thursday June 16, 2016

Yesterday was not a good day for the Fed’s credibility. U.S policy members did what was expected of them, and not hike rates, but their interpretation of “clarity” going forward is considered disappointing.