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Sanctions & Nuclear Alert: Markets Fluctuate

The escalating Ukraine war and more intense sanctions from the West on Russia are the main forces driving the markets, causing them to be volatile. The demand for the US dollar, gold and Treasuries rose highlighting the increased demand for

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Ukrainian Crisis, Interest Rate Hikes Move Markets

The Ukrainian crisis and the possibility of an aggressive tightening by the US Fed as inflation hit 40-year highs could mean more ups and downs for the markets in an already volatile year. The news of a potential summit among

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blog prices skyrocket & oil 14.2.22

Prices Skyrocket & Oil Close to $100 while War is Looming

Last week, US consumer prices rose to higher-than-expected levels sending shocks through the markets. Inflation rose to 7.5% and recorded its fastest yearly rise in 4 decades. The Fed released its bond-buying schedule for March and left it unchanged. The

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NFP higher than expected, US inflation, too?

After a higher-than-expected non-farm payroll report reading, the markets are awaiting the release of the US inflation report this week. These are some of the most important forces driving investors’ sentiment. Global Markets Asia Pacific shares were mixed with Chinese

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blog major central bank 31.1.22

Major Central Bank Decisions Could Shift Markets

Markets have been volatile this month due to the Fed’s hawkish attitude aiming to fight inflation and a company earnings season that’s uneven. Volatility could be continuing this week as the Australian, UK and European Central Banks will be holding

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Fed could Taper Sooner; U.S. Dollar Higher, Cryptos Fall

The Fed’s monetary policy decision due this week, the tense geopolitical situation in Eastern Europe and the medical optimism over the decrease in coronavirus cases are the leading driving forces behind the movements of this week’s start. US Dollar The

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blog china eases monetary 17.1.22

China Eases Monetary Policy

The People’s Bank of China lowered interest rates while the economies in the rest of the world are planning on moving the opposite way. The pandemic is still looming over global economies. China Cuts Interest Rates The People’s Bank of

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Fed to increase Interest Rates, NFP lower

With the Fed’s decision to increase interest rates, the NFP coming in lower than anticipated and the Omicron variant of Covid-19 rapidly roaming the globe, the markets are experiencing increased volatility. NFP Less jobs than expected were added in December

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blog 2022 finds us dollar 3.1.22

2022 Finds U.S. Dollar & Oil Up, Omicron Spreading

The dollar traded higher on Monday morning in Asia while many major Asia Pacific markets, including the Japanese, Chinese, Australian, and New Zealand markets are shut due to holidays. U.S. equity futures went up while Asia Pacific shares were mixed

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