In the run-up to Thursday’s Governing Council meeting in Frankfurt, policy makers spent the afternoon trying to give as little information as possible about one of the most important questions in global monetary policy — how the European Central Bank will extend, adjust or wind down its program to buy 80 billion euros … More How long will take’s to achieve 2% inflation in Europe . . ?
U.S. and European equities are in for a bumpy ride into the end of the year.. Two things would ensure that the Fed raises rates by year-end. First, corporate results need to show revenue growth and an improving economy in Q3. Second inflation needs to climb to 2%, which … More Is there a shock potential for the equity market’s – US/Europe.
No amount of uncertainty and bad news seems to be able to keep the financial markets down for long. Surprisingly, this market strength comes as expectations for earnings growth have persistently disappointed for years. Because earnings are the most important driver of stock prices, this has left many investors lost and confused. Many analysts attribute … More Monday stock market outlook before the bell . .
Almost 100 days since the U.K. voted to leave the European Union, firms are still in the dark. Prime Minister Theresa May has offered little insight into her exit strategy, leaving executives to make decisions on investment and hiring with no clarity on what the business environment might look like, or how easy it … More Hundred days after Brexit, What the economy is telling us . .
Shares of banks slid Monday, dragging down major indexes world-wide. After stocks rallied following central-bank meetings last week, major U.S. indexes notched two consecutive sessions of losses. Investors sold bank shares in the U.S., Europe and Japan amid concerns about the capital position of Deutsche Bank ahead of anticipated legal settlement with the U.S. Justice … More Stocks down, as Bank shares fall
Will Saudi Arabia and Iran be able to reach an output compromise? The oil market suffered some fresh hits from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries on Friday, as news reports blasted an abundant supply of comments from oil officials ahead … More OPEC talk, Crude oil waiting for action
From the US, to Europe and Asia the markets are sending signals that the era of cheap money is not even near . . Bonds in the European Union had their best day since Brexit, commodities jumped for a sixth straight day as oil topped $46 a barrel.Traders piled into … More Far from ending the era of cheap money, Major indices stormed higher again
Federal Reserve unlikely to raise rates after disappointing data A string of disappointing results on the U.S. economy in the past several weeks has all but ensured that interest rates will remain ultra-low for consumers and businesses for another few months. Federal Reserve meet this week to debate … More U.S markets drift lower, except those 3 giants . .
We make money, So you don’t have to . . Wall street Fiscal conservatives might be close to an “I told you so” moment. Critics have long blasted the indefinite reign of the U.S. Federal Reserve’s quantitative easing program, which has created a headwind for lending institutions. Notably, Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump weighed … More Banking sector – “The big 4”
The truth is laying in the details . . The case of action in the European Union FRANKFURT, Germany Should the European Central Bank give another push to an economy that’s not rolling fast enough to … More European central bank meeting .. What arguments we know at this point . .