Economic News, Page 1

  • mortgage rates

    U.S Mortgages Rates: Up for a 7th Week in a Row

    The markets had another week of volatility, which needed a Friday rally in the Dow Jones, S&P500, and NASDAQ to end the week in positive territory.While we saw the equity market fear of yields subside in the previous week rally, this was not the case last week and the release

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  • bitcoin

    Global Stocks Stable after Fed Minutes, Bitcoin above 10,000

    BTC Prices ChoppyThe bitcoin prices are again trying to claim back the region above the $10000 price mark. After having failed to break through the resistance in the $12000 region a couple of weeks back, the prices have been moving lower since then. It has been a quick dip below

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  • Forex Trading Signals - February 19, 2018

    Market Snapshot – Traders Tread Cautiously on Hawkish Fed

    Stocks Move LowerThe stock markets have been trading in a cautious manner over the last few days as the Fed has been more hawkish than what many would have expected it to be. The focus over the last 24 hours has been on the FOMC meeting minutes that were released

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  • wall street23

    Investors Turn Cautious and Wall Street Awaits, US Futures Higher despite Hawkish Fed

    The U.S Dollar has been stronger. GDP data from the U.K missed its estimate. Weekly jobs numbers will come from the States today.Global Equities Struggle after Fed Report, Wall Street Reverses LowerGlobal equities have sold off this morning. The Nikkei Index declined by more than a percent, and the Hang

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  • ecb1

    ECB’s Economic Outlook in the Spotlight Today

    The Bank of England conducted its Inflation Report Hearings and said underlying inflation is under control.U.S Fed Express Hawkish Sentiment, European Central Bank Report TodayThe Federal Reserve released its Meeting Minutes late on Wednesday and it expressed the belief that growth in the U.S will be stronger than previously forecast.

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  • Fed Minutes

    Fed Minutes Timing Issue Triggers Volatile Two-Sided Reaction

    The minutes from the Fed’s January Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting generated a lot of different opinions as to whether the central bank was hawkish or dovish, but one has to remember there is a time lapse between January 31 and today.The Fed may have been dovish the day

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  • currencies

    Market Snapshot – Markets Calm Ahead of FOMC

    Markets CalmThe markets have been calm ahead of the slew of data from the UK and the US that is scheduled to be released during the course of the day. While we had the inflation report from the UK, we have the FOMC meeting minutes later during the US session

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  • markets stable

    Markets Stable Ahead of UK Inflation Report and FOMC Meeting Minutes

    U.K Inflation Report Hearings will get underway soon and the U.S Federal Reserve will issue its FOMC Meeting Minutes later. The broad markets will react and forex is expected fast conditions.Equities Cautious in Europe, Nikkei Index Reverses Higher After Rough StartEuropean equities have opened with losses following the declines produced

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  • Bitcoin111

    Market Snapshot – BTC Prices Continue Higher

    BTC Prices HigherThe BTC prices continue to move higher in a strong and steady manner over the last 24 hours and now are in the vicinity of its medium term highs. It has been a great comeback from the bitcoin market which had been down in the dumps over the

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  • us markets

    Wall Street Ready after Long Holiday Weekend, US Futures Lower

    German Producer Price Index figures were higher than expected. Tomorrow the Bank of England will take part in Inflation Hearings.Global Inflation is Stirring, Wall Street Expected to Open LowerInflation data remains a focal point for investors. The German Producer Price Index this morning provided further fuel for traders who believe

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  • indices

    Full Volume Coming but Direction is Concern, Stocks Mixed

    Japanese equities have experienced a moderate selloff this morning. The return of American financial institutions after yesterday’s holiday will be a catalyst in the broad markets. Market Direction from the U.S the Question, Will Bullish Behavior Continue?Equities have proven cautious in Asia this morning as impetus is awaited on from U.S

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  • markets

    Tranquil Day of Trading Embraced by Markets

    The Nikkei Index put in large gains of nearly 2% today. Gold has been relatively tranquil in early trading. The German ZEW Economic Sentiment report will be published tomorrow.Quiet Day Ahead for Traders, Low Volumes Expected in Broad MarketsEquities in Europe are in a rather cautious mode following a robust

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  • Global stocks

    Global Stocks Remain Strong, Crude Oil Prices Inch Higher

    German will issue inflation data tomorrow, and the Euro remains highly valued against the U.S Dollar but has seen some pressure since Friday.Japanese Equities Roaring Higher, Wall Street’s Exclamation PointJapanese equities have opened this morning with another roar higher. The Nikkei and Topix Indexes have shown the ability to wash

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  • mortgage rates

    Mortgages Climb for a 6th week to a 4-year High and Still more to Come

    Following a particularly volatile couple of weeks, the equity markets went into recovery mode last week, with the S&P500 seeing the best weekly gain in 5-years, to end the week 4.9% short of its record high.In contrast to previous weeks, the equity markets have moved on from the sheer panic

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  • Stock Investors Regaining Confidence Despite Sharp Rise in Treasury Yields

    U.S. Treasury yields rose on Thursday as investors continued to react to Wednesday’s better-than-expected consumer inflation report. Additionally, yesterday’s slew of upbeat economic data also provided more evidence of increasing inflationary pressure.During the session, the 2-year U.S. Treasury yield reached an eight-year high at 2.213 percent, surpassing the September 2008

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  • stocks

    Global Stocks Rally Continues Despite Rise in US Inflation

    The Nikkei Index has powered higher today and Revised Industrial Production numbers from Japan were strong.Another Round of Important U.S Data, Wall Street Fuels Global BuyingJapanese investors have proven risk-friendly and were strong buyers on the Nikkei and Topix Indexes today, putting an end to what had been a solid

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  • market

    Flurry of Action after CPI Report from States

    The U.S Dollar became weaker and Wall Street surged on the news. Global investor sentiment appears to have embraced risk-taking. Producer Price Index data will come from the States today.U.S Inflation Proves Strong, Global Markets React with Kick Start HigherThe broad global markets reacted counter-intuitively compared to many predictions yesterday.

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  • US Stocks

    US Consumer Price Index Beats Expectations, US Stocks Fall

    Forex has been choppy as global investors respond to the better than expected Consumer Price Index data from the U.S shortly, the results will impact the broad markets.Global Investors Anticipating U.S Data, Fed Interest Rate Outlook in FocusThe Consumer Price Index data, released shortly from the States is a heavy

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  • stocks

    Choppy Conditions Dominate Trading, Global Stocks Rise ahead of US Inflation Report

    Important Core CPI and Retail Sales data will come from the States today. The Yen is strong and near 15-month highs, while the Nikkei Index has continued to struggle.Strong Yen at 15 Month Highs, Nikkei Index Continues to StruggleThe Yen has powered early this morning to fifteen-month highs versus the

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  • cryptos

    Market Snapshot – Cryptos Come Under Scrutiny

    Crypto Prices Under PressureThe crypto markets are back under pressure and more scrutiny as the hacks at the different exchanges seems to be increasing the pressure on the exchanges and the corporates involved as the affected clients ratchet up the action that they plan to take. The clients of Coincheck

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