At the Fed’s Septemeber 2017 meeting, Fed chair Janet Yellen hinted that they might start quantitative tightening in the near future.
Russia (RSX) plays an important role in emerging nations (EEM) (VWO). Its economic growth showed a huge contraction in 2015 and 2016.
The Brazilian economy (EWZ) (BRZU) has faced a series of problems such as lower economic growth, higher inflation, political uncertainty, and higher unemployment.
China (FXI) (YINN) is an important emerging nation. The gradual improvement in its economic growth is a positive sign both for emerging nations (EEM) and developed nations (EFA).
On a yearly basis, economic growth in India (INDA) showed a strong improvement of 9.2% in the first quarter of 2016.
According to the report provided by the World Bank in June 2017, global (ACWI) growth is expected to strengthen to 2.7% in 2017.
The global economy (ACWI) is showing signs of a strong recovery in 2017. Emerging nations (EEM) and developed nations (EFA) are both contributing to these results.
The Japanese yen (JYN) posted its fourth weekly loss in the last five weeks.
The British pound (FXB) depreciated against the US dollar in the week ending September 22.
The euro-dollar (FXE) closed the week ending September 22 at 1.2 against the US dollar (UUP).
The US bond markets (BND) were the major victims of the hawkish FOMC statement.
The US Dollar Index (UUP) failed to rally aggressively despite a hawkish surprise from the US Fed.
The S&P 500 Index (SPY) closed the week ending September 22 at 2,500.2 with no change as compared to the week ending September 15.
The S&P 500 Index (SPY) managed to stay above the 2,500 level in the week ending September 22 and posted a marginal gain of 0.08% for the week.
The Fed’s balance sheet has $4.4 trillion in bond market securities, and it intends not to reinvest a small portion of the maturing securities every month.
In her post-meeting press conference, US Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen seemed less worried than expected about the current state of US inflation.
In the September 20 meeting, FOMC (US Federal Open Market Committee) finally announced the start date of its balance sheet unwinding program.
The FOMC (US Federal Open Market Committee) meeting that concluded on September 20 left many market participants surprised.
In this part of the series, we’ll look at some of the richly valued companies among the large-cap tech stocks.
With sweater weather coming up and everyone back in school, it’s a great time to reexamine your investment strategy through the end of the year.