RECENT Global RESEARCH
The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DOD) lost 0.84% last week to close at 21,674.
At the last FOMC meeting on July 26, 2017, interest rates remained unchanged. The minutes of that meeting came three weeks later on August 16, 2017.
The US inflation report, which was released on August 11, indicated that inflation has risen 1.7% YoY. Slowing inflation has been a concern for the Fed.
Equity markets around the world turned volatile last week as tensions between the US and North Korea escalated.
Volatility trended lower during the week ended August 4, 2017, as global markets remained close to recent highs. Apple (AAPL) beat market expectations, which helped the indexes remain close to their peaks.
In this series, we’ll analyze the IMF’s (International Monetary Fund) World Economic Outlook update, and discuss why the IMF has changed its projections.
In this series, we’ll explore the latest data from the Leading Economic Index, one of three composite business cycle indicators released by The Conference Board.
According to the statement it released at the end of its two-day meeting on July 20, 2017, the Bank of Japan has left its monetary policy unchanged.
The CBOE Volatility Index (VXX), which is a measure of market volatility, remained subdued last week.
The tone of Yellen’s responses before the committee confirmed that the Fed is set to stay its course on monetary tightening, leading to policy normalization.
In this series, we’ll explore the trends in consumer spending in recent months and try to shed some light on the retail sales data that will be released on July 14.
Global markets (VTI) remained range-bound for most of last week, which was shortened by the July 4th holiday in the United States.
In this series, we’ll take a look at the final manufacturing PMIs for the major developed countries in June 2017.
In this series, we’ll analyze how different asset classes in the financial markets have reacted to the sector rotation in the equity markets and the hawkish tone of central bankers.
US stock indexes ended last week on a marginally positive note after a positive bump in the technology sector (XLK) in the last trading session of the week.
In this series, we’ll analyze how different asset classes like bonds (BND) and global equities (VTI) reacted to last week’s central bank events.
On June 14, the FOMC raised the federal funds rate by 0.25% to 1.00–1.25%. The FOMC’s surprise announcement addressed its plans to unwind the Fed balance sheet later in 2017 if the economy performs according to its members’ expectations.
An eventful week came to an end on Friday, June 9, 2017, with no major meltdowns in the markets. The UK elections were the only surprise.
The UK’s hung parliament result on June 8 was the only real surprise that markets witnessed on what was being referred to as “Super Thursday.”
The global markets are gripping for the key events set to unfold on Thursday, June 8, the so-called Super Thursday. First, the UK elections remain too close to call.