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BoJ, BoE to stay pat, Slack goes public
Equities extended rally as the Federal Reserve (Fed) delivered a sufficiently dovish accompanying statement not only to meet the market’s expectation, but also to surprise to some extent. The Fed maintained its benchmark rate unchanged at 2.25%-2.50%, kept its… Read more


Stocks rally on dovish ECB, Fed in focus
The European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi’s speech was a godsend for the European bond and stock markets on Tuesday. The Eurostoxx 50 and the Dax closed the session 2% stronger, the CAC rose 2.20%, as the euro got shattered across the board.The EU… Read more


Markets calm pre-Fed, EUR CPI in focus
Investors in equity and foreign exchange markets are reluctant to take a direction before this week’s much expected Federal Reserve (Fed) decision. The S&P500 (+0.09%) and the Dow (+0.09%) closed flat on Monday. NASDAQ gained 0.62%, as technology stocks ra… Read more


Facebook cryptocurrency Libra validates bitcoin
Libra will expose 2 billion Facebook users to crypto Stablecoins like Libra don’t compete with Bitcoin Bitcoin back in a bull market Today Facebook is set to release a whitepaper about its new cryptocurrency dubbed Libra. Libra could mark the beginning … Read more


Stocks better bid; Fed and BoE in focus
The trading week started with a mixed risk appetite in Asia. The Hang Seng index gained up to 1.25% after Hong Kong’s chief executive Carrie Lam delayed the fiercely disputed extradition law on Saturday. Still, millions gathered in Hong Kong on Sunday asking f… Read more


FTSE calm after Tories' vote, shaky oil
What a volatile session for the oil markets! WTI crude prices first dived 4%, then jumped nearly 5% from five-month lows on Thursday, after news that two US tankers were attacked in Gulf of Oman hit the headlines, leaving oil markets without a clear short-term… Read more


HK protests worry, SNB decides
Protests against the extradition bill in Hong Kong escalated and painted the equity markets in red. Investors are increasingly worried, because Hong Kong’s privileged status is now at stake; the extradition bill, if passed, will increase risks for businesses a… Read more


USD mixed before CPI, Apple in focus
Asian stocks were mixed on Wednesday, after the US equities closed flat following a five-day winning streak in New York. Hang Seng (-1.36%) has been the worst performer on the back of street protests against the extradition bill in Hong Kong. Though the Hong K… Read more
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