Last Thursday, the Federal Reserve lifted its target rate with another 25 basis points. Not like anybody cared, as the rate hike was signaled well in advance. More importantly, the […]
While there could be a lack of monetary policy announcements during this year’s Jackson Hole summit – Yellen pretty much confirmed the start of balance sheet unwinding to be September […]
Productivity growth has dropped to alarmingly low levels. And not just in the US, where the figure has remained below 1% in recent years(!), but also in France and the […]
Some of the major events in financials markets this week shown in charts.
13. Base effects! Eurozone inflation came in significantly lower than expected, mostly due to a bigger than anticipated drop in energy prices. Core inflation fell as well, but this has […]
Here’s an overview of some of the most telling financial markets charts of this week.
After disbelieving the Fed for months, markets braced for a powerful message accompanying the first rate hike of this year. But that didn’t happen. One dovish hike and speech made […]
11. Mark Rutte’s VVD wins Dutch elections, Wilders’ PVV second In the end, things were much less exiting than the polls made us believe. Rutte became the clear winner obtaining […]
This week in financial markets summarized in charts.
The French presidential election, or Présidentielle 2017, is comfortably the most important election in Europe this year, also because an Italian election has yet to be called. The leader of […]