As expected, the Federal Reserve raised its benchmark interest rate again this week. And while its new chairman Jay Powell didn’t mention any major changes in monetary policy from his […]
The average unemployment rate in OECD countries has fallen to a historical low of 5.16%. And yet inflation has failed to reach the levels targeted by central banks. As a […]
It’s official, Goldilocks is back on the stock market. At least according to the fund managers that participated in BofA Merrill Lynch’s Global Fund Manager Survey. For the first time […]
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.
Inflation in the Eurozone spiked to 1.8% in January, the highest level in almost four years! More importantly, 1.8% is also extremely close to the ECB’s inflation target of ‘below, […]
Yields are lower. Again! The book on ‘bond madness’ got yet another chapter this week. The German 10-year government bond yield fell below 3 basis points, not surprisingly another record […]