US markets fall as Fed indicates that it will push ahead with rate hikes, despite a cooling economy

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US Economic Update – 29 March 2015

US markets fall as Fed indicates that it will push ahead with rate hikes, despite a cooling economy

US economic growth was slower in the fourth quarter of 2014 than many expected, with final GDP figures for Q4 coming in at 2.2% on Friday, against projections for growth of 2.4%. Economic growth in Q1 of 2015 is also widely expected to have slowed by a small […]

By |2020-09-09T09:42:38+05:30Monday, March 30, 2015|Categories: Macro Timeline, USA|0 Comments

UK & US Equity markets rebound sharply as investors bet on lower for longer – 24 March 2015

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UK & US Economic Update – 24 March 2015

UK & US Equity markets rebound sharply as investors bet on lower for longer

At the time of the last update equity markets had fallen sharply in the US and the UK as the rising possibility that rates could faster than anticipated converged with building concerns over valuations in the US.

Since this time, equity markets have rebounded […]

By |2020-09-09T09:42:40+05:30Tuesday, March 24, 2015|Categories: Macro Timeline, United Kingdom, USA|0 Comments

US employment data takes the market by surprise, reinforces likelihood of a H1 rate increase from the Fed

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 US Economic Update – 09 march 2015

US employment data takes the market by surprise, reinforces likelihood of a H1 rate increase from the Fed

The February rally for US equity markets came to a close last week after investors appeared to take fright as the NASDAQ Composite reached a new milestone of 5,000 for the first time.

This prompted some initial concern over valuations and the […]

By |2020-09-09T09:42:40+05:30Tuesday, March 10, 2015|Categories: Macro Timeline, USA|0 Comments

No new information in Janet Yellen’s testimony last week, focus is now on payrolls and unemployment data

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US Economic Update – 02 March 2015

No new information in Janet Yellen’s testimony last week, focus is now on payrolls and unemployment data

In the US Janet Yellen took center stage last week with her testimony to the Congress and the Senate Banking Committee, where she was grilled on the outlook for the economy and future monetary policy.

On the whole, there was no new information […]

By |2020-09-09T09:42:41+05:30Tuesday, March 3, 2015|Categories: Macro Timeline, USA|0 Comments

US economy remains on course for interest rate hike in Q2/Q3

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US Economic Update – 22 February 2015

US retail sales miss estimates as FOMC minutes highlight policy maker concerns over disinflation

The key event for investors during the previous week was of course the release of minutes for the most recent FOMC meeting, which highlighted a more dovish stance among policy makers than the market expected.

Consequently, the release prompted a sharp correction in the US dollar […]

By |2020-09-09T09:42:42+05:30Tuesday, February 24, 2015|Categories: Macro Timeline, USA|0 Comments

US equity markets close the week higher on oil price bounce and a strong payrolls report

US Economic Update – 08 February 2015

US equity markets close the week higher on oil price bounce and a strong payrolls report

US indices benefited from the bounce in oil prices as much as those elsewhere in the world, with both the Dow Jones and the S&P 500 closing almost 4% higher for the week.

US investors also gained from another solid non farm payrolls report for the month of January, which highlighted an increase of 257,000 in the number of new jobs added to economy during the period, against […]

By |2020-09-09T09:42:43+05:30Monday, February 9, 2015|Categories: Macro Timeline, USA|0 Comments
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