H1 markets: The almost perfect storm

MSCI global stocks fell the most in the first half since the index was created Deutsche Bank estimates worst for Treasuries since 1788 Commodity bulls lifted oil 50% and gas 60% Yen Takes Blows as Dollar Rises High LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) – Investors knew that after two years of COVID-19 chaos, 2022 would be … Read more

Asian stocks lose gains made on shorter Chinese quarantine as recession fears linger

A man wearing a protective mask, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, looks at an electronic chart displaying Japan’s Nikkei Index outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan, on 7 March 2022. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register TOKYO, June 29 (Reuters) – Asian stock markets fell on Wednesday, extending Wall … Read more

Dollar retreats as markets rethink Fed rate bets, eye ECB hikes

U.S. dollar banknotes are displayed in this illustration taken February 14, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register US rate hike bets reduce aggressive Fed tightening path Investors watch the annual ECB forum in Sintra Markets on the lookout for Eurozone price data later in the week WASHINGTON, June 27 … Read more

Stocks Extend Bear Market Rebound as Inflation Anxiety Eases

MILAN/TOKYO, June 27 (Reuters) – Global stocks extended their rebound on Monday, building on Wall Street’s strong close on Friday, as off-peak oil prices helped improve sentiment and temper fears of prolonged inflation. Strong morning gains in Europe and a rally in Asian markets after China further eased COVID-19 restrictions lifted MSCI’s benchmark index for … Read more

Read market tea leaves for global recession risks

A Wall Street sign in front of the New York Stock Exchange in New York, New York, U.S., October 2, 2020. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri//File Photo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, June 24 (Reuters) – The fastest rate hike cycle in decades and inflation near double digits have prompted investors to scan … Read more

Dollar stumbles as markets rethink interest rate path

U.S. dollar banknotes are displayed in this illustration taken February 14, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, June 24 (Reuters) – The U.S. dollar fell on Friday and was heading for its first weekly decline this month as traders cut bets on where interest rates could peak and … Read more

Asian stocks fall, without dodging the risks of recession

People walk past an electronic screen showing Japan’s Nikkei stock price index inside a conference room in Tokyo, Japan June 14, 2022. REUTERS/Issei Kato Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Asian scholarships: S&P futures lose first gains, Nikkei slips more than 1% Fed chairman expected to give hawkish testimony this week Euro … Read more

Shock Swiss rate hike puts markets on edge; The BOJ holds

Pedestrians are reflected in a window in front of a chart displaying share prices at the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) in Sydney, Australia, February 9, 2018. REUTERS/David Gray/File Photo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register The SNB raises 50 basis points, the franc soars, the dollar slips Stock markets tumble as further … Read more

Analysis: Market crash exposes Europe’s divisions

Market rout highlights Europe’s Achilles heel ECB tries to restore confidence dampened by soaring prices Ministers are deadlocked over a decade-old plan to support banks LONDON, June 16 (Reuters) – A market sell-off has revived memories of the eurozone debt crisis more than a decade ago, illuminating the divisions that have undermined the currency bloc’s … Read more

Fed risk crushes stocks; dollar, bond yields soar

NEW YORK, June 14 (Reuters) – Global stocks fell for the second straight day on Tuesday as government bond yields and the U.S. dollar clung to multi-year highs as inflation soared led investors to prepare for what could be the biggest US market. interest rate hike in 28 years this week. Surprisingly strong US inflation … Read more