Featured Market Snapshot
Markets found their way back to volatility, showing a couple of new patterns – including some sector preferences and a muted “risk-off” reaction.
U.S. wage growth re-emerges, the market reacts; the Fed sticks to the script; Europe’s painful good news on growth.
Some controversy in an otherwise optimistic conclave; mixed to good news for the U.S. economy.
For unemployment claims, the devil was in the details; Global oil looked to offer its own cure for high crude prices; China growth beat expectations
Fixed-income markets finally looked to believe the world's major central banks about normalization; crude-oil markets searched for a steady price; U.S. jobs told a tale of two trends.
Three spokespersons, two views: some controversy in an otherwise optimistic conclave; mixed to good news for the U.S. economy.
Consumer prices, wage growth and retail sales came in solid; the U.S. bond market was shaken but not stirred; why the euro had a good week; Russia’s brush with recession could be temporary.
Sales of cars could overshoot demand; job growth was still solid; global indebtedness vs. global growth
Fed Chair Yellen went out on a strong note, delivering on markets' carefully-cultivated expectations; U.S. growth continued to deliver good news; synchronized global growth was increasingly visible
An early gift for the Yellen Fed; a Brexit breakthrough, barely; in 2017 mergers so far, cash beat stocks
More signs that U.S. growth is self-sustaining; Brexit negotiators scrabbled over the weekend.
Outgoing Fed Chair Janet Yellen warned about excessively low inflation; Germany inched toward a governing coalition; OPEC and Russia sought a deal
The U.S. economy continued to turn in solid numbers; Norway made a surprising proposal; UK retail showed pre-Brexit jitters; India got an upgrade
Turmoil in Saudi Arabia mixed oil and politics in new ways; UK moved ahead but hit a snag on Brexit in Ireland; China and the U.S. met on trade.
Upbeat U.S. economic news continued; U.K. joined the rising-rate club; China helped the interbank market; Swiss central bank made money by making money.
As U.S. growth continues, the Fed began the first scheduled “run-off” of its $4 trillion balance sheet and the European Central Bank (ECB) announced details of its planned back-off of bond buying; end of an era in Hong Kong; Venezuela delays another payment for crude oil.
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