The dollar surged this morning on the back of only the second Fed rate rise since the 2008 financial crisis.
While EU leaders unveiled plans for a new €321m state-of-the-art ‘Europa’ Brussels HQ, over in Frankfurt the ECB was building its own foundations for change.
Ignore the politics. If there’s one takeaway for investors from 2016, it’s the move from growth to value.
If a week is a long time in politics, then in markets it can make or break a trader, while heightening the contrarian instincts of investors with a longer-term view.
Ever get the feeling you’ve been cheated? As I write, the masses are rebelling against a momentous decision that has thrown the free world off its axis… and that’s just the changing shape of the Toblerone.
In Orwell’s dystopian masterpiece 1984, Room 101 represents the “worst thing in the world”. 101 days on from the EU referendum, it’s up to Theresa May to convince the dissenters that Brexit is not a portal to their worst nightmares.
It’s the big divorce that is the talk of today’s headlines – yes, investors have fallen out of love with hedge funds.
With central banks loosening their belts so much comes the risk of policy makers getting caught with their trousers down.
Sanofi and Henkel have faced a fair amount of derision from commentators this week having both issued negative yielding corporate bonds, but could this be a sign or major troubles to come in fixed income markets?
Conventional wisdom suggests an oil glut is keeping the price of the Brent Crude down, but who’s to say that the recovery story will not continue?