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16 09, 2016

International News (Issue 417) – 16 September 2016

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International News – 16 September 2016 Not a lot to add this week from foreign shores. China saw a little bit of selling as the local press reported remarks from the Peoples Bank of China about the need for tackling China’s ‘housing bubble’. Feels like de ja vu all over again hey? In the US, [...]

2 09, 2016

International News (Issue 415) – 2 September 2016

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International News – 2 September 2016 In global markets this week, we once again are stuck in a holding pattern.   In fact, you would be amazed to know that the S&P500 has been stuck in a 2% trading range for over 6 weeks now.   Friday’s Jackson Hole speech from Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen [...]

19 08, 2016

International News (Issue 413) – 19 August 2016

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International News – 19 August 2016   The main focus of international markets this week was the release of the minutes from the Federal Reserve’s latest meeting.   The market reaction was benign to a statement that delivered, in my opinion, a marginally hawkish stance insofar as interest rate rises.   It seems in spite [...]

24 06, 2016

International News (Issue 405) – 24 June 2016

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International News – 24 June 2016   Janet Yellen presented the Federal Reserve’s semi-annual monetary policy report to Congress during the week and reiterated the importance of the Feds cautious approach to adjusting monetary policy going forward.   Despite further progress made toward achieving the Feds objective of maximum employment, inflation has continued to run [...]

17 06, 2016

International News (Issue 404) – 17 June 2016

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International News – 17 June 2016   As I discussed above, global macroeconomic and political issues dominated market moves this week.   The Federal Reserve gave a notably dovish outlook for US interest rate rises, with a significant rise in the number of Fed members who forsee only ONE additional rise in US rates this [...]