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Forget default, is a debt ceiling deal the true risk for stocks?

With US lawmakers unable to reach a deal on the debt ceiling, investors are laser-focused on the risk of a catastrophic default.

As the dollar attempts a comeback, are markets wrong about the Fed?

The US dollar is showing signs of life again, notching up its best week since September of last year and reaching a five-week high against the euro.

What did we learn about stocks this earnings season?

The earnings season is almost over and stock markets are in a joyful mood. Even though corporate earnings are on track to decline for a second quarter, the drop was far less severe than what analysts expected, spreading cheer in the markets.

Will gold continue conquering uncharted territories?

With investors remaining convinced that the Fed will start cutting interest rates at some point later this year, US Treasury yields and the dollar have stayed subdued, which combined with concerns surrounding the banking sector and the US debt ceiling, allowed gold to hit a new record high on Thursday, before strongly pulling back on Friday.

Earnings season could expose cracks in the stock market – Stock Market News

The first quarter earnings season will kick into high gear next week, with major US banks, as always, setting the tone.

Is the banking crisis over, or is the worst yet to come?

When the Fed started signalling higher for longer last summer, everybody assumed that the first thing to break would be consumption, followed by big job losses.

Gold: Top-down Technical Analysis

During tumultuous times like the current Credit Suisse-bailout period, the top-down technical analysis could be the compass for market investors/traders.

Banking crisis adds fuel to gold’s engines

The collapse of the Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) on Friday brought chaos in the markets, with equity indices and government bond yields around the globe coming under strong pressure.

US500 cash index: Top-down Technical Analysis  

During tumultuous times like the current post-SVB collapse period, the top-down technical analysis could be the compass for market investors/traders.

What does the US banking crisis mean for markets?

Cracks have started to appear in the US financial system with the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank. Even though the Fed stepped in with a rescue plan, it wasn’t enough to calm nerves in markets.

Is the risk/reward in US stock markets worth it?

The new year got off to a solid start for US equity markets, with the tech-heavy Nasdaq leading the charge higher as fears of an imminent recession abated.

What do higher US interest rates mean for the risk-linked currencies?

With expectations about the Fed’s future course of action changing radically lately, the commodity-linked or risk-sensitive currencies aussie, kiwi, and loonie have been under strong pressure.

GER40 (DAX) cash index: Top-down Technical Analysis

GER40 (DAX) cash index: Top-down Technical Analysis – Special Report Technical analysis is generally accepted as a valid and quite key method of market analysis.

Will Sunak’s deal put the Brexit row to bed? – Forex News Preview

Rishi Sunak is making his first Brexit debut in efforts to resolve the long-running dispute with the EU over trade rules in Northern Ireland.

Euro rebound falters despite easing recession fears; can it be salvaged?

Things are looking up in the euro area with business activity ticking higher in the first two months of 2023, easing concerns about an imminent recession.

Bitcoin unchanged as US regulatory crackdown tightens - Cryptocurrency News

The US regulatory clampdown continued to spook crypto markets for another week as authorities try to raise some transparency and act in consumers’ interest following the fallout from FTX’s collapse.

Could the housing sector affect the Fed's stance going forward?

The housing sector is a key segment for the US economy that does not always get the attention it deserves.

Cryptos enjoy a tailwind as stock rally loses steam – Cryptocurrency News

Crypto markets had a constructive week despite persisting regulatory pressures. While the rationale behind the gains is unclear, there are a couple of factors which have likely made crypto trading more attractive than stock trading.

What does the new BoJ Governor mean for the yen?

On February 14, the Japanese government officially nominated Kazuo Ueda for taking the helm at the Bank of Japan when Haruhiko Kuroda steps down in April.

What does the current yield curve inversion tell us about future asset performance?

Economists and market participants enjoy identifying indicators that, according to their analysis, reveal the future economic performance.

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