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Bloomberg: Stocks in Asia Fall as Geopolitics, Fed Risks Eyed: Markets Wrap
Stocks in Asia declined as investors digested the latest signals from the Federal Reserve on the monetary-policy outlook, escalating tensions in the Middle East and a fractious U.S. political landscape. The dollar and Treasuries were steady. [more...]
Bloomberg: Oil Options Traders Are Most Bullish Since Crude Was Over $100
The last time oil options traders were this bullish, crude was selling for $105 a barrel. Geopolitics returned to the market: A thwarted missile attack in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and U.S. President Donald Trump’s threats to launch missiles at Syria drove futures prices in New York to a three-year high. [more...]
Bloomberg: Inside the Fed’s March Meeting: The Annotated Minutes
New Fed Chair Jerome Powell presided over his first interest rate increase in March when monetary policymakers unanimously voted to lift the central bank’s rate to a range of 150 to 175 basis points—and hinted at more tightening to come. [more...]
Bloomberg: Wild Tech Swings Not Scaring Rothschild From Valuation Hunt
Technology companies are still an attractive bet for Rothschild Wealth Management’s Kevin Gardiner, unfazed by the whipsawing of global tech shares in recent months. [more...]
Bloomberg: Europe Is Ground Zero for Traders' Synchronized-Growth Dilemma
As recently as January, trading Europe was a pretty straightforward prospect as the euro gained, stocks joined the global rally, and credit spreads ground ever-tighter. What a difference a few months makes. The best year in a decade in terms of euro-area growth has given way to a series of surprisingly weak economic readings across the 19-nation bloc. [more...]
Bloomberg: Trump's Tweets Make Russia's Top Export More Valuable Than Ever
Donald Trump’s gleeful warning that Russia should “get ready” for a missile barrage in Syria sent the ruble to its lowest level in 16 months. At the same time, it unnerved oil traders, who pushed the price of Brent to a more than three-year high on fears of supply disruptions. [more...]
Bloomberg: Lira Slide Becomes One-Way Bet as Traders Test Central Bank
Shorting the Turkish lira is becoming one of the easiest trades in town. The wager is simple: the central bank is going to hesitate to defend the currency by raising interest rates given President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s explicit criticism of high borrowing costs. [more...]
Reuters: Stocks on edge, oil soars on escalating Middle East tensions
Stocks came under pressure on Thursday as the threat of imminent U.S. military action in Syria rattled investors and sent oil prices to their highest levels since late 2014 on concerns about potential disruptions to supply and distribution. [more...]
Reuters: China says it will fight back if U.S. escalates trade spat
China’s commerce ministry said on Thursday trade negotiations with the United States would be impossible as Washington’s attempts at dialogue were not sincere, and vowed to retaliate should U.S. President Donald Trump escalate current tensions. [more...]
CNBC: Cities around the world should prepare for running out of water, experts say
It's called "Day Zero": when Cape Town, South Africa's bustling port city, sees its water taps run dry, and its population thrust into a perilous situation. [more...]
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