UK basic wages have experienced a record growth rate, prompting concerns for the Bank of England (BoE) over persistent inflation pressures despite 14 consecutive interest rate hikes. While the unemployment rate unexpectedly rose to 4.2%, basic earnings increased by 7.8%, the highest in records from 2001.
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Despite notable fluctuations, the USD is close to its position at the beginning of 2023. HSBC economists are examining the US Dollar's future prospects based on its performance so far. Recent data indicates that a soft landing is the most probable outcome for the US and the global economy.
The upcoming consumer price index (CPI) report for July is projected to indicate a 0…
For the third time in a row, Apple reports a dip in sales as it releases its report for Q2 2023. The announcement led to a 7% drop in stock prices as more investors seemed to lose confidence in the stock’s performance.
To properly examine the likely outcome of the Labour data release and the NFP (Non-farm Payrolls), I will be correlating the USD with the value of gold. That said, gold is at a critical juncture as the US Dollar strengthens and Treasury yields rise
Today, the Bank of England has decided to raise interest rates to combat inflation. In its recent report dated the 3rd of August, 2023, the BOE confirmed that it had raised interest rates to 5.25%, expecting that the inflation rates would drop to 2%.
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Kazuo Ueda, the Bank of Japan's Governor, effectively adjusted the yield curve control policy, but caution is still needed as inflation remains a challenge. The BoJ expects inflation to hit its target next year, but external inflationary pressures may abate.
This week AMD, Amazon, and Apple will release their earnings reports. These tech giants will determine the future of the US stock market!
On Thursday, the European Central Bank is expected to hike interest rates by a quarter percentage point to 3.75%. After July, the certainty of further rate hikes is unclear, leading to a craving for guidance in financial markets
Recently, gold prices settled by -0.41% at 59309 as the dollar and bond yields rose. However, hopes for a pause in US rate hikes limited the decline after the July meeting of the Federal Reserve. The unexpected drop in new claims for unemployment benefits in the US also contributed to the market sentiment.
Despite the positive outlook, the FBS analysts are cautious about buying the stock heading into earnings. The stock market has already experienced a significant run-up. Thus, a correction may happen this week!