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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The US stock market slid heavily on Wednesday after Fitch downgraded the US credit rating from AAA to AA+. The Dow Jones Industrial Average index fell 0.54%, while Nasdaq dropped by 1.74%.
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.
According to EY, profit warnings among UK-listed companies have reached levels last seen during the financial crisis, excluding the pandemic. More than one in six firms issued profit warnings in the past year due to rising borrowing costs and tightened consumer spending, impacting their margins. Insolvencies in June were 27% higher than the previous year and above pre-pandemic levels, with consumer industries like retail and hospitality being hit the hardest.
A block of statistics was released in Great Britain. The cable reached its resistance line.
German CPI and the US CPI are released the next week. What to expect from the markets? Let's check!
July is right around the corner, and it heralds the start of the year's second half. In this article, I hope to share with you, my dear readers, a few of my trade ideas for July in hopes that it fetches you all some sizable profits and makes your July fun and fruitful. Let’s go!
Experts expect the FOMC, ECB, and BOE to hike key rates further in 2023. Read the full article to learn more!
The Bank of England and the Turkish central bank increased the rates. Monetary authorities are tightening the monetary conditions. The market reacts 'selling on facts'
In May, against expectations of a slowdown, inflation stubbornly held at 8.7%, creating additional pressure on the Bank of England. This comes just a day before the anticipated 13th consecutive interest rate hike to curb price growth. The headline figure places British inflation at the top among major advanced economies. These numbers aren't exactly comfortable for Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, who aimed to cut inflation by half this year before the 2024 election. Moreover, they could lead to increased mortgage costs for homeowners.
The possibility of a US recession has ignited intense debates, especially as the labor market and consumer spending continue to demonstrate resilience despite aggressive interest rate hikes. However, hold on to your hats because Deutsche Bank is bringing a bold statement. They see a 100% probability of a US recession unfolding.
According to the CME Fed Watch Tool, with an 89.6% probability, the Fed will leave the rate at the current level (5.25%). What will happen on the markets soon?