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This week we will see the release of many reports from all three major Central Banks, as the last few days of June and the start of July will bring about the usual burst of significant data. President of the ECB Christine Lagarde is expected to have a speech every day Monday through Thursday to […]

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European stock markets are expected to open sharply lower this morning, continuing the global sell-off after red-hot inflation data in the US raised fears of aggressive Federal Reserve monetary tightening. Following the data release, the dollar climbed to a near four-week high against a basket of currencies on Friday, after data showed U.S. consumer prices […]

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As the UK returns from a long weekend celebrating the Queens Platinum Jubilee, many headwinds are already setting the tone for the week ahead. Prime Minister Boris Johnson will face a vote of confidence later today after the British leader was booed at various events over the past few days. Johnson, appointed prime minister in […]

With the week ahead is disrupted by holidays, with the US closed today for Memorial Day and the UK closed on Thursday and Friday to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee; also the UK half-term school holidays tends to diminish liquidity, and month-end as should, when combined, add to volatility.

Last week the markets woke up to the fact that the Federal Reserve will not bail the stock markets out, after Jerome Powell’s speech last Tuesday.

It was another dramatic week in the financial markets came to a close with both sterling and the euro off their worst levels against the dollar, with it being still sharply lower than they had started the week.

A look at how the financial markets, both in the London and New York major cities, had another traumatic week as investors adjusted their portfolios to reflect rising interest rates.

A look at the Central Banks and their policy choices, again, dominated the currency markets last week and will continue towards their next meetings.

Last week, it was a tale of two central banks with the market’s reaction to both the Federal Reserve and Central Bank to the minutes from their previous meetings.

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The week ahead is relatively quiet on data releases, the only items likely to impact the markets are the minutes from the last Federal Open Market Committee and European Central Bank meetings.