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May 11, 2023
Investors: Get ready for market volatility this summer premium
Following the release of April's latest US consumer price index data, volatility will be prevalent throughout the markets this summer as investor speculation over the Fed's interest rate policy increases. The latest data out on Wednesday revealed that US CPI declined to 4.9%, which is lower than forecast.  Therefore, investors will be asking themselves, 'What's next'? As I was quoted by Proactive Investors, Mena FN and Investor Ideas, amongst Read More
April 4, 2023
Oil price rise may lead central banks to keep interest rates higher for longer premium
The price of oil rose as much as 8% on Monday following the surprise announcement of a production cut of over one million barrels a day by OPEC+.  As a result, the soaring oil prices will likely mean interest rates will remain higher for longer as inflationary pressures are fuelled by the price rally. There are 13 OPEC member countries within the OPEC+ group, mainly located in the Middle East, as well as ten non-OPEC countries, including Russia, Mexico, Read More
January 26, 2022
Investors spooked by Fed’s imminent rate hike move premium
The forecast move by the U.S. Federal Reserve today to hike interest rates is spooking investors into making sure their portfolios are suitably diversified. Something they should be doing already. Markets are awaiting the Fed’s announcement on Wednesday, which could indicate the first increase in U.S. rates since 2018 as they attempt to combat soaring inflation. The day has arrived. Investors across the globe have been preparing for the Fed’s decision since Read More
March 16, 2020
Recession sparked by COVID-19 will alter how we live, do business and invest premium
The way in which the world recovers from a coronavirus-triggered recession will lead to a profoundly different way of how we live, do business and invest. Consensus is mounting across the globe that a temporary global recession is forthcoming and as governments and central banks grapple to attempt to curb the impact. Indeed, on Sunday, the United States Federal Reserve reported another interest rate cut, its second emergency measure undertaken in Read More

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