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Flash Crash in Crypto-World as China Plans Crackdown on Exchanges

Posted on September 8th, 2017.

The major coins fell in synchronized fashion yet again an hour ago, just after the market recovered at least some of the ICO-ban losses. The move was triggered by another Chinese regulatory crackdown this time on the crypto-exchanges that threatens (Chinese source: Caixin) with the closure of local exchanges. While the segment was...



Breaking: Rate Unchanged but Fed to Begin Normalization “Relatively” Soon

Posted on July 26th, 2017.

In line with expectations. We can sum up the Fed’s monetary statement and rate decision in four words, although the initial reaction of the markets points to a dovish interpretation by the “algos” and traders alike. The target benchmark interest rate of the Fed remained between 1% and 1.25%, while the Fed didn’t...



Breaking News: US Employment Holds Up but Wage Growth Disappoints

Posted on July 7th, 2017.

The US Non-Farm Payrolls number for June came out a few minutes ago, and the headline number was much better than expected, with more than 200K new jobs added during the month. The whole report was a mixed bag, as wage growth was lower than the consensus estimate and the Unemployment rate also unexpectedly ticked higher, albeit from a...



Breaking News: The FED Raises Rates, Plans to Reduce Balance Sheet “This Year”

Posted on June 14th, 2017.

The key takeaway’s from today’s rate decision and statement: The Federal Reserve hiked interest rates to the target range of 1-1.25% as expected The FOMC plans to shrink its balance sheet later on this year, with no precise date included No significant mention of the recent softness in economic data, although the FED will...

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