Stock futures inch higher after Fed raises rates by most since 1994

US stock index futures were modestly higher during overnight trading on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve implemented the largest interest rate hike since 1994. Futures contracts tied to the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 0.22%. S&P 500 futures were up 0.23%, while Nasdaq 100 futures advanced 0.29%. The major averages ended Wednesday’s session higher, with … Read more

European Central Bank last-minute meeting to look at market conditions

Christine Lagarde, President of the European Central Bank. The central bank has scheduled a last-minute meeting amid rising bond yields. Daniel Roland | Afp | Getty Images The European Central Bank announced an unscheduled monetary policy meeting for Wednesday, at a time when bond yields are surging for many governments across the euro zone. “They … Read more

Stock futures rise slightly as investors brace for a big Fed rate hike

Stock futures rose slightly in overnight trading Tuesday as investors anxiously awaited the Federal Reserve’s aggressive action to tame surging inflation. Futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 70 points. S&P 500 futures edged up 0.3% and Nasdaq 100 futures rose 0.4%. The S&P 500 suffered a five-day losing streak on Tuesday, dipping deeper … Read more

Global markets are tanking ahead of a huge week for central banks

A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, June 1, 2022. Brendan McDermid | Reuters LONDON – Global stock markets are falling sharply after May’s US inflation print reignited fears that central banks will be forced into aggressive monetary policy tightening. Friday’s highly-anticipated consumer price index … Read more

$ 150 oil will not cripple economy, market: JP Morgan’s Marko Kolanovic

JP Morgan’s Marko Kolanovic predicts oil is surging higher – but so are stocks. Kolanovic, who serves as the firm’s chief global markets strategist and co-head of global research, believes the US economy is strong enough to handle oil prices as high as $ 150 a barrel. “There could be some potential further spikes in … Read more

Euro zone inflation hits yet another record high as food and energy prices soar

A market in the city center of Bonn, Germany on Feb 5, 2022. Nurphoto | Nurphoto | Getty Images Prices in the euro zone continued their march higher in May, hitting a record high for the seventh month in a row. Inflation came in at 8.1% for the month, according to preliminary figures from Europe’s … Read more