US rate hikes

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Business cycles don’t typically die of old age. Often, some outside force, such as higher interest rates, snuffs out the expansion. Surely the US Federal Reserve's intent is not to bring the economic cycle to a close, but that is often the result of trying to rid the system of... Show More

Pendal Group

September was a reasonably volatile month as the markets had to digest key meetings from the ECB, BOJ & Fed and deal with a renewed focus on the viability of Deutsche Bank, after the US Department of Justice (DOJ) put forward their opening bid on the mortgage-securities cases fines. The... Show More

Nicholas Forsyth

Good morning everybody, on what is likely to be a tough day for local stocks with the futures pointing to at least a 1.5% fall in early trading. Today, we have changed our usual question style report due to the large nature of emails received over the weekend on the... Show More

Marcus Tuck

Volatility returned to global markets late last week after the European Central Bank President Mario Draghi left interest rates unchanged and downplayed the need to commit additional stimulus. The news surprised markets that had been expecting an extension of the ECB's asset purchase program. Mr. Draghi's only new announcement after... Show More