Dollar gains after steep losses, but downtrend stays intact

Reuters | July 14, 2023

By Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss and Joice Alves NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) – The U.S. dollar bounced on Friday after falling sharply the last few days, as investors consolidated losses ahead of the weekend, but its trajectory remained tilted to the downside with the Federal Reserve thought near the end of its rate hike cycle amid softening inflation. […]

US stocks slip, crude gains on Russia tensions, rate hike worries

Reuters | June 26, 2023

By Stephen Culp NEW YORK (Reuters) – Wall Street lost ground on Monday and crude prices advanced as investors digested the aborted Russian mutiny over the weekend and wrestled with lingering concerns over the path of Federal Reserve monetary policy. All three major U.S. stock indexes ended red, with megacap momentum stocks pulling the tech-heavy […]

Global stocks fall, U.S. yields rise on higher interest rate outlook

Reuters | February 21, 2023

By Chibuike Oguh NEW YORK (Reuters) -Global equity markets fell while U.S. Treasury yields hit new highs on Tuesday as investors weighed the prospects of a longer-than-anticipated stiff monetary policy stance by the Federal Reserve following continued strong economic data. Market sentiment has remained bearish after Fed officials signaled last week that the U.S. central […]

Stocks rise, dollar stumbles after U.S. inflation data

Reuters | January 12, 2023

By Chuck Mikolajczak NEW YORK (Reuters) – A gauge of global stocks climbed on Thursday while longer-dated U.S. Treasury yields and the dollar fell after a reading of consumer prices fed expectations the Federal Reserve may have leeway to scale back the size of future interest rate hikes. U.S consumer prices fell in December for […]

U.S. dollar down, still set for best year since 2015

Reuters | December 30, 2022

By Hannah Lang WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The dollar was on track to post its best year since 2015 on Friday in the last trading day of a year dominated by Federal Reserve rate hikes and fears of a sharp slowdown in global growth. As 2022 draws to a close, the dollar was set to notch […]

Shares, bond prices fall as U.S. data sparks rate hike fears

Reuters | December 5, 2022

By Herbert Lash and Elizabeth Howcroft NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) – Global stocks and Treasury prices fell on Monday as new evidence of a strong U.S. economy raised fears that interest rates will stay higher for longer, eclipsing China’s easing of pandemic restrictions. U.S. services industry activity unexpectedly picked up in November, with employment rebounding, in […]

Stocks end down, yields up as Powell sticks to hawkish stance

Reuters | November 2, 2022

By Caroline Valetkevitch NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks ended a volatile session lower while Treasury yields were up Wednesday as the U.S. Federal Reserve delivered a three-quarters of a percentage point interest rate hike and Fed Chairman Jerome Powell said it was too soon to speculate over a pause in rate hikes. The dollar […]

Stocks struggle, oil down, on rate and recession fears

Reuters | August 31, 2022

By Huw Jones and Koh Gui Qing NEW YORK (Reuters) – World stocks fell again on Wednesday, as expectations that central banks on both sides of the Atlantic will likely raise borrowing costs again next month soured sentiment and stoked recession fears, which dragged oil prices below $90 a barrel. Wall Street struggled to hang […]

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