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US raises rates, UK softer on Brexit

The Federal Reserve raised interest rates from 1.00% to 1.25% as expected on Wednesday, and gave a hawkish statement. Janet Yellen set up plans to unwind the US Federal Reverse's $4.5 trillion balance sheet. The Fed's balance sheet is made up of securities such as Treasuries (bonds) and mortgage-backed securities, the

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US Dollar shows signs of weakness, the S&P 500 falters and the Trump mania is over?

March has seen the US Dollar retrace from February's failed recovery of it's high of 103. The last time the US Dollar Index was at this level was September 2003.US stock indices, S&P 500 and Dow Jones have also been falling since highs of 2395.96 and 21115.55 respectively. The US

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Federal Reserve - Econ Alerts

FED nervous about raising rates, sent shockwaves through the makets

I wasn't too surprised that the FED last week announced that they will not be raising interest rates in the near future however, I was surprised at the EUR/USD huge surge in the value of the Euro against the Dollar which occurred after the announcement was made. The rally was

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