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Ashley Chadwick

FOMC hikes rates

The FOMC raised interest rates on December 16th, for the first time since 2006. This begins what is expected to be a rate tightening cycle. They raised their target range by 25 basis points to 0.25%-0.5%.

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Ashley Chadwick

Could Trump really be President?

It is too early to tell who will end up competing for the Presidency, but at this stage the most important question people want answered is this, ‘Could Trump really be President?’

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Ashley Chadwick

Friday flight to quality

The final trading day of this week saw a flight to quality across the markets anid Chinese growth concerns. This followed comments from China’s Central Bank, that they are willing to let the currency weaken further.

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Ashley Chadwick

MPC keep rates on hold again

The Monetary Policy committee has voted to keep rates on hold for the 82nd consecutive month. The decision was as expected, with the most recent CPI print of -0.1% in October.

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Ashley Chadwick

Discord in OPEC

It remains to be seen just how low Oil can fall and what level would provoke a reaction from OPEC if such a level exists. With the growing discord amongst its members and suggestions that OPEC has ‘effectively dissolved,’ they may have lost their power to impact the price as they once did should they chose to.

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