Devil is in the dots: Widely-predicted Fed hike unsettles investors
The Federal Reserve’s dot plot unsettled markets as Jerome Powell delivered a widely expected rate hike in his first meeting since succeeding Janet Yellen as chair of the central bank.
A busy week for central banks
A big week for macroeconomic announcements has already seen a drop in UK inflation and ongoing Brexit transition talks, while a monetary policy decision from central banks both sides of the Atlantic is coming on Wednesday and Thursday, but what does it mean for markets?
Three potential Black Swans for 2018
Global financial markets have enjoyed a sustained period of remarkable calm, but will that continue into 2018? AJ Bell’s investment director Russ Mould proposes three potential ‘Black Swan’ events that could surprise markets and taint the year ahead.
Fed and China raise interest rates as BoE holds firm
The US Federal Reserve has raised interest rates by 0.25% in its third hike of 2017, while the Bank of England has stood firm and held UK rates at 0.5%.