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The sour face means the Fed must be about to raise rates.
Whenever speculation grew louder that the Federal Reserve would lift its target interest rate this year, stocks took a dive. Here's why.
US Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and European Central Bank President Mario Draghi have seen quantitative easing pay off, but what about on the way out?
The biggest factor behind the recessionary trend is not the Chinese market, austerity budgets, or even the threat of higher US interest rates this year.
Time to reorder the flags?
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Back in 2001, a Goldman Sachs economist said Brazil, Russia, India and China would become the powerhouses of the global economy in the coming decades. Is that still in the cards?
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The Chinese stock market plays a very different role in its economy to Western markets.
When the global economy runs on bubbles.
In the shadow of a history-repeating Black Monday, it’s useful to step back and ask how we got here again.
It was a red day on Wall Street Monday.
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Perhaps the world's most famous index dropped 1,000 points in a matter of minutes Monday as part of an ongoing global stocks sell-off. What does that mean for you and me?
Many people simply didn’t see China’s correction coming.
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Fears of a currency war have not come to fruition in Asia, making Asia's current market woes look even more like the effects of contagion.
A dragon market?
For all its muscle, the Chinese government could make the problem worse by intervening in the stock market.
China’s next task is to educate retail investors.
As China's markets stabilise the net result will probably be a transfer of wealth from ordinary Chinese to the wealthy.
What’s really driving the market?
The investor fear gauge is close to its lows, but calm investors seem to be missing the looming storm.
A Chinese woman walks past a mural that says ‘China dream, my dream’.
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Chinese investors are learning to respect the power of the market, but the banking sector should know better.
Bad news for Chinese stock investors.
Why the Shanghai stock exchange should be thought of more as a casino than as a proper stock market.
How to stop bank CEOs rolling the dice.
Behind all the hand-wringing over financial executive pay is a desire to moderate risk-taking. Financial markets may already have the answer to hand.
Where next for the FTSE 100?
The stock market looks a good bet, despite reaching an all-time high late last month. But until the UK election is out of the way, you might want to steer clear.
Traders used to stuck on the floor in colorful suits, shouting at the top of their lungs. No more.
The 2010 Flash Crash wiped 1,000 points off the DJIA in an instant. An MIT professor explains how to keep it from happening again.
Understanding how news flows affect stocks can help you beat these guys.
The trick is to trade on companies linked to the news, not those in the news.
Confusing? It doesn’t have to be.
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Anyone putting their money into a savings account in recent years will have noticed they are getting very little return in the way of interest. Policies aimed at stabilising the economy following the financial…
Trading in the dark doesn’t deserve the bad rap it gets.
Dark pools are growing in popularity and now account for more than 15% of total trading in some stock markets. But despite such trading being blamed by some commentators for everything from market instability…
Debenhams: one of several quoted companies on the private equity merry-go-round.
There is an ongoing and very heated debate between the unconditional supporters of private equity and their opponents. It’s not hard to see why. On the surface, these investors can often buy fragile companies…