Fed with 75 bps hike again

The Federal Reserve has decided to hike interest rates by 75 bps yet again. The broad consensus was that the Fed will deliver a hike of this magnitude, which is a reason why many believe 75 bps was already priced in.

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RBA raised interest rates by 25 bps

The Australian ASX 200 Index climbed strongly from a critical low and gained 3.75% to 6,700. The Reserve Bank of Australia surprised the markets with a modest 25 bps rate increase to 2.6%. This led to a drop in the Australian dollar and bond yields and supported an increase in equity prices.

EU inflation at record high

Inflation in Euro Area reaches a record high of 10%. Inflation increased to 17.2% in Poland, the highest level in 26 years and far more than the 16.5% market expectation. Portugal’s annual inflation rate grew to 9.3%, the highest level since October 1992. Italian inflation rose to 8.9%, the highest in nearly 37 years.

US GDP shrank by 0.6% in Q2

Following a quarterly decline of 1.6% in Q1, the US economy shrank by an annualized 0.6% in Q2 2022. This matches the second estimate and proves the US had, in fact, entered a recession. US stock indices continue to dive lower.

China orders massive equity buying

China continued its lockdowns that appeared to hurt its economy as the rest of the world said goodbye to COVID. The nation’s real estate market and stock market suffered as a result. Currently, the government has directed state banks to buy equities to stop excessive selling.

Bearish sentiment rules markets

Rate hikes from all central banks worldwide are pushing markets lower. In the last week, DAX 40 fell by 4%, S&P 500 by 6%, and Dow Jones by 5%. Commodities followed, with WTI Crude Oil down 8% and natural gas down 11% for the week.

BoE raised rates by 50 bps

The Bank of England joined Federal Reserve and raised interest rates as expected by 50 bps to fight high inflation. This marks the 7th consecutive rate hike, pushing borrowing costs to the highest since 2008.

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MakerDAO’s big transaction

The so-called decentralized autonomous organization MakerDAO is transferring $500 million worth of the token to fixed-income obligations. These consist of corporate bonds and short-term US Treasuries.

Semtech stock dips 10%

Semtech shares dropped by 10% in a single day. Semtech Stocks are trading lower after the company announced a $250 million convertible senior notes offering. The stock is down 68% so far this year.

US initial jobless claims grow

The number of Americans submitting new applications for unemployment benefits increased by 29,000, reaching 219,000. The number increased from the five-month low. This was significantly higher than the forecast at 203,000, pointing to a possible easing of labor market conditions.

Former Terra employee arrested

After months of investigation, South Korean police have reportedly caught Yoo Mo. He is the first captured person involved in the Terra blockchain ecosystem collapse. Yoo Mo was the head of business and has done market making in his time.

Silver falls by 5% 📉

Silver rose rapidly from $18 to $21 in just a few days, and safe-haven bids propelled this growth. Now silver falls by more than 5% below the $20 mark.

Higher US jobs numbers

Private businesses in the US created 208K jobs in September 2022 compared to an upwardly revised 185K in August. This was followed after schools reopened and pandemic concerns receded. However, while job growth is stable, it remains below the recent three-month average.

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Dow Jones tries to stay above 30,000 USD

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These 5 countries avoided high inflation (at least for now)

Inflation is the hottest topic in 2022, and almost everyone experiences price increases in products and services. However, some avoided this.
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EUR/GBP stays above significant support

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