Tag: interest rates

Interest rates are one of the most followed metrics in the financial world. They are also one of the most useful monetary policy tools that the central banks have to fight inflation.

Depression vs recession – what is the difference?

It is important to know how recession and depression differ from each other. It is also important to know they are a part of the economy and business cycle.

What is deflation?

In this article, we look at deflation, how it begins, and what are the ways to end it.

Best places to invest in real estate from all around the world

The real estate market is a vast playground for investors and home buyers alike. Yet, there are several places that stick out.
Gold gains as Fed raises interest rates by 25 bps
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Gold gains as Fed raises interest rates by 25 bps

Fed raises interest rates by 25 bps. Gold is up more than 3% from the beginning of the month with the sight of a pause in rate hikes.
USD/JPY plunges after Fed’s decision – focus shifts to US jobs data
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USD/JPY plunges after Fed’s decision – focus shifts to US jobs data

The USD fell notably following the last rate hike of this tightening cycle, with investors now shifting their attention to US data.
Chinese manufacturing data slashed crude – will oil also react to Fed?
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Chinese manufacturing data slashed crude – will oil also react to Fed?

Lower than expected PMI number from the biggest crude oil consumer, China, negatively affects the price of the commodity.
AUD/USD stages a massive rally after a surprising RBA rate hike
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AUD/USD stages a massive rally after a surprising RBA rate hike

Another volatile day for the Australian dollar as it surged sharply due to the unexpected RBA decision.
USD/JPY soars on dovish BoJ decision – 200day average eyed
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USD/JPY soars on dovish BoJ decision – 200day average eyed

The Yen plummeted sharply as markets took the recent dovish BoJ decision seriously, sending USD/JPY toward the important 200-day average.
Gold loses under pressure from rising bond yield
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Gold loses under pressure from rising bond yield

Gold holds a negative correlation with bond yields and the most watched fundament - Fed's rate decision.
USD/CAD remains bearish after BoC decision, US inflation data
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USD/CAD remains bearish after BoC decision, US inflation data

Today's heavy macro data day resulted in another decline for the USD/CAD pair.

When is the best time to take out a mortgage?

This article defines the best time to take a mortgage and determine the second mortgage. Should you take out one? or two?

Real estate market is in danger – is this 2008 all over again?

The real estate market is facing a storm of challenges, from rising vacancies to an upcoming maturity wall. Is the market crash near?