financial market movements

July 2022 in Figures

July 30, 2022

July was another active month for central banks in the face of high inflation, and investors almost assuredly moved wealth back into riskier assets to a greater extent than monetary officials would like to have seen. June ended just two weeks after the Federal Reserve’s greater-than-predicted initial 75-basis point interest rate hike, and by end-July […] More

September and the Third Quarter in Figures

September 30, 2019

A well-bid dollar in the third quarter correlated with lesser gains in U.S. equity prices than in the stock markets of Germany and Japan. Despite intensifying White House complaints that the Fed isn’t cutting U.S. interest rates enough, two reductions of the federal funds target were engineered in the quarter totaling 50 basis points. In […] More