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Stock markets fell again (Nasdaq -1.3%) Tech companies led the slide, (peloton -24%, Netflix -18% post results. U.S. dollar solidified as Yields & Oil submerged, gold held on to the profits. The markets are nervous and Risk aversion has chosen up as investors eye shaky earnings and dwindling confidence, with rising tensions over Ukraine adding to geopolitical tensions. US Weekly Claims reached a 3-month high, EZ inflation was an ATH and North Korea said it could be resumed tests its nuclear arsenal. Asian markets and EUR & CHF lower (AUSJPY -0.62%) ASX 200 (-1.2%), Nike 225 (-1.8%). U.S. DOLLAR (USDIndex […]

The BoC and FED Policy meetings and press briefings are central bank highlights this week. Rising inflation and slowing economic growth from robust Q4 pace could be exacerbated by Omicron proliferation and renewed mitigation measures, not to mention the impact of the move away from monetary easing and fiscal support. How central banks deal with this dynamic will keep markets jittery. These factors will continue to keep markets volatile next week. Additionally, the big dose of global data releases includes next week global PMIs, Australian CPI, US GDP and PCE.   Monday – January 24, 2022 Services & Manufacturing PMI […]