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World’s `Most Distorted’ Market Offers Widowmaking Trade

Quantitative easing has obliterated price discovery in financial markets. Central bank efforts to pump liquidity into the system have driven prices across several asset classes to levels that are (arguably) irrationally exuberant, with negatively yielding sovereign debt being the most conspicuous example. Markets, though, can remain irrational longer than you …

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Sensex: Market Now: These stocks cracked over 8% today

NEW DELHI: Shares of Vaswani Industries (down 10 per cent), Prakash Constrowell (down 8.79 per cent) and IOL Chemicals (down 8.78 per cent) cracked over 8 per cent in Thursday’s trade on NSE, mirroring negative broader market sentiment. TV Vision (down 7.76 per cent), KSK Energy Ventures (down 7.33 per …

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Dollar holds month-high as Fed eyes 2017 rate rise

September 21, 2017 by Hudson Lockett in Hong Kong and Michael Hunter in London Thursday 07.30 BST What you need to know European stocks set to rise and Asian markets diverge after the Fed Dollar stays around highest level of the month Gold’s drop overnight punishes miners Sovereign bonds broadly …

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Nikkei gains steam, outpacing other Asian markets

Asian stocks were split early on whether to rise or fall in the wake of the Federal Reserve’s overnight statements on policy and economic projections. Japan was again a standout, with equities building on this week’s two-year highs as the yen continued to retreat. Meanwhile, Australia underperformed as metal prices …

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Focus on Fed, BOJ, dollar and Toshiba

The Fed announced Wednesday it would start winding down its $4.5 trillion balance sheet in October. While the Fed left interest rates unchanged — as was widely expected — it indicated that one additional rate hike was probable this year. The central bank kept its forecast for interest rates in …

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Markets start to take Fed tightening seriously

The dollar has been in the doldrums for much of 2017, but on Wednesday it received an injection of Fed fuel. The US currency was the biggest beneficiary of the Federal Reserve’s decision to ignore stubbornly low inflation and reassert its intention to pursue a “twin-tightening” monetary policy manoeuvre before …

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