The Lowdown on Markets to 16th June 2017

June 19, 2017 IQ Admin

The Lowdown on Markets to 16th June 2017

 

In this week’s issue

 

  • This was a week for central bank announcements and less political rhetoric.
  • In the US the Federal Reserve Bank raised interest rates by a further quarter of a point.
  • The Fed provides more details about the unwinding of the US$4.5 trillion balance sheet.
  • Amazons purchase of Whole Foods for US$13.7 billion shakes up the global retail sector.
  • In the UK the Bank of England announces that there will be no interest rate change.
  • A week of little change in equity markets but the dollar slips and Treasuries rise.

                                                                                                                         

“Global assets react to central bank announcements rather than politics”

 

 

The Lowdown

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