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Graham Buck

Graham Buck has been a financial journalist for more than 20 years and has both contributed to and edited a variety of titles, most recently as managing editor of the corporate treasury website GTNews. He has written regularly on insurance and reinsurance, risk management and pensions. His earlier career included several years with a major insurance group and with a broker, where he specialised in directors’ and officers’ (D&O) liability cover for corporates.

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The US economy’s seasonal pothole

America’s current economic revival is now the second-longest on record, but recent freezing winters have seen regularly seen growth subdued in the first quarter of the year.

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A wider world of commodity trading

Commodities trading tends to be dominated by fluctuations in the price of gold and crude oil, but the global economy runs on a much wider spectrum of commodities. Many more of them are being added to the capital.com app service.

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Inflation in the US

The Federal Reserve admits surprise that US inflation remains subdued, yet expects the rate to edge up only slightly to 2.1% next year and stay unchanged in 2020. What’s the danger of it getting behind the curve on price stability?

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Federal Reserve and interest rates

It’s widely assumed that the first policy-making committee meeting under the Federal Reserve’s new chairman, Jerome Powell, will be marked today with a further quarter point hike in US interest rates. But might it be held off until May?

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Ichimoku Kinko Hyo: what it is and how to use it

Translating as ‘a glance at a chart in equilibrium’, the Japanese indicator combines several strategies in a single one that traders can use to determine momentum, support and resistance.

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How commodities move the markets

Threatened US steel tariffs are undermining the efforts of global stock markets to return to normal after last month’s setback. In addition to the main market movers of oil and gold, a variety of other hard and soft commodities influence the global economy.

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Gold – the new market reality

In troubled times, gold represents a haven for investors. This traditional wisdom was apparently again demonstrated a decade ago. In the wake of the global financial crisis, the price of gold rose steadily, to peak in 2011 at more than $1,900 an ounce

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The new emperors at the Fed

Does new Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell march to the beat of a different drum from predecessors Janet Yellen and Ben Bernanke?

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Kenya tests bond market as debts mount

10-year and 30-year bond issues are reportedly being marketed to prospective investors, despite the country’s recent credit downgrade from Moody’s.

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UK government’s deficit reduction plan on target

The budget surplus for January, traditionally a month of bumper tax receipts, was slightly above forecasts at £10bn.

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Commodities to benefit as inflation returns, says JP Morgan

The bank sees precious metals, along with copper, zinc and nickel, enjoying the best gains over the next year.

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Elliott Management renews attack on cryptocurrencies

Paul Singer, founder of the $34bn hedge fund, dismisses the hyperbole as “one of the most brilliant scams in history”.

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Glencore CEO Ivan Glasenberg

Glencore has appetite for further acquisitions

The Swiss miner and commodity trader said it has the financial power to pursue more deals as it reported strong results.

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Emerging markets and the sell-off

A week of volatility on Wall Street earlier this month grabbed headlines, but other bourses suffered even sharper reverses.

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Amazon to add 2,000 jobs in France

The online retail giant’s pledge follows the resolution of its dispute with French tax authorities.

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