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.
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.
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?
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?
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.
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.
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
Does new Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell march to the beat of a different drum from predecessors Janet Yellen and Ben Bernanke?
10-year and 30-year bond issues are reportedly being marketed to prospective investors, despite the country’s recent credit downgrade from Moody’s.
The budget surplus for January, traditionally a month of bumper tax receipts, was slightly above forecasts at £10bn.
The bank sees precious metals, along with copper, zinc and nickel, enjoying the best gains over the next year.
Paul Singer, founder of the $34bn hedge fund, dismisses the hyperbole as “one of the most brilliant scams in history”.
The Swiss miner and commodity trader said it has the financial power to pursue more deals as it reported strong results.
A week of volatility on Wall Street earlier this month grabbed headlines, but other bourses suffered even sharper reverses.
The online retail giant’s pledge follows the resolution of its dispute with French tax authorities.