stockmarket

BOJ Japanese yen

How much of the Japanese stock market does the BOJ own?

The Bank of Japan (BOJ), unlike any of its peers, has become a huge player in the country’s stock market. What began as a monetary policy experiment has turned into what some economists describe as a caveat for policymakers about...
global

Are these global companies on the right side of history?

Despite a global boycott of Russia and an international condemnation of the Kremlin’s actions against Ukraine, some multinationals have dismissed demands to exit or scale down their presence in Russia for various reasons and choosing to continue business-as-usual. The conflict...
currency

Around-the-world currency round-up; EUR, JPY, AUD, GBP

The USD dollar is not giving up ground against its trading partners. In fact, the US dollar index has just minted fresh 2-year highs, crossing the 102 level for the first time since March of 2020. Investors are waiting with...
twitter earnings

What you need to know to trade Twitter ahead of Thursday’s earnings

Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) is set to announce its first-quarter earnings results on Thursday and some analysts expect the microblogging platform to again incur losses on the back of its increased infrastructure and marketing spending amid tight competition. The company, once among...
Inflation and tech earnings

Inflation and tech earnings set to rattle many markets next week

Next week, the largest market events will centre on inflation, with Australia and the European Area updating the market as to their respective rising consumer prices. Australia's quarterly inflation report is due this coming Wednesday. The country has been curiously...
Quantitative Tightening

量的引き締めは株式と米ドルに何を意味するのか?

米連邦準備制度理事会(FRB)は3月の直近の政策会合で、バランスシートを月950億ドルのペースで縮小する計画を示唆した。これは、今後数カ月間の積極的な利上げに加え、高騰するインフレを抑制するための最新の試みである。...
Quantitative Tightening

What does Quantitative Tightening mean for stocks and the USD?

In its most recent policy meeting in March, the US Federal Reserve hinted at plans to shrink its balance sheet at a rapid pace of $95 billion per month, its latest attempt to tame red-hot inflation in addition to its...
Pinterest

Breaking down AT&T’s stock after WarnerMedia spin-off

Nearly four years after fighting a hard battle to acquire WarnerMedia and accelerating its foray into the media business, AT&T (NYSE:T) has gone back to its roots to focus on being a telecommunications company. On April 8, AT&T completed the...
Ukraine

Spotlight on the currencies of Ukraine’s neighbours

The USD has lived up to its classification as a safe-haven currency since the beginning of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Other safe-haven currencies, such as the Swiss franc and the Japanese yen, have failed in this respect. Both have lost...
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