European update – Equities back in the green

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Equities quickly bounce back

It didn’t take long for investors to buy the dip, with equity markets back in the green on Thursday following a two day pause which appeared to be nothing more than soft profit taking.

Source – Thomson Reuters Eikon

The rebound even follows a brief dip in US futures overnight, which came very suddenly and appeared to be triggered by very little, but those losses were gradually recouped over the following hours. The US inflation data on Wednesday didn’t do the markets any harm, with the slight dip only adding to the case for rate cuts this year, although it wasn’t quite significant enough to dramatically alter people’s views.

The odds have slightly moved in favour of a third rate hike by the end of the year – although no hike this month – but this has been something of a coin toss for a while with the pendulum swinging back and forth between two and three. Ultimately, the meeting – assuming it takes place – between Trump and Xi later this month will highly influence how aggressive the Fed will be, which is probably largely why the central bank is expected to hold this month.

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Craig Erlam

Based in London, England, Craig Erlam joined OANDA in 2015 as a Market Analyst. With more than five years’ experience as a financial market analyst and trader, he focuses on both fundamental and technical analysis while conducting macroeconomic commentary. He has been published by The Financial Times, Reuters, the Wall Street Journal and The Telegraph, and he also appears regularly as a guest commentator on networks including Sky News, Bloomberg, CNBC and BBC. Craig holds a full membership to the Society of Technical Analysts and he is recognized as a Certified Financial Technician by the International Federation of Technical Analysts.

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