What Does the ECB’s Interest Rate Cut Mean for the Global Economy?

TipsForTraders | June 9, 2024

After several years of aggressive interest rate hikes aimed at taming skyrocketing prices, countries around the world are now shifting their monetary policy approach. The European Central Bank (ECB) recently announced its first interest rate cut in five years, reducing its main lending rate from a historic high of 4% to 3.75%. This move followed […]

Oil drops 3% as high inflation risks stoke demand worries

reuters | February 22, 2023

By Shariq Khan BENGALURU (Reuters) – Oil prices fell by $2 per barrel to their lowest in two weeks on Wednesday, as investors became more concerned that recent data will prompt more aggressive interest rate increases by central banks, pressuring economic growth and fuel demand. Brent crude futures settled $2.45, or 3%, lower at $80.60 […]

Oil settles down $2/bbl, ends week lower on Fed worries, ample supply

reuters | February 18, 2023

By Laura Sanicola (Reuters) -Oil settled down $2 a barrel on Friday and ended the week markedly lower, as traders worried that future U.S. interest rate hikes could weigh on demand and got nervous about mounting signs of ample crude and fuel supply. On Thursday, two Fed officials warned additional hikes in borrowing costs are […]

Binance stablecoin backer says U.S. SEC has labeled token an unregistered security

reuters | February 14, 2023

By Hannah Lang, Tom Wilson and Elizabeth Howcroft WASHINGTON/LONDON (Reuters) – The firm behind Binance’s stablecoin, Paxos Trust Company, said the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has told the company it should have registered the product as a security and is considering taking action against the platform. In a statement on Monday, Paxos said […]

Alphabet shares dive after Google AI chatbot Bard flubs answer in ad

reuters | February 9, 2023

By Martin Coulter and Greg Bensinger LONDON (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc lost $100 billion in market value on Wednesday after its new chatbot shared inaccurate information in a promotional video and a company event failed to dazzle, feeding worries that the Google parent is losing ground to rival Microsoft Corp. Alphabet shares slid as much […]