Mario Draghi

The much anticipated Jackson Hole Symposium that began on Thursday last week ended without a bang. While investors were hopeful that the central bankers would address monetary policy, it was indeed the opposite. Both Yellen and Draghi failed to give any clues on monetary policy in what seems to be an obvious case of keeping the markets guessing....

2017-08-29 John Benjamin Read more
Jackson Hole Map

If the markets are still talking about the “Sintra Accord”, then Jackson Hole is quite likely to bring with it some expectations. Not so long ago, central banks convened in Sintra, Portugal. Here, surprisingly many central bank chiefs came out strongly hawkish. This included the BoE Governor Carney, BoC’s Poloz and the ECB’s Draghi. The hawkish...

2017-08-24 John Benjamin Read more
Jackson Hole Map

If the markets are still talking about the “Sintra Accord”, then Jackson Hole is quite likely to bring with it some expectations. Not so long ago, central banks convened in Sintra, Portugal. Here, surprisingly many central bank chiefs came out strongly hawkish. This included the BoE Governor Carney, BoC’s Poloz and the ECB’s Draghi. The hawkish...

2017-08-24 John Benjamin Read more
Federal Reserve

The week ahead is poised to remain quiet with most of the economic releases focusing on the second-tier data. Therefore, the Jackson Hole Symposium which takes place every year will be the main highlight. The symposium is scheduled to begin on Thursday, and key highlights include speeches by the respective policymakers from the ECB and the Feder...

2017-08-21 John Benjamin Read more

EUR Rises Ahead of Schedule Over the year so far, the US Dollar (according to the Fed’s measurement) has lost around 7%, seeing EURUSD shoot up to 1.18. Many investment banks and analysts had been calling for EURUSD to reach 1.20 by year end but it now looks as though price is going to hit that level well above schedule. Although the US Dollar...

2017-08-16 James Harte Read more

Would you like to know what will shape the economic landscape during the second half of 2017? What are the best value investing opportunities? We have thoroughly analyzed the most significant market movers and created this ebook for you! Beginning with the Jackson Hole Symposium and ending with December FOMC meeting, we step-by-step unveil hi...

2018-05-11 Kira Vessiari Read more
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The two-day annual Jackson Hole symposium was the main theme driving the markets this week with intermittent bits of economic data over the week. Monday was fairly quiet as lack of any economic data saw the markets trading in range. On a slow day, the markets reacted a bit to comments from various central bankers. BoJ's Kuroda said that the cen...

2016-08-26 John Benjamin Read more
US-durable-goods

Market Summary Japan producer prices seen rising 0.40% in July Germany business climate falls unexpectedly in August Sweden unemployment rate falls to an 8-month low US durable goods orders rise to a 9-month high Two-day annual Jackson Hole symposium begins today Today’s Economic events Japan SPPI y/y 0.40% vs. 0.10%...

2016-08-25 John Benjamin Read more
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Vice Chair Stanley Fischer / U.S. Government Work The Jackson Hole Symposium is an annual event for central bankers and finance heads from around the world. Many major policy decisions were informally announced here, making it one of the most important events to look forward to. Here's a brief lowdown on the history of the Jackson Hole Symposiu...

2016-08-25 John Benjamin Read more