Global Money Trends

Staying on Top of Volatile Global Markets

Traders doubt Fed would hike fed funds in 2016

    On Dec 16th, 2015; the Federal Reserve voted to increase short- term interest rates for the first time in almost a decade and set the new target range for the federal funds rate at between 0.25% and 0.50%, while aiming for the mid-point at 0.375%. Policy makers separately published the “Dots Matrix” that is designed to provide “forward guidance” to…

Apr 13, 2016

Supply of Copper Soars in Shanghai – what does it mean?

Copper supply in Shanghai warehouses hit all-time highs

     On April 5th, the IMF warned that the global economy is still losing momentum and urged central banks to take action to prevent a lapse into what she described as a “New Normal of Mediocre,” growth.  IMF chief Christine Lagarde said “the economic recovery remains too slow, and too fragile.”  As such, the IMF lowered its outlook for the global…

Apr 07, 2016