Global Money Trends

Staying on Top of Volatile Global Markets

Consumer Confidence Influenced by Stock prices

     Consumer confidence soared to its highest in more than 15 years in December as more Americans saw more strength ahead in business conditions, stock prices and the job market following the election of Donald Trump as president in November. The Conference Board said on Dec 27th its Consumer Confidence Index rose to 113.7 this month from an upwardly revised 109.4…

Dec 28, 2016

Bond market Crash in China; PBoC forced to hike interest rates in 2017?

     Fueled by a massive surge in commodity prices this year, and emanating from China’s world leading commodity exchanges, the Middle Kingdom has emerged from more than five years of deflation at the factory level, and the next shift in China’s monetary policy could be towards higher interest rates.
     China’s producer prices rose…

Dec 19, 2016