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The Fed is in a ‘sweet spot‘ to bring rates back to neutral, says former governor

The Fed is in a ‘sweet spot‘ to bring rates back to neutral, says former governor

The is well positioned to bring interest rates in the back to neutral levels, and it may need to raise rates two or three more times, former Fed Governor Robert Heller said. The Fed on Wednesday — its fourth hike in 2018 and the ninth since December 2015 when it started rolling back post-crisis stimulus. The central bank projected it […]

Top finance execs are losing confidence in China‘s economy, survey shows

Top finance execs are losing confidence in China‘s economy, survey shows

Mounting trade risks are dragging down the the confidence of senior finance officers at companies operating in , according to the results of a survey by Deloitte released Wednesday. The consultancy polls financial executives twice a year about their attitudes on trade and business for its China CFO Survey. Asked to describe changes in sentiment over the past six months, […]

Europe stocks close higher after Italy budget breakthrough; Fed meeting in focus

Europe stocks close higher after Italy budget breakthrough; Fed meeting in focus

European stocks were higher Wednesday, after Italy and the European Union reached a breakthrough on Rome‘s 2019 budget plans and as traders geared up for the latest monetary policy decision.

Despite falling oil prices, the ‘glory days for US shale are far from over‘

Despite falling oil prices, the ‘glory days for US shale are far from over‘

Oil prices stabilized on Wednesday after a “toxic mix” of market forces triggered one of the biggest falls for years. However, despite a protracted sell-off in crude futures, the meteoric rise of U.S. shale should continue undeterred over the coming months, analysts told CNBC. “In short, as much as the recent price slump has injected a fresh dose of uncertainty, […]

European stocks hit 2-year low after Fed hikes rates; Airbus shares down 6%

European stocks hit 2-year low after Fed hikes rates; Airbus shares down 6%

European stocks were sharply lower on Thursday, after the raised rates for the fourth time in 2018. Falling to its lowest since December 2016, the pan-European was 1 percent lower by around midday in London , with all sectors in negative territory. Before staging a slight recovery, the , and were down almost 2 percent, all hitting their lowest since […]

White House struggles to defend Trump‘s Syria withdrawal plan

WASHINGTON — The White House on Wednesday struggled both to rationalize and to defend President Donald Trump‘s surprise announcement that morning that the United States would withdraw its troops from Syria because, as Trump wrote in a tweet, “we have defeated ISIS in Syria.” But while the announcement contained few answers for the public, Congress or the people likely to […]

Zeroing in on Lixte Biotech Hldgs (LIXT)’s True Range

The moving average of trading ranges over a specified time period is known as the Average True Range.  Market bottoms following a “panic” sell-off are often where high values occur, and low values are often found during extended sideways periods, such as those found after consolidation periods at tops.  Lixte Biotech Hldgs (LIXT)’s 9-Day Average True Range is 0.0596 and the […]

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