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Traders Paralyzed, Markets Flat Ahead Of Today’s Main Event: The ECB’s Taper Announcement

US equity futures and Asian shares are flat this morning with European shares treading water ahead of the ECB’s policy meeting in which it’s expected to announce a tapering to its €60bn in monthly QE. On this busiest day of Q3 earnings season, companies set to report earnings include Alphabet, Microsoft, Amazon and Intel, while […]

Turkish Lira Carnage Continues – World’s Most Volatile Currency Crashes Most Since Lehman

The Lira – officially the world's most volatile currency – has lost 11% of its value since the start of 2017 (down 8 of the last 9 days against the USD).   In fact, the lira headed for its biggest five-day loss since Lehman (Oct 2008) after a pledge by Turkey’s central bank to support […]