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Markets are bracing for key inflation data next week. Analysts say expect a 'knee-jerk' gain if CPI falls, but don't bet on the Fed to pivot at its upcoming meeting.

Markets are bracing for key inflation data next week. Analysts say expect a ‘knee-jerk’ gain if CPI falls, but don’t bet on the Fed to pivot at its upcoming meeting.

Cooling inflation in August could stoke hopes the Fed will downsize its next rate hike.  Headline inflation may ease to a still-hot reading of 8.1%, and stocks could rally if it comes in under that.  But the Fed has a long way to go to bring down inflation to the 2% target.  Loading Something is …

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Market bracing for another three-quarter point hike from the Fed this month

Market bracing for another three-quarter point hike from the Fed this month

Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell speaks during a news conference in Washington, DC, on July 27, 2022. Mandel Ngan | AFP | Getty Images Traders are now seeing a near certainty that the Federal Reserve enacts its third consecutive 0.75 percentage point interest rate increase when it meets later this month. The probability of …

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Financial markets are bracing for what could be a 'very hawkish' Jackson Hole speech by Fed's Powell

Financial markets are bracing for what could be a ‘very hawkish’ Jackson Hole speech by Fed’s Powell

Financial markets are bracing for Friday’s widely-anticipated Jackson Hole speech by Federal Reserve Jerome Powell and are expecting he’ll signal the continued need for aggressive interest rate hikes to combat inflation despite the risks to economic growth. That’s the general takeaway from analysts, economists and investors in the run-up to Powell’s remarks, a day after …

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Big Tech is bracing for a possible recession, spooking other industries

Big Tech is bracing for a possible recession, spooking other industries

Comment on this story Comment Big Tech is bracing for an economic recession and an uncertain future. That, in turn, is triggering more economic angst. The biggest tech firms, most of whom report quarterly earnings next week, have offered recent hints they are hunkering down. News of layoffs and hiring slowdowns have become commonplace across …

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Markets are now bracing for the possibility of bigger Fed interest rate hikes ahead

Markets are now bracing for the possibility of bigger Fed interest rate hikes ahead

As inflation climbs to new 40-year highs, expectations for interest rate increases from the Federal Reserve are escalating as well. With the rate-setting Federal Open Market Committee scheduled to hold a policy meeting this week , markets are ramping up their bets on the way things will go, particularly in the months ahead. There’s still …

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