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Debt ceiling suspended, but challenges persist

A recent opinion piece in Bloomberg highlighted that the latest budget deal successfully suspended the debt ceiling, averting a potential debt default. However, it also pointed out that this measure does little…

Where now for the Dow?

The Dow Jones Industrial Average is a stock market index that tracks the performance of 30 large, publicly-traded companies listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and the NASDAQ.…

Why are Q3 earnings important?

Earnings from big-name companies like Apple, Amazon, Facebook (Meta), and Google (Alphabet) have the power to move whole indexes like the S&P500. As these big-name stocks have a large weighting…

Bonds signal higher rates

The key market this week was the bond market. A sharp sell-off gripped the gilt markets (UK bond market) post the high UK inflation print. Bunds (German bond market) followed…