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The surprising jump in US inflation has destabilized markets - Wednesday Review, July 14

Miguel A. Rodriguez
Miguel A. Rodriguez
15 July 2021
The US Federal Reserve continues to be committed to its current monetary policy

The US

Wall Street closed in a mixed fashion as Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell backed the Fed’s accommodative monetary policy stance. USA30 added 0.13%, while USA500 gained 0.12%. TECH100 fell 0.22%.

Crude oil traded 0.3% lower at $75.04 a barrel.

Gold edged up 0.2% to $1,812.55 per ounce.


Asia and Australia

HongKong45 traded 0.57% as the US warned the American companies of increasing risks of operating in the city earlier in the week.

Japan225 was down 0.31%. The Bank of Japan is due to hand down its monetary policy on Friday.

Down under, Australia200 was up 0.23% even after Sydney extended the COVID-19 lockdown for another two weeks.



Markets weakened as a jump in US inflation raised concerns that the Fed could tighten its ultra-easy monetary policies sooner than expected. Germany30 and France40 each traded 0.2% lower. UK100 dropped 0.4%.

Brent oil fell 0.2% to $76.31 per barrel.

EUR/USD added 0.1% trading at 1.1787.


This information/research prepared by Miguel A. Rodriguez does not take into account the specific investment objectives, financial situation, or particular needs of any particular person. The research analyst primarily responsible for the content of this research report, in part or in whole, certifies that the views about the companies and their securities expressed in this report accurately reflect his/her personal views and consequently any person acting on it does so entirely at their own risk.The research provided does not constitute the views of KW Investments Ltd nor is it an invitation to invest with KW Investments Ltd. The research analyst also certifies that no part of his/her compensation was, is, or will be, directly, or indirectly, related to specific recommendations or views expressed in this report.The research analyst in not employed by KW Investments Ltd. You are encouraged to seek advice from an independent financial adviser regarding the suitability of the investment, under a separate engagement, as you deem fit that conforms to your specific investment objectives, financial situation, or particular financial needs before making a commitment to invest. The laws of the Republic of Seychelles shall govern any claim relating to or arising from the contents of the information/ research provided. 

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Miguel A. Rodriguez
Miguel A. Rodriguez
Financial Writer

Miguel worked for major financial institutions such as Banco Santander, and Banco Central-Hispano. He is a published author of currency trading books.