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Their high frequency financial conditions index is based on short-term moves in equities, credit spreads, mortgage spreads, the dollar, the bond term premium and the VIX volatility index.


Russia jumps above Saudi Arabia as China s biggest oil supplier.

United States

They re convinced that an impending slowdown in the US and elsewhere will prompt central banks to switch back to looser policy, triggering a renewed surge higher in markets. In the week after Lehman Brothers declared bankruptcy on Monday, Sept. 15, 2008, the US stock market somehow managed to close slightly higher than it had started. Its broad FCI includes those high-frequency numbers but adds lending conditions numbers from the Fed s Senior Loan Officer Opinion Survey (SLOOS) and a few other sources.
Musk wants Fed rate cut, Ackman seeks pause amid banking crisis. Like many disillusioned with centralized institutions, Nakamoto wanted to bypass Wall Street firms, which he (or she or they) argued suffer from the inherent weaknesses of the trust-based model. A less hawkish Fed has been positive for Bitcoin in the past. Kevin McCarthy, the speaker of the House of Representatives, tweeted that Biden had just sided with woke Wall Street over workers.
As with ESG, there are lots of things to criticize about Wall Street.


Yesterday, Putin praised Beijing s peace proposals, which have been rejected by Ukraine s allies, ahead of one-on-one talks between the two leaders.


Energy Fallout | The EU proposed extending its target of reducing gas demand by 15% through next winter as it adjusts to lower Russian supplies. ECB supervisory chief Andrea Enria appears before the European Parliament s economic committee. Macron government survives no-confidence votes over pensions. The ECB is keen to nix any notion that this is a precedent.