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Stress Tests: Turning Around The Euro Economy?

Will stress tests be enough to turn the euro-zone economy around? That's the question in our latest view. Tell us what you think.

WBP Online • 4 years ago

WBP Online's Mobile Economic Calendar App Is Finally Here!

It's official! The WBP Online Economic Calendar App, a must-have tool for all traders, is now live.

WBP Online • 4 years ago

US Preview: Final Pieces To Fall Into Place Week Before Fed Meets

Here's what's on the US market menu this week. What do you think — will the final pieces fall into place a week ahead of the next Fed meeting?

WBP Online • 4 years ago

US Preview: Consumption, Inflation Queue Up Next Week

The economy is over its labor-market woes (for now). Up next? Inflation worries.

WBP Online • 4 years ago

Preview: US Payrolls May Miss Again, Fed To Roll Out Own Labor-Market Gauge

Preview: This afternoon's highly anticipated non-farm payrolls report may miss again. The Fed, meanwhile, is set to launch its own labor-market report on Monday — and you better believe traders will be watching.

WBP Online • 4 years ago

US Preview: A Copious Dose For Fed's Data Dependency

At the last meeting of the Fed, Janet Yellen said the central bank would look at "the actual and projected pace at which the gaps between our employment and inflation, and our goals for those variables, are closing." In the week ahead, major news on both these fronts is due out. Here's what you need to know.

WBP Online • 4 years ago

Aided By Medical Outlays, US GDP Upgraded To 4.6% In Q2

The US economy's Q2 performance just seems to keep getting better and better. The third second-quarter GDP estimate was upgraded to 4.6% from 4.2%. "Today's revision confirms that economic growth in the second quarter was strong, and other recent data suggest that this momentum has continued into the subsequent months," said Jason Furman, chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers for the White House.

WBP Online • 4 years ago

EU-Ukraine Free Trade Deal A Thorn In Russia's Side

Rules in trade and business are for all — well, except Russia, that is — as it demands an exemption in the Ukraine-EU trade deal.

WBP Online • 4 years ago

Scotland The Brave Heads Into Battle Tomorrow... Blindfolded?

The Scottish independence referendum has caused shock waves across the UK and Europe, and as the Scots head to the polls Thursday, they find themselves torn between a future as an independent nation, at the risk of being ostracized by its current allies, or remain within the UK and continue to be dictated to by Westminster.

WBP Online • 5 years ago

Preview: UK Jobless Rate To Fall; Wages To Pick Up Only Slightly

The UK labor market is expected to strengthen further, with the jobless rate falling, although with wage growth picking up only slightly.

WBP Online • 5 years ago

The Final Countdown: All Eyes On Scottish Referendum With FOMC In Focus

The day of reckoning is finally upon us on Thursday. That is, the Scottish referendum, when the Gaelic nation of just more than 5 million chooses whether to break free from the UK or to stay put. If the former happens, no one is quite sure what will ensue — aside from, inevitably, market chaos. Traders and analysts alike will be eyeing developments out of Scotland closely — and they'd be wise to. If the country votes to go independent, it means more than just a declining pound.

WBP Online • 5 years ago

'Yes' & 'No's Neck And Neck In Scottish Independence Push

Bad news for the ‪‎Scottish independence‬ 'yes' camp: The 'no's are pulling ahead in the race, according to the latest poll.

WBP Online • 5 years ago

Weekly Market Roundup: A Lot To Say From The Wild West

As we head into another week of trading, let's recap the market movers of last week — and boy, were there a lot of 'em! The world's leading monetary policymakers had a lot to say at the annual Jackson Hole Economic Symposium, making for an especially wild West.

WBP Online • 5 years ago

Four Animals To Get Familiar With If You Want To Start Trading

You're new to trading and you want to get started on the forex and commodities markets. Trading has to do with a lot of charts and figures of course. So why is everyone talking about bears, bulls, doves and hawks? Here's why.

WBP Online • 5 years ago