Equity markets back down – Fed minutes as a burden

02/22/2018 – 10:00 am: The fear of a more rapid tightening of US monetary policy will slow down the recovery ambitions of the international stock markets on Thursday. The meeting minutes of the Federal Reserve at the end of January show that economic growth and inflation on the other side of the Atlantic make a faster increase in interest rates more likely.

As a result, the US indices closed behind dark red signs. The same applies to the Japanese Nikkei, who left the market at a discount of 1.1 percent. The German benchmark index in early trading is correspondingly weak. The Dax is currently down 1.4 percent at 12,293 points.

In the further course of trading, investors are now looking in particular at the publication of the ifo business climate index for Germany, the meeting minutes of the recent ECB meeting and the weekly US first-time applications for unemployment assistance. In addition, EIA crude oil stocks are also on the agenda in the USA.




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