Economic sentiment in the eurozone continues to deteriorate
The European Commission’s economic confidence index, which compiles surveys of business and consumer confidence, fell to 93.7 in September from 97.3 in August, the lowest level since November 2020.
Confidence slumped across economic sectors amid a broad rise in inflation expectations, despite European Central BankHis commitment to raise interest rates in order to curb price hikes.
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Porsche shares rise in the Frankfurt market for the first time
Porsche Shares are nearly 2% above their IPO price on their stock market debut Thursday, in what is considered one of Europe’s largest public offerings ever.
Shares in the luxury automaker initially traded at 84 euros ($81) at the start of the day.
Shares were priced at the upper end of their range late Wednesday, valuing the company at €75 billion.
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Harvey of Wells Fargo says stocks may continue to be “oversold” over the next few days
Chris Harvey of Wells Fargo expects stocks to continue their upward movement.
“The rise in short rates, retail skew, and Bank of England actions suggest that stocks will continue to bounce back oversold over the next few days,” he said in a note to clients on Wednesday.
Stocks hit new lows earlier in the week, with the S&P 500 reaching a new bear market. The selling was triggered by the Federal Reserve’s latest interest rate decision last week, which some investors believe drove the market into oversold conditions.
With the cost of capital rising and prices hovering near record levels, consensus is growing that a Fed-caused recession is inevitable, Harvey said.
“We look at the recession like a car accident,” he wrote. “You never know how bad it will be, but there is almost no ‘better than expected’ outcome – so policymakers need to be careful what they wish for.”
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The 10-year Treasury yield has fallen the most since 2020
return on standard 10 years treasury The currency fell the most since 2020 on Wednesday, although it briefly gained 4% earlier in the session, after the Bank of England announced a bond-buying plan to stabilize the British pound.
The 10-year Treasury yield last fell 23 basis points to 3.733%, its most since 2020.
It reached a high of around 4.019%, a key level that was the highest since October 2008, earlier today before erasing those gains.
Yields and prices move in opposite directions. One basis point equals 0.01%.
European markets: here are the opening calls
European shares are expected to open their doors in negative territory on Wednesday as investors react to the latest US inflation data.
The UK FTSE is expected to fall 47 points at 7341, the German DAX 86 is down at 13106, the French CAC 40 is down 28 points, and the Italian FTSE MIB is down 132 points at 22010, according to data from IG.
Global markets fell after a higher than expected US Consumer Price Index The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Tuesday that an August report that showed prices rose 0.1% for the month and 8.3% annually in August, defying economists’ expectations that headline inflation will fall 0.1% on a monthly basis.
Core CPI, which excludes volatile food and energy costs, rose 0.6% from July and 6.3% from August 2021.
UK inflation figures are due for August, and Eurozone industrial production for July will be published.
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