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Fidelity says the notion that a pivot from the Federal Reserve’s hawkish stance will benefit equities is “dead.”
Salman Ahmed, global head of macro and strategic asset allocation at the investment management firm, said he is concerned about short-term stock performance and suggests investor consider a different asset class instead.
— Ganesh Rao
European markets: Here are the opening calls
European markets are set to open mixed on Thursday as political uncertainty continues in the region.
The U.K.’s FTSE index is expected to open 21 points lower at 7,348, Germany’s DAX up 5 points at 14,239, France’s CAC down 2 points at 6,605 and Italy’s FTSE MIB up 40 points at 24,739, according to data from IG.
Global markets will be watching developments in Ukraine as the fallout from a missile hitting Polish territory continues. NATO said it was likely that Ukrainian air defenses were trying to intercept Russian missiles but Ukraine has said it wants to see evidence that its own forces were behind the strike that killed two Polish civilians.
In the U.K, Chancellor Jeremy Hunt will announce his latest fiscal statement on Thursday which is expected to contain billions of pounds’ worth of spending cuts and tax hikes.
Earnings come from Vodafone and Virgin Money on Thursday. Data releases include European car registration data for October.
— Holly Ellyatt
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