Adam Carr

Adam Carr is a leading economist in the Australian market. In addition to being a columnist with Business Spectator, he has worked with some of the world’s largest investment banks and financial intermediaries. Adam was also formerly an economic adviser with the Prime Minister's Department and Commonwealth Treasury.

Scoreboard: Fed praise

Wall Street rallied on dovish commentary from Fed chair Janet Yellen and strong industrial production and housing starts data.

Scoreboard: Blue chip bonus

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Strong earnings from blue chip companies in the US helped keep Wall Street in the black as fears over rising tensions in Ukraine pummelled European markets.

Scoreboard: Retail splurge

Global stocks rose from their recent rut after US retail sales recorded their biggest gain in 18 months and Citigroup posted strong earnings.

Scoreboard: China guide

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The local market is tipped to take the lead from a weaker Wall Street, with China’s GDP figures the focal point this week.

Scoreboard: Nasdaq nerves

Wall Street slumped as a fall in jobless claims failed to ameliorate another big sell-off in the tech sector.

Scoreboard: Fed clarity

Global stocks rallied as the US Federal Reserve continued to play down the hawkish aspects of its rates commentary.

Scoreboard: Tech tune-up

Wall Street rose as the tech sector staged a recovery and job openings hit a six-year high, but European stocks weakened amid rising tensions in Ukraine.

Scoreboard: Tech glitch

Equities were dealt a blow on both sides of the Atlantic as doubts over bloated US tech stocks and a resurgence in Ukraine tensions weighed.

Scoreboard: Jobs drag

The local market looks set to come under pressure after Wall Street fell despite solid payrolls data.

Scoreboard: Euro rollercoaster

The euro spiked and then slumped after the European Central Bank’s rates decision, while Wall Street slipped ahead of US payrolls data.

Scoreboard: Work it

Wall Street edged higher as solid data around jobs and factory orders underscored continuing economic recovery in the US.

Scoreboard: American hustle

Wall Street lifted on positive US manufacturing data and a healthy pick-up in car sales.

Scoreboard: Yellen balm

Wall Street cheered as the Fed chair flagged continuing low interest rates and as tensions eased in Ukraine.

Scoreboard: Russian comfort

Russia’s insistence that it won’t encroach beyond Ukraine, plus talk of Chinese economic stimulus, have investors poised for action.

Scoreboard: Market breather

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Global stocks hardly budged amid continuing nerves over Ukraine, while the Australian dollar pushed higher.

Scoreboard: Obama bummer

Wall Street slumped as the US president’s grandstanding on Russia spooked investors.

Scoreboard: Forward march

Solid data out of Europe and the US saw equities rally on both sides of the pond despite the escalating situation in Crimea.

Scoreboard: Russian backlash

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Global stocks and commodities were mostly lower as soft data and Russia's penance from the West weighed.

Scoreboard: Ukraine watch

Markets will be keeping a close eye on Russia this week as troops amass along Ukraine’s border.

Scoreboard: Relaxed on rates

Wall Street rose despite steady US data supporting the case for rate hikes.