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Trading Desk: Apple Insists “Our AI Thinks Different”

In a bold move, Apple (AAPL) has fully embraced artificial intelligence, unveiling its new AI software suite, Apple Intelligence. Unlike competitors Microsoft (MSFT) and Google (GOOG), who have focused on grand visions and future possibilities, Apple has adopted a more pragmatic approach. It’s emphasizing on-device

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Trading Desk: Political Pressure On Powell Builds

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell finds himself in a familiar, increasingly intensifying political crossfire as he and the Federal Open Market Committee deliberate the future path of interest rates. The recent release of cooler-than-expected May consumer price data showing inflation moderating to 3.3% year-over-year has

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Trading Desk: The Inflation Paradox

Amid persistent inflation and economic uncertainty, consumer spending patterns are painting a contradictory picture. Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan recently highlighted a paradoxical trend: while consumers are tightening their belts on everyday essentials like groceries, they are simultaneously splurging on experiences such as travel

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Trading Desk: Larry Summers Sees Even Higher Rates Ahead

In his recent analysis, former U.S. Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers expressed belief that long-term interest rates could continue their upward trajectory, with the 10-year Treasury yield potentially surpassing its current level of 4.3%. This prediction stems from his assessment that inflation is not yet convincingly

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Trading Desk: Fed Fight Continues As Sticky Prices Delay Rate Cut

The Federal Reserve’s commitment to holding interest rates higher for an extended period remains unwavering as the latest inflation data reveals persistent price pressures. The core Personal Consumption Expenditures (PCE) index, the Fed’s preferred inflation gauge, held steady at 2.8% in April, matching the previous

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