Tag: Bank of Canada (BoC)

U.S safe-haven appeal diminishes

Thursday September 20: Five things the markets are talking about It’s not been easy, two and two do not add up when trading these Twitter directional asset classes. Fundamentals have been temporary ignored as the ‘lemming’ trades takes a grip. Fading market fears over a Sino-U.S trade row has the U.S dollar trading within striking […]

Where to hide? That’s the next million-dollar question

Tuesday September 18: Five things the markets are talking about It was coming, the market new it was coming, just when, and how much, were the unknown variables. President Trump has imposed an additional +10% tariffs on about +$200B worth of imports from China, rising to +25% by the turn of the New Year. Trump […]

Asia closing market notes : riding the risk rollercoaster

The markets are riding the risk roller coaster as headline overload has been dominating the Asian session. First, the USTR tariff announcement had a bit more sting than expected due to the graduated settings 10 per cent now then up to 25 per cent in January on 200 bln. Which suggests the US is looking […]

Seeing the forest for the trees

Seeing the forest for the trees With trade war dominating the landscape, even more so after this morning’s US tariff headline, it’s easy to focus on markets from a one-dimensional perspective. But cross-asset trading is multidimensional and observing the more granular details can offer much-needed clarity in these difficult times. US Markets Certainly, Trade war […]

Canada: International transactions in securities, July 2018

Foreign investment in Canadian securities reached $12.7 billion in July, mainly from acquisitions of federal government bonds. At the same time, Canadian investment in foreign securities totalled $13.1 billion, led by record purchases of foreign bonds. Foreign investment in federal government bonds resumes Foreign investment in Canadian securities reached $12.7 billion in July, up from […]

No tariffs, now tariffs, what gives?

Monday September 17: Five things the markets are talking about The possibility of a new round on tariffs on Chinese goods is not helping equity markets this Monday morning. The ‘big’ dollar is holding onto Friday’s gains as investors try and acclimatize themselves to the ever-fluid trade situation that President Trump seems to be creating […]

Another 200 billion in tariffs looks more likely than not

Another 200 billion in tariffs looks more likely than not. Happy to hear that markets in Hong Kong are expected to start trading on Monday after Mangkhut roared through the City. But more significantly friends and colleagues are all safe!! Now for the nuts and bots. As many had suspected, despite Treasury Secretary Mnuchin’s attempts […]

Battered and bruised

Battered and bruised It was a tough week for the markets leaving many participants battered and bruised, but the great thing about this industry, is we get to do it all over again next week. US 10y yields went on to test 3.0% Friday after a string of constructive  US data, and Fed speaks supported […]

Super Thursday, indeed

Super Thursday, indeed Super Thursday for some but a Topsy-Turvy one for others. Of course, much of that had to do with what side of the US dollar coin you were on. Hope springs eternal for emerging markets anytime the US dollar weakens and yesterday was no exception. As indeed the stars aligned for emerging […]

Canada: New housing price index, July 2018

Nationally, new home prices were up for a second consecutive month in July. New Housing Price Index, monthly change Builders in 15 of the 27 census metropolitan areas (CMAs) surveyed reported higher prices in July, pushing the Canada-level index up 0.1%. The largest gain was in London (+0.5%), where builders reported higher construction costs and […]