Tag: Bank of England (BoE)

Fed Powell advances the dollar

Wednesday July 18: Five things the markets are talking about U.S assets get another leg up from rookie Fed Chair Jerome Powell who again expressed optimism over the U.S’s economic growth and stable inflation, telling Congress yesterday that domestic data should keep the central bank on track to raise “gradually” short-term interest rates. However, as […]

Monday blues or Dog days of summer

Monday blues or Dog days of summer Whether a case of the Monday blues, the Dog Days of summer setting in or a combination of both, markets struggled for direction despite upbeat US economic data while quarterly earnings have failed to inspire investors. And we might chalk it up to a typical summer afternoon NY […]

Markets underpricing China risk( OANDA Trading Podcast BFM Kuala Lumpur 89.9)

Stephen Innes, Head of Trading in Asia-Pacific, OANDA, Singapore Stephen reckons markets are “seriously underpricing economic risk in China”. Economists suspect the direct impact from the two sets of US tariffs aimed at Beijing could drag China’s GDP down by 0.3 percentage points in the longer run. Stephen also shares some insights on how China […]

Trade ,earnings ,teapots and the US dollar

Trade, earnings, teapots and the US dollar Strong domestic growth and on-target core inflation continue to suggest the US economy is in that happy place,  but this week’s US economic data will begin to shape market expectations for Q2. And equally significant will be Fed Chair Powell’s semi-annual monetary policy testimony before the Senate Banking […]

Trade war -will cooler heads prevail ?( OANDA Trading Podcast with BFM Radio KL )

Stephen Innes, Head of Trading in Asia-Pacific, OANDA, Singapore On July 6, the US imposed a 25% import tariff on US$34 billion worth of Chinese goods. China has since retaliated, and accused the US of igniting ‘the largest trade war in economic history’. Stephen comments on how trade tensions are affecting market sentiment, versus the economic […]

Big Trouble in Big China ?

Big Trouble in Big China? A very typical July 4th with a whole lot of nothing going on due to the US holiday and prices virtually stopped dead in their track once NY took over the trading books from London. But this sense of calm belies the nervous undercurrent of unease as traders continue to […]

The Yuan airbrake

The Yuan airbrake Thankfully for regional risk, the PBoC engaged the Yuan airbrake yesterday afternoon and at least for the time being, with the help of Chinese state-owned banks who were seen selling dollars to prop up the Chinese currency, is restoring a sense of calm in regional markets. China remains at the epicentre of […]

Confusion reigns supreme

Confusion reigns supreme Uncertainty and confusion around trade war are slowly but surely leading the markets down the road to financial horror. Global equity markets continue to fray at the edges on the streams of negative headlines and none more so damning than a report from a Chinese government think tank. The leaked note warned […]