Tag: Bank of England (BoE)

Dollar softer ahead of G7 Summit

Thursday June 7: Five things the markets are talking about G6 + 1 Despite global equities extending gains overnight on growing investor confidence in global growth, the markets attentions is turning towards the G7 conference that begins tomorrow in Quebec, Canada. Expect this summit to be an intensive affair amidst heightened trade tensions between the […]

US equity markets defy gravity.

US equity markets defy gravity. Equity Markets US equity markets continue to defy gravity and extending the recent winning streak to four straight sessions. It was all about the financials as a series of coordinated hawkish comments from ECB members,  that the end of QE will be top of the to-do list with some suggesting […]

A hawkish ECB backs up yields and supports EUR

Wednesday June 6: Five things the markets are talking about Global equities have extended their limited gains overnight on signs that major economies will avoid a fallout trade war. An outlier was Euro equities, which have stalled as the ‘single’ unit strengthened and government bonds declined amid some ‘hawkish’ messages from the ECB. Note: The […]

U.K retail sales boosted by hot weather

Warmer weather, bank holidays and the royal wedding helped to boost retail sales in May, a survey has indicated. The British Retail Consortium (BRC) said total sales rose by 4.1% in May from a year earlier, the fastest pace for more than four years. However, the BRC noted that retail conditions remained tough, with growth […]

Dollar Moves Confined as Investors Look for Clues

Tuesday June 5: Five things the markets are talking about The risk rally remains afloat despite last week’s geopolitical concerns and pending global tariff fall out. Capital markets seem content to regroup after recent developments. However, with President Trump stepping up his aggressive trade policies and the ‘populists,’ who are poised to start, governing in […]

Investors utterly unfazed by trade tariffs

  Investors utterly unfazed by trade tariffs Stock market investors remain utterly unfazed by the prospects of trade tariffs or even higher interest rates as consecutive monthly payroll numbers continue to support the Goldilocks economy sweet spot scenario. Employers are aggressively ramping up staff, but wages are rising much less dramatically. So far, investors remain […]

U.K PM Plans Trade Talks with Trump this week

The prime minister is planning further talks with US President Donald Trump about a looming trade war over steel and aluminium tariffs. Theresa May’s spokesman said on Monday that the two leaders would discuss the issue again later in the week. “The prime minister has discussed this with President Trump on a number of occasions […]

Dollar Dips on Trade Worries

Monday June 4: Five things the markets are talking about Last week, geopolitical events again captured the attention of capital markets even though critical economic data had been released. With political concerns about the eurozone having somewhat eased by week’s end – in Italy, nationalist parties finally took power, while in Spain, the Socialist led-opposition […]

Trade War On, but Non-farm Payroll (NFP) up next

Friday June 1: Five things the markets are talking about U.S fire the first shot in trade war Euro equities are looking to close out this wild week in the ‘black,’ a week in which Euro politics and escalating trade tensions have shook markets. U.S Treasuries have edged lower and the ‘big’ dollar trades somewhat […]

As Risk Sentiment Improves Dollar Bulls Sell

Thursday May 31: Five things the markets are talking about Global equities are currently receiving some investor appreciation, rebounding from a two-month trough along with the EUR as the political turmoil in Italy that shook financial markets this week shows signs of easing. The ‘big’ dollar has edged lower while Italian bond yields have declined […]