Oil prices score for a second consecutive monthly gain

Oil futures rallied Friday on signs of tightening supplies, tallying a second monthly gain in a row, with global crude prices settling at another four-year high. “Until sizable supply is offered up by OPEC and with pandemic market chatter raging Read More

Italian ” fondere”

The Euro  EUR continues to leak lower as Italy’s government has shattered the budget and challenged the EU’s mandate. BTPs have driven a good chunk of the move lower.  The Euro was holding on the 1.1600 handles by a thread, Read More

Still picking up the FOMC pieces and tying up a few loose ends

Still picking up the FOMC pieces and tying up a few loose ends US markets  Risk sentiment is buoyant this AM with US equity trading higher. The greenback advanced to a two-week high against G-10 while EM currencies are bucking Read More

OANDA Trading Asia market wrap :: dazed and confused

Dazed and confused  It was a hectic day in Asia as virtually everyone had a different read or take of yesterday’s FOMC. I guess we can assume that the extremely mixed trading session was a result of the markets extremely Read More

Picking up the pieces post FOMC

US President Trump said to suggest he is going to call China President Xi tomorrow, which should be soothing news for a lot of cross assets none more so than Chinese equity markets. Keeping an eye on this one.! US Read More

Look to Fed’s Powell for help

Wednesday September 26: Five things the markets are talking about Global stocks are trading mixed ahead of today’s FOMC rate decision, with Asian shares closing out higher, while Euro bourses are a tad down as Italy’s budget talks continue to Read More

Predictably quiet Asia session ahead of the FOMC

Its been one of those predictably quiet Asia sessions ahead of the FOMC but a few highlights none the less MSCI With Asia markets back in full swing today after the local holiday, finally some good news for China equities Read More

If in doubt, look to the Fed for direction

Tuesday September 25: Five things the markets are talking about It’s a return to the drawing board for many investors who are now back online beginning their holiday shortened Asian trading week. Euro equities are trading mixed following a “get Read More

Headline overload

US Markets Another case of headline overload overnight. US markets closed lower overnight due to some factors including, trade war phase 2, more political turmoil ahead of US midterm after reports surface ahead Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was resigning from Read More

Fed and trade threats to drive markets

Monday September 24: Five things the markets are talking about Global equities are under pressure as China called off planned trade talks with U.S, potentially triggering an escalation in the tariff war between the world’s largest economies. Note: U.S’ tariffs Read More