Tag: Bank of England (BoE)

Dollar is King, but trade tensions cap risk appetite

Friday June 15: Five things the markets are talking about This was always going to be a big week for capital markets and it has not disappointed. Bond prices continue to rally and global equities trade under pressure as Sino-U.S trade tensions threaten to escalate, while capital markets weigh diverging monetary policies from the European […]

Fed to hike, but what next?

Wednesday June 13: Five things the markets are talking about Yesterday’s data showed that U.S consumer prices climbed in May, a further sign price pressures stateside are solidifying. The Fed, which began its two-day policy meeting yesterday, is watching price data closely as it weighs the path of short-term interest rates. This afternoon, Fed officials […]

Dollar Seeks Central Bank Guidance

Tuesday June 12: Five things the markets are talking about The Trump-Kim summit came and went with little market movement. Instead, investors and dealers remain focused on a plethora of macro-events and data coming over the next few days. The meeting has produced much positive symbolism, but little in the way of substance as vague […]

Geopolitics and Rate Calls to Dominate Busy Week

Monday June 11: Five things the markets are talking about Investors’ focus now shifts from last weekend’s disastrous G7 meeting in Canada to tomorrows Trump-Kim summit in Singapore and a plethora of major central bank rate announcements later this week. Market mood remains cautiously ‘risk-on’ as we begin one of the busiest weeks of the […]

MARKETS BRACE FOR “BUSIEST WEEK OF THE YEAR”( BFM Radio 89.9 KL)

MARKETS BRACE FOR “BUSIEST WEEK OF THE YEAR” Stephen Innes, Head of Trading in Asia-Pacific, OANDA, Singapore Also, Friday marks the deadline for the White House to finalise a list of tariffs on Chinese goods. Stephen outlines how market expectations are shaping up for the week ahead. Presented by: Sharaad Kuttan, Melisa Idris, Tan Chung […]

Market Scuttlebutt 

Market Scuttlebutt There’s a high level of circumspection associated with this weekend’s G7 meeting as President Trump prepares to enter the G-7 lion’s den. Usually, a non-event for markets but with all the focus on escalating trade tensions amongst long-standing G-7 allies, there’s a good reason for investors to be chary as this meeting is […]

Dollar in demand ahead of G6+1

Friday June 8: Five things the markets are talking about Global equities saw red overnight, as tech stocks continued their retreat in the Asian session, while in Europe, stocks has been hampered by disappointing industrial production data from Germany. All market negativity is supporting investors’ risk-off mood ahead of today’s G7 summit beginning in Quebec, […]

Let the Games Begin

 Maximus Pressure or Circus Maximus Both the S & P and Nasdaq fell overnight snapping the 5-day winning streak as the tech sector sags. But entering weeks end investors are taking another peek at the calendar and thinking that perhaps booking some profit is prudent in case politics gets messy over the next week or […]

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 […]