Tag: CNH

FX and Equities Brace for a Bumpy Week

Monday February 12: Five things the markets are talking about Investors are bracing for another bumpy ride this week after market volatility has returned with a vengeance, delivering the biggest rout in global stocks in a number of years. Despite stocks getting a reprieve overnight, investor fears of interest rate hikes that started the market […]

US Dollar Surges Amidst Volatility

BoE Signals Higher Interest Rates in the UK The US dollar had its strongest week against major currency pairs in twelve months. Even as the United States is suffering a bout of political uncertainty the dollar became a safe haven as stocks and bonds saw massive moves this week. The signing of a federal budget […]

USD/CAD – Loonie flash plummets on weaker jobs report

Canada Jan Net Jobs -88,000 From Dec Canada Jan Net Jobs Forecast At +10,000 Canada Jan Full-Time Jobs +49,000; Part-Time -137,000 Canada Jan Avg Hourly Wages +3.3% From Year Ago Canada Labor Force -73,700 In Jan From Dec Canada Jan Participation Rate At 65.5% Vs 65.8% In Dec Canada’s unemployment rate ticked up last month […]

Equities Lose $5 Trillion as Bulls Slay Bulls

Friday February 9: Five things the markets are talking about **Stateside, the House of Representatives has approved the bill to fund the U.S government and has raised spending limits over two-years, it is now sending the measure to President Trump.** Investors should expect market turbulence to continue this year as pullbacks and volatility become more […]

Hawks coming home to roost

Hawks coming home to roost Equity markets were trounced on the back of Global yields parading to multi-year highs Thursday. Indeed, it was less dovish Fed speak that continued to be the driver, and the BoE provided a hawkish bounty for good measure. The ruckus in the bond pits these days appears hell-bent on marching […]

Pound jumps on ‘Hawkish’ BoE

Thursday February 8: Five things the markets are talking about The global equity markets remain unnerved as U.S bond yields again trade atop of their four-year highs after U.S congressional leaders reached a two-year budget deal to raise government spending by almost +$300B. The bi-partisan deal is expected to stave off a government shutdown, while […]

Beware: FX Space is Calm, but Appearances can be Deceiving

Wednesday February 7: Five things the markets are talking about Risk-averse sentiment seems to have cooled for the time being as a number of the major indexes rebound in the overnight session. Note: From a volatility standpoint, the forex market space appears tranquil when compared to other asset classes like equities or bonds. The rebound […]

Plop Plop Fizz Fizz oh what a relief it is

Plop Plop Fizz Fizz oh what a relief it is A case of turnaround Tuesday or merely the eye of the storm? What a wild ride the past 48 hours !!  and of course the downward correction in equity market was always on the cards as a combination of multi-year high bond yields, and record highs in […]

U.S. Trade Deficit Is Wider Than Any Month or Year Since 2008

The U.S. trade deficit widened to the biggest monthly and annual levels since the last recession, underscoring the inherent friction in President Donald Trump’s goal of narrowing the gap while enjoying faster economic growth. The deficit increased 5.3 percent in December to a larger-than- expected $53.1 billion, the widest since October 2008, as imports outpaced […]

Equity and Crypto Pain Persists

Tuesday February 6: five things the markets are talking about The global equity rout extended overnight as Asian and European markets followed Wall Street and tumbled, sending equity indexes toward the biggest three-day slide in nearly three-years. Volatility in stocks has pushed a number of investors to unwind equity bets and head to the ‘mighty’ […]