A nervous beginning to the start of the week

Monday October 22: Five things the markets are talking about Global equities remain better supported this Monday morning after Chinese stocks surged overnight on senior officials verbal intervention. The ‘mighty’ U.S dollar has eased a tad along with treasuries, while Read More

CAD plummets on disappointing retail sales and weak inflation

Canadian inflation slowed significantly last month as temporary factors that lifted the cost of gas and air travel dissipated. Canada’s CPI climbed +2.2% y/y, following a +2.8% increase in August and a +3% climb in July. The market was looking Read More

The buck cannot find a bid

Tuesday October 16: Five things the markets are talking about The ‘big’ dollar came under pressure yesterday and is finding it difficult to gain much traction this morning as investors taking profit on U.S assets outweighs concerns about Italy, Brexit Read More

Geopolitical risks and yields dominate proceedings

Monday October 15: Five things the markets are talking about Following a weekend of warnings on global economic fragility from G10 finance leaders at an IMF meeting in Bali, has global equities starting this new week on the back foot, Read More

Friday’s relief rally in full swing

Friday October 12: Five things the markets are talking about Volatility, in particular, for equities, has notched aggressively higher this week, now that sovereign bond yields are beginning to price out cheap money. Stronger than expected U.S economic data and Read More

Dollar gains pause, but probably not for long

Wednesday October 10: Five things the markets are talking about U.S treasury yields are largely stable, after declining from their seven-year high print yesterday. Euro equities are on the back foot after Asia stocks managed to break a multi losing Read More

Will the bond market bloodbath resume?

Tuesday October 9: five things the markets are talking about The first day back in a holiday-shortened trading week again sees U.S Treasury yields creeping higher, trading atop of their seven-year high yields. This aggressive backing up of sovereign yields Read More

Week Ahead – Dollar Slows Down After US Jobs Miss

The US dollar was mixed Friday. The greenback advanced against the commodity currencies (CAD, AUD AND NZD) edging higher against the CHF, but was lower agains the JPY and the EUR. The GBP deserves a special mention as positive Brexit Read More

Employment: U.S miss, Canada beat expectations

U.S unemployment rate falls to a 49-year low The September U.S unemployment rate fell to +3.7% from +3.9% in August, the lowest rate since 1969. The U.S non-farm payrolls rose to a seasonally adjusted +134K in September, the smallest gain Read More