Tag: European Central Bank (ECB)

Another Turkish Lira flash crash

Another Turkish Lira flash crash   A busy start to the session dealing with yet another mini TRY flash crash as the bad Lira news continues to compound. Otherwise, global Forex and fixed income markets remain in neutral  overnight and predictably focused on the upcoming FOMC minutes The Turkish Lira meltdown. As far as I can […]

Italian Bond Yields Off Highs after Six Days of Selling

Italian government bond yields came off 14-month highs on Tuesday as the market paused after six days of heavy selling on concerns over the high-spending policies mooted by a potential coalition government in the euro zone’s third-largest economy. The likelihood of a new Italian government being formed by the 5-Star Movement and the far-right League […]

Trade Ceasefire Supports Risk Assets

Tuesday May 22: Five things the markets are talking about Markets traded mixed overnight, with global equities drifting and a number of risk currencies finding support as investors digest easing trade tensions and the latest comments from a plethora of central bank members. The EUR (€1.1809) has found some traction as Italian bonds recover from […]

Commodity currencies are beaming

  Currency Markets The US dollar has given up some of its gains overnight as investors keenness for Greenbacks has temporarily abated. The shifting dynamics around trade and tariffs does give pause for thought as US dollar bulls are consolidating gains at a very tricky and treacherous junction for both the USD and US bond yields. After […]

A test of the breakouts

A test of the breakouts  This week should be all about contesting and consolidating last week’s significant breakouts in 10 year UST, EURUSD, USDJPY and Oil Prices. And despite weekend inspired short-covering in US fixed income, we’ve seen a weekly close in US 10y above 3.05 %. And with the Baker Hughes rig count holding […]

Italian politics to decide markets fate

Friday May 18: Five things the market is talking about In Europe, regional bourses are trading a tad lower as E.U stocks fail to follow their Asian counter parties higher on a potential breakthrough in trade negotiations between China and the U.S. The yield on U.S 10-year notes (+3.105%) is steady after reaching their highest […]

It’s all about the Benjamins

It’s all about the Benjamins The USD continues to rally across the board as US yields continued to be the primary driver and threatening to break out above the fundamental 3.125 level, but the ease of the  50+pb steeping that got packed into the Two-Year vs Ten  Year treasury curve is creating the unwelcoming tremors across […]

Dollar Consolidates ahead of Today’s Event Risk

Thursday May 17: Five things the markets are talking about Italian political uncertainty continues to dominate European domestic asset prices. Since yesterday, Italian bond yields have ballooned on reports of a draft government program, penned by the proposed populist coalition, the introduction of procedures within the eurozone to allow countries to quit the euro. The […]

The trend is your friend.

The trend is your friend. Currency Markets There was an intense focus on Italy Wednesday thanks to speculation that its new coalition government would request that the ECB write-off the bank’s QE-acquired debt of EUR250bn. Panic ensued with the EURUSD plunging to 1.1760 before recovering after the report was denied. But the Italian political noise […]

Fed Rhetoric to Dictate Dollar Direction

Friday February 23: Five things the markets are talking about Ahead of the U.S open, Euro equities are struggling for direction after a positive Asian session as the market debates the outlook for central banks ‘normalizing’ their policies. Euro bonds have gained along with Treasuries, while the dollar steadies after yesterday’s drop. With no U.S […]