Tag: Federal Reserve

US Inflation Eyed as Markets Pare Losses

Markets higher after tariff-related losses It’s been a more positive start to trade on Thursday, with equity markets in the green and paring Wednesday’s losses as investors continue to weigh up what impact the latest trade tariffs will have on the global economy. While markets have typically reacted negatively to any escalation on trade, the […]

A tenuous and unstable state of affairs

A tenuous and unstable state of affairs The prospects of another round of US tariffs directed at China have resurrected fears that the trade skirmish between Washington and Beijing could escalate with some investors now fearing a full-blown global trade war could be a reality. But the most damning signal is that dialogue between the […]

All is quiet on the western trade war front

All is quiet on the western trade war front For a change,  all is quiet on the western trade war front as the drop in aggressive US tariff posturing and the nonfarm payroll after effects have propelled US equity market to the third consecutive day of substantial gains. While traders sit tight awaiting the next […]

For the USD , it’s all about this week’s CPI.

For the USD, it’s all about this week’s CPI. Markets dismissed the opening salvo of the  US -Sino trade war as dated news. However, after another Goldilocks NFP,  US stock markets traded positively in the green while the US dollar bears begrudgingly came out of hibernation after US  bond market yields knee-jerked lower. The NFP […]

The trade war is finally upon us

The trade war is finally upon us Traders returned from the 4th of July holiday with few if any convictions ahead of President Trump’s first tariffs that are scheduled to hit $34 billion of Chinese imports later today and Beijing plans to respond with levies on an equal amount of goods swiftly. The Trump administrations […]

The Yuan airbrake

The Yuan airbrake Thankfully for regional risk, the PBoC engaged the Yuan airbrake yesterday afternoon and at least for the time being, with the help of Chinese state-owned banks who were seen selling dollars to prop up the Chinese currency, is restoring a sense of calm in regional markets. China remains at the epicentre of […]

Risk is in the air

Risk is in the air Despite global risk mounting with hurdles abound, US equity markets managed to eek out small wins after spending most of the session struggling in the red. The major indexes struggled to find traction as the ongoing slowdown in global growth data, escalating trade war rhetoric, and a nervy Brexit meeting […]

Confusion reigns supreme

Confusion reigns supreme Uncertainty and confusion around trade war are slowly but surely leading the markets down the road to financial horror. Global equity markets continue to fray at the edges on the streams of negative headlines and none more so damning than a report from a Chinese government think tank. The leaked note warned […]

Trade spats continue to weigh

Investors remain concerned about trade war prospects US futures are in the red again ahead of the open on Tuesday, with the ongoing trade spats between the US and others continuing to weigh. While there haven’t been any major developments in the last 24 hours, nothing we’ve heard recently fills investors with any confidence that […]

The Bigger Picture 89.3 Money FM ( OANDA Podcast)

Stephen Innes, Head of trading for the Asia Pacific at Oanda gives his take on what we can expect from the markets today. ON the Bigger Picture 89.3 Money FM   Money FM 89.3 Singapore