Tag: Federal Reserve

OANDA Trading Asia market closing note : Irrational exuberance ? YUAN

Irrational exuberance? YUAN EM Asia currencies The Yuan Could be little more than a case of irrational exuberance as the markets have completely latched on to Premier Li Keqiang comments which, at the World Economic Forum, said China would not devalue the currency to stimulate exports and as one would expect the Australian dollar is […]

US yields on a runner

US yields on a runner One could expect a bit of apprehension to enter the fray, and not just from a relief rally hangover, but local bond and currency traders could start looking over their shoulders at US 10y bond yields that have raced higher to 3.05 %. While everyone thought US bond yields could […]

Seeing the forest for the trees

Seeing the forest for the trees With trade war dominating the landscape, even more so after this morning’s US tariff headline, it’s easy to focus on markets from a one-dimensional perspective. But cross-asset trading is multidimensional and observing the more granular details can offer much-needed clarity in these difficult times. US Markets Certainly, Trade war […]

Another 200 billion in tariffs looks more likely than not

Another 200 billion in tariffs looks more likely than not. Happy to hear that markets in Hong Kong are expected to start trading on Monday after Mangkhut roared through the City. But more significantly friends and colleagues are all safe!! Now for the nuts and bots. As many had suspected, despite Treasury Secretary Mnuchin’s attempts […]

A bullish confluence in oil markets

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Oil prices slipped on Thursday, although U.S. crude remained above $70 a barrel on the back of falling crude inventories and Brent was still close to $80 because of looming sanctions against Iran. Brent rose above $80 per barrel the previous session for the first time since May, spurred by expectations that […]

OANDA Market Insights podcast (episode 26)

OANDA Senior Market Analyst Craig Erlam and Head of Trading Asia Steve Innes review the week’s business and market news with Jazz FM Business Breakfast presenter Nick Howard. This week’s big stories: rate hike from the Bank of England, Apple market cap hits $1 trillion, China moves to shore up the yuan, and US job […]

Fed decision and US labour market in focus

US consumer data very healthy again in June The US will once again be a focus for investors on Wednesday, as we await labour market data from ADP and the latest interest rate decision from the Federal Reserve. This comes in a week in which we’ve already got some insight into US consumers, with income, […]

Trade war breakthrough?

Trade war breakthrough? US markets are off to a rousing start in the wake of a report that US and China are said to restart talks to avert the escalating tit for tat trade war but renewed selling in large-cap tech companies has tempered gains. But indeed any tempering of this confrontational issue ahead of […]

GBP/USD – Pares gains ahead of BoE

The sell-off in GBPUSD (cable) has been losing momentum for a couple of months now, with the pair having stalled around 1.30 despite one attempt to break below a couple of weeks ago, something that now looks like a false breakout. The move has coincided with a general improvement in sentiment towards the greenback, with […]

Wall of worry builds around the US tech sector 

Wall of worry builds around the tech sector  US equity markets continue to absorb Facebook’s swoon which is weighing down FAANG’s ahead of Apple earnings announcement on Tuesday. Indeed the markets heavyweight champions are having a rough day, but US markets pruned much of their losses as bank stocks and surging oil prices boosted producers. […]