Tag: Market Monitor

Turkey investors take a bath

Today’s sharp slide in the Turkish lira (currently down -6% at $5.9446, but was down -15% at $6.200 at one point) has obviously seeped through into broader financial markets, causing the USD and JPY to jump on safe haven flows and equities to fall, while the EUR (€1.1469) is stung by concerns over European banks’ […]

Turkish lira loses another 3%

Thursday August 9: Five things the markets are talking about The geopolitical tension theme continues to dominate capital markets, now that China has responded to the U.S’s tariff onslaught with additional tariffs of its own. In currencies, the market is again focused on sterling (£1.2852) as it encroaches on its new 12-month low as politics […]

Saudi Arabia sells off Canadian assets, loonie falls

It’s being reported by FT that the Saudi’s are selling off Canadian assets in response to Ottawa’s criticism of the arrest of a female activist last week. Apparently, the Saudi central bank and state pension funds have been instructed to dispose of their Canadian equities, bonds and cash holdings. There is no Canadian dollar amount […]

Politics takes down the pound

Wednesday August 8: Five things the markets are talking about Trade concerns continue to hover over capital markets. Yesterday, the U.S indicated that it will begin imposing another +25% duties on an additional +$16B in Chinese imports beginning in a fortnight. On the first go around, China swore to retaliate, they have yet to give […]

Cannot keep the ‘big’ dollar down

The European and Asian sessions were happy to book ‘long’ dollar profits, but North America has decided to renew their acquaintance with the dollar bulls. A lack of major economic data releases and a stabilizing Chinese yuan overnight provided a temporary reprieve for risk assets and EM currencies. Another strong JOLTS jobs opening report (+6.66M) […]

Dollar rally takes a time out

Tuesday August 7: Five things the markets are talking about Most global equities found traction overnight as earnings season continues, helping support investor sentiment against a backdrop of trade worries and geopolitical concerns. The trend for a rising U.S dollar is taking a pause, with the dollar edging lower against G10 currency pairs. A lack […]

Big revisions offset July miss on payrolls

By the numbers: July NFP and U.S Trade Average hourly earnings m/m: +0.3%e vs. +0.3%a Average hourly earnings y/y: +2.7%e vs. +2.7%a U.S employment change: +193Ke vs. +157Ka U.S unemployment rate: +3.9%e vs.+3.9%a Prior change in NFP: revised higher from +213K to +248K Prior change in private payrolls: revised higher from +202K to +234K Prior […]

NFP could lift dollar higher

Friday August 3: Five things the markets are talking about President Trump’s unpredictability on trade is keeping capital markets on the back foot and a theme that is not expected to change anytime soon. The ‘big’ dollar remains better bid ahead of this morning U.S jobs report (08:30 am EDT), supported mostly by the markets […]

BoE hike a close call

Thursday August 2: Five things the markets are talking about The Bank of England is more likely than not to hike interest rates +25 bps to +0.75% this morning (07:00 am EDT), but this has only recently become a closer call. June’s BoE meeting minutes showed that three out of nine MPC members voted to […]

Trade war angst trumps Fed rate decision

Wednesday Aug 1: Five things the markets are talking about Over the past fortnight, fixed income, forex and the commodities market have become rather boring and range bound. Will today’s Fed monetary policy announcement be the facilitator to end this market consolidation? Futures prices would suggest rather strongly that, nope, there is nothing new to […]