Tag: People’s Bank of China (PBoC)

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 and a Sino-U.S trade war. Furthermore, twin U.S deficits and prospects of a halt in […]

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, with regional bourses in Asia and Europe seeing red, while U.S equity futures are pointing […]

Next week’s spotlight falls on the USD and the RMB complex.

Well, that was dramatic, but some significant levels on equity markets held on a closing basis, while the DXY rallied into the close. But in the end, it was all about cleaning the slate while living to fight another day. Next week spotlight falls on the USD and the RMB complex, and following the likely […]

Friday night roundup from Singapore

Singapore: Monetary Authority of Singapore  The most important news from my neck of the woods, SGD rallied after the central bank continued on their path to normalise. MAS steepened just 0.5%-pts to 1.0% p.a, and this normalisation supports a bullish near-term view for SGD versus regional peers Oil markets Crude is off to a positive […]

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 weak European underlying inflation in key countries is being blamed as the specific trigger for […]

Asia market update

Oil update After hitting a massive speedbump over the past 48 hours or so, Oil investors are dipping their toes back into the no less certain waters as risk has tentatively stabilised. But prices remain very firm even after DOE reported a larger-than-expected build suggesting a bit of discount in the numbers as refinery maintenance […]

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 session. Elsewhere, the ‘big’ dollar has stalled temporarily after U.S President Trump said the Fed […]

Another ominous Yuan fix?

The Yuan Another ominous signal from this mornings Yuan fix has sent Yuan bears into action. While the counters cyclical mechanism pegged the fix lower than yesterday close, we’re still trading at year highs suggesting the central bank is in no rush to stem the weakening tide. However, this does run contrary to statements from […]

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 this month is again putting pressure on risk assets. However, overnight, equities traded mixed, with […]

Noisy Markets

Noisy Markets The headline noise has been deafening and showing few signs of abating. In Asia focus will be squarely on equity sentiment even more with the Yuan under pressure as US/China tensions are set to escalate this week. US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo cited “fundamental disagreement” with China’s foreign minister after meetings, while […]