Tag: People’s Bank of China (PBoC)

Where to hide? That’s the next million-dollar question

Tuesday September 18: Five things the markets are talking about It was coming, the market new it was coming, just when, and how much, were the unknown variables. President Trump has imposed an additional +10% tariffs on about +$200B worth of imports from China, rising to +25% by the turn of the New Year. Trump […]

Asia closing market notes : riding the risk rollercoaster

The markets are riding the risk roller coaster as headline overload has been dominating the Asian session. First, the USTR tariff announcement had a bit more sting than expected due to the graduated settings 10 per cent now then up to 25 per cent in January on 200 bln. Which suggests the US is looking […]

No tariffs, now tariffs, what gives?

Monday September 17: Five things the markets are talking about The possibility of a new round on tariffs on Chinese goods is not helping equity markets this Monday morning. The ‘big’ dollar is holding onto Friday’s gains as investors try and acclimatize themselves to the ever-fluid trade situation that President Trump seems to be creating […]

Erdogan hurts TRY ahead of CBRT decision

Thursday September 13: Five things the markets are talking about U.S. equity futures and euro regional bourses trade steady after the overnight Asian session put an end to its longest losing streak since 2002 on fresh hopes that the worlds’ two largest economies will again sit down and talk trade. The EUR (€1.1617) and the […]

Gold shines as the dollar fades

– Gold prices on Thursday held steady near a more than one-week high hit in the previous session, with hopes for a new round of U.S.-China trade talks weighing on the dollar. Gold prices have fallen nearly 12 percent since a peak in April amid intensifying global trade tensions and under pressure from rising U.S. […]

Edge of the seat type stuff !

Edge of the seat type stuff! US Markets After wobbling most of the day in extremely choppy markets, the US equity market finished mostly higher supported by higher oil prices and news that the US has formally sent an invitation to China to resume trade talks. But festivities were tempered as the market gave a […]

CAD rallies on Nafta optimism

Wednesday September 12: Five things the markets are talking about It’s ‘hump’ day and despite the contained trading ranges across the various asset classes, investors have a lot to contend with, and strategize for, as we head towards the Autumn months which are expected to bring heightened volatility and risk aversion to financial markets. China […]

Channel one’s confidence

Channel  one’s confidence USDJPY and Emerging markets traded with a more positive tone overnight, although EM is hardly out of the weeds just yet, as US equity markets ignored a shaky start to finish higher on the day led by energy and telecom sectors. When the S&P markets rally in the face of higher global […]

Focus on the three T’s – trade, tariffs and Trump

Tuesday September 11: Five things the markets are talking about The three T’s – trade, tariffs and Trump are driving capital market asset prices in September. Today, thus far, is a good feel-day as market sentiment seems to be improving, supported by renewed optimism that the U.K can cut a Brexit deal in a timely […]

Trump trade war worries

Monday September 10: Five things the markets are talking about Trade talks, tariffs threats, EM contagion fears and central bank decisions are dominating asset price moves this month. Add geopolitical risks and U.S impeachment possibilities, market volatility is expected to remain elevated for some time. Global equities are trading mixed, with Euro stocks drifting while […]