Tag: People’s Bank of China (PBoC)

The trend is your friend.

The trend is your friend. Currency Markets There was an intense focus on Italy Wednesday thanks to speculation that its new coalition government would request that the ECB write-off the bank’s QE-acquired debt of EUR250bn. Panic ensued with the EURUSD plunging to 1.1760 before recovering after the report was denied. But the Italian political noise […]

Fed Rhetoric to Dictate Dollar Direction

Friday February 23: Five things the markets are talking about Ahead of the U.S open, Euro equities are struggling for direction after a positive Asian session as the market debates the outlook for central banks ‘normalizing’ their policies. Euro bonds have gained along with Treasuries, while the dollar steadies after yesterday’s drop. With no U.S […]

Higher Yields Pushing Dollar Up

Tuesday February 20: Five-things the markets are talking about Overnight, global stock indexes have declined along with U.S futures, while the ‘big’ dollar has rallied a tad as U.S Treasury yields back up towards their four-year highs. No central bank meetings are scheduled for this week although minutes from the latest FOMC (Wed) and the […]

Don’t go barking up the wrong tree in the Year of the Dog

Don’t go barking up the wrong tree in the Year of the Dog A predictable wave of profit taking and risk reduction, as is standard form ahead of US long weekends, dominated Friday session leading to USD gains as US  yields pulled back. And while the broader  US dollar negativity continues to seep through capital […]

Dollar Dives on Confidence, No Support from Fundamentals

Thursday February 15: Five things the markets are talking about U.S bond yields have backed after an unexpected rise in U.S consumer inflation to its fastest pace in a year – the core’s +1.8% y/y print yesterday was higher than expected, but still below the Fed’s +2% target – making it more likely the Fed […]

USD Under Pressure as Traders eye U.S Inflation

Tuesday February 13: Five things the markets are talking about Euro equities are trading steady despite a late down swing in Asia, as investors wrestle to find direction after this month’s early collapse. The dollar has weakened against G10 currency pairs while Treasuries have edged a tad higher along with gold. Crude is heading for […]

FX and Equities Brace for a Bumpy Week

Monday February 12: Five things the markets are talking about Investors are bracing for another bumpy ride this week after market volatility has returned with a vengeance, delivering the biggest rout in global stocks in a number of years. Despite stocks getting a reprieve overnight, investor fears of interest rate hikes that started the market […]

This too shall pass.

This too shall pass It seems anytime I left my desk last week the market was sure to fall apart but after witnessing 25 years + of market corrections, I know storms don’t last forever, and as far as the recent bout of market mayhem is concerned, this too shall pass. Traders quickly conjectured that […]

Equities Lose $5 Trillion as Bulls Slay Bulls

Friday February 9: Five things the markets are talking about **Stateside, the House of Representatives has approved the bill to fund the U.S government and has raised spending limits over two-years, it is now sending the measure to President Trump.** Investors should expect market turbulence to continue this year as pullbacks and volatility become more […]

Pound jumps on ‘Hawkish’ BoE

Thursday February 8: Five things the markets are talking about The global equity markets remain unnerved as U.S bond yields again trade atop of their four-year highs after U.S congressional leaders reached a two-year budget deal to raise government spending by almost +$300B. The bi-partisan deal is expected to stave off a government shutdown, while […]