Tag: Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA)

Turkish Lira Collapse Continues

Wednesday May 23: Five things the markets are talking about Geopolitical risks from Turkey to N. Korea, from China to Italy, have pressured global equities in overnight trade. U.S Treasuries, along with the ‘mighty’ dollar have found support, while crude oil prices dropped along with most commodities. Yesterday, U.S President Donald Trump tempered market optimism […]

Trade Ceasefire Supports Risk Assets

Tuesday May 22: Five things the markets are talking about Markets traded mixed overnight, with global equities drifting and a number of risk currencies finding support as investors digest easing trade tensions and the latest comments from a plethora of central bank members. The EUR (€1.1809) has found some traction as Italian bonds recover from […]

Italian politics to decide markets fate

Friday May 18: Five things the market is talking about In Europe, regional bourses are trading a tad lower as E.U stocks fail to follow their Asian counter parties higher on a potential breakthrough in trade negotiations between China and the U.S. The yield on U.S 10-year notes (+3.105%) is steady after reaching their highest […]

Dollar Consolidates ahead of Today’s Event Risk

Thursday May 17: Five things the markets are talking about Italian political uncertainty continues to dominate European domestic asset prices. Since yesterday, Italian bond yields have ballooned on reports of a draft government program, penned by the proposed populist coalition, the introduction of procedures within the eurozone to allow countries to quit the euro. The […]

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 […]

24 hours of reconciliation

24 hours of reconciliation It took all of 24 hours for the results of the rationality test to kick in after traders took time to the read the minutes from Wednesday. Not a heck of a lot has changed in the Feds view. The minutes were far more balanced than the equity market sell-off suggested. […]

Confusion reigns

Confusion reigns In a market starved for significant news, the FOMC minutes provided just enough talking points to keep the dollar bid as US bond yields nudged towards crucial resistance levels.However, the Feds assortment of views on wage growth suggests the FOMC remains pliable during the transition phase from Yellen to Powell. In other words, […]

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 […]

US Bond Auction TIPS the dollar

US Bond Auction TIPS the dollar A dismal US 30year TIPS auction is weighing on dollar demand as the sagging bid to cover ratio of 2.31 is signalling dwindling investor appetite as inflationary headwinds build. The dollar is lower because no one wants to own US bonds despite the higher yield, knowing the inflationary headwinds […]

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 […]