Tag: Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA)

U.S safe-haven appeal diminishes

Thursday September 20: Five things the markets are talking about It’s not been easy, two and two do not add up when trading these Twitter directional asset classes. Fundamentals have been temporary ignored as the ‘lemming’ trades takes a grip. Fading market fears over a Sino-U.S trade row has the U.S dollar trading within striking […]

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 […]

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 […]

Battered and bruised

Battered and bruised It was a tough week for the markets leaving many participants battered and bruised, but the great thing about this industry, is we get to do it all over again next week. US 10y yields went on to test 3.0% Friday after a string of constructive  US data, and Fed speaks supported […]

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 […]

Asia market midday market note

Hang Seng Index After a positive start during the morning trading session, risk continues to wobble on the heavily subscribed HSI. Don’t mistake short side profit-taking for a reverse in negative sentiment as this market is far from bullish on Asia risk. Despite positive developments on the US-China trade front, the playbook remains unchanged, and […]

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 […]

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 […]