Tag: Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA)

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 […]

Another Brexit bounce

Another Brexit bounce Global investors were encouraged by a breakthrough on the European political landscape when reports suggested the European Union chief Brexit negotiator Barnier has been given enormous latitude to get Brexit signed and even stated he expects a deal to happen within weeks. US Markets US equity market continues to climb that trade […]

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 […]

Phew! Turkey bashing takes a break for now

Tuesday August 14: Five things the markets are talking about Tuesday sees a tentative reprieve for global equities in the wake of Turkey’s induced turmoil and the forex market has managed to stabilize a tad, aided by reports this morning that the Turkish Finance Ministry has scheduled an investor call for Thursday, Aug 16. The […]

Turkish lira loses another 3%

Thursday August 9: Five things the markets are talking about The geopolitical tension theme continues to dominate capital markets, now that China has responded to the U.S’s tariff onslaught with additional tariffs of its own. In currencies, the market is again focused on sterling (£1.2852) as it encroaches on its new 12-month low as politics […]

Politics takes down the pound

Wednesday August 8: Five things the markets are talking about Trade concerns continue to hover over capital markets. Yesterday, the U.S indicated that it will begin imposing another +25% duties on an additional +$16B in Chinese imports beginning in a fortnight. On the first go around, China swore to retaliate, they have yet to give […]