Tag: Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA)

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 […]

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 […]

Equities Slump Deepens; Dollar Steady

Monday February 5: Five things the markets are talking about Global stocks have extended their biggest decline in two-years overnight while the ‘big’ dollar steadies outright against G10 currency pairs. Sovereign treasury yields continue to creep higher, while crude oil prices again come under pressure as U.S explorers raised the number of rigs drilling for […]

Dollar Rebounds After Strong Jobs Report

US added 200,000 positions in January The US dollar rose against major pairs on Friday. The release of the U.S. non farm payrolls (NFP) proved to be the much needed shot in the arm after the greenback was under pressure for most of 2018. The job gains were above expectations but more importantly the hourly […]

What to look for in U.S payrolls (NFP)

Friday February 2: Five things the markets are talking about The U.S labor department is expected to report that 2018 has kicked off with a pickup in hiring. Market consensus is looking for non-farm payrolls (NFP) to rise by +180k last month, while the unemployment rate continued to hover atop of +4.1% – its lowest […]

Dollar Support Lukewarm despite Fed’s ‘Hawkish-hold’

Thursday February 1: Five things the markets are talking about Global equities have kicked off the new month mostly in the ‘black’ as capital market participants have decided that the outlook for growth and corporate earnings remains strong enough to suppress concerns about the back up in sovereign yields. U.S Treasuries have resumed their slide, […]

Fed Could Signal Changes to Outlook

Wednesday January 31: Five things the markets are talking about Month-end USD sales and event risk of today’s Fed’s interest rate decision (2 pm EDT) have seen a dramatic pick-up in realized volatility that’s given implied vols another boost this week. Ahead of the U.S open, Euro stocks have stemmed the bleeding; Asian bourses were […]