Tag: Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA)

The trade war is finally upon us

The trade war is finally upon us Traders returned from the 4th of July holiday with few if any convictions ahead of President Trump’s first tariffs that are scheduled to hit $34 billion of Chinese imports later today and Beijing plans to respond with levies on an equal amount of goods swiftly. The Trump administrations […]

Big Trouble in Big China ?

Big Trouble in Big China? A very typical July 4th with a whole lot of nothing going on due to the US holiday and prices virtually stopped dead in their track once NY took over the trading books from London. But this sense of calm belies the nervous undercurrent of unease as traders continue to […]

Dollar rises to new heights against G10 and EM pairs

Thursday June 28: Five things the markets are talking about Global equities remain on the back foot as investors continue to come to terms with the U.S Whitehouse’s strategy towards Chinese investments. After some confusion, the Trump administration has re-established its hardline stance on trade. The U.S dollar has again found traction against its G10 […]

No rest for the weary

No rest for the weary No rest for weary as the markets will get bombarded by events risk from virtually every angle this week. Trade war, elections, US data, Fedspeak, Eurozone inflation and the Bank of Canada (BoC)Business Outlook Survey all wrapped up in month end portfolio rebalance to add more confusion to the fray. […]

Dollar rises on falling risk appetite

Monday June 18: Five things the markets are talking about Global trade is again top of capital markets agenda, as dealers and investors are now officially worried about the intensifying confrontation between the U.S and China. Global equities are trading under pressure over the escalating protectionist standoff between the two largest economies, along with crude […]

Dollar is King, but trade tensions cap risk appetite

Friday June 15: Five things the markets are talking about This was always going to be a big week for capital markets and it has not disappointed. Bond prices continue to rally and global equities trade under pressure as Sino-U.S trade tensions threaten to escalate, while capital markets weigh diverging monetary policies from the European […]

Fed to hike, but what next?

Wednesday June 13: Five things the markets are talking about Yesterday’s data showed that U.S consumer prices climbed in May, a further sign price pressures stateside are solidifying. The Fed, which began its two-day policy meeting yesterday, is watching price data closely as it weighs the path of short-term interest rates. This afternoon, Fed officials […]

Dollar Seeks Central Bank Guidance

Tuesday June 12: Five things the markets are talking about The Trump-Kim summit came and went with little market movement. Instead, investors and dealers remain focused on a plethora of macro-events and data coming over the next few days. The meeting has produced much positive symbolism, but little in the way of substance as vague […]

Geopolitics and Rate Calls to Dominate Busy Week

Monday June 11: Five things the markets are talking about Investors’ focus now shifts from last weekend’s disastrous G7 meeting in Canada to tomorrows Trump-Kim summit in Singapore and a plethora of major central bank rate announcements later this week. Market mood remains cautiously ‘risk-on’ as we begin one of the busiest weeks of the […]

Calm before chaos but more likely the fear of the unknown.

Calm before chaos but more likely the fear of the unknown. But one thing that we do know for sure is the president’s uncontrollable need to defend his status is more apparent than any strategy when comes to bilateral trade negotiations. But, the far from harmonious Quebec summit confirmed deep-seated G6+1’s expanding policy fissures on […]