Investors seek clarity from U.S elections

Tuesday November 6: Five things the markets are talking about It not a surprise to see a mixed picture across global equity markets overnight as investors are very much in a ‘wait-and-see mode’ ahead of today’s U.S midterm elections. The Read More

U.S dollar has earned its stripes

Tuesday October 29: Five things the markets are talking about Euro equities are rallying for a second consecutive session, along with U.S futures as Asian indexes rebounded as the market turned its attention again to a number of corporate earnings Read More

Bullying up on safe havens

Tuesday October 23: Five things the markets are talking about Global stocks have swung sharply lower overnight, amid growing fears about the health of the Chinese economy and a slew of geopolitical concerns – U.K, Italy and Saudi Arabia. In Read More

A nervous beginning to the start of the week

Monday October 22: Five things the markets are talking about Global equities remain better supported this Monday morning after Chinese stocks surged overnight on senior officials verbal intervention. The ‘mighty’ U.S dollar has eased a tad along with treasuries, while Read More

The buck cannot find a bid

Tuesday October 16: Five things the markets are talking about The ‘big’ dollar came under pressure yesterday and is finding it difficult to gain much traction this morning as investors taking profit on U.S assets outweighs concerns about Italy, Brexit Read More

Geopolitical risks and yields dominate proceedings

Monday October 15: Five things the markets are talking about Following a weekend of warnings on global economic fragility from G10 finance leaders at an IMF meeting in Bali, has global equities starting this new week on the back foot, Read More

Friday’s relief rally in full swing

Friday October 12: Five things the markets are talking about Volatility, in particular, for equities, has notched aggressively higher this week, now that sovereign bond yields are beginning to price out cheap money. Stronger than expected U.S economic data and Read More

Dollar gains pause, but probably not for long

Wednesday October 10: Five things the markets are talking about U.S treasury yields are largely stable, after declining from their seven-year high print yesterday. Euro equities are on the back foot after Asia stocks managed to break a multi losing Read More

NFP – what to expect

Friday October 5: Five things the market is talking about The granddaddy of economic indicators – U.S non-farm payrolls (NFP) for September – will be released later this morning (8:30 am EDT) along with the Canadian jobs report. Today’s U.S Read More

Italy: risk on, risk off?

Wednesday October 3: Five things the markets are talking about European markets have so far shrugged off losses in Asia to post gains this morning amid hopes that Italy’s budget deficit could be lowered, but concerns about the country’s debt Read More