Tag: Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ)

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]