Tag: Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ)

Fed Powell advances the dollar

Wednesday July 18: Five things the markets are talking about U.S assets get another leg up from rookie Fed Chair Jerome Powell who again expressed optimism over the U.S’s economic growth and stable inflation, telling Congress yesterday that domestic data should keep the central bank on track to raise “gradually” short-term interest rates. However, as […]

Monday blues or Dog days of summer

Monday blues or Dog days of summer Whether a case of the Monday blues, the Dog Days of summer setting in or a combination of both, markets struggled for direction despite upbeat US economic data while quarterly earnings have failed to inspire investors. And we might chalk it up to a typical summer afternoon NY […]

Trade ,earnings ,teapots and the US dollar

Trade, earnings, teapots and the US dollar Strong domestic growth and on-target core inflation continue to suggest the US economy is in that happy place,  but this week’s US economic data will begin to shape market expectations for Q2. And equally significant will be Fed Chair Powell’s semi-annual monetary policy testimony before the Senate Banking […]

When the going gets tough, the tough get going

When the going gets tough, the tough get going U.S. stocks are trading off their intraday highs late in the NY session weighed down by financials profit-taking ahead of the deluge of bank earnings reports on Friday, robust US economic data had temporarily overshadowed fears over global trade disputes. That was until a late NY […]

For the USD , it’s all about this week’s CPI.

For the USD, it’s all about this week’s CPI. Markets dismissed the opening salvo of the  US -Sino trade war as dated news. However, after another Goldilocks NFP,  US stock markets traded positively in the green while the US dollar bears begrudgingly came out of hibernation after US  bond market yields knee-jerked lower. The NFP […]

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 […]

Confusion reigns supreme

Confusion reigns supreme Uncertainty and confusion around trade war are slowly but surely leading the markets down the road to financial horror. Global equity markets continue to fray at the edges on the streams of negative headlines and none more so damning than a report from a Chinese government think tank. The leaked note warned […]

The winds of a trade war are howling

The winds of a trade war are howling The winds of a trade war are howling as a tariff -induced polar vortex has frozen out investors dead in their tracks. It’s been an intense 24 hours of attrition which has seen many a savvy investor fold like a cheap deck of card, but for those […]

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 […]