Asia Market Update :echoes of October past

Asia Markets  Asia shares are trading lower this morning led my losses on the Nikkei which is down 1.4 % ahead of a supplementary budget but the usual themes are weighing on local sentiment. Concerns over China -U.S. trade tensions, Read More

Rethinking it

Rethinking it Risk sentiment stabilised primarily on the back of reports that the Treasury Department will NOT recommend China be labelled a currency manipulator along with headlines that Trump and Xi will meet on trade seems to be enough reason Read More

Noisy Markets

Noisy Markets The headline noise has been deafening and showing few signs of abating. In Asia focus will be squarely on equity sentiment even more with the Yuan under pressure as US/China tensions are set to escalate this week. US Read More

OANDA Trading podcast Oct 8 with BFM 89.9 Kuala Lumpur ,VIX in the mix

Stephen Innes, Head of Trading in the Asia Pacific, OANDA, Singapore discusses China’s central bank has reduced the required reserve ratio for the fourth time this year, as Chinese markets are set to return after a week-long holiday. Stephen also Read More

China’s Spy’s, election meddling and NFP to keep traders busy

China’s Spy’s, election meddling and NFP to keep traders busy The market has that distinct odour of risk off. It’s incredible just how quickly sentiment has shifted in a mere 24 hours. There were nascent signs of asset rotation in Read More

A tempest in a cappuccino cup or mama mia, here we go again?

A tempest in a cappuccino cup or mama mia, here we go again? The Italian headlines didn’t precisely toggle  the “risk on”  sentiment switch The markets realize anything can happen in the next six weeks notwithstanding the fact 2 % Read More

OANDA Trading Asia market update : HSI,OIL ,XAU,JPY,EUR,CAD,GBP

Hong Kong HSI is trading with a negative bias playing catch up from yesterday holiday in reaction to the weaker China PMI data. But at least for today, it’s more than apparent HK investors are in no mood to join Read More

Oil’s the word

Oil’s the word  Oil markets: frenzied action Oil has sprung another gusher overnight, and in roaring fashion clocked an eye-watering 3 % surge. Brent has hit $85 while WTI has hit $75.40 – the highest levels in over four years. Read More

USD is still very data-dependent , so it will be tricky to trade

For any follow-up, I’m contactable  on Reuters Messenger, via the BBG terminal or my mobile numbers USD is still very data-dependent, so it will be tricky to trade US Rates  The markets are pricing in a higher probability of the Read More