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OANDA Trading Asia market wrap

Activity picked up considerably mid-morning after a sluggish start. Currencies Despite the FED rate hike fully baked in,  currency traders have gone through their there ceremonial jockeying for position ahead of this critical announcement given the markets outsized focus on tonight’s FOMCs. While volumes have been higher than average, most G-10 currencies have been confined to […]

Headline overload

US Markets Another case of headline overload overnight. US markets closed lower overnight due to some factors including, trade war phase 2, more political turmoil ahead of US midterm after reports surface ahead Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was resigning from his post and of course equity investors taking bets off the table ahead of any […]

OANDA Trading Asia markets update

Asia markets update The weekend headlines have not been a blessing for ‘risk sentiment” and while the optimist in me is siding on this too shall pass. But with markets closed in Japan, China and South Korea as a large part of Asia celebrates the Mid-Autumn festival, it impossible to gauge sentiment in these drastically […]

EM Asia: Next weeks discussions

By Stephen Innes Head of Trading Asia @steveinnes123 EM Asia sentiment continues to improve; regional equities were trading very well on a  weaker dollar. ASEAN markets do enjoy a capital inflows bump when the US dollar is broadly weaker. Bloomberg China Calls Off Trade Talks, Won’t Go to Washington Until After Mid-Terms China In addition to the […]

US-China trade war, yesterday’s news.?

US-China trade war, yesterday’s news.? The US stock markets catapulted to a new record high on Thursday as investors continued to sidestep fears over the escalating global trade war and instead focused on a boomy American economy. And at least for today anyway, US-China trade war was yesterday’s news. Make no mistake the US economy […]

US yields on a runner

US yields on a runner One could expect a bit of apprehension to enter the fray, and not just from a relief rally hangover, but local bond and currency traders could start looking over their shoulders at US 10y bond yields that have raced higher to 3.05 %. While everyone thought US bond yields could […]

The morning after

The morning after US equity market has wholly shrugged off yesterday’s back and forth on US-China trade, as the robust US economy continues to sway investors. However, when we look back at the 2018 stock market run, a lot of ink will be spilt about the benefits of US repatriation flows which are keeping balance […]

Copper melts

MANILA, Sept 18 (Reuters) – London copper drifted lower for a third session running on Tuesday as China vowed to respond to the latest U.S. tariffs on about $200 billion of Chinese goods, exacerbating the trade war between the world’s two biggest economies. In imposing the new tariffs, U.S. President Donald Trump warned that if […]

Seeing the forest for the trees

Seeing the forest for the trees With trade war dominating the landscape, even more so after this morning’s US tariff headline, it’s easy to focus on markets from a one-dimensional perspective. But cross-asset trading is multidimensional and observing the more granular details can offer much-needed clarity in these difficult times. US Markets Certainly, Trade war […]

Super Thursday, indeed

Super Thursday, indeed Super Thursday for some but a Topsy-Turvy one for others. Of course, much of that had to do with what side of the US dollar coin you were on. Hope springs eternal for emerging markets anytime the US dollar weakens and yesterday was no exception. As indeed the stars aligned for emerging […]