Tag: US Unemployment Claims

Next week’s spotlight falls on the USD and the RMB complex.

Well, that was dramatic, but some significant levels on equity markets held on a closing basis, while the DXY rallied into the close. But in the end, it was all about cleaning the slate while living to fight another day. Next week spotlight falls on the USD and the RMB complex, and following the likely […]

Friday night roundup from Singapore

Singapore: Monetary Authority of Singapore  The most important news from my neck of the woods, SGD rallied after the central bank continued on their path to normalise. MAS steepened just 0.5%-pts to 1.0% p.a, and this normalisation supports a bullish near-term view for SGD versus regional peers Oil markets Crude is off to a positive […]

Not quite Goldilocks

Not quite Goldilocks Not to state the apparent but markets are finding themselves in a total state of discombobulation as we mercifully head towards the weekend. There have been multiple train wrecks over the past 24 hours, and the continuous wall of worry around US yields and US-China tension still weighs on equity sentiment. Goldilocks? […]

High hopes give way to steeper slopes

High hopes give way to steeper slopes The markets are fraught with peril as the focus not too unexpectedly remains on US equity and bond markets. And while there is not one plausible explanation for the latest equity tumult, the horrible intersection of risk aversion due escalating US-China tensions and rising US rates has spooked […]

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 shares his take on Treasury yields and oil prices, both rising of late. BFM 89.9

More yielding to yields next week ?

More Yielding to yields next week? What a barn burner of a week!! Fixed income took centre stage, but the lingering odour from risk aversion and choppy intraday moves will continue to challenge traders at every twist and turn. With US yields remaining at multi-year highs and breakneck price action triggering a massive uptick in […]

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 Asia markets yesterday when the US fixed income yields ripped higher. And prospects of Feds […]

No stopping the US dollar runaway train at the moment

No stopping the US dollar runaway train at the moment US Markets  The US dollar is on a rampage as awe-inspiring beat on both the ADP and ISM services index combined with very supportive  Fed speak sent the US dollar soaring. Just another risk on the day for US market’s despite US bond yields surging. But […]

Asia Wrap: India or Italy the risk is yours !!

USD Asia tracked through a tight range watching the EUR move from the sidelines with China and South Korean markets out. INR the major focus USDINR moves lower trading with heavy tone on headlines that the Government is in talks with the RBI for a USD swap window. Something key to watch out for in […]

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. There haven’t been any new significant near-term catalysts per se to drive the price action. […]