Tag: US Unemployment Claims

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 […]

Gold shines as the dollar fades

– Gold prices on Thursday held steady near a more than one-week high hit in the previous session, with hopes for a new round of U.S.-China trade talks weighing on the dollar. Gold prices have fallen nearly 12 percent since a peak in April amid intensifying global trade tensions and under pressure from rising U.S. […]

Another Brexit bounce

Another Brexit bounce Global investors were encouraged by a breakthrough on the European political landscape when reports suggested the European Union chief Brexit negotiator Barnier has been given enormous latitude to get Brexit signed and even stated he expects a deal to happen within weeks. US Markets US equity market continues to climb that trade […]

Dumping Risk or panic attack?

Dumping Risk or panic attack? Risk sentiment has gone in the tank on the continued rhetoric around Trump’s scheme to raise China tariffs to 25% instead of 10% with China claiming they will retaliate. Global equities have buckled while commodities like copper, oil and soybeans are feeling the pinch from escalating tensions. Oil Markets Oil […]

Wall of worry builds around the US tech sector 

Wall of worry builds around the tech sector  US equity markets continue to absorb Facebook’s swoon which is weighing down FAANG’s ahead of Apple earnings announcement on Tuesday. Indeed the markets heavyweight champions are having a rough day, but US markets pruned much of their losses as bank stocks and surging oil prices boosted producers. […]