Tag: US Unemployment Claims

A day of calm

A day of calm Equity markets have begun the week on a somewhat positive not picking up from Friday rebound as bargain hunters have returned on the first sign of stability. I guess if you owned a stock for fundamental reasons seven days ago and its 5 % lower this week, why not add to […]

Hawks coming home to roost

Hawks coming home to roost Equity markets were trounced on the back of Global yields parading to multi-year highs Thursday. Indeed, it was less dovish Fed speak that continued to be the driver, and the BoE provided a hawkish bounty for good measure. The ruckus in the bond pits these days appears hell-bent on marching […]

Gold Dips to 2-Month Low But Recovers

Gold prices dropped considerably on Thursday before recovering. In North American trade, the spot price for an ounce of gold is $1319.57, up 0.10% on the day. On the release front, there was excellent news on the employment front, as unemployment claims dropped to 221 thousand, well below the estimate of 232 thousand. The US […]

GBP/USD – Pound Gains Ground as BoE Hints at Rate Increase

The British pound has posted gains in the Thursday session, erasing the losses seen on Wednesday. In North American trade, GBP/USD is trading at 1.3919, up 0.29% on the day. On the release front, the Bank of England maintained interest rates at 0.50%, but hinted at earlier and larger rate hikes. In the US, unemployment […]

USD/CAD – Canadian Dollar Steady as Housing Reports a Mixed Bag

The Canadian dollar has ticked higher in the Thursday session. Currently, the pair is trading at 1.2562, down 0.07% on the day. On the release front, Canadian housing numbers were mixed. The New Housing Price Index edged lower to 0.0%, shy of the estimate of 0.1%. This was the first time the index failed to post a […]

EUR/USD – Euro Slips to 2-Week Low as Stock Market Turmoil Continues

The euro has edged downwards on Wednesday. Currently, the pair is trading at 1.2228, down 0.29% on the day. On the release front, the Germany’s trade surplus narrowed to EUR 21.4 billion, just shy of the estimate of EUR 21.5 billion. In the US, the key event is unemployment claims, which is expected to edge […]

Market Jitters Remain

Market Jitters Remain US stocks toppled again on Wednesday in choppy and messy fashion after a dispirited US Treasury auction revived concerns about a hawkish Fed, unnerving investors already spooked after the rapid climb in US Treasuries apparently ignited a jump in the Cboe Volatility index. A deplorable auction with meek demand pushed yields on […]

Plop Plop Fizz Fizz oh what a relief it is

Plop Plop Fizz Fizz oh what a relief it is A case of turnaround Tuesday or merely the eye of the storm? What a wild ride the past 48 hours !!  and of course the downward correction in equity market was always on the cards as a combination of multi-year high bond yields, and record highs in […]

Gold Ticks Lower, Investors Eye Nonfarm Payrolls

Gold has posted small losses in the Thursday session. In North American trade, the spot price for an ounce of gold is $1343.22, down 0.14% on the day. On the release front, employment data was positive, as unemployment claims dropped to 230 thousand, below the forecast of 237 thousand. ISM Manufacturing PMI slowed to 59.1, but […]