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The buck cannot find a bid

Tuesday October 16: Five things the markets are talking about The ‘big’ dollar came under pressure yesterday and is finding it difficult to gain much traction this morning as investors taking profit on U.S assets outweighs concerns about Italy, Brexit and a Sino-U.S trade war. Furthermore, twin U.S deficits and prospects of a halt in…

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Geopolitical risks and yields dominate proceedings

Monday October 15: Five things the markets are talking about Following a weekend of warnings on global economic fragility from G10 finance leaders at an IMF meeting in Bali, has global equities starting this new week on the back foot, with regional bourses in Asia and Europe seeing red, while U.S equity futures are pointing…

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US Retail Sales to Support Dollar


The US dollar was higher against major pairs on Friday, but not enough to end up the week on positive territory. A stock market rout took its toll on the greenback and the subsequent rebound in stock prices supported the currency ahead of the weekend. Strong US data and a clear interest rate hike path…

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Friday’s relief rally in full swing

Friday October 12: Five things the markets are talking about Volatility, in particular, for equities, has notched aggressively higher this week, now that sovereign bond yields are beginning to price out cheap money. Stronger than expected U.S economic data and weak European underlying inflation in key countries is being blamed as the specific trigger for…

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Dollar gains pause, but probably not for long

Wednesday October 10: Five things the markets are talking about U.S treasury yields are largely stable, after declining from their seven-year high print yesterday. Euro equities are on the back foot after Asia stocks managed to break a multi losing session. Elsewhere, the ‘big’ dollar has stalled temporarily after U.S President Trump said the Fed…

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Will the bond market bloodbath resume?

Tuesday October 9: five things the markets are talking about The first day back in a holiday-shortened trading week again sees U.S Treasury yields creeping higher, trading atop of their seven-year high yields. This aggressive backing up of sovereign yields this month is again putting pressure on risk assets. However, overnight, equities traded mixed, with…

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Week Ahead – Dollar Slows Down After US Jobs Miss

The US dollar was mixed Friday. The greenback advanced against the commodity currencies (CAD, AUD AND NZD) edging higher against the CHF, but was lower agains the JPY and the EUR. The GBP deserves a special mention as positive Brexit rumours pushed it 0.61 percent higher against the USD. The American currency lost momentum as…

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Employment: U.S miss, Canada beat expectations

U.S unemployment rate falls to a 49-year low The September U.S unemployment rate fell to +3.7% from +3.9% in August, the lowest rate since 1969. The U.S non-farm payrolls rose to a seasonally adjusted +134K in September, the smallest gain in the past 12-months. It would appear that Hurricane Florence may have had a bigger…

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NFP – what to expect

Friday October 5: Five things the market is talking about The granddaddy of economic indicators – U.S non-farm payrolls (NFP) for September – will be released later this morning (8:30 am EDT) along with the Canadian jobs report. Today’s U.S number is ‘big,’ especially with this week’s aggressive backing up of the U.S yield curve.…

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