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Phew! Turkey bashing takes a break for now

Tuesday August 14: Five things the markets are talking about Tuesday sees a tentative reprieve for global equities in the wake of Turkey’s induced turmoil and the forex market has managed to stabilize a tad, aided by reports this morning that the Turkish Finance Ministry has scheduled an investor call for Thursday, Aug 16. The…

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A market bloodbath as Turkey fever spreads

Just when you though it was safe to invest in an asset that made sense, be it forex, bonds or stocks, fear and contagion has suddenly appeared, and in under 48-hours has severely bullied emerging markets into near submission. In six-weeks, the Turkish lira has fallen nearly +45% against the dollar, when President Erdogan won…

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Dollar Higher as Risk Appetite Vanishes

The US dollar appreciated versus most major pairs on Friday. The Japanese yen outperformed the greenback as a safe haven, but all other major currencies suffered heavy losses during the week. Tense trade developments between China and the US and Friday’s drop in the Turkish lira dragged emerging and developed markets lower as US sanctions…

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USD/CAD plummets on Canadian jobs report

Canadian jobs market is on fire By the numbers: Canada Jul Net Jobs +54,100 From Jun Canada Jul Net Jobs Forecast At +17,000 Canada Jul Full-Time Jobs -28,000; Part-Time +82,000 Canada Jul Jobless Rate 5.8%; Jun 6.0% Canada Jul Jobless Rate Forecast At 5.9% Canada Jul Avg Hourly Wages +3.2% From Year Ago Canada Labor…

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Turkey investors take a bath

Today’s sharp slide in the Turkish lira (currently down -6% at $5.9446, but was down -15% at $6.200 at one point) has obviously seeped through into broader financial markets, causing the USD and JPY to jump on safe haven flows and equities to fall, while the EUR (€1.1469) is stung by concerns over European banks’…

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Turkish lira loses another 3%

Thursday August 9: Five things the markets are talking about The geopolitical tension theme continues to dominate capital markets, now that China has responded to the U.S’s tariff onslaught with additional tariffs of its own. In currencies, the market is again focused on sterling (£1.2852) as it encroaches on its new 12-month low as politics…

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Saudi Arabia sells off Canadian assets, loonie falls

It’s being reported by FT that the Saudi’s are selling off Canadian assets in response to Ottawa’s criticism of the arrest of a female activist last week. Apparently, the Saudi central bank and state pension funds have been instructed to dispose of their Canadian equities, bonds and cash holdings. There is no Canadian dollar amount…

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Politics takes down the pound

Wednesday August 8: Five things the markets are talking about Trade concerns continue to hover over capital markets. Yesterday, the U.S indicated that it will begin imposing another +25% duties on an additional +$16B in Chinese imports beginning in a fortnight. On the first go around, China swore to retaliate, they have yet to give…

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Cannot keep the ‘big’ dollar down

The European and Asian sessions were happy to book ‘long’ dollar profits, but North America has decided to renew their acquaintance with the dollar bulls. A lack of major economic data releases and a stabilizing Chinese yuan overnight provided a temporary reprieve for risk assets and EM currencies. Another strong JOLTS jobs opening report (+6.66M)…

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