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Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, December 3

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, December 3

Global equities have rallied overnight, alongside U.S. Treasury yields, while the ‘big’ dollar trades under pressure after the U.S. and China declared a temporary truce in their Sino-U.S. trade war.

No progress was made on key differences regarding intellectual property and forced technology transfers. 

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, November 26

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, November 26

Aside from the FAANG share liquidation to the tune of $1Trillion in face value last week, capital markets have been grappling with the expected pace of the Fed rate hikes for 2019.

A December Fed hike has already been priced in, but with weaker U.S. data and an ongoing trade war, between the world’s two largest economies, dealers are reducing their bets on a three-cycle hike from the Fed next year.

Dollar Pays Heavy Price for Equity Sell-Off

Dollar Pays Heavy Price for Equity Sell-Off

The U.S. dollar was lower against most major pairs on Friday. The greenback dropped as investors flocked to safe havens away from the U.S. currency. Trade war concerns and its impact on U.S. companies have triggered a massive sell-off in equities. The U.S. dollar is on the back foot despite strong growth as evidenced by the release of the flash GDP for the third quarter that showed a 3.5 percent gain beating expectations.

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, October 22

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, October 22

Global equities remain better supported this Monday morning after Chinese stocks surged overnight on senior officials verbal intervention. The ‘mighty’ U.S dollar has eased a tad along with treasuries, while Italian bonds have rallied.

U.S. Growth in Q3 to Guide Dollar

U.S. Growth in Q3 to Guide Dollar

The U.S. dollar is mixed on Friday. Investor’s appetite for risk rose and safe haven currencies (JPY and CHF) fell while positive China and Brexit news saw the NZD, EUR, GBP and AUD advance against the USD. The Canadian dollar was dragged down in the last trading day of the week after softer than expected retail sales and inflation data.

U.S. Retail Sales to Support Dollar

U.S. Retail Sales to Support Dollar


The U.S. 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.

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, October 15

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, October 15

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 to deep declines.

As Risk Sentiment Improves Dollar Bulls Sell

As Risk Sentiment Improves Dollar Bulls Sell

The ‘big’ dollar has edged lower while Italian bond yields have declined again. Meanwhile in Madrid, parliament is set to vote Friday (June 1) whether to oust Spanish PM Rajoy. Here are the five things you should know.

Five Things The Markets Are Talking About: Monday, December 12, 2016

Five Things The Markets Are Talking About: Monday, December 12, 2016

On the calendar front this is a busy week in capital markets.

The Fed is expected to increase fed funds for the first time in 12-months. On Wednesday, the FOMC will issue both its policy statement and quarterly forecasts while Janet Yellen will take questions that will bridge “present policy with pending stimulus” under the Trump administration. 

Five Things The Markets Are Talking About: Monday December 5, 2016

Five Things The Markets Are Talking About: Monday December 5, 2016

Is there EMU turmoil on the horizon? The odds are beginning to stack up.

Italy’s pro-EU Renzi stood down as PM earlier this morning after his referendum for Italian constitutional change was resoundingly beaten by a record turnout Sunday. This has paved the way for another general election and the possibility of an anti-EU party win for the fourth largest economy in the eurozone.