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Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, July 23

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, July 23

This week starts with equities under pressure as capital markets digest warnings from G20 finance ministers about the impact of protectionism on growth. Also raising concerns is the Sino-U.S. trade war now spilling over into currency markets with President Trump rhetoric supporting a preference for lower U.S. dollar interest rates and a weaker currency.

Italian Political Uncertainty Dominates European Prices

Italian Political Uncertainty Dominates European Prices

Italian political uncertainty continues to dominate European domestic asset prices. Since yesterday, Italian bond yields have ballooned on reports of a draft government program, penned by the proposed populist coalition, the introduction of procedures within the eurozone to allow countries to quit the euro.

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, May 7

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, May 7

NAFTA talks resume again in Washington today – it’s a critical period and the U.S. is still pushing a hardline. China trade data will be the market’s focus along with Australia’s annual budget. Here’s what you need to know.

Dollar Dives on Confidence with No Support from Fundamentals

Dollar Dives on Confidence with No Support from Fundamentals

The dollar remains under pressure, building on yesterday’s slide in the Euro session, as the market seems to be losing confidence in the long-run state of the U.S. economy.

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, February 5

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, February 5

Global stocks had the biggest decline in two-years overnight and central banks will dominate this week again with monetary policy decisions.

Dollar Support Lukewarm despite Fed’s ‘Hawkish-hold’

Dollar Support Lukewarm despite Fed’s ‘Hawkish-hold’

Yesterday, as expected, the Fed held the overnight interest rate target range steady between +1.25 – 1.50% in a unanimous vote (9-0). 

U.S. Dollar Looking for a Toe Hole

U.S. Dollar Looking for a Toe Hole

The EUR dismissed the European Central Bank's attempt to talk the currency down this week, while the ‘big’ dollar continues its efforts to hold onto yesterday’s advance.

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, December 18

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, December 18

The U.S. tax cut vote is expected to take place Tuesday and will almost certainly pass. It will go onto a Senate vote later in the week and possibly allow President Trump to sign it into law ahead of Christmas.

EUR Recovers After German Coalition Shock

EUR Recovers After German Coalition Shock

The collapse of the German coalition talks over the weekend suggests that Germany is no longer the role model of ‘political’ stability. Europe’s strongest economy has the possibility of three options ahead: a minority government, a continuation of the current grand coalition, or new elections.

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, November 6

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, November 6

On his five-country Asian tour, US president Trump has already brought up trade grievances about China and Japan and has warned that no one "should underestimate, ever, American resolve." Here's more and what you need to know about the markets.

ECB Decision: “Lower for Longer” or “Higher for Shorter”?

ECB Decision: “Lower for Longer” or “Higher for Shorter”?

The market now fully expects the ECB to announce plans to reduce bond purchases at today’s meeting. We outline 2 possible outcomes.
 

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, October 23

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, October 23

Markets wait for the next big development in Spain where Catalan separatists are expected to deliver a response after PM Rajoy moved on the weekend to impose federal authority on the region.

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, October 16

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, October 16

Political uncertainty ensues as an approaching deadline over Catalonia’s bid for independence and Austria’s Sunday election outcome has convinced many to book some profits.

Appetite for US Dollar Surges, EUR Pounded

Appetite for US Dollar Surges, EUR Pounded

Capital markets have rediscovered an appetite for the ‘big’ dollar and commodities overnight as upbeat Chinese and US economic news increased the demand for riskier assets.

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, August 21

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, August 21

The Fed’s Yellen and ECB President Draghi will gather for the Jackson Hole economic symposium. Focus will be on Yellen’s speech on financial stability, and will Draghi will provide clarity on ending Euro QE?