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Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday September, 24

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday September, 24

Global equities are under pressure as China called off planned trade talks with U.S., potentially triggering an escalation in the tariff war between the world’s largest economies.

Week Ahead: E.U. Trade Spat Escalates

Week Ahead: E.U. Trade Spat Escalates

U.S. President Donald Trump announced a potential 20 percent tariff on European cars on Friday. The U.S. will start a probe on auto tariffs on July 19. Here’s what you need to know in the week ahead.

Oil falls -2% as OPEC nears deal to raise production

Oil falls -2% as OPEC nears deal to raise production

OPEC is holding its biannual two-day meeting in Vienna starting tomorrow and is widely expected to agree to pump more. See the players that support the increase (including Russia) and what to expect.

Week Ahead: Dollar Struggles as Geopolitics and Central Banks Take Spotlight

Week Ahead: Dollar Struggles as Geopolitics and Central Banks Take Spotlight

Prepare for an eventful week! The Fed will kick off its June 2-day FOMC meeting on Tuesday and is expected to announce a 25 basis points rate hike. The same day President Donald Trump will be in Singapore for the much-anticipated meeting with North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un. Simultaneously, U.K. Prime Minister, Theresa May, will ask her party to overturn changes to the E.U. withdrawal bill.

Dollar softer ahead of G7 Summit

Dollar softer ahead of G7 Summit

Market attention is turning towards the G7 conference that begins tomorrow in Quebec, Canada.

Expect this summit to be an intensive affair amidst heightened trade tensions between the U.S. and some of its closest allies who have indicated that they will retaliate against President’s Trump’s decision to impose duties on steel and aluminum imports from the E.U., Canada, and Mexico.

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, June 4

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, June 4

After the U.S. imposed steel and aluminum tariffs on E.U., Canadian and Mexican imports, political tensions, and the risk of a global trade war are back in focus, making this week’s summit more important than usual. U.S is headed for a showdown with its G7 allies at a summit in Quebec, Canada (June 8-9).

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Tuesday, May 29

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Tuesday, May 29

The EUR saw 11-month lows after Italy’s president scuttled an attempt by a coalition of Italian anti-establishment parties to form a government. With fresh elections increasingly likely, markets should expect the Five Star and the League to campaign on the idea that they were denied the “right to govern,” possibly resulting in a stronger populist sentiment at the next election.

Trade War Talks are Back

Trade War Talks are Back

Trade war talks are back and the dollar is under pressure. Reports that the U.S. commerce department has opened up “a section 232 investigation into the imports of cars to determine their effects on America’s national security” is ringing alarm bells given what happened when the U.S. imposed steel and aluminum tariffs in March.

Week Ahead: Dollar Mixed Ahead of Retail Sales, Inflation and North Korea Meeting

Week Ahead: Dollar Mixed Ahead of Retail Sales, Inflation and North Korea Meeting

The U.S. dollar ended up mixed against major pairs after the release of the U.S. nonfarm payrolls report for February and news of a potential meet up between North Korea and American leaders.

Week Ahead: Fed Rhetoric to Drive Dollar

Week Ahead: Fed Rhetoric to Drive Dollar

The FOMC's meeting statement was slightly hawkish and notes from the meeting revealed the U.S. central bank upgraded its economic projections from December and expects the 2 percent inflation target to be met in the mid term.

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Tuesday, February 20

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Tuesday, February 20

Global stocks see ‘red’, oil markets are mixed, and with little economic U.S. data on tap, the markets focus turns to the U.S. Treasury department. Here are the five things you need to know.

The Week Ahead: Higher US Inflation Fails to Spark Dollar Revival

The Week Ahead: Higher US Inflation Fails to Spark Dollar Revival

Inflation anxiety triggered a sell-off in global stock markets with the Fed expected to ramp up their interest rate hike path yet the dollar did not benefit as higher rates have already been priced in by the market.

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.

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). 

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, January 29

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, January 29

On Wednesday, the Federal Open Market Committee gathers for Chair Janet Yellen’s final meeting on interest rates before her term ends. It's also jobs week in the U.S. and employers are expected to have added more jobs in January than previous months.