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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. 

Dollar Looking for Economic Guidance Ahead of Busy Week

Dollar Looking for Economic Guidance Ahead of Busy Week

The U.S. dollar is higher against most major pairs on Friday ahead of the G20 meeting.

The greenback fell across the board on Wednesday after the market took the comments from Fed Chair Powell on interest rates to mean less rate hikes from the central bank.

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.

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Friday, November 16

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Friday, November 16

Earlier this week U.K PM Theresa May agreed a draft Brexit withdrawal agreement with Brussels. Her cabinet backed it on Wednesday – but there have since been resignations.

Six government ministers, including Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab, one of the architects of the deal, quit yesterday, raising the possibility that she could face an open challenge to her leadership.

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

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

Euro equities are small better bid, ignoring Asia’s mixed market overnight and slightly weaker U.S. futures on concerns about corporate earnings and global growth. U.S. Treasuries remain well supported as a majority of the market rein in their expectations for tighter Fed policy.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Dollars Downfall Remains Intact, ECB Next

Dollars Downfall Remains Intact, ECB Next

It was another mixed picture overnight, as capital markets digested the weakening dollar and a protectionist push from the U.S. Meanwhile, the market looks for clues on policy-makers’ appetite for rolling back stimulus and thoughts on strengthening EUR currency.

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: Tuesday, January 2

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Tuesday, January 2

Despite the Fed backing up interest rates three times in 2017 and starting the unwinding of its QE policy, the ‘mighty’ dollar ended up being the worst performing G10 currency last year. Now it's starting 2018 at new lows.