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How the Markets could React to a North Korea Strike

How the Markets could React to a North Korea Strike

With North Korea's missile comments this morning, we identify possible market reactions to follow through or retaliation, including scenarios under ‘flash’ and ‘short-term’ constraints.

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

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

Global equities start the week better, shrugging off cyber attack threats, a missile test in North Korea, and weak US data.

Five Things the Markets Are Talking About: Monday, May 8

Five Things the Markets Are Talking About: Monday, May 8

Despite yesterday’s second round French Presidential vote with Emmanuel Macron victory over Le Pen (66% vs. 34%), market reaction has been relatively muted as focus turns toward global growth and corporate earnings after last week’s U.S jobs report.

Five Things the Markets Are Talking About: Thursday, May 4

Five Things the Markets Are Talking About: Thursday, May 4

In Europe, assets get a further boost from French centrist Emmanuel Macron, who retains the poll lead (59% vs. 41%) after last night’s TV debate with National Front leader Marine Le Pen.

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, May 1

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, May 1

Global yields have rallied while equities have climbed as a deal by U.S Congress to avert a government shutdown overshadows weaker economic data from China and the U.S.

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

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

The first round of the French Presidential election produced one of the most market-friendly outcomes and sent Europe soaring.

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Thursday, April 20

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Thursday, April 20

A race too close to call – every French poll has shown the independent Macron and the National Front’s Le Pen taking the top two spots. However, a third contender now threatens to take the lead.

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday April 17

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday April 17

Stocks, the US Dollar and Treasury yields are under geopolitical and economic pressure.

Five Things The Markets Are Talking About: Thursday, April 13

Five Things The Markets Are Talking About: Thursday, April 13

Capital markets were heading into an Easter holiday stupor before President Trump “intentionally” shook things up in a press conference late Wednesday afternoon.

Five Things The Markets Are Talking About: Monday, April 10

Five Things The Markets Are Talking About: Monday, April 10

While the U.S jobs report was weaker than some had expected, it’s consistent with the U.S. economy growing at +2% this year, the miss is being shrugged off as a one-off.

Five Things The Markets Are Talking About: Monday, March 20

Five Things The Markets Are Talking About: Monday, March 20

Market volatility remains low across markets as dealers and investors attempt to evaluate how sustainable the hopeful global economic recovery is.

Five Things the Markets Are Talking About: Thursday, March 16

Five Things the Markets Are Talking About: Thursday, March 16

As expected, the Fed raised rates by +25bps, but the outlook of the accompanying statement and Fed Chair Yellen’s press conference was very much less ‘hawkish’ than anticipated.

Five Things The Markets Are Talking About: Monday February 27

Five Things The Markets Are Talking About: Monday February 27

It’s a nervy time for investors.  There are many factors that should be supporting riskier assets – improving economic outlooks in the U.S, Europe and China, including raising short term interest rates and continued bond buying.

Five Things The Markets Are Talking About: Tuesday February 21, 2017

Five Things The Markets Are Talking About: Tuesday February 21, 2017

The ‘mighty’ dollar is trading firmer across the board following a hawkish set of comments from Fed voter Harker. The Fed member from Philadelphia reiterated that next months March 14/15 meeting should be on the table for the next rate hike, adding that the Fed is not behind the curve, that the U.S economy is healthy, and that jobs growth is steady.