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New Overnight Developments Abroad – Daily Update

A Little Bit of Everything This Wednesday

November 13, 2019

Investors have much to watch today including two separate congressional events of great interest. Public hearings on a possible impeachment of President Trump begin at 10:00 EST in the House Intelligence Committee, and one hour later Fed Chairman Powell testifies on the economic outlook before the Joint Economic Committee. There’s already been one central bank […] More

Dollar and Stock Markets Up

November 12, 2019

The dollar traded up overnight by 0.4% against the kiwi, 0.3% relative to the Swiss franc, 0.2% vis-a-vs the euro, loonie and sterling, and 0.1% against the Australian dollars. Stock markets in the Pacific Rim advanced by 0.8% in Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and Singapore and by 0.5% in Hong Kong and Indonesia. India is […] More

Active Day for Markets In Spite of Holidays

November 11, 2019

Equity markets are open despite today’s observance of Veterans Day in the United States, Remembrance Day in Canada and Armistice Day in France, which observes the 101st anniversary of the end of World War I. Investors are reacting to some meaningful data and other developments. Street protests in Hong Kong turned more violent, sending the […] More

Dollar and Sovereign Debt Yields Firm… Commodity and Share Prices Lower

November 8, 2019

The dollar appreciated overnight by 0.6% against the kiwi, 0.3% versus the Australian dollar, 0.2% relative to the loonie, yuan, and peso, and 0.1% vis-a-vis the yen, euro, sterling and Swiss franc. The 10-year gilt and U.S. Treasury yields extended their rise by another three basis points. Comparable sovereign debt yields in Italy, Greece, Portugal […] More

Risk Back On

November 7, 2019

A claim was made by a Chinese Commerce Ministry spokesman that the U.S. and China have agreed to a phased and mutual reduction of trade deficits but only contingent on a trade deal being done. Stock markets are up 0.7% in Germany, 1.0% in Australia, 0.7% in Singapore, 0.6% in Hong Kong, 0.5% in India, […] More

A Steady Dollar

November 6, 2019

The dollar on balance remains near Tuesday closing levels. Gold is 0.3% firmer. The spate of recent increases in 10-year sovereign debt yields was reversed today with 3-basis point declines in U.S. Treasuries and British gilt yields and a dip of 1 basis point in the 10-year German bund yield. The Japanese 10-year JGB yield, […] More

Higher Bond Yields

November 5, 2019

Ten-year sovereign debt yields advanced by another five basis points overnight in Japan and the United States, by 3 bps in Germany and 1 basis point in Great Britain. The dollar fell 0.4% against the Chinese currency, edging back marginally under 7.0 yuan per dollar. Elsewhere, the dollar advanced 0.4% against the Swiss franc and […] More

Risk On Mood Continuing

November 4, 2019

Friday saw share prices rally on trade optimism and the aversion thus far of a hard Brexit. Subsequent official comments from U.S. and Chinese officials did not dash investor hopes, and Euroland PMI data suggest that the downturn in manufacturing did not intensify last month. Japanese markets were closed today for the Culture Day holiday. […] More

Soft Economic Data and China Balking on a Long-Term Trade Deal

October 31, 2019

Equity markets today are down 1.1% in India, 0.9% in the U.K., and 0.4% in China and Australia. 10-year sovereign debt yields also reflect a more cautious investor mood. Canada’s 10-year yield tumbled 15 basis points on Wednesday. Today, the 10-year German bund and British gilt yields are down 5 bps, and the U.S. Treasury […] More

Markets Anticipating Another Fed Rate Cut

October 30, 2019

The dollar marked time overnight as investors await confirmation of further easing from the FOMC. Their expectation of a third 25-basis point reduction since July 31st of the federal funds target is thought by many to be accompanied by forward guidance indicating a predisposition to pause afterwards. The announcement at 18:00 GMT will be followed […] More

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