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New Overnight Developments Abroad – Daily Update

Markets Guided by Fresh Urge to Seek Safety

January 3, 2020

Safe haven currencies like the dollar and yen rose overnight. Investors shifted funds out of stocks, which had soared Thursday, into fixed income securities. 10-year sovereign debt yields fell five basis points each in the U.S., Germany and Great Britain. Equity markets dropped 0.8% in Japan, 0.6% in Indonesia and Australia, and 0.4% in India […] More

Dollar Drops Additionally, and Stock Markets Down Too

December 30, 2019

The dollar slid overnight by a further 0.3% against the yen, sterling, Swiss franc and Australian and New Zealand dollars. The dollar also fell 0.2% against the euro and by 0.1% relative to the yuan and loonie. This extends the losses before the weekend on Thursday and Friday. Stock markets in the Pacific Rim weakened […] More

Share Prices Firm but Dollar Softer

December 27, 2019

The dollar recorded overnight declines of 0.6% against sterling, 0.5% versus the Australian dollar and Swiss franc, 0.4% relative to the euro and kiwi, 0.3% against the loonie and 0.1% versus the yen and peso. Most stock markets firmed. In Japan and China whose markets remained open all week, by contrast, share prices fell 0.4% […] More

Many Markets Still Closed

December 26, 2019

Extended Christmas holidays known in many countries as Boxing Day have kept market action to a minimum. The United States is an exception. U.S. share prices opened modestly higher. Share prices rose 0.9% in China, 0.6% in Japan, 0.4% in South Korea and Turkey but fell 0.7% in India. The dollar rose overnight by 0.4% […] More

Christmas 2019 and All Is Calm

December 25, 2019

Many, many markets are closed today, including the United States, U.K., Germany, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, Portugal, Spain, Greece, Sweden, Norway, Ireland, Finland, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, Romania, Austria, Slovakia, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Switzerland, Croatia, Cyprus, Lebanon, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, India, Indonesia, Hong Kong, South Korea, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, […] More

Little Opening and Not Much Happening this Xmas Eve

December 24, 2019

Financial markets are either closed all day or part of the day in Spain, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, the Netherlands, Indonesia, Singapore, the U.K., France, Singapore, and Hong Kong. U.S. markets will shut down about an hour after noon EST. Overnight movements in the dollar have by and large been confined […] More

Sterling Looking a Touch Fragile

December 23, 2019

The weakest major currency this Monday has been sterling, which has slipped below $1.30 and by 0.4% in all from Friday’s close. The U.S. dollar otherwise has been mixed, dipping 0.2% against both the Australian and New Zealand dollars and 0.1% relative to the yen and euro. The dollar alternatively shows slight gains of 0.2% […] More

More Smoke than Fire

December 20, 2019

A lot of economic data was released on the final day of the final meaningful week of 2019, but the market is settling into yearend mode and showed a muted reaction. The dollar firmed overnight by 0.3% against the euro and Swiss franc but slipped 0.3% relative to sterling. There were dollar upticks of 0.2% […] More

Thursday Rundown of Overnight News, Data Reports, and Central Bank Decisions

December 19, 2019

President Trump has been impeached by a House of Representatives partisan vote of 229-197. He will get a trial in the senate. Market movements today are mostly unremarkable. Sovereign debt yields are up. Equities are down a bit in Europe but started on an up note in the United States. New Zealand’s stock market rallied […] More

Sliding Into Yearend Mode

December 18, 2019

With the yearend holidays fast approaching, it’s hard to identify overriding themes in financial markets. The dollar is mixed, with rises overnight of 0.4% against sterling, 0.2% relative to the euro and 0.1% against the yuan, no net changes versus the Swiss franc and yen, and dips of 0.3% vis-a-vis the kiwi, 0.2% against the […] More

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