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New Overnight Developments Abroad – Daily Update

U.S. Jobs Day, G-20 Summit Begins, and BOJ Policy Becomes More Differentiated

July 7, 2017

Investors await the monthly U.S. Labor Dept jobs data due at 12:30 GMT. In the meantime, industrial production figures were released for Germany, France, Great Britain, Spain, Denmark, and the Czech Republic. Other data releases of interest have been Japanese and Chinese reserves, Japan’s index of leading economic indicators, the French current account, and British […] More

Sell-Off in European Sovereign Debt

July 6, 2017

Amid recent speculation that the policy stance of the European Central Bank may be nearing a turning point, a French government debt auction drew weak interest and triggered a broad rise in regional sovereign debt yields. 10-year yields rose 7 basis points in France and Germany, 6 bps in Italy, and 5 bps in the […] More

Back to Business

July 5, 2017

U.S. markets reopened after the long Independence Day holiday break. Investors were greeted by the release of many more June purchasing manager survey results and have a number of events to get through. FOMC minutes will be released today. President Trump is embarking on his second trip abroad as president. He will be attending the […] More

North Korea Observes America’s Birthday with a Successful ICBM Test

July 4, 2017

Today is the 241st anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Declaration of Independence. We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these […] More

Many PMI Reports on First Business Day of the Third Quarter

July 3, 2017

Markets this Monday are reacting to many cross-currents. The dollar has appreciated 0.3-0.5% against the yen, euro, Swissie, sterling, and Australian and and New Zealand currencies. It has risen more slightly versus the peso, yuan and loonie. Aside from declines in Australia of 0.7% and New Zealand of 0.4%, equities are mostly higher. Indonesia’s bourse, […] More

Big Day for Data, Dollar and Stocks Mixed

June 30, 2017

It’s the end of the month, end of the quarter, middle of the year and the eve of a long U.S. holiday weekend. That means a flood of data are getting released. For many organizations, its the end of a fiscal year. Stocks fell in the Pacific Rim but are recovering in Europe. Share prices […] More

Dollar and Fixed Income Security Prices Soften

June 29, 2017

The dollar declined overnight by 0.5% against the peso, 0.4% relative to the Australian currency, 0.3% versus the yuan and sterling, 0.2% vis-a-vis the euro, and 0.1% against the Swiss franc and loonie. The dollar firmed 0.2% against the kiwi and 0.3% versus the yen. Ten-year German bund and British gilt yields jumped five basis […] More

Some Confusion Understanding Central Banker Intentions

June 28, 2017

ECB President Draghi said several things yesterday. A remark that the pendulum of price pressure is shifting away from deflation toward reflation had caught the market’s immediate attention and driven the euro higher, but the ECB today clarified that investors had not given sufficient weight to his other observation that plenty of monetary stimulus is […] More

Stocks and Dollar Mostly Retreat in Choppy Markets

June 27, 2017

The dollar declined overnight by 0.8% against the euro, 0.7% relative to the Swiss franc, 0.4% versus the yuan, 0.3% relative to the Australian dollar and sterling and 0.2% vis-a-vis the kiwi and loonie. The dollar is unchanged against the Japanese yen and 0.3% firmer relative to the Mexican peso. Today’s main event will be […] More

Mexican Rate Hike, Some Preliminary PMI Results, and a Trump Revelation

June 23, 2017

Mexico’s key central bank interest rate was hiked by an additional 25 basis points to 7.0%, bringing its cumulative rise to four percentage points from 3% prevailing from October 2014 through the early December 2015. However, Bank of Mexico officials suggested in a statement that no more tightening may be necessary. See review. The peso […] More

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