Euroland and British construction PMIs

Dollar Up, Equities and Bond Yields Lower, and U.S. Capitol on Alert

March 4, 2021

March 4th was the day U.S. presidents were inaugurated until the 1930s, and there’s internet chatter suggesting a possible reprise of the January 6th attack on the Capitol. Widely anticipated geopolitical traumas rarely seem to happen as planned. A notable exception occurred July 1, 1997, the day that Hong Kong reverted to Chinese rule. That […] More

Disappointing Data and Inflammatory Remarks from Pompeo ahead of U.S. Jobs Report

September 4, 2020

After Thursday’s selloff, financial markets have quieted ahead of the U.S. August labor market report. Share prices in the Pacific Rim fell 3.1% in Australia, 2.0% in New Zealand, 1.3% in Hong Kong, 1.1% in Japan, and 0.9% in China, but European markets bounced up 1.2% in Spain, 0.4% in Italy, and 0.3% in the […] More

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