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Some Encouraging U.S.-Sino Trade News Fans Investor Sentiment Further

August 25, 2020

Equity markets had rallied strongly on Monday and then received a further lift overnight from the news that U.S. and Chinese trade negotiators reported progress and reaffirmed that the Phase I trade deal remains effective. In other overnight developments, The Republican Party National Convention kicked off with loads of fear-mongering directed at the Democratic Party […] More

Holiday Closures Hit Pause Button

May 25, 2020

Markets on Monday lacked direction due to holiday observances in the United States for Memorial Day, Great Britain for its late Spring bank holiday, and many Islamic countries where Ramadan’s end is being celebrated. The dollar is unchanged from Friday’s close against the euro, Swiss franc, loonie and kiwi, while changes versus the yen, sterling, […] More

COVID-19 Continues to Dominate World and Market News

February 25, 2020

Confirmed worldwide coronavirus infections and deaths now total 80,348 and 2707. 77,600 and 2663 of these are in China, but the disease continues to spread with Croatia and Austria reporting their initial instances, South Korea and Italy having 977 and 229 infections, and Iran’s deputy health minister becoming one of the casualties. The WHO warned […] More

Continuing Confusion over Status of U.S.-Sino Trade Dispute

August 27, 2019

Monday’s mixed signals about whether there had been a weekend overture between Trump and Chinese officials to resume trade talks has not been clarified. The yuan meanwhile slid another 0.1% on net and touched an intra-day low of 7.1692 per dollar, 4.0% lower than its end-July value. Against other key currencies overnight, the dollar fell […] More

Getting Down to Crunch Time in Sino-U.S. Trade Talks

February 22, 2019

Stocks fell Thursday on some disappointing U.S. economic data but have rebounded Friday, as investors are choosing to believe that Sino-U.S. trade talks will reach an agreement averting an escalation of the tariff war.  Share prices rose 1.9% in China, 1.2% in Hong Kong, and 0.5% in Australia, and European bourses are up by 0.5% […] More

Oil Prices Sink Sharply to One-Year Low

November 23, 2018

The price of West Texas Intermediate crude oil dived 6.9% to $50.44 per barrel. Gold has fallen 0.4%. There was no trading in Japan due to the Labor Thanksgiving holiday. The dollar edged 0.2% lower against the yen overnight but rose 0.4% against the euro, 0.3% relative to sterling, and 0.2% vis-a-vis the Swiss franc. […] More

Dollar Down, Stocks Mixed Ahead of Powell’s Speech at Jackson Hole

August 24, 2018

The dollar posted overnight declines of 0.7% against the Aussie currency, 0.5% relative to the Chines yuan, 0.4% against the kiwi, 0.3% vis-a-vis the euro and sterling, 0.2% versus the Mexican peso and Swiss franc and 0.1% relative to the loonie. Share prices in the Pacific Rim rose 0.9% in Japan, 0.5% in South Korea, […] More

Turkey Attempts to Stop Lira’s Rout… Other Geopolitical Strains Simmer

May 24, 2018

The Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey hiked the late liquidity window interest rate by three full percentage points to 16.5% after the Monetary Policy Committee held an unscheduled meeting. The lira had been plunging in one-sided market conditions but rebounded over 6% following the announcement. Italian Prime Minister-Designate Conti met with party leaders, […] More

Mixed Market Action This Friday

February 23, 2018

The dollar fell overnight by 0.4% versus the peso, 0.3% against the yuan and sterling and 0.2% relative to the loonie but rose 0.5% against the kiwi, 0.1% versus the yen, and 0.2% vis-a-vis the euro, Swiss franc and Aussie dollar. Likewise, while Asian equities enjoyed a strong session, ones in Europe failed to retain […] More

Upbeat ECB Minutes Lift Euro

January 11, 2018

Minutes of the December ECB Governing Council meeting seem to proclaim the beginning of the end of the central bank’s ultra-easy stance. Quantitative settings were not changed, and a continuing determination to complete the current campaign of quantitative stimulus was projected. But the following paragraph initiates a coming shift in forward guidance.  It was argued […] More

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