Italian business and consumer confidence

Further Decline in Sovereign Debt Yields and Share Prices

May 29, 2019

The ten-year U.S. Treasury yield dropped another 3 basis points, and sovereign debt yields of similar maturity slid a basis point overnight in Germany, the U.K., and Japan as well. Investors are bracing for slower global growth as trade protectionism intensifies. Share prices fell by a bit more than 1.0% in Japan, South Korea, France, […] More

Dollar Stages Moderate Rebound

December 21, 2018

Broad dollar gains overnight amount to 0.6% against the kiwi, 0.4% relative to the loonie and euro, 0.3% vis-a-vis the peso, Swiss franc, and yuan, 0.2% versus the Australian dollar and 0.1% relative to sterling. Dollar/yen is unbalanced. In the continuing follies that markets have come to expect from the U.S. government, Defense Secretary Mattis […] More

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