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Fresh Developments Driving Investor Hopes

November 15, 2022

Equities in the Pacific Rim rose by 4.1% in Hong Kong, 2.6% in Taiwan, and 1.6% in China as yesterday’s talks between the presidents of the United States and China went as well as could have been expected considering their government’s significant differences. The South Korean Kospi rose only 0.2%, and Japan’s Nikkei dipped 0.1%. […] More

Equity Rebound Extended and Dollar Up Somewhat Too

October 18, 2022

With China’s 20th National Congress still ongoing, officials there elected to delay today’s scheduled release of GDP, industrial production, retail sales, unemployment and fixed asset investment. Investors await U.S. industrial production and the National Association of Homebuilders’ housing index, but otherwise it’s been another light day from a data release standpoint. Appetite for risk was […] More

Policy Support Overriding Covid-19 and Geopolitical Concerns at Least for Now

June 16, 2020

The weakness of stock markets early Monday dramatically reversed direction when the Federal Reserve announced an expansion of its corporate bond purchases. That turnaround extended overnight into trading in the Pacific Rim, where markets closed up 4.9% in Japan, 5.3% in South Korea, 3.9% in Australia, 2.4% in Hong Kong, 2.0% in Singapore, 1.8% in […] More