German and French consumer confidence

Rising Energy Prices Lift Long-Term Interest Rates, Which in Turn Depresses Equities but Boost Dollar

September 28, 2021

Ten-year sovereign debt yields jumped overnight by seven basis points in the U.K. and Italy, 5 basis points in Greece, 4 bps in France and Spain, three basis points in the U.S. and Germany and two bps in Japan. Nasdaq and S&P stock futures were down 1.3% and 0.7% with about an hour to go […] More

Dollar Rises After ECB Expresses Concern about Euro Strength and Ahead of FOMC Announcement Later Today

January 27, 2021

In a speech Klass Knot, President of the Netherlands central bank and therefore an ECB Governing Council member, has protested against the euro’s recent rise and warned that central bankers will respond if appreciation appears to jeopardize the goal of lifting inflation back to its target. Compared to Tuesday closing levels, the dollar rallied 0.4% […] More

Fresh Wave of Risk Aversion

October 26, 2018

Investors will get their first peak at U.S. third-quarter GDP in less than an hour. Growth likely decelerated from the 4.2% pace in the second quarter but still probably managed to be at 3.0% or a bit above. But markets are reacting most keenly to the Federal Reserve officials’ disregard of President Trump’s criticism of […] More

Price of Oil Softens Further

October 26, 2016

It appears that Russia will probably not join OPEC’s effort to cut production. In response, West Texas Intermediate crude oil fell another 1.4% to $49.25 per barrel. Stocks in Europe and the Pacific Rim have performed weakly overnight, depressed by a number of weaker-than-expected corporate earnings reports. Equities lost 1.5% in New Zealand and Australia, […] More

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