Japanese PPI

Inflation Rising, Central Bankers Reacting, Dollar Firmer, and Equities Troubled

June 10, 2022

The dollar rose overnight by 0.4% against sterling and 0.2% relative to the euro, Swiss franc, and in weighted terms. The dollar alternatively dropped against the ruble, Australian and New Zealand dollars and Japanese yen. Following yesterday’s sharp drop in U.S. share prices, equities fell 1.5% in Japan, 1.3% in Indonesia and Australia, 1.6% in […] More

Disappointing Chinese Data to Kick Off the Week

May 16, 2022

Investors got some bad news from April Chinese economic data and the European Union’s spring forecast. Equity markets closed down 0.3% in China, South Korea, and India but up 0.5% in Japan and 0.3% in Australia. The German Dax and Paris Cac are down 0.6% and 0.4%, and U.S. stock futures have dropped, too. Ten-year […] More

Bracing for Escalating Wars in Ukraine and Against Inflation and Covid

April 12, 2022

All signs are pointing to a more focused and indiscriminate Russian assault on Ukraine. A coming tightening of Western economic sanctions drove the price of West Texas Intermediate oil up 4.1% overnight, but what Ukraine desperately needs is greater military support. That may be coming, too. Covid cases are rising again. 49.4 thousand new cases […] More

ECB Surprise, a Diplomatic Failure, and Many Price Data Releases

March 10, 2022

In light of risks posed by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, today’s European Central Bank policy review was not expected to push ahead with its QE exiting strategy, but in fact the pace of the phase-out of asset purchase program bond buying was stepped up: EUR 40 billion will be bought next month, then EUR 30 […] More

Inflation Taking No Days Off for the Holiday

November 11, 2021

Today marks the 103rd anniversary of the “war to end all wars,” which is known by a variety of different names — for instance, Armistice Day in France and Germany, Remembrance Day in Canada and Veterans Day here in the United States. U.S. stock markets will be open, but no U.S. data releases are planed. […] More

Equities and Dollar Rise after Difficult Week

September 13, 2021

Equity markets in Europe have strengthened slightly more than 1.0% in Italy and Spain and by 0.7-0.9% in Germany, France and Great Britain. U.S. stock futures are up around 0.6%, but markets earlier in the Pacific Rim had given no warning as what was to come with Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index faltering 1.5% and […] More

Renewed Downward Pressure on Equities and the Dollar

May 17, 2021

Equities this Monday fell 3.0% in Taiwan, 1.8% in Indonesia, 0.9% in Japan, and 06% in South Korea. Losses so far range from 0.3% to 0.7% in the U.K., Germany, France and Spain, and U.S. futures point to a drop at the open of about 0.3%. Ten-year sovereign debt yields have climbed six basis points […] More

Modest Dollar Pull-Back

April 12, 2021

On a Monday with few data releases, the dollar has slipped 0.3% against the yen and sterling, 0.2% relative to the Mexican peso, and 0.1% versus the euro, Swiss franc, Australian dollar, Chinese yuan and against its weighted DXY index. Fed Chairman Powell gave an upbeat interview aired Sunday night on 60 minutes in which […] More

Dollar and European Equities Slip

August 13, 2020

The dollar slid overnight by 0.6% against sterling, 0.4% versus the euro, 0.3% relative to the loonie, and 0.1% against the Swiss franc. Equities closed higher by 1.8% in Japan, 1.3% in Singapore and 0.7% in Taiwan, but trading in Europe has seen losses so far today of 1.1% in the U.K., 0.3% in Germany […] More

Coronavirus Takes Turn for the Worse, and British Cabinet Reshuffled Significantly

February 13, 2020

Thursday has been a difficult day in world financial markets, absorbing the news of an exponential increase in suspected coronavirus cases, as well as the unexpected quitting of British Chancellor of the Exchequer Javid and departure of several other members of Prime Minister Johnson’s cabinet. Share prices tumbled 1.6% in Great Britain, 1.2% in Spain, […] More

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