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US Open Note – Calm day ahead of busy week; oil around $85

US futures near new highs; Facebook releases its earnings Today's economic calendar is light, but the rest of the week promises to be very interesting, with central bank meetings in the Eurozone, Canada, and Japan, as well as earnings reports from the technology industry's heavy hitters.

Daily Market Comment – Stocks defy gravity, oil storms higher, dollar retreats

Stock markets hover near record highs despite mounting risks Dollar pulls back, sterling in BoE limbo, Turkish lira collapses Action-packed week ahead with three central banks and tech earnings It’s still about inflation  The overarching market theme continues to be how persistent this inflation episode will be and whether central banks will go into battle to suppress it.

Global stocks advance; gold accelerates ahead of Powell's speech – US Open Note

Evergrande's default delayed  While everyone was convinced that the endgame for Evergrande was a certainty, China’s indebted property giant made a last-minute $84mln interest payment overnight, avoiding an official default ahead of its 30-day deadline expiring this weekend.

Weekly comment – ECB and BoC to go their separate ways

Optimism returned to stock markets as a stellar earnings season calmed nerves, pushing investors away from the safety of the USD.

Daily Market Comment – Muted jubilation as Evergrande makes debt payment

Relief as Evergrande averts default but China’s property woes not over Stocks mostly up but gains are modest as tech weighs Dollar hovers in recent range, eyes Powell speech for direction Commodity dollars bounce back, flash PMIs support euro and pound Evergrande interest payment calms nerves, slightly Embattled property giant, Evergrande, has reportedly paid its overdue interest on dollar-denominated bonds amounting to $83.

US Open Note – Growth concerns bring risk-off into play; dollar's slide halts

Stocks falter as risk-off returns Better-than-expected corporate earnings have been a boon to stock markets this month, with Southwest and American airlines flagging today that even the hardest-hit industries by the pandemic can still stand on their feet despite the energy crisis.

Daily Market Comment – Evergrande jitters return, yen climbs, dollar steady

Evergrande shares plunge after sale of unit falls through, mood sours in equities Treasury yields ease back as Fed dampens early rate hike talk Yen bounces back, dollar edges up but commodity currencies take a tumble Stocks under pressure as Evergrande default risks grow Equity markets were feeling the strain of a fresh panic about China’s heavily indebted property sector after troubled real estate giant – Evergrande – told investors that the sale of its property services unit for $2.

US Open Note – Stocks oscillate near record highs; commodity currencies hold firm

Stocks consolidate gains as earnings surprise Stock markets have been relatively flat marginally below their summer record highs during early US trading hours on Thursday, with the pan-European STOXX 600 consolidating last week’s impressive rebound and US stock indices switching between gains and losses.

Daily Market Comment – Dollar steadies as yields climb, Wall Street edges closer to record highs

Dollar off lows as 10-year yield hits 5-month high but Fed rate hike still seen lagging others Yields likely to stay in spotlight as raft of Fed speakers coming up Strong earnings drive S&P 500 to fifth day of gains, but futures slip Rate repricing underway Expectations that high inflation is here to stay continued to firm in the bond markets, sending global bond yields to fresh highs in the last 24 hours.

US Open Note – Stocks buoyant, dollar slips and gold improves

Sentiment upbeat as US yields retreat; FOMC speakers to draw focus The recent climb in US stocks appears supported by gains in the technology and communication service sectors.

Daily Market Comment – Dollar slumps, stocks advance amid earnings optimism

US tech rebound leads global stocks higher as earnings season about to heat up Dollar plunges as mood improves and Fed seen falling behind in the tightening race Riskier currencies power ahead as US yields fall back Focus on earnings as jitters subside Worries about soaring inflation, supply-chain chaos and slowing growth in China were put on the back burner on Tuesday as investors turned their attention on the Q3 earnings season that kicked off last week with a bang.

US Open Note – Inflation risks and the rate conundrum, dollar hangs in there

Risk evaporates but US Industrial production disappoints Market sentiment softened and the dollar remained subdued on the first trading day of week.

Daily Market Comment – Inflation and growth worries take heat off stocks rebound, dollar firms

China GDP misses estimates, New Zealand CPI surges, reviving stagflation fears Stocks back in the red as doubts resurface but hopes on earnings keep optimism alive Bond yields edge up again as oil keeps climbing Kiwi erases earlier gains from rate hike bets as dollar bulls regain control China growth disappoints, dents risk appetite Economic growth in the world’s second largest economy slowed more than expected in the third quarter as China reported that GDP rose by 4.

US Open Note – Yen still plunges; oil heads towards $82.00

Dollar index on mute today; US retail sales surprised The dollar index is hovering around 94.00 today, following two red days; however, dollar/yen is heading sharply higher towards a fresh three-year high around 114.

Weekly Comment – Risk appetite returns but China GDP could revive slowdown fears

Stocks staged a mid-week comeback after fears about surging inflation and worsening supply shortages had pummelled risk assets.

Daily Market Comment – Wall Street roars back, yen blasted as optimism returns

Riskier plays come back swinging as supply worries take a back seat  Stocks and commodity currencies power higher, yen gets hammered  Dollar heads for weekly losses ahead of US retail sales Riskier assets storm back Investors forgot about the mayhem in supply chains and energy markets on Thursday and instead increased their exposure to riskier plays, as a combination of encouraging US economic data and corporate earnings from the big banks cheered up the mood.

US Open Note – Stocks buoyant, dollar flashes green and commodities resilient

Market sentiment intact after cheery jobless claims and miss in US PPI Sentiment remains upbeat as US stock futures are extending their recent buoyancy after a drop in longer-term yields.

Daily Market Comment – Stocks and gold recover as Fed path gets recalibrated

Expectations of earlier but shallower Fed rate path revive optimism Dollar retreats, stocks and gold recover as long-dated yields drop China’s factory prices soar, central bank speakers in focus  Fed repricing  Investors are having second thoughts about the structure of the Fed’s rate hike cycle.

US Open Note – Dollar remains stable after CPI and before FOMC Minutes

US CPI data jumps to 13-year high; dollar still firm The main event today was the release of the US CPI data ahead of the FOMC minutes later in the session.

Daily Market Comment – Dollar turns to inflation data for more fuel

King dollar reigns supreme ahead of US inflation and Fed minutes  Stock markets wrestle with spike in short-term yields  Earnings season kicks off, gold fights back, oil takes a breather  Dollar capitalizes on Fed bets The main event today will be the release of CPI inflation numbers from America, a few hours before the minutes of the latest Fed meeting.



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