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Daily Market Comment – ‘King dollar’ continues its reign after solid jobs data

Posted on February 10, 2020 at 9:45 am GMT

Dollar cruises higher after strong payrolls push back expected timing of Fed cuts Yet, stocks struggle for altitude, yen climbs as virus fears remain in play Aussie breaks 11-year low, but quickly bounces back The world’s reserve currency shined once again on Friday, after US payrolls for January exceeded estimates, prompting traders to push back the expected timing of the next Fed rate cut. Nonfarm payrolls rose by 225k, smashing the forecast for a 160k increase and signaling that the [..]

Daily Market Comment – Risk aversion creeps in as virus death toll jumps

Posted on February 7, 2020 at 9:27 am GMT

Equities rally fades as spread of coronavirus shows no sign of slowing Yen edges up but dollar also holds firm ahead of US jobs report Pound set for large weekly losses amid Brexit brinkmanship Virus fears intensify; risk rally loses steam The relief rally sparked by China’s efforts to contain the coronavirus and support its economy appeared to run out of steam by the end of the week as most major stock indices in Asia turned red on Friday. Futures [..]

Daily Market Comment – US stocks extend bull run as China cuts tariffs, Trump gets acquitted

Posted on February 6, 2020 at 9:29 am GMT

Global stocks continue to rally on upbeat US data and as virus fears ease Risk-on further aided after China cuts US tariffs and President Trump gets acquitted Dollar climbs to 2-month highs, yen retreats Unstoppable Wall Street scales fresh records A string of positive developments added further impetus to the rebound in global stocks on Thursday, as the recovery extended into a third day. Global stock markets plunged last week with China playing catch up on Monday as fears about [..]

Daily Market Comment – Markets hold steady but virus risks linger; oil up as OPEC+ considers output cuts

Posted on February 5, 2020 at 9:33 am GMT

Stocks extend rebound but caution keeps gains in check Yen and gold edge back up as coronavirus death toll continues to rise OPEC+ holds technical meeting to discuss fresh cuts to output amid virus impact Markets remain calm but growth worries persist This week’s cash injection by Chinese authorities and pledges of additional stimulus if needed to stabilize the economy from the disruptions caused by the coronavirus outbreak helped maintain calm in financial markets on Wednesday. Stocks in Asia headed [..]

Daily Market Comment – Stocks steadier as China tries to calm markets; dollar up on ISM beat

Posted on February 4, 2020 at 9:27 am GMT

Chinese shares recoup some losses as authorities attempt to stem sell-off Dollar lifted by surprise pickup in US manufacturing activity Pound extends losses as UK and EU clash on post-Brexit trade arrangements Asian stocks turn green but virus fears persist Stocks in Asia took a breather from yesterday’s steep sell-off as Chinese authorities stepped in to limit the fallout from the worsening outbreak of the coronavirus, as the death toll continues to rise. A massive injection of liquidity by China’s [..]

Daily Market Comment – Chinese stocks fall apart, but currencies take a breather

Posted on February 3, 2020 at 9:45 am GMT

Equities in China fall ~8%, but broader market stabilizes after Friday’s selloff Recession fears reignite, pushing dollar down as Fed rate cuts are priced in Pound drops as Boris ‘talks tough’ – prelude of things to come?   US Democratic primary begins, will Bernie Sanders spook stocks? Chinese equities disintegrate, despite PBoC rate cut The coronavirus theme continues to torment financial markets, with Chinese stocks closing lower by almost 8% today, on their first day back from holidays. The losses [..]

Daily Market Comment – Aussie tanks on virus worries; Pound flies as BoE holds

Posted on January 31, 2020 at 9:28 am GMT

Stocks stage major comeback as investors brush aside virus fears However, aussie and kiwi tell a different story – both drop substantially Is the Fed’s ‘not QE’ responsible for the divergence between stock and bond/FX markets? Pound roars higher as BoE keeps rates unchanged Stocks recover, as health officials soothe contagion concerns The market’s rollercoaster ride continued Thursday, with US equities recovering substantial losses to close into the green, even though earnings from heavyweight tech players like Facebook (-6.1%) and [..]

Daily Market Comment – Close call if BoE will cut today; Risk aversion revives

Posted on January 30, 2020 at 9:49 am GMT

All eyes on BoE meeting, markets view prospect of a rate cut as a coin toss On balance, decent PMIs give BoE breathing room to wait – if so, pound might spike higher Yen advances, stocks stumble as virus fears revive risk aversion Dollar ticks lower as Fed adopts a slightly more cautious tone, but quickly recovers BoE rate decision: To cut, or not to cut? The main event today will be the Bank of England’s (BoE) policy decision at [..]

Daily Market Comment – Fed to stand pat; risk appetite roller-coaster rolls on

Posted on January 29, 2020 at 9:31 am GMT

Fed to stay on hold today, but adopt a slightly more cautious tone? Yen retreats, stocks rebound as risk sentiment recovers However, bond and stock markets are not on the same page today Barrage of corporate earnings coming up: Microsoft, Facebook, Tesla, Boeing No action from Fed, but perhaps a more dovish take Investors may finally divert their attention away from the deadly coronavirus today, when the Federal Reserve concludes its policy meeting at 19:00 GMT. There’s virtually no chance [..]

Daily Market Comment – Risk sentiment stabilizes as virus worries calm, but caution lingers

Posted on January 28, 2020 at 9:38 am GMT

Wall Street futures signal a rebound, even without any ‘good news’ However, pockets of stress still evident in the market Japanese stocks decline further, aussie and kiwi can’t get off the floor Today: US durable goods, earnings bonanza begins with Apple Risk aversion takes a breather as virus nerves calm, for now The virus-related uncertainty that plagued global markets in recent days started to abate on Tuesday, with the safe-haven Japanese yen unable to extend its recent gains and futures [..]

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