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Daily Market Comment – Wall Street hits record before earnings kickoff, dollar holds firm

Earnings optimism drives US equities to fresh record highs ahead of bank results Risk appetite still shaky in FX markets, dollar and yen resist deeper selloff US inflation data and Powell testimony will be key in directing sentiment Wall Street rallies as reopening boost eyed It’s the start of the second quarter earnings season and optimism is running high that the reopening of the US economy will power corporate earnings to new peaks.

Daily Market Comment – Markets unrattled by US inflation jump, dollar slips, stocks hit record

Bond markets shrug off surge in US inflation as yields fall, dragging dollar to 3½-week low But stocks impervious as Tesla drives S&P 500 to fresh record; bank earnings coming up Dollar plunge lifts rivals, yen finds little love despite J&J vaccine woes No panic after US inflation shoots higher Markets appeared to brush aside fears of higher inflation after the much-anticipated CPI data out of the United States failed to spark a huge reaction on Tuesday.

Daily Market Comment – Dollar steady, stocks mixed ahead of US inflation data

Dollar drifts sideways in choppy trading as investors brace for jump in US inflation Stocks lack direction as yields firm, US data, earnings awaited Pound extends gains but most majors stuck in tight ranges, gold slides again All eyes on US inflation With yesterday’s $96 billion Treasury auction passing uneventfully, investors have turned their attention to the latest reading of the consumer price index out of the United States later today.

Daily Market Comment – Wall Street eyes Yellen testimony, dollar eases

Stocks perk up after slow start to the week as focus turns to Yellen and earnings Hopes that Biden administration will spend “big” bolsters sentiment Euro steadies as Italian worries abate, dollar retreats Yellen to tell US lawmakers to “act big” After a sluggish start to the week, risk sentiment improved late on Monday as investors turned their attention on incoming Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen’s confirmation hearing before the Senate today (1500 GMT), while bracing themselves for a slew of key earnings releases on Wall Street.

Daily Market Comment – Stocks under pressure amid growth jitters; dollar off lows

Uncertainty about growth outlook resurfaces after IMF warning, weighing on stocks Dollar pulls higher as risk aversion sets in US earnings and retail sales data could make for a rocky ride Stocks muted as growth jitters return Equity markets were struggling for momentum on Wednesday as the IMF’s latest economic forecasts served as a reminder to investors that the virus crisis will take a heavy toll on the global economy.



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