US Open Note – Stocks recover and dollar takes back seat

Posted on September 21, 2021 at 2:12 pm GMT

Market Sentiment picks up and central bank meetings draw focus The major US indices are gradually extending yesterday’s rebound while the dollar continues to dwindle. Nonetheless, as worries around China’s real estate giant Evergrande Group and its recent warnings of defaulting on its debt payments remain one of the global highlights, the spotlight continues to be directed around central banks. Investors continue to look for clues around meetings, with the BOJ expected to remain dovish and the Fed to comment [..]

Daily Market Comment – Calmer markets despite Evergrande risks, loonie jumps on Trudeau win

Posted on September 21, 2021 at 9:31 am GMT

Fears of Evergrande contagion ease slightly but markets remain edgy Loonie soars after Trudeau narrowly secures third term Aussie and kiwi brush off dovish reserve banks Pound up too but UK energy crisis a worry, dollar off highs Stocks bounce back after Evergrande panic Global equities were steadier on Tuesday, recouping some of the previous days’ losses, as fears of a huge spillover from Evergrande’s debt crisis subsided a little. As investors increasingly liken the Evergrande crisis with the collapse [..]

Daily Market Comment – Dollar starts Fed week on front foot; stocks hit by Evergrande fallout

Posted on September 20, 2021 at 9:22 am GMT

Dollar climbs to 4-week high amid Fed taper expectations and Evergrande contagion fears Global stock markets tumble as Evergrande stock crashes again, default risk grows All eyes on Fed in busy week for central banks; hawkish BoE bets can’t rescue sliding pound Loonie slips ahead of Canada’s election outcome China jitters hit sentiment as stocks skid, dollar gains Fears of global contagion from the worsening crisis in China’s property sector continued to weigh heavily on sentiment at the start of [..]


US Open Note – Dollar back to gains at the end of the week

Posted on September 17, 2021 at 12:38 pm GMT

Dollar/yen back above 110.00 Prior to the weekend, the dollar is holding onto its recently gained ground, with dollar/yen approaching the 110.00 psychological number. Moreover, the dollar index is currently trading at 92.78, remaining above the 50-day simple moving average (SMA). Euro/dollar is showing some positive movement today, holding near 1.1780. US futures are pointing to a positive open. Headline retail sales in the US were projected to decrease -0.7% m/m but instead gained 0.75% m/m, compared to a revised -1.8% in July. UK retail sales drive pound lower The British pound declined below $1.3800 as retail [..]


US Open Note – Stocks wane and dollar improves

Posted on September 16, 2021 at 2:16 pm GMT

US retail sales, jobless claims and Canadian ADP Non-Farm labour data take centre stage US major indices are slightly lower as the greenback continues its comeback. It seems consumption endured even as job growth remained burdened last month with August headline retail sales rising to 0.7%, beating July’s -1.8% figure and expectations of -0.8% m/m, while the core data soared to 1.8%, overshooting the -0.1% m/m estimation. Furthermore, the Philly Fed Manufacturing index came in at 30.7, eclipsing August’s and [..]


US Open Note – Yen and oil surge as futures are steady

Posted on September 15, 2021 at 1:00 pm GMT

US inflation mildly affects dollar US inflation had a mild negative influence on the dollar, but yesterday’s fragile risk sentiment gave it a boost. This suggests that markets believe the Fed will delay tapering next week, which might lead to a range bound environment until the end of the week. In addition, China’s efforts to rein in private enterprises and the impact of the delta virus strain on economic development are among them. The US dollar index is heading south around the 50-day simple moving average (SMA), [..]


US Open Note – Stocks push up and dollar index slips below 92.44  

Posted on September 14, 2021 at 1:52 pm GMT

Markets and the greenback’s reaction connected to US CPI data Today’s pause on market volatility seems to have been hinged around market jitters prior to the release of the US CPI data, which is somewhat seen as the key that opens the taper door. The question is, has the rush to return to normality and subsequent supply bottlenecks been the main driver for inflation, suggesting it is temporary, or is there a deeper reason which the Fed is overlooking? These [..]

Daily Market Comment – Euro steady ahead of ECB but stocks hit by market jitters

Posted on September 9, 2021 at 9:23 am GMT

Euro holds above $1.18 ahead of expected ‘tapering’ by ECB Fresh China crackdowns and fears of slowing growth dent sentiment Stocks slip, dollar rebound eases but yen edges up ECB to taper but call it something else The European Central Bank will probably join the taper bandwagon when it announces the outcome of its policy meeting later today. However, with some way still to go for the Eurozone recovery and a sizeable degree of uncertainty about the outlook, policymakers will [..]


US Open Note – Market sentiment picks up and dollar takes a step back

Posted on September 8, 2021 at 1:52 pm GMT

Markets prepare for Bank of Canada meeting and US Jolts The major US indices have bounced back to earlier Asian levels, while the greenback has given up a tad of its gains, which it extended from yesterday. Renewed lockdowns and travel restrictions are not aiding growth and the persistently roaming delta variant is nourishing uncertainty around global recoveries, interfering with supply chains, which is feeding higher inflation. This seems to be producing a gloomy mood in the markets. The dollar [..]

Daily Market Comment – Markets turn cautious in wait for Powell

Posted on August 26, 2021 at 9:22 am GMT

Stocks slip as Delta strain and China crackdown fears resurface Dollar supported by higher yields but overall, lacks direction Markets gearing up for Jackson Hole but can Powell offer much clarity? Stocks turn red as optimism fades slightly Rising virus cases in Asia as well as lingering concerns about China’s punitive crackdown on its tech industry came back to haunt markets on Thursday, pulling regional stocks lower. European bourses also slipped at the open and US stock futures struggled too, [..]

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