Wed, Jul 08, 2020 @ 04:49 GMT
Markets are in mild risk-off mode today but losses are so far limited so far. Dollar attempts for a rebound but upside is so far limited. The greenback is somewhat outshone by Sterling, which is regaining so strength, in...
As widely anticipated, RBA left the cash rate unchanged at 0.25%. It also maintained yield curve control, targeting 3-year government bond yield at 0.25%. While the members were more upbeat about the near-term recovery, they remained cautious about the...
Australian Dollar trades mildly lower today as Asian stocks outside China are paring gains. Also, as coronavirus virus cases surged again in Victoria state, Melbourne is back in lockdown. Meanwhile, RBA stands pat as widely expected and provide little...
As suggested in the CFTC Commitments of Traders report in the week ended June 30, NET SHORT for USD Index futures dropped -339 to 4 975 contracts. Speculative long positions decreased +857 contracts and short positions declined -2 180...
According to the CFTC Commitments of Traders report for the week ended June 30, NET LENGTH for crude oil futures plunged -17 057 contracts to 543 826 for the week. Speculative long positions dropped -6 864 contracts while shorts...
Powerful rally in Chinese stock markets push global equities sharply higher today. Europeans indices are all in black, DOW future is up nearly 400 pts while NASDAQ is set to extend record run. Yen and Dollar are both the...
Dollar and Yen are under pressure today as Asian markets opened the week with strong rally. In particular, Chinese stocks are extending last week's powerful rise, taking Hong Kong equities up too. In the currency markets, though, Euro is...
Markets looked rather indifferent to the resurgence of coronavirus infections. Daily new cases surged to new high above 200k. Total cases broke 11m while deaths is closing in to 530k. But traders and investors couldn't care less. Instead, sentiments...
Markets are generally trading in risk-on mode today. NASDAQ surged to new record highs overnight following solid US job data. Better than expected China services data continue to support sentiment. Yen, Dollar and Euro are set to end the...
Strong employment data from the US boosts market sentiments as DOW future is up over 400 pts at the time of writing. European indices are also extending gains. The greenback however, shrugs of the data and it's trading as...
Dollar and Yen are both trading as the weakest ones for the week for now. FOMC minutes released overnight gave little support to the greenback, nor that ADP job number and ISM manufacturing. Focus is turning to non-farm payrolls...
The FOMC minutes for the June meeting revealed that the members had rigorous discussion about forward guidance, asset purchases and yield curve caps/targets. We expect the framework review will be completed this month, allowing the Fed to announce changes...
The report from the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) shows that total crude oil and petroleum products (ex. SPR) stocks added +1.12 mmb to 1451.78 mmb in the week ended June 26. Crude oil inventory plunged -7.2 mmb (consensus:...
Markets continue to trade in rather indecisive mode today. DOW futures point to mildly lower open, following European stocks, and is getting not support from solid ADP job data. Yen appears to be rebounding but it's kept well above...
The overall markets remain rather mixed so far. Rebound in US stocks overnight didn't carry forward to Asian session. Nikkei is weighed down by poor Tankan survey data. Dollar's rally attempt was somewhat knocked down by up trend resumption...
Both Australian dollar and New Zealand dollar have outperformed other G7 currencies over the past two months, as investors expressed their confidence to global economic recovery through higher-risk assets. A key reason for Australian dollar's relative better performance over...
Dollar continues to stay firm in early US session as supported by strength against Sterling, Yen and to a lesser extent Canadian. Yet, the moves are rather indecisive elsewhere. The greenback remains bounded in range against Euro and Aussie,...
Yen and Swiss Franc are trading as the weakest ones for the week so far, partly due to the strong rebound in stock markets overnight. Sterling is following as the next worst performing as traders continue to price in...
Sterling tumbles broadly today, appeared to be weighed down by UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson's plan to double down on public investments. The selloff is particularly apparent against Euro, as the latter was lifted mildly by improvements in Eurozone...
The markets opened the week with mild risk aversion, in response to continuously surging global coronavirus cases. Japanese stock was additionally weighed down by poor retail sales data. But outside of Japan, losses are relatively limited. European indices have...
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