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Risk sentiments continued to recover last week as Fed officials indicated they would be patient before making the next rate move. Positive developments of US-China trade talks also helped. One notable development was the rebound in US treasury yields...
There were big roller coaster rides in the financial markets last week. Apple's sales outlook downgrade heightened the concerns over serious slowdown in the Chinese economy. There was the "Currency Flash Crash" which sent through all key technical resistance...
The global stock markets just turned from bad to worse last week. DOW suffered its worst week since the global financial crisis back in 2008, down the week by nearly -7%. S&P 500, down the month by -11.4%, is...
Sterling and Brexit was the center of focus during the early part of last week. The parliament vote on Brexit was postponed to at least January. UK Prime Minister Theresa May survived leadership challenge but her position is shaky...
It was another volatile week with multiple theme working on the markets. US-China trade truce, arrest of Chinese business executive, stock market routs, treasury yield free fall, US yield curve inversion, weak economic data and global slow down, OPEC+...
Fed Chair Jerome Powell's speech last week was sort of a turning point. Stocks staged a strong rally and helped lifted Kiwi and Aussie as the strongest ones. Nevertheless, despite being sold off steeply, Dollar has indeed reversed much...
It's another week with multiple theme happening at the same time. Swiss Franc ended as the strongest on risk aversion. Oil's free fall could be that extra lift the the Franc. Dollar ended as the second strongest, but that's...
Sterling was overwhelming the weakest one last week on Brexit political drama in the UK. It's now even uncertain for how long Prime Minister Theresa would stay in position, not to mention if there would be an agreement for...
There were some interesting turns in the financial markets last week. Global equities initially cheered after Democrats sealed a tremendous win in the US mid-term election by regaining majority in the House. But the lift quickly faded as stocks...
What is a bigger driver of volatility in the markets, politics or monetary policy? Judging only from last week's development, politics got the nod, at least in the US. Investor sentiments initially sank on report that Trump was ready...
Global stock market rout intensified last week with major indices ended in deep red. Over the week, Nikkei was the worst performing one and lost -5.98%. S&P 500 was the worst one in the US and dropped -3.94%. NASDAQ...
The markets were driven by multiple themes last week. Dollar ended up broadly higher as supported by hawkish FOMC minutes and rebound in treasury yields. However, it's outshone by New Zealand and then Australian Dollar. Kiwi was boosted by...
Global stock market crashed last week as the US finally joined the others. It should be reminded that as DOW made record high in early October, all other major markets suffered selloff already. It's stretched to blame rising US...
It's another week's that's full of headlines. Sterling ended as the strongest one on revised hope of a Brexit deal with the EU despite all the rhetorics. UK Prime Minister Theresa May also survived the Conservative Party conference without...
Dollar rose broadly last week as markets received Fed's hawkish rate hike rather week, despite initial hesitation. However, the greenback was just the second strongest, overshadowed by Canadian Dollar. Stronger than expected GDP data from Canada solidify the case...
Yen ended last week as the weakest one as the global markets were in full risk on mode. DOW finally made a new record high, together with S&P 500 and the strength is not limited to the US. Nikkei...
Economic data, Fed expectations, trade war, Brexit were among the biggest themes last week. Emerging market risks seemed to have abated. Meanwhile, Italy was less of a threat to Eurozone after the government pledged not to blow up the...
The last week of August was unusually volatile and eventful. It's a week to remember yet it's hard to remember all the details. Almost every major currency got its own stories. Swiss Franc and Japanese Yen ended as the...
Yen ended the week broadly lower, as the worst performing one, on return of risk appetite. That came with S&P 500 and NASDAQ closing at record highs. Dollar ended as the second weakest one as it's firstly talked down...
The forex markets turned into consolidative mode last week as Dollar and Yen lost momentum. Turkish currency crisis hit a climax on Monday but worries eased after the government's measures were well taken by investors. The fear of extra...
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