Sun, May 31, 2020 @ 04:18 GMT
Canadian Dollar ended last week as the strongest one. Strength in oil price, with WTI hitting four-year high was a factor. Solid Canadian GDP and Business Outlook Survey also support a July BoC hike. Euro followed as the second...
Euro continues to trade as the strongest one for today as boosted by the EU leader's agreement on immigration. While the common hasn't been the star this month, it's indeed up against all but Dollar. European stocks investors are...
Euro surges broadly today as traders cheer the agreement by EU leaders on migration. Australian Dollar follows as the second strongest as Chinese stocks lead a strong rebound in Asian equities. At the time of writing the Shanghai composite...
Risk aversion continue to be a main theme in the markets, ahead of quarter end. At the time of writing, major European indices are trading in red. DAX leads again by losing -1.27%, CAC down -0.76% and FTSE down...
Both oil benchmarks rallied for two days in a row. The front-month WTI crude contract has obviously outperformed, accumulating gains of 6.7% over the past two days. The Brent contract added +3.8% during the period. WTI's rally was driven...
RBNZ left the OCR unchanged at 1.75%. While the central bank reiterated its “neutral” monetary policy stance, the accompanying statement revealed that policymakers have turned slightly more dovish than previous months. The members were concerned about global trade tensions...
It was a roller coaster ride in US stocks overnight. The markets cheered Trump's backing down on the hard-line position on curbing Chinese investments in US companies. But White House economic advisor Larry Kudlow spoiled the party said the...
Dollar ignores mixed economic data and surges broadly, except versus Canadian in early US session. Sentiments are generally lifted by news that Trump is backing down again on his tough stance on curbing Chinese investments, after backfires from businesses...
Although Hong Kong dollar (HKD) had approached the weak side (7.85) of the trading band against US dollar (USD) in May and June, after HKMA’s intervention in April, the gap between HIBOR and LIBOR has narrowed significantly since then....
The forex markets are generally in range today except New Zealand Dollar, which tumbles broadly following business confidence data. The US continued to step up its verbal attack on trade partners, but the financial markets are not too bothered...
The stock markets are rather steady today so far even though US continues with its tariff threats on other countries. At the time of writing, European indices are mixed with DAX nearly flat while CAC is up 0.2%. FTSE...
Trade tension and protectionism remain the major theme in the financial markets. Following the selloff in US stocks, Asian indices are generally under pressure today. At the time of writing, Nikkei is trading down -0.52%, Hong Kong HSI is...
Yen remains the strongest one for the day, as risk aversion dominates. Commodity currencies, Australia, New Zealand and Canadian Dollar remain the weakest. But some additional strength is seen in Euro as German Ifo business confidence came is not...
Yesterday, PBOC announced a -50 bps reduction in reserve requirement ratio (RRR) for commercial banks. The move, effective from July 5, aims at easing the tightening in credit condition with the injection of about RMB 700B of liquidity to...
Yen trades broadly higher today, followed by Dollar and Swiss Franc as sentiments are weighed down by escalating trade rhetorics. Nikkei closed down by -0.79% at 22339.15, after hitting session low at 22312.79. China's Shanghai composite opened higher, as...
Oil bulls are relieved after the OPEC/ non-OPEC decision on production. At the joint statement released on June 23, the oil producers announced that they would “strive to adhere to the overall conformity level, voluntarily adjusted to 100%, from...
USD bulls won ahead of the June FOMC meeting, as suggested in the CFTC Commitments of Traders report in the week ended June 19. Speculative long positions for USD Index (DXY) futures gained +2 267 contracts while shorts slumped -11...
According to the CFTC Commitments of Traders report for the week ended Jun 19, net LENGTH for crude oil futures declined -14 346 contracts to 580 947. Net LENGTH for heating oil futures rose +16 653 contracts to 51...
The Swiss Franc and Japanese Yen ended last week as the strongest major currencies. Sentiments were hurt deeply by worries on global trade war. Over week, DOW lost -2.03%, S&P 500 lost -0.89%, DAX was down -3.31%, CAC dropped...
Economic data and improving sentiments are the main drivers in the markets. Australian Dollar and New Zealand Dollar are so far the strongest ones today as European stocks rally. At this time of writing, FTSE is up 1.33%, DAX...
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