Wed, May 22, 2019 @ 17:06 GMT
Possibly in her final attempt, UK Prime Minister Theresa May tries to win the parliamentary approval of the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement with a “bold new plan”. While the most eye-catching ingredient is a green light of a second referendum,...
OPEC+ stayed put, maintaining the output cut agreed in December last year while pledging to monitor market developments with an option to raise production later. In our opinion, there is no practical need for OPEC+ to officially raise output....
As suggested in the CFTC Commitments of Traders report in the week ended May 14, traders trimmed their bets, on both long and short sides, on futures of US dollar index, euro, Swiss franc, and Canadian dollar. On the...
Financial markets are in turbulence as China announced to raise tariff of US$60B of US exports to 25% from 10%, effective June 1. This was followed by US’ threat to levy tariff on the remaining Chinese exports (worth of...
As suggested in the CFTC Commitments of Traders report in the week ended May 7, NET LENGTH in USD Index decreased -716 contracts to 28 233. Both speculative long and short positions fell during the week. All other major...
As suggested in the CFTC Commitments of Traders report in the week ended April 30, NET LENGTH in USD Index increased +194 contracts to 28 949. Both speculative long and short positions gained during the week. All other major...
As suggested in the CFTC Commitments of Traders report in the week ended April 23, NET LENGTH in USD Index decreased -183 contracts to 28 755. Both speculative long and short positions gained during the week. Yet, the latter...
As suggested in the CFTC Commitments of Traders report in the week ended April 16, NET LENGTH in USD Index decreased -508 contracts to 28 938. Both speculative long and short positions dropped during the week. All other major...
As suggested in the CFTC Commitments of Traders report in the week ended April 9, NET LENGTH in USD Index increased +598 contracts to 29 446. Both speculative long and short positions dropped as the market awaited the FOMC...
European Parliament approved that Brexit would be extended further to October 31, from April 12. It is possible for the UK to leave earlier should the UK Parliament approve a Withdrawal Agreement (the deal). A review of the situation...
As suggested in the CFTC Commitments of Traders report in the week ended April 2, NET LENGTH in USD Index increased +3 563 contracts to 28 848. Both speculative long and short positions rose but the former outweighed the...
As suggested in the CFTC Commitments of Traders report in the week ended March 26, NET LENGTH in USD Index fell as both speculative long and short positions dropped. NET LENGTH for USD index slipped -650 contracts, to 25...
The Brexit drama continues! What has recently happened has offered little help to clear the mist of the matter. Rather, Britons, as well as global investors, have become more uncertain about the outlook. On Wednesday, the UK parliament has...
As suggested in the CFTC Commitments of Traders report in the week ended March 19, NET LENGTH in USD Index fell as speculative long positions dropped while shorts gained. NET LENGTH for USD index declined -9 139 contracts, to...
As suggested in the CFTC Commitments of Traders report in the week ended March 12, NET LENGTH in USD Index gained as increase in longs outweighed that of shorts. With the exception of NZD, all major currencies stayed in...
The UK parliament again defeated, by 149 votes, the Withdrawal Agreement that PM Theresa May secured from the EU parliament. Despite the changes, attorney general Geoffrey Cox suggested the UK still would risk struck in the Irish backstop indefinitely....
As suggested in the CFTC Commitments of Traders report in the week ended March 5, NET LENGTH in USD Index gained although bets decreased on both sides. With the exception of NZD, all major currencies stayed in NET SHORT...
Indeed, there is not much update after the parliament voted down the original Brexit deal (Withdrawal Agreement) proposed by PM Theresa May back in January. Yet, things evolving since then appear to have diminished, or delayed, the risk of...
We refrain from overtly optimistic over US-China trade negotiations. Following US officials’ Beijing trip which included a meeting with China’s Xi Jinping on Friday, both countries released their own statements. Yet, the tones of which suggested that discrepancies remain....
BOJ’s asset purchase activities have again caught market attention. Talks of tapering heightened last week as the central bank offered to buy 180B yen of 10- to 25-year JGBS. Concerns over a less accommodative monetary environment eased as the...
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