Tag Archive: Bank of Japan (BoJ)

Bank of Canada Next

Wednesday May 30: Five things the markets are talking about The Bank of Canada (BoC) is expected to leave its benchmark interest rate unchanged (+1.25%) during its policy meeting today (10:00 am EDT) amid concern over slowing housing markets and…
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Italy Crisis Pounds EUR, More to Come

Tuesday May 29: Five things the markets are talking about Threat of Euro fragmentation U.S Treasuries have rallied alongside a number of core-European bonds as the political crisis in Italy and Spain deepens, triggering risk-off trading across capital markets. The…
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Cattle Cull to Support Kiwi dollar

Monday May 28: Five things the markets are talking about Global equities are trading higher in this holiday shortened trading week in a risk-on mood, buoyed by signs that an U.S/North Korea summit is back on track. In Europe, the…
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Buckle in for an action-packed holiday-shortened week

Buckle in for an action-packed holiday-shortened week brimmed with essential events, none more significant than the May employment report particularly in light of the recent dovish conversation on wage growth in the May 2 FOMC minutes. A marginally firmer reading…
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Trade War Talks are Back and the Dollar is Falling

Thursday May 24: Five things the markets are talking about Global stock markets remain under pressure as investors shun risk assets for relative safe havens. Rising Italian bond yields, fading prospects for the North Korea summit, disintegrating EM currencies, and…
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Turkish Lira Collapse Continues

Wednesday May 23: Five things the markets are talking about Geopolitical risks from Turkey to N. Korea, from China to Italy, have pressured global equities in overnight trade. U.S Treasuries, along with the ‘mighty’ dollar have found support, while crude…
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Trade Ceasefire Supports Risk Assets

Tuesday May 22: Five things the markets are talking about Markets traded mixed overnight, with global equities drifting and a number of risk currencies finding support as investors digest easing trade tensions and the latest comments from a plethora of…
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Dollar Consolidates ahead of Today’s Event Risk

Thursday May 17: Five things the markets are talking about Italian political uncertainty continues to dominate European domestic asset prices. Since yesterday, Italian bond yields have ballooned on reports of a draft government program, penned by the proposed populist coalition,…
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The trend is your friend.

The trend is your friend. Currency Markets There was an intense focus on Italy Wednesday thanks to speculation that its new coalition government would request that the ECB write-off the bank’s QE-acquired debt of EUR250bn. Panic ensued with the EURUSD…
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Italian Politics Pounds Euro

Wednesday May 16: Five things the markets are talking about Investors continue to grapple with worries around global trade, growth and geopolitics. Overnight in Asia, equities dipped after N. Korea’s Pyongyang abruptly called off talks with Seoul, throwing a U.S/N….
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