Tag Archive: Dean’s FX

Italy: risk on, risk off?

Wednesday October 3: Five things the markets are talking about European markets have so far shrugged off losses in Asia to post gains this morning amid hopes that Italy’s budget deficit could be lowered, but concerns about the country’s debt…
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Risk sentiment is shifting and headline-driven

Tuesday Oct 2: Five things the markets are talking about Capital markets are in a sombre mood as a number of reasons for caution come to the fore. Brexit rhetoric and the Italian government’s fiscal plans top the agenda, followed…
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New Nafta supports loonie

Monday October 1: Five things the markets are talking about Canada’s loonie, the Mexican peso, along with North American stock futures have gained overnight after the U.S and Canada confirmed a deal to save the ‘old’ Nafta, now named USMCA…
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Strong Dollar Awaits Jobs Report to Validate Further Fed Hikes

The US dollar is mixed against major pairs on Friday. The dollar gained against the JPY, EUR, GBP and CHF but depreciated against the commodity pairs (CAD, AUD and NZD). Fundamental data in the US supported the dollar: the Fed…
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Look to Fed’s Powell for help

Wednesday September 26: Five things the markets are talking about Global stocks are trading mixed ahead of today’s FOMC rate decision, with Asian shares closing out higher, while Euro bourses are a tad down as Italy’s budget talks continue to…
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Fed and trade threats to drive markets

Monday September 24: Five things the markets are talking about Global equities are under pressure as China called off planned trade talks with U.S, potentially triggering an escalation in the tariff war between the world’s largest economies. Note: U.S’ tariffs…
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US Dollar Recovers Ground Ahead of Fed Meeting

The US dollar bounced back on Friday, but could not offset the losses suffered during the week. The greenback was lower against most major pairs at the end of five days. Traders adjusted their positions before the weekend giving some…
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Central Banks up the ante to normalize interest rates

Friday September 21: Five things the markets are talking about Aside from trade, tariff and retaliation, central banks are upping the ante to “normalize” interest rates. This week, Norway’s Norges Bank has joined the BoE, and the central banks of…
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