UK Data Slam; BoE Rate-Alert Special
January 27, 2020
Technical Analysis Heading into Monday’s Open: Jan. 27, 2020
End of Human Civilization May Have Been Premature
Asian equity markets were largely higher after yesterday’s hysteria surrounding the coronavirus. Japan, Hong Kong, Mainland China, Taiwan, Korea, Australia, and Singapore were up while India, Malaysia, Thailand, and Indonesia were off. Markets were off in early trading, especially in Hong Kong and Mainland China.
January 22, 2020
Technical Analysis Heading into Wednesday’s Open: Jan. 22, 2020
January 15, 2020
Technical Analysis Heading into Wednesday’s Open: Jan. 15, 2020
FX Rundown: January 14, 2020
FX Rundown: January 13, 2020
January 13, 2020
Technical Analysis Heading into Monday’s Open: Jan. 13, 2020
The Decade in Seven Charts
2019 Review and Outlook
Risk On, Foreign Reserves Climb
Asian equities were a sea of green as markets turned risk on following US equity markets higher with only Taiwan off. Oil and gold’s decline led the energy and material sectors lower in Hong Kong trading. Automaker Geely (175 HK) gained +1.55% after strong December sales though 2019 sales declined nearly 10% in 2019. Mainland stocks had a very strong day, which we discuss further below.
FX Rundown: January 6, 2020
Central Banks Fuel Strength in Bonds and Equities
Will Uncleared Margin Rules Change the FX Landscape?
China A50: Is Big Still Beautiful?
SGX FX Futures Volume Grew 12.5% M-O-M to US$110 Billion In November, Despite Less Volatility in Global Currencies
Some analysts expect the US dollar to weaken and the pound to strengthen next year – the latter thanks to the postponed business investment likely to arrive once Brexit is brexecuted.
UK Election Result Eases Brexit Uncertainty – For Now
Sterling rallied sharply on the result, which reduces some of the short-term uncertainty that has dominated UK politics and the economy in recent months. The UK parliament should now be able to approve the Brexit withdrawal agreement relatively soon, although questions still remain on how long negotiations with the European Union (EU) on a future trade deal will take once the UK leaves on 31 January 2020.
The Case for Short USD/MXN
December 3, 2019
Technical Analysis Heading into Tuesday’s Open: Dec. 3, 2019
Snap Chart – Emerging Market Currencies
Why The Japanese Yen Matters
FX Rundown: November 12, 2019
Singles Day Recap: Chinese Consumers Alive & Kicking
Asian equities had a surprisingly strong day following yesterday’s selloff as virtually all of the markets rebounded. Hong Kong rebounded despite protests in the financial district yesterday afternoon. Some companies let employees leave work early which led to them getting caught up in the mayhem.
November 6, 2019