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Fear is Still on Holiday

May 26, 2020
Overview: The heightened tensions between the US and China sapped risk-appetites before the weekend, but appear to be missing in action today.  Equity markets have rebounded strongly. Nearly all the equity markets in the Asia Pacific region rose (India was a laggard) led by an almost 3% rally in Australia, which was seen as particularly vulnerable…
Fear is Still on Holiday Fear is Still on Holiday Reviewed by Marc Chandler on May 26, 2020 Rating: 5
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Five Things To Know on Monday

May 25, 2020
The US and UK markets were closed on Monday.  Together they accounted for almost two-thirds of the turnover in the foreign exchange market.  The dollar was narrowly mixed against the majors.  The dollar bloc and sterling ticked a little higher, and the euro and yen were a touch heavier.  The illiquidity seemed to weigh on Norway the most as the kr…
Five Things To Know on Monday Five Things To Know on Monday Reviewed by Marc Chandler on May 25, 2020 Rating: 5
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Oil's Slides before Steadying, while Easing of Lockdowns Support Risk-Taking Oil's Slides before Steadying, while Easing of Lockdowns Support Risk-Taking Reviewed by Marc Chandler on April 28, 2020 Rating: 5
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Investors Take PMI Crash in Stride

April 23, 2020
Overview: Investors have remained fairly calm in the face of flash April PMI crashes and an increase of virus cases in several European countries. Most equity markets in the Asia Pacific region rose, with the notable exceptions of China and Australia.  The Nikkei rose for the first time this week, and its 1.5% gain led the region. Europe's Dow…
Investors Take PMI Crash in Stride Investors Take PMI Crash in Stride Reviewed by Marc Chandler on April 23, 2020 Rating: 5
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Investors Catch Collective Breath, but Sentiment remains Fragile

April 22, 2020
Overview:  Risk-appetites appear to have stabilized for the moment. Most equity markets are higher. Japan and Malaysia were exceptions, but the MSCI Asia Pacific Index rose for the first time this week. In Europe, the Dow Jones Stoxx 600 is recouping about a third of yesterday's loss. The S&P 500 gapped lower yesterday, and although US sha…
Investors Catch Collective Breath, but Sentiment remains Fragile Investors Catch Collective Breath, but Sentiment remains Fragile Reviewed by Marc Chandler on April 22, 2020 Rating: 5
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Oil Drilled Below Zero, Equity Rally Stalls, Greenback Advances

April 21, 2020
Overview:  Oil's wild ride has been joined by two other developments that are keeping investors off-balance. First, reports suggest that North Korea's Kim Jong-Un maybe in critical condition after surgery. He apparently was absent from last week's events celebrating his grandfather. The concern is about a potential power vacuum and the…
Oil Drilled Below Zero, Equity Rally Stalls, Greenback Advances Oil Drilled Below Zero,  Equity Rally Stalls, Greenback Advances Reviewed by Marc Chandler on April 21, 2020 Rating: 5
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Dramatic Investor Adjustment Continues

February 26, 2020
Overview: The warning by the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention that Americans should prepare for an outbreak of Covid-19 sent the S&P 500 tumbling to an 11-week low and the 10-year Treasury yield to a record low near 1.30%. The volatility of the S&P (VIX) jumped to its highest level since 2018. The sell-off in global equities co…
Dramatic Investor Adjustment Continues Dramatic Investor Adjustment Continues Reviewed by Marc Chandler on February 26, 2020 Rating: 5
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Apple's Warning Weighs on Sentiment

February 18, 2020
Overview: Apple's warning that it will miss Q1 revenue due to the knock-on effects of the coronavirus seemed to be a modest wake-up call to investors, who, judging from the equity market, were looking beyond. Equities have fallen, and bonds have rallied. Japan, Hong Kong, and South Korean stocks fell by more than 1%, and only China and Indones…
Apple's Warning Weighs on Sentiment Apple's Warning Weighs on Sentiment Reviewed by Marc Chandler on February 18, 2020 Rating: 5
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Hong Kong, China, and UK Election Hopes Fan Modest Risk-Taking

November 25, 2019
Overview: The combination of the victory of the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong and an apparent concession by China on intellectual property rights is helping bolster risk appetites to start the week. Equities are higher. Hong Kong's Hang Seng led Asia Pacific equities with a 1.5% gain, the second biggest this month. Korea and India's …
Hong Kong, China, and UK Election Hopes Fan Modest Risk-Taking Hong Kong, China, and UK Election Hopes Fan Modest Risk-Taking Reviewed by Marc Chandler on November 25, 2019 Rating: 5
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