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Yuan Slump Continues while Hawkish ECB Comments Lift the Euro

April 21, 2022
Overview: ECB comments suggesting a rate hike as early as July may be gaining momentum and is helping extend the euro's gains to an eight-day high near $1.0935.  In turn, it is buoying the central European currencies.  The greenback is heavier against most of the major currencies, though after a bout of profit-taking yesterday, it is enjoying …
Yuan Slump Continues while Hawkish ECB Comments Lift the Euro Yuan Slump Continues while Hawkish ECB Comments Lift the Euro Reviewed by Marc Chandler on April 21, 2022 Rating: 5
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Flash PMIs Play Second Fiddle to US PCE Deflator and Accelerating Inflation

November 20, 2021
The flash November PMIs would be the main focus in the week ahead if it were more normal times.  But these are not normal times, and growth prospects are not the key driver of the investment climate.  This quarters' growth is largely baked into the cake.  The world's three largest economies, the US, China, and Japan, are likely to accelera…
Flash PMIs Play Second Fiddle to US PCE Deflator and Accelerating Inflation Flash PMIs Play Second Fiddle to US PCE Deflator and Accelerating Inflation Reviewed by Marc Chandler on November 20, 2021 Rating: 5
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FOMC Minutes Stole Some of Jackson Hole's Thunder

August 21, 2021
There are two highlights in the last full week of August that will draw the attention of investors:  the Federal Reserve's symposium (Jackson Hole) and the preliminary August PMI reports.  Still, the 800-lb gorilla in the room remains the virus. For many countries with limited access to vaccines and/or low vaccination rates, the calls in some …
FOMC Minutes Stole Some of Jackson Hole's Thunder FOMC Minutes Stole Some of Jackson Hole's Thunder Reviewed by Marc Chandler on August 21, 2021 Rating: 5
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Even When She Speaks Softly, She's Yellen

January 19, 2021
Overview: The animal spirits are on the march today.  Equities are mostly higher, peripheral European bonds are firm, and the dollar is mostly softer. After posting the first back-to-back decline this year, the MSCI Asia Pacific Index bounced back today, led by a 2.7% gain in Hong Kong (20-month high) and a 2.6% rise in South Korea's Kospi.  T…
Even When She Speaks Softly, She's Yellen Even When She Speaks Softly, She's Yellen Reviewed by Marc Chandler on January 19, 2021 Rating: 5
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Consolidation Featured Ahead of the Weekend

August 14, 2020
Overview: The equity rally is stalling ahead of the weekend.  Most markets in the Asia Pacific region eased, though China and Australia advanced.  Japanese shares were mixed.  The Nikkei, though advanced for the fourth consecutive session, while the Topis slipped.  European stocks are off more, and once again, the 200-day moving averaging is cappi…
Consolidation Featured Ahead of the Weekend Consolidation Featured Ahead of the Weekend Reviewed by Marc Chandler on August 14, 2020 Rating: 5
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Markets Calm(er)

September 17, 2019
Overview: Oil prices have stabilized after yesterday's surge.  Both Brent and WTI are holding on to around $7-$8 a barrel gain. Equity markets are mixed.  Some are attributing the losses in Asia Pacific outside of Japan (Nikkei rose its highest level since late April), Korea and Australia to the rise in oil prices.  European shares opened lowe…
Markets Calm(er) Markets Calm(er) Reviewed by Marc Chandler on September 17, 2019 Rating: 5
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Emerging Markets: Preview of Week Ahead

December 23, 2013
(from my colleagues Dr. Win Thin and Ilan Solot)
China money markets are likely to remain in focus this week, as year-end funding pressures persist. The 7-day repo rate started week near 8.5%, the highest since June (the June high was 11.2%). CNY300 bln was injected over the course of last week, even as the PBOC noted that excess reserves stand n…
Emerging Markets: Preview of Week Ahead Emerging Markets:  Preview of Week Ahead Reviewed by Marc Chandler on December 23, 2013 Rating: 5
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Emergng Markets: What has Changed

December 05, 2013
(from my colleagues Dr Win Thin and Ilan Solot)

1) The PRD (left-leaning opposition party) has left the Pacto Por Mexico
2) Tensions in Ukraine continue to rise
3) In Brazil, there was bad news on growth, but less bad news on the fiscal front
4) Fitch moved the outlook on its A rating for Israel from stable to positive
Over the last week, China (+…
Emergng Markets: What has Changed Emergng Markets:  What has Changed Reviewed by Marc Chandler on December 05, 2013 Rating: 5
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Emerging Markets: Preview of the Week Ahead

November 25, 2013
 (from my colleagues Dr. Win Thin and Ilan Solot) EM currencies are coming off of a soft week, and are starting off this week on a softer note as well. The best performers are IDR (+1% vs. USD over the past week), TRY (+1%), and ZAR (+1%). The worst were RUB (-1.4% vs. USD), BRL (-1.25%), THB (-1.2%), and MYR (-1%). EM equities were mostly weak…
Emerging Markets: Preview of the Week Ahead Emerging Markets:  Preview of the Week Ahead Reviewed by Marc Chandler on November 25, 2013 Rating: 5
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Five Points for Hump Day

October 22, 2013
We see five developments that investors note:
1. Disappointing US employment data removed a potential obstacle to the foreign exchange adjustment to the newly appreciated recognition that Fed tapering is increasingly unlikely this year. As we noted previously, the private sector and Fed data released during the government shutdown pointed to some …
Five Points for Hump Day Five Points for Hump Day Reviewed by Marc Chandler on October 22, 2013 Rating: 5
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