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What Happened Monday

September 05, 2022
The US and Canada may have been on holiday on September 5, but the world waits for no one and there were several significant developments. First, Gazprom's decision to indefinitely suspend gas shipments through the Nord Stream 1 pipeline announced before the weekend saw the European natgas benchmark soar 23.7. Recall that in the week ending Se…
What Happened Monday What Happened Monday Reviewed by Marc Chandler on September 05, 2022 Rating: 5
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Aussie Hit with Profit-Taking after RBA Hikes 50 bp

August 02, 2022
Overview: Speaker Pelosi's visit to Taiwan has added to the risk-off mood of the capital markets today. Most of the large Asia Pacific equities sold off, with Australia and India being notable exceptions. Europe's Stoxx 600 is off for the second consecutive session, and by the most (~0.60%) since mid-July. US futures are also weaker. Bench…
Aussie Hit with Profit-Taking after RBA Hikes 50 bp Aussie Hit with Profit-Taking after RBA Hikes 50 bp Reviewed by Marc Chandler on August 02, 2022 Rating: 5
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Delta Variant Saps Risk Taking Appetites, Sending the Greenback Higher even as Rates Fall Delta Variant Saps Risk Taking Appetites, Sending the Greenback Higher even as Rates Fall Reviewed by Marc Chandler on July 19, 2021 Rating: 5
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Markets Unsettled, Dollar Rides High

March 05, 2021
Overview: The combination of OPEC+ decision not to boost output next month and Fed Chair Powell's seemingly lack of concern about the level of long-term rates pushed on a door that was already open.  Oil is higher, yields are higher, most equity markets are lower, and the dollar has surged.  The S&P 500 is practically flat for the year aft…
Markets Unsettled, Dollar Rides High Markets Unsettled, Dollar Rides High Reviewed by Marc Chandler on March 05, 2021 Rating: 5
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No Follow-Through After Month-End Adjustments

December 01, 2020
Overview:  The near-record rallies seen in the major equity markets in November may have contributed to the month-end drama yesterday.  There has been no follow-through activity.   Stocks bounced back, and the US dollar is heavy, with few exceptions.  In the Asia Pacific region, all the markets are higher, and most rose by more than 1%.  The Europ…
No Follow-Through After Month-End Adjustments No Follow-Through After Month-End Adjustments Reviewed by Marc Chandler on December 01, 2020 Rating: 5
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Equities are Heavy and the Dollar Softer to Start New Week

November 30, 2020
Overview: Month-end profit-taking saw Asia Pacific shares tumble earlier today.  Most markets are off 1-2.5% today after the MSCI Asia Pacific Index rose 2.25% last week.  European shares are mixed, but little changed.  US shares are also trading lower.  The energy sector is being dragged lower by the failure of OPEC+ to signal an agreement to ext…
Equities are Heavy and the Dollar Softer to Start New Week Equities are Heavy and the Dollar Softer to Start New Week Reviewed by Marc Chandler on November 30, 2020 Rating: 5
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Eight Things to Know about Global Capital Markets on Good Friday

April 10, 2020
Most of the financial centers in Europe and North America are closed today for the Good Friday holiday.  Many markets in Europe will also be closed on Monday. Here is a summary of key developments.
1. Many markets in the Asia Pacific regions were also closed.  Most that were open advanced, including Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, and Thailand.  China…
Eight Things to Know about Global Capital Markets on Good Friday Eight Things to Know about Global Capital Markets on Good Friday Reviewed by Marc Chandler on April 10, 2020 Rating: 5
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What You Should Know about the Other Shock: Oil Prices

March 08, 2020
The outbreak of Covid-19 continues to be the major disruptive force, impacting households, investors, businesses, and policymakers.  The virus hits vulnerable individuals and institutions.  Monetary policy, and in some places, including Italy, fiscal policy will be deployed too.  The handling of the crisis could shape both Chairman Xi and Presiden…
What You Should Know about the Other Shock: Oil Prices What You Should Know about the Other Shock: Oil Prices Reviewed by Marc Chandler on March 08, 2020 Rating: 5
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Six Weeks that Could Shake the World

May 31, 2018
The first five months of the year have plenty of unwelcomed surprises for investors. Volatility throughout the capital markets rose, despite the continued net expansion of central bank balance sheets, as the reduction of the Fed's balance sheet is offset by continued buying by the Bank of Japan and the European Central Bank.Existential risk in…
Six Weeks that Could Shake the World Six Weeks that Could Shake the World Reviewed by Marc Chandler on May 31, 2018 Rating: 5
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