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BOJ Demonstrates Resolve and Riksbank Surprises

April 28, 2022
Overview: The BOJ underscored its commitment to capping the 10-year yield at 0.25% and sent the yen reeling.  The dollar rose to JPY131, a new 20-year high.  Sweden's Riksbank caught many wrongfooted with a 25 bp hike to initiate the tightening cycle.   The krona shot up and is the strongest of the major currencies, rising about 0.65% against …
BOJ Demonstrates Resolve and Riksbank Surprises BOJ Demonstrates Resolve and Riksbank Surprises Reviewed by Marc Chandler on April 28, 2022 Rating: 5
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Investors are Skeptical that the Fed can Achieve a Soft-Landing. Can the BOE do Better? Investors are Skeptical that the Fed can Achieve a Soft-Landing. Can the BOE do Better? Reviewed by Marc Chandler on March 17, 2022 Rating: 5
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Is the US January CPI Anti-Climactic?

February 10, 2022
Overview: Equities in Asia extended their recovery and Europe's Stoxx 600 is up for the fourth consecutive session.  US futures, are, however, trading lower ahead of the January CPI figure.  Benchmark 10-year bond yields are mostly firmer, with the US 10-year hovering around 1.95%.  European yields are 2-4 bp higher, and peripheral-core spread…
Is the US January CPI Anti-Climactic? Is the US January CPI Anti-Climactic? Reviewed by Marc Chandler on February 10, 2022 Rating: 5
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Looking for Clarity While Waiting for Godot

February 05, 2022
In the first few weeks of the year, there have been several breakouts in the foreign exchange market that have not been sustained.  The dollar broke higher to start the year against the Japanese yen, rising to five-year highs only to reverse and return to the JPY112.50-JPY115.50 range that confined it more or less since the middle of last October.…
Looking for Clarity While Waiting for Godot Looking for Clarity While Waiting for Godot Reviewed by Marc Chandler on February 05, 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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Ever Grand

September 21, 2021
Overview: Coming into yesterday's session, the S&P 500 had fallen in eight of the past ten sessions.  It closed on its lows before the weekend and gapped.  Nearly the stories in the press blamed China and the likely failure of one of its largest property developers, Evergrande.  Those that are prone to the sky-is-falling narratives refer t…
Ever Grand Ever Grand Reviewed by Marc Chandler on September 21, 2021 Rating: 5
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Central Bank Fest

September 18, 2021
In terms of central bank meetings, the week ahead is one of the busiest.  No fewer than 13 central banks hold policy meetings, divided between six major and seven emerging markets.  While the significance of US monetary policy for the world makes the FOMC meeting a highlight, it is Norges Bank, Norway's central bank, that will steal the march,…
Central Bank Fest Central Bank Fest Reviewed by Marc Chandler on September 18, 2021 Rating: 5
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Markets Mark Time Ahead of Fed

April 27, 2021
Overview: Short-covering ahead of the FOMC's outcome tomorrow appears to be lending the US dollar support today.  It has extended yesterday's gains against the euro, sterling, and yen.  Among emerging market currencies, the Turkish lira, along with the South Korean won and Taiwanese dollar, lead the few advancers. In contrast, the South Af…
Markets Mark Time Ahead of Fed Markets Mark Time Ahead of Fed Reviewed by Marc Chandler on April 27, 2021 Rating: 5
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