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Animal Spirits Roar Back

December 07, 2021
Overview:  A return of risk appetites can be seen through the capital markets today, arguably encouraged by ideas that Omicron is manageable and China's stimulus.  Led by Hong Kong and Japan, the MSCI Asia Pacific rose by the most in three months, while Europe's Stoxx 600 gapped higher, leaving a potentially bullish island bottom in its wa…
Animal Spirits Roar Back Animal Spirits Roar Back Reviewed by Marc Chandler on December 07, 2021 Rating: 5
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Semblance of Stability Returns though Geopolitical Tensions Rise

December 06, 2021
Overview:  The absence of negative developments surrounding Omicron over the weekend appears to be helping markets stabilize today after the dramatic moves at the end of last week.  Asia Pacific equities traded heavily, and among the large markets, only South Korea and Australia escaped unscathed today.  Europe's Stoxx 600 is trading higher, l…
Semblance of Stability Returns though Geopolitical Tensions Rise Semblance of Stability Returns though Geopolitical Tensions Rise Reviewed by Marc Chandler on December 06, 2021 Rating: 5
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Market Shrugs Off Chinese Signals and Keeps the Yuan Bid

November 22, 2021
Overview:  The US dollar has come back bid from the weekend against most currencies following the talk by a couple of Fed governors about the possibility of accelerating the tapering at next month's FOMC meeting.  The weekend also saw protests against the social restrictions being imposed by several European countries in the face of a surge in…
Market Shrugs Off Chinese Signals and Keeps the Yuan Bid Market Shrugs Off Chinese Signals and Keeps the Yuan Bid Reviewed by Marc Chandler on November 22, 2021 Rating: 5
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The Greenback Slips to Start the New Week

November 15, 2021
Overview:  While the Belarus-Poland border remains an intense standoff, there have been a couple other diplomatic developments that may be exciting risk appetites today.  First, Biden and Xi will talk by phone later today.  Second, reports suggest the UK has toned down its rhetoric making progress on talks on the implementation of the Northern Ire…
The Greenback Slips to Start the New Week The Greenback Slips to Start the New Week Reviewed by Marc Chandler on November 15, 2021 Rating: 5
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Euro and Sterling Record New Lows for the Year

November 12, 2021
Overview: The capital markets remain unsettled.  The US CPI with a 6%-handle has lifted bond market volatility, disrupted rallies in stocks, and extended the dollar's rally.   Small gains in the US S&P 500 and NASDAQ yesterday and a better news stream from China helped lift Asia Pacific equities today.  Benchmarks in Japan, South Korea, an…
Euro and Sterling Record New Lows for the Year Euro and Sterling Record New Lows for the Year Reviewed by Marc Chandler on November 12, 2021 Rating: 5
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Half a Dozen Things You Should Know about FX

November 11, 2021
1.  The market is still digesting the implications of Wednesday's CPI shock.  The dollar has strengthened, yields have risen, the stock market wobbled after a long advancing streak, and in any event, stabilized in light trading during the US and Canadian holidays. However, given the low year-ago reading, there is a significant risk that inflat…
Half a Dozen Things You Should Know about FX Half a Dozen Things You Should Know about FX Reviewed by Marc Chandler on November 11, 2021 Rating: 5
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Dollar Slumps

October 19, 2021
Overview:  While equities and bonds are firmer, it is the dollar's sell-off that stands out today.  The greenback has retreated broadly.    The euro is trading above the previous week's high for the first time in over a month, and the dollar was pushed back below JPY114.00 in early European turnover. The Chinese yuan is at four-month highs…
Dollar Slumps Dollar Slumps Reviewed by Marc Chandler on October 19, 2021 Rating: 5
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Greenback's Pullback is Extended, but Getting Stretched

October 14, 2021
Overview:  Investors seem undeterred by the firm oil and gas prices and have taken stocks and bonds higher today.  Stronger risk appetites are also evident in the foreign exchange market, where the dollar is weaker against most currencies. The JP Morgan Emerging Market Currency Index is higher for a third day after falling for the previous six.  T…
Greenback's Pullback is Extended, but Getting Stretched Greenback's Pullback is Extended, but Getting Stretched Reviewed by Marc Chandler on October 14, 2021 Rating: 5
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What to Expect When You are Expecting

September 22, 2021
Overview: The markets have stabilized since Monday's panic attack but have not made much headway.  China and Taiwan returned from the extended holiday weekend.  Mainland shares were mixed. Shanghai rose by about 0.4%, while Shenzhen fell by around 0.25%.  Taiwan got tagged for 2%, and Japan's Topix was off 1%.  Hong Kong and South Korean m…
What to Expect When You are Expecting What to Expect When You are Expecting Reviewed by Marc Chandler on September 22, 2021 Rating: 5
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