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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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Dollar Rides High

August 20, 2021
Overview:  Even shallow dollar dips appear to have been bought.  The Federal Reserve's confirmation that it most likely will begin tapering later this year has pushed the greenback further in the direction it was going.  The contagion coupled with purposeful efforts to curb steel output in China saw industrial commodities slide. The currencies…
Dollar Rides High Dollar Rides High Reviewed by Marc Chandler on August 20, 2021 Rating: 5
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US Dollar Firms Against the Euro and Yen, While the Dollar Bloc Finds Support US Dollar Firms Against the Euro and Yen, While the Dollar Bloc Finds Support Reviewed by Marc Chandler on March 25, 2021 Rating: 5
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Markets Finding it Difficult to Rebuild Bullish Momentum

June 18, 2020
Overview: There is a nervous calm in the capital markets today after a late sell-off in US equities yesterday on the back of concerns about new virus cases in some states and revelations in a new book by former National Security Adviser Bolton.  Asia Pacific equities were mixed, though, of note, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Indian markets rose.  …
Markets Finding it Difficult to Rebuild Bullish Momentum Markets Finding it Difficult to Rebuild Bullish Momentum Reviewed by Marc Chandler on June 18, 2020 Rating: 5
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Markets Tread Water, Looking for New Focus

May 12, 2020
Overview: Investors seem to be in want of new drivers, leaving the capital markets with little fresh direction. While Japanese and China equities were little changed, several markets in the region, including Australia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and India, were off more than 1%. European bourses are mostly higher after the Dow Jones Stoxx 600 slipped 0.4%…
Markets Tread Water, Looking for New Focus Markets Tread Water, Looking for New Focus Reviewed by Marc Chandler on May 12, 2020 Rating: 5
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Markets Stabilize after Body Blow

March 10, 2020
Overview:  It appears after a few days of miscues, US officials struck the right chord, and the global capital markets seemed to stabilize shortly after the US session ended.  President Trump's press conference today is expected to spell out in greater detail relief for households and businesses.  Asia Pacific equities rallied, led by a 3% sur…
Markets Stabilize after Body Blow Markets Stabilize after Body Blow Reviewed by Marc Chandler on March 10, 2020 Rating: 5
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Six Things to Watch in the Week Ahead

September 14, 2019
The prospect of a third trade truce between the US and China helped underpin the optimism that extended the rally in equities.  Bond yields continued to back-up after dropping precipitously in August, led by a more than 30 bp increase in the US yield benchmark.  The Dollar Index fell for the second consecutive week, something it had not done this …
Six Things to Watch in the Week Ahead Six Things to Watch in the Week Ahead Reviewed by Marc Chandler on September 14, 2019 Rating: 5
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FOMC and ECB Highlight Central Banks' Last Meetings of the Year

December 10, 2017
No fewer than thirteen central banks meet in the week ahead.  The UK and the US report the latest inflation figures, and the US and eurozone report industrial production. The eurozone sees the flash PMI for December, and the Japan's latest Tankan business survey will be released.  
Most of the central banks that meet will not be changing policy…
FOMC and ECB Highlight Central Banks' Last Meetings of the Year FOMC and ECB Highlight Central Banks' Last Meetings of the Year Reviewed by Marc Chandler on December 10, 2017 Rating: 5
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