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China Reassures, Ignites Stock Market Rally as the FOMC's Decision is Awaited China Reassures, Ignites Stock Market Rally as the FOMC's Decision is Awaited Reviewed by Marc Chandler on March 16, 2022 Rating: 5
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Hurricane Laura Lifts Oil Prices

August 26, 2020
Overview:  A consolidative tone has emerged after US equity benchmarks reached new highs yesterday.   The MSCI Asia Pacific Index had reached seven-month highs on Tuesday, but Japan, China, and Australian stocks saw modest profit-taking today.  European shares are recouping yesterday's minor loss, and US shares are flat.  Benchmark 10-year yie…
Hurricane Laura Lifts Oil Prices Hurricane Laura Lifts Oil Prices Reviewed by Marc Chandler on August 26, 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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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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The World Cup and Oil

June 12, 2018
Russia and Saudi Arabia play each other to open the World Cup on June 14.  Soccer may not explain the world as well as Foer traces in his famous 2004 book (How Soccer Explains the World), but it may set the stage for the oil producers' meeting next week.  Neither country's football team are regarded highly, and Russia is the odds-on favori…
The World Cup and Oil The World Cup and Oil Reviewed by Marc Chandler on June 12, 2018 Rating: 5
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When War is not a Metaphor

April 04, 2018
We have voiced our objections to the militarization of the language surrounding foreign exchange and trade.  For several years, the media and journalists played up ideas of currency wars--beggar-thy-neighbor competitive devaluations.   Leave aside the fact that it was often indistinguishable from easy monetary policies to facilitate economic recov…
When War is not a Metaphor When War is not a Metaphor Reviewed by Marc Chandler on April 04, 2018 Rating: 5
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Bonds and Stocks are Firm, While the Greenback Consolidates Upticks

March 29, 2018
The choppy US equity session yesterday, ultimately ending with modest losses as the tech sector remained under pressure, has been shrugged off in Asia and Europe, where modest gains have been seen.  The dollar is little changed after yesterday's gains, and bonds are mostly firmer. 
With the calendar effect and the approaching Easter holiday, tr…
Bonds and Stocks are Firm, While the Greenback Consolidates Upticks Bonds and Stocks are Firm, While the Greenback Consolidates Upticks Reviewed by Marc Chandler on March 29, 2018 Rating: 5
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