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Market Awaits Fresh Incentives

August 25, 2021
Overview: Neither the chaos and tragedy unfolding in Afghanistan nor the US refusal to acquiesce to the allies' request to extend the August 31 deadline seems to have much impact on the global capital markets.   Instead, participants seemed to focus on a brighter economic outlook.  Perhaps the FDA's approval removes another reason for vacc…
Market Awaits Fresh Incentives Market Awaits Fresh Incentives Reviewed by Marc Chandler on August 25, 2021 Rating: 5
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Stocks Slide but Little Demand for Safe Havens

May 11, 2021
Overview: The sell-off in US shares yesterday has triggered sharp global losses today, and there is no flight into fixed income as benchmark yields are higher across the board.  Nor is the dollar serving as much as a safe haven.  It is mostly softer against the major currencies.  Japan and Taiwan led the Asia Pacific equity markets lower.  Chinese…
Stocks Slide but Little Demand for Safe Havens Stocks Slide but Little Demand for Safe Havens Reviewed by Marc Chandler on May 11, 2021 Rating: 5
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Oil Slide Helps Lift Bonds while the Dollar Recovers

March 23, 2021
Overview:  The relative calm in the capital markets, outside of the dramatic reaction to the dismissal of Turkey's central bank governor over the weekend, has given way today to greater anxiety.  Nearly all the major bourses are lower.  In the Asia Pacific region, India and New Zealand are exceptions.  Europe's Dow Jones Stoxx 600 has surr…
Oil Slide Helps Lift Bonds while the Dollar Recovers Oil Slide Helps Lift Bonds while the Dollar Recovers Reviewed by Marc Chandler on March 23, 2021 Rating: 5
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A Subdued Start to a Big Week

January 25, 2021
Overview: What promises to be an eventful week has begun off on a mostly subdued note. Asia Pacific equities moved higher, again led by Hong Kong and ostensibly mainland buying.  The Hang Seng rose 2.4% to bring this year's gain to 10.75%. South Korea's Kospi also increased by more than 2%, and, so far this month, it is up almost 11.7%.  M…
A Subdued Start to a Big Week A Subdued Start to a Big Week Reviewed by Marc Chandler on January 25, 2021 Rating: 5
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