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Central Banks may be Data Dependent, Whatever that Means, but Investors Aren't Central Banks may be Data Dependent, Whatever that Means, but Investors Aren't Reviewed by Marc Chandler on September 21, 2019 Rating: 5
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UK and India Provide Excitement Ahead of the Weekend

September 20, 2019
Overview: A word of optimism on a Brexit deal has sent sterling to its best level in two months. Corporate tax cuts sparked a more than 5% rally in Indian stocks as the week draws to a close. The MSCI Asia Pacific Index snapped a four-day losing streak to pare this week's decline.  Europe's Dow Jones Stoxx 600 was flat for the week coming …
UK and India Provide Excitement Ahead of the Weekend UK and India Provide Excitement Ahead of the Weekend Reviewed by Marc Chandler on September 20, 2019 Rating: 5
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Investors Looking for New Focus

September 19, 2019
Overview:  Central bank activity is still very much the flavor of the day, but investors are looking for the next focus.  The Bank of Japan and the Swiss National Bank stood pat, while Indonesia cut for the third consecutive time and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority and Saudi Arabia quickly followed the Fed. Brazil cut its Selic rate yesterday by …
Investors Looking for New Focus Investors Looking for New Focus Reviewed by Marc Chandler on September 19, 2019 Rating: 5
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Did the Fed Deliver a Hawkish Cut?

September 18, 2019
The Federal Reserve delivered the widely anticipated 25 bp rate cut, but by not validating expectations for another cut. The market reacted is if they wanted to clearer dovish signal. The dollar strengthened, and equities fell.  
To be sure, a plurality of Fed officials, (7) see another cut.  Five officials saw no need for another rate cut.  Anothe…
Did the Fed Deliver a Hawkish Cut? Did the Fed Deliver a Hawkish Cut? Reviewed by Marc Chandler on September 18, 2019 Rating: 5
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Cool Video: TDAmeritrade Network--FOMC, Repo, Brexit and More

September 18, 2019
My markets education began on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. I learned the hard way, and with the help of many locals, people who were putting their own money at risk every day to make a living. They were often on the other side trades from of the "smart" institutional money. They were scrappy and survived on their wits an…
Cool Video: TDAmeritrade Network--FOMC, Repo, Brexit and More Cool Video:  TDAmeritrade Network--FOMC, Repo, Brexit and More Reviewed by Marc Chandler on September 18, 2019 Rating: 5
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