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New Respiratory Illness Saps Risk-Taking Appetites

January 21, 2020
Overview:  The spread of a new respiratory illness in China has spurred a wave of profit-taking in equities and risk assets more generally.  All of the markets in the Asia Pacific region tumbled, with Hong Kong hit the hardest (-2.8%) after posting a key reversal yesterday.  The sell-off continued in Europe.  The Dow Jones Stoxx 600 is off about 0…
New Respiratory Illness Saps Risk-Taking Appetites New Respiratory Illness Saps Risk-Taking Appetites Reviewed by Marc Chandler on January 21, 2020 Rating: 5
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Stocks Stall while the Dollar Remains Bid

January 20, 2020
Overview: The new week is off to a quiet start as the US celebrates Martin Luther King's birthday, and investors look for a fresh focus. Hong Kong and Indian markets were suffered modest declines while most of the other large Asia Pacific markets edged higher. European stocks are trading a little lower, and the Dow Jones Stoxx 600 is threateni…
Stocks Stall while the Dollar Remains Bid Stocks Stall while the Dollar Remains Bid Reviewed by Marc Chandler on January 20, 2020 Rating: 5
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The Charts: China Allows CNY to Rise Against the Dollar as the Greenback Advances Against Almost Everyone Else The Charts: China Allows CNY to Rise Against the Dollar as the Greenback Advances Against Almost Everyone Else Reviewed by Marc Chandler on January 19, 2020 Rating: 5
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Central Bank Meetings Featured

January 18, 2020
The US dominated the news stream at the start of 2020.  The spasm in the US-Iran confrontation has quickly subsided.  The much-heralded US-China Phase 1 trade deal has been signed.  The US has completed the ratification process of the US Mexico Canada Free-Trade Agreement.  The early signs from the economic entrails suggest the world’s largest eco…
Central Bank Meetings Featured Central Bank Meetings Featured Reviewed by Marc Chandler on January 18, 2020 Rating: 5
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China and the UK Surprise in Opposite Directions

January 17, 2020
Overview:  Helped by new record highs in the US, global stocks are moving higher today. Nearly all the markets in the Asia Pacific region advanced and the seventh consecutive weekly rally is the longest in a couple of years. Europe's Dow Jones Stoxx 600 is at new record highs and appears set to take a four-day streak into next week. US shares …
China and the UK Surprise in Opposite Directions China and the UK Surprise in Opposite Directions Reviewed by Marc Chandler on January 17, 2020 Rating: 5
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