Emerging Global and Domestic Markets

USD/CAD – Canadian dollar dips to 2-week low as risk appetite softens

USD/CAD has edged higher in the Tuesday session. Currently, the pair is trading at 1.3328, up 0.24% on the day and at its highest level since January 7. On the release front, Canada publishes Manufacturing Sales, which has posted two declines in the past three months. The estimate for the November ...

Profit taking seen in light trading

US paring gains after bank holiday weekend The US returns from its long bank holiday weekend on Tuesday with stock market in profit taking mode, following four consecutive weeks of gains. It would appear that investors took advantage of light bank holiday trade on Monday to lock in some profits fol ...

Appetite for market risk is very low

Tuesday January 22: Five things the markets are talking about Appetite for risk in this holiday shorted week starts on the low side with Euro and Asia equities under pressure in their respective sessions, along with U.S futures, as an uncertain outlook for global trade and growth continues to inhib ...

DAX under pressure as UBS blues drag down banking sector

The DAX index has edged lower in the Tuesday session. Currently, the index is at 11,097, down 0.35% on the day. In economic news, Germany releases ZEW Consumer Sentiment remains weak, but improved to -15.5 points. This was better than the estimate of -18.8 points. Eurozone ZEW Economic Sentiment ti ...

EUR/USD – Euro yawns as German consumer confidence beats estimate

EUR/USD is showing little movement in the Tuesday session. Currently, the pair is trading at 1.1363, down 0.04% on the day. On the release front, Germany releases ZEW Consumer Sentiment remains weak, but improved to -15.5 points. This was better than the estimate of -18.8 points. Eurozone ZEW Econo ...

Netherlands should consider locking in future gas imports, says GasTerra CEO

With gas production from the giant onshore Groningen field set to fall to less than 4 Bcm/year in the early 2020s and to be shut in permanently by 2030 – or even earlier – the Netherlands will become increasingly dependent on imports. For a country used to being a net exporter of gas, the shift ...

Commodities Weekly: Gold struggles for upward momentum

Slower Chinese GDP growth in the fourth quarter and a resurgent US dollar have taken a bit of the shine off some commodities. NOTE: The US government shutdown is still preventing the publication of the weekly Commitment of Traders report by CFTC. The latest published data is only at December 18. Pr ...

Daily Markets Broadcast 2019-01-22

Daily Markets Broadcast 2019-01-22 US indices snap winning streak US equity markets were closed yesterday, but index futures retreated following the release of China’s Q4 GDP data. PM May’s Plan B appears to focus on delaying Brexit to get better concessions from the EU.   US30USD Daily Chart ...

Nick Pollard: The View from Mumbai

On Jan. 11,  the CFA Society India hosted the 9th Annual India Investment Conference in Mumbai. CAIA was a platinum sponsor of this event.  The theme of this year’s IIC was “investing insights for uncertain times.” Nick Pollard, Managing Director, Asia Pacific at CFA Institute, kicked things ...

Markets Rebound from China Slowdown on Trade Hopes

FX – Dollar not slowing down despite holiday and ongoing partial shutdown OIL – Energy Hit by China Slowdown But Trade Optimism Boosts Prices GOLD – Yellow metal falls on thin North American volumes FX – Dollar not slowing down despite holiday and ongoing partial shutdown The US dollar i ...