Emerging Global and Domestic Markets

Book Bits | 25 May 2019

● A Brief History of Doom: Two Hundred Years of Financial Crises By Richard VagueSummary via publisher (University of Pennsylvania Press) Financial crises happen time and again in post-industrial economies—and they are extraordinarily damaging. Building on insights gleaned from many years of wo ...

The Relative Safety Of High-Yielding Stocks - 4 Names To Ponder As Interest Rates Plummet and Markets Waffle

We’re in a difficult period with the markets at the moment, as uncertainty surrounding U.S.- China trade talks is weighing heavily on stocks. With both sides throwing barbs and a resumption of talks not due until later this month, the pressure on the markets may very likely continue. With ...

Double Whammy: Fed Policy and the U.S.-China Trade War

May’s “flash” index of U.S. manufacturers registered a sharp decline to 50.6. This is only a preliminary reading, but if it turns out to be accurate, it would mark the slowest growth in the domestic manufacturing industry since September 2009 ...

Trade Tension Takes Turn at Top

Trade tensions will likely continue to contribute to increase volatility and the longer it drags on, the bigger hit to economic growth, consumer/business confidence and the stock market. Our neutral stance around U.S. equities suggests keeping allocations no higher than longer-term strategic targets ...

May’s Resignation means Brexit is Back to Square One

One word perfectly sums up the events of this week. Disappointing.  For some it began with the uninspiring conclusion of Game of Thrones, long-term stock investors grimaced at the lack of progress with the US-China trade war, and FX traders will see the British pound remain in limbo after Prime Mi ...

Oil steady but set for 2019′s biggest weekly loss

Oil prices were steady on Friday ahead of long U.S. and UK holiday weekends, but were on track for its biggest weekly drop of the year, pressured by rising inventories and concern over an economic slowdown. Brent crude rose 12 cents to $67.88 a barrel by 11:57 a.m. ET (1557 GMT) but the global benc ...

OANDA Market Insights podcast (episode 66)

OANDA Senior Market Analyst Alfonso Esparza previews the week’s business and market news with Jazz FM Business Breakfast presenter Jonny Hart. Theresa May resignation as UK PM, the EU elections and China not backing down on US-China Trade War. May’s Resignation means Brexit is Back to Squ ...

Postcard from… India

India’s financial sector can be as chaotic as a Mumbai street market. But when I recently visited India and looked beyond the noisy headlines, I felt excited about the attractive investment opportunities that were created by the liquidity crisis which started last September. ...

Dow rebounds 150 points after Trump predicts a quick resolution to trade war

Stocks opened higher on Friday after President Donald Trump said the ongoing trade war could be over quickly, but equities were still on pace to close lower for the week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 150 points while the S&P 500 gained 0.5%. The Nasdaq Composite outperformed, climbing 0.7% ...

Energy and commodities highlights: US steel and aluminum tariffs, Middle East oil and electric power

Tariffs and trade deals are sticking to the top of the commodities agenda, after the US reached an agreement to remove Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Canada and Mexico. The deal, announced on May 17, removes US import tariffs of 25% on steel and 10% on aluminum, without impo ...