International Markets

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 ...

DAX: Volatility continues as DAX climbs sharply

The DAX has rebounded on Friday, after posting sharp losses on Thursday. Currently, the index is at 12,053, up 0.85% on the day. On the release front, it’s quiet end to the week, with no German or eurozone events. It is Day 2 of the European election, with results to be published on Sunday night, ...

A bonfire of vanities

Prepared by Jeff Halley, Senior Market Analyst A bonfire of vanities It’s taken quite a while, but finally, markets appear to be starting to price in the effect of an extended US-China trade war on global growth. The two strongest bastions of denial – the equity and oil markets – led the way ...

Alternatives To Correlation For Quantifying Diversification

Diversification is famously described as the only free lunch in investing and so it’s no surprise that modeling, analyzing and otherwise dissecting the concept is a core part of portfolio design and management. The correlation coefficient is often the go-to metric in this corner of finance. But l ...

Sell May and go away

Prepared by Jeff Halley, Senior Market Analyst   Sell May and go away The old stock investing adage of “sell in May and go away” took a distinctively British turn last night, with UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s tenure on its last legs after her latest Brexit proposal was shot down in flames ...

DAX posts gains as U.S. lowers trade tensions

The DAX started the week with a sharp decline, but has reversed directions and recovered much of these losses. Currently, the index is at 12,171, up 0.23% on the day. Today’s highlight is the minutes of the Federal Reserve’s most recent meeting. Thursday will be busy, as Germany releases GDP an ...

FTSE rebounds as U.S. lowers flames in Huawei tussle

The FTSE index has reversed directions on Tuesday, after losses on Monday. In the North American session, the pair is at 7,325, up 0.216% on the day. On the release front, Mark Carney’s testimony on inflation before a parliamentary committee has been cancelled. British CBI Industrial Order Expect ...

Tokyo Stocks Rise on Surprise GDP Growth

Tokyo stocks rose Monday in Tokyo as Japan’s economic growth in the first quarter beat market expectations, but the gains were limited as the data also reflected weak domestic demand amid ongoing U.S.-China trade tensions. The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average ended up 51.64 points, or 0.24 perce ...

DAX recovers as U.S. softens sanctions on Huawei

The volatility continues for the DAX index this week. Currently, the index is at 12,176, up 1.1% on the day, after falling 1.6% on Monday. For a second successive day, there are no major German or European events on the schedule. The eurozone releases consumer confidence, which is expected to remai ...

Sterling Trades at Five Month Lows on Brexit worries

Tuesday May 21: Five things the markets are talking about European equities along with U.S. futures are trading a tad higher following a mixed session in Asia overnight as the Sino-U.S trade-war rhetoric and actions continue. The ‘big’ dollar remains better bid in a contained trading range whil ...