International Markets

Fed minutes rattle investors

Market sensitivity to Fed hikes evident again after minutes We’re seeing mixed trading in Europe so far on Thursday, following a less than impression in Asia overnight – particularly in China – while US futures are pointing to further losses on Wall Street which saw some late weakness on Wedn ...

Major Asset Classes | Correlations Profile | 18 October 2018

Return correlations for the major asset classes continue to trend higher this year, based on the median of pairwise relationships for rolling one-year periods via a set of exchange-traded products. The median correlation is still well below levels reached in 2017, but the upward bias of late implie ...

DAX edges higher as German inflation creeps higher

The DAX index has rebounded in the Thursday session, erasing much of the losses seen on Wednesday. Currently, the index is at 11,744, up 0.24% on the day. On the inflation front, German WPI edged up to 0.4%, matching the estimate. This was the strongest gain in three months. In Brussels, EU leaders ...

Live FX market analysis – 16 October 2018 (Video)

It’s been another turbulent week in FX markets with last week’s sell-off suitably spooking investors, Saudi Arabia causing a stir following allegations of murder at its embassy in Turkey, Brexit talks stalling and Italy risking the wrath of the European Commission after submitting its budget. ...

DAX gains ground as Italian markets recover

The DAX index has posted considerable gains in the Tuesday session. Currently, the index is at 11,689, up 0.66% on the day. In economic news, German ZEW Economic Sentiment plunged to a level of -24.7, well below the estimate of -12.3 points. Eurozone ZEW Economic Sentiment followed a similar trend, ...

The buck cannot find a bid

Tuesday October 16: Five things the markets are talking about The ‘big’ dollar came under pressure yesterday and is finding it difficult to gain much traction this morning as investors taking profit on U.S assets outweighs concerns about Italy, Brexit and a Sino-U.S trade war. Furthermore, twi ...

Zooming Out - Is A Major Market Top In?

One of the things I have focused on when examining the US market as well as other markets around the world is the tops that have been created in the last 20 years.  There are multiple ways to look at tops. Rear view mirrors are great, but more importantly, can you mark significant tops on a ti ...

DAX steadies after brutal week

The DAX index has posted gains in the Monday session. Currently, the index is at 11,562, up 0.37% on the day. In economic news, it’s a quiet start to the week, with no German or eurozone events. In the U.S, the Treasury Department is expected to release the semi-annual currency report. It was a d ...

Bonds Popped Last Week As Stocks Stumbled

Foreign bonds posted the strongest gain for the major asset classes last week, delivering a contrast with falling prices in equity markets around the world, based on a set of exchange-traded products at the close of trading on Friday, Oct. 12. Inflation-linked government bonds in foreign markets le ...

Geopolitical risks and yields dominate proceedings

Monday October 15: Five things the markets are talking about Following a weekend of warnings on global economic fragility from G10 finance leaders at an IMF meeting in Bali, has global equities starting this new week on the back foot, with regional bourses in Asia and Europe seeing red, while U.S e ...