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Risk barometer in the red (OANDA Podcast)

Stephen Innes, Head of Trading in the Asia Pacific, OANDA, Singapore Stephen analyzes how Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s triumph in the Turkish presidential elections could affect the lira, and how OPEC’s latest production deal could impact the ringgit. BFM Radio Kuala Lumpur

World Cup effect weighing on volumes

World Cup effect weighing on volumes Volumes are running low confirming the World Cup effect, but the lack of any substantial data has also contributed to the downturn in volume. Equity Market Risk off sentiment continues to dog equity markets as heightened trade tension between China and the US have investors yet again bracing for […]

Markets pressured ahead of tariff announcement

More Trump Tariffs Causing a Wobble in Markets It’s been a relatively mixed start to trading in Europe on Friday and the US is on course to post small losses at the open, as the focus shifts from central banks back to trade. US President Donald Trump is expected to announce tariffs on $50 billion […]

ECB eyed after Fed raises rates

Will ECB Follow Fed in Signalling Tightening? European markets are trading slightly in the red on Thursday, while US futures are relatively flat ahead of the open, as we await the ECB monetary policy decision. The ECB announcement follows the Federal Reserve’s decision on Wednesday to raise interest rates and signal that two more will […]

Calm before chaos but more likely the fear of the unknown.

Calm before chaos but more likely the fear of the unknown. But one thing that we do know for sure is the president’s uncontrollable need to defend his status is more apparent than any strategy when comes to bilateral trade negotiations. But, the far from harmonious Quebec summit confirmed deep-seated G6+1’s expanding policy fissures on […]

France Wants Ambitious Eurozone Reforms

France wants a more ambitious reform of the euro zone than the one sketched out by Angela Merkel and will press the German chancellor for additional concessions on a euro zone budget and banking union in the weeks ahead, French officials say. After months of silence and mounting criticism, Merkel offered a detailed response to […]

US Futures Higher Ahead of Data

Investors Buoyed By Easing Political Threat From Europe US equity markets are poised to open a little higher again on Tuesday, buoyed again by an apparent easing of political stress in Europe which was weighing on sentiment last week. Ahead of the G7 meeting, there is plenty to be wary about for investors, most notably […]

Investors utterly unfazed by trade tariffs

  Investors utterly unfazed by trade tariffs Stock market investors remain utterly unfazed by the prospects of trade tariffs or even higher interest rates as consecutive monthly payroll numbers continue to support the Goldilocks economy sweet spot scenario. Employers are aggressively ramping up staff, but wages are rising much less dramatically. So far, investors remain […]

A tempest in an espresso cup

A tempest in an espresso cup The markets are looking much more constructive to end the week than they did to start, and with trade wars still lingering, that is saying a lot. Mind you, the Italian rumpus, and ensuing blow-off was incredibly intense so investors will be keen to put politics on the back […]

Risk Appetite Remains as Italian Talks Continue

Markets Remain Buoyed By Potential Progress in Italy US futures are trading flat ahead of the open on Thursday, with Europe mostly a little higher as negotiations continue to avoid another election in Italy. Not too long ago, a coalition government in Italy consisting of two eurosceptic populist parties was a feared and unlikely prospect […]