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Jerome Powell Starts Fed Chair Position Facing High Volatility

On day one, markets are already putting Fed Chair Jerome Powell to the test. Market volatility, largely absent until last week, picked up in the final days of Janet Yellen’s tenure, with interest rates suddenly breaking out of a long-running range. Long dormant, inflation expectations suddenly started to rise and triggered a sell-off in the […]

Morgan Stanley Says Inflation Anxiety Putting Pressure on Stocks

Don’t expect stocks to rebound if inflation anxiety continues, according to Morgan Stanley. With price fears egging on Treasury rates, equities could be in for a disappointing few months as investors move away from a “buy-the-dip” mentality. “When inflation is very low, rising inflation has a positive impact on equity valuations,” wrote Mike Wilson, chief […]

US Service PMI Rises to 12 Year High

U.S. services sector activity raced to a near 12-1/2-year high in January, buoyed by robust growth in new orders, the latest sign of strong momentum in the economy at the start of the year. Economic growth is showing strength even before the stimulus from a $1.5 trillion tax cut package, which came into effect last […]

Gold Shrugs as US Services PMI Beats Expectations

Gold has posted small gains in the Monday session. In North American trade, the spot price for an ounce of gold is $1335.14, up 0.15% on the day. On the release front, the ISM Non-Manufacturing PMI climbed to 59.9, above the forecast of 56.5 points. This points to strong expansion in the services sector and […]

GBP/USD – Pound Drops as UK Services PMI Disappoints

The British pound has posted considerable losses in the Monday session. In North American trade, GBP/USD is trading at 1.4009, down 0.79% on the day. On the release front, the focus was on the services sectors. British Services PMI slowed to 53.0, missing the estimate of 53.0 points. Later in the day, the UK releases British […]

US Futures Add to Friday’s Losses

Wall Street Poised For Sharp Losses Again on Monday US futures are trading back in the red again on Monday, adding to substantial declines seen on Friday when higher interest rate and inflation expectations weighed heavily on stocks. We’ve seen a sharp increase in US bond yields over the last week after the Federal Reserve […]

EUR/USD – Euro Yawns as German, Eurozone Services PMIs Improve

The euro is trading sideways on Monday, after an uneventful week. Currently, the pair is trading at 1.2463, up 0.06% on the day. On the release front, Eurozone and German Services PMIs improved in January. Both readings beat their estimates. Eurozone retail sales declined 1.1%, matching the forecast. Later in the day, ECB President Mario […]

Equities Slump Deepens; Dollar Steady

Monday February 5: Five things the markets are talking about Global stocks have extended their biggest decline in two-years overnight while the ‘big’ dollar steadies outright against G10 currency pairs. Sovereign treasury yields continue to creep higher, while crude oil prices again come under pressure as U.S explorers raised the number of rigs drilling for […]

Dollar Rebounds After Strong Jobs Report

US added 200,000 positions in January The US dollar rose against major pairs on Friday. The release of the U.S. non farm payrolls (NFP) proved to be the much needed shot in the arm after the greenback was under pressure for most of 2018. The job gains were above expectations but more importantly the hourly […]

By the numbers: U.S January NFP fallout

Non-farm payrolls: +200k vs. +148k prev. Private payrolls: +196k vs. prev. +146k) Manufacturing payrolls: +15k vs. prev. +25k Unemployment rate: +4.1% vs. prev. +4.1% Average hourly earnings: +0.34% m/m, +2.9% y/y vs. prev. +0.4% m/m, +2.7% y/y Workweek hours: 34.3 vs. prev. 34.5 – -0.2 U.S 10-year yield: +2.83% U.S employers added +200,000 jobs in […]