Opinion – Monday 2 September 2019

Most Asian stocks fell with U.S. Equity Futures after the latest tariffs kicked in on Chinese goods and data showed further weakness in China’s Manufacturing sector. The Yen edged higher and the Yuan dipped. Japan, Hong Kong and Australia declined, though volumes were...

Opinion – Friday 30 August 2019

U.S. Equity Markets rallied yesterday after China indicated it would not immediately retaliate against the latest American tariff increase. Treasuries edged down, while the US Dollar gauge hit a two-year high. The S&P 500 Index rose for the second straight day...

Opinion – Thursday 29 August 2019

U.S. stocks closed near session highs Wednesday amid light trading as investors awaited new developments in the increasingly unpredictable Sino-American trade war. Ten-year Treasury yields held steady after hitting a three-year low, while the US Dollar edged higher....

Opinion – Wednesday 28 August 2019

US Equities finished lower after a seesaw session as investors digested the most recent twists in the tumultuous trade talks between the U.S. and China. Treasuries rose, while the US Dollar was little changed. The S&P 500 fell yesterday after Chinese...

Opinion – Tuesday 27 August 2019

Equity Markets rallied after optimistic remarks from French and U.S. leaders about developments in the Sino-American trade war. The US Dollar strengthened while 10-year Treasury yields were little changed. All three main U.S. equity indexes recovered some ground...

Opinion – Monday 26 August 2019

U.S. Equity Markets slumped after a stunning reversal on Friday afternoon and Treasuries rallied as the trade dispute between the world’s two largest economies deepened. The US Dollar fell as expected. After the close of regular trading, President Donald Trump...

Opinion – Friday 23 August 2019

U.S. stocks were mixed as a slide in technology companies offset a rally in bank shares. Treasuries dropped as Federal Reserve officials cast doubt on further Interest-Rate cuts. The S&P 500 Index closed little changed, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average...

Opinion Thursday 22 August 2019

U.S. Equity Markets pared gains and Treasuries fell as Federal Reserve Minutes fell short of signalling the Central Bank was ready to cut Interest Rates sharply. The S&P 500 Index moved away from Wednesday’s highs and two-year Treasury yields surged after the...

Opinion – Wednesday 21 August 2019

Equity Markets closed lower while Treasuries climbed as investors assessed the latest news on trade talks and awaited more clues on Monetary Policy. The S&P 500 Index halted a three-day rally after U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo told CNBC that Huawei...

Opinion – Tuesday 20 August 2019

Stocks climbed after the Trump administration signalled progress on trade negotiations and speculation grew that major central banks will shore up their economies. The US Dollar rallied to this year’s high. The S&P 500 Index rose for a third day, led...

Opinion – Monday 19 August 2019

U.S. stock markets rose for a second day last Friday as investors got a reprieve from trade posturing and speculation mounted that European officials will bolster stimulus if growth in the region continues to sputter. Treasuries nudged lower, lifting yields from...

Opinion – Friday 16 August 2019

U.S. Equity Markets finished the day higher after getting whipsawed throughout the session as Treasury yields plummeted to levels unseen in years amid concerns about the prospect of a global recession. The S&P 500 swung more than 1% from its high to low for a...

Opinion – Thursday 15 August 2019

U.S. Equity Markets suffered one of the deepest sell-offs of the year and Treasuries surged as mounting signs of a global economic slowdown stoked fears of an economic recession. The S&P 500 sank almost 3% and the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged 800 points...

Opinion – Wednesday 14 August 2019

U.S. stocks halted a two-day slide and Treasuries tumbled after the Trump administration de-escalated its trade war with China. Oil surged and Gold fell. The S&P 500 Index jumped as much as 2% after trade officials granted a grace period before tariffs take...