Daily Commentary Archives 2017-03-02T11:26:36+00:00

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

[Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks, Dollar Fall as Treasuries Strengthen: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Stocks, dollar ease as central bank officials take center stage [Reuters] Euro surges nearly one percent after Draghi comments, dollar slips [Bloomberg] Draghi Sees [...]

By | June 27th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|0 Comments

Monday, June 26, 2017

[Bloomberg] Treasuries Erase Loss, Dollar Slips on Orders Data: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Gold Plunges as 1.8 Million Ounces Traded in a New York Minute [Reuters] UK PM May strikes $1.3 billion deal to get [...]

By | June 25th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|0 Comments

Sunday, June 25, 2017

[Bloomberg] Italy Rushes to Approve Decree Law to Keep Two Veneto Banks Open [Reuters] Time may be nearing for ECB stimulus exit: Weidmann [Reuters] Push on with the 'great unwinding', BIS tells central banks [CNBC] [...]

By | June 25th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|0 Comments

Saturday, June 24, 2017

[AP] Italian PM 'guarantees' savers' accounts in 2 troubled banks [Bloomberg] Italy to Shield Senior Creditors in Liquidating Veneto Banks [CNBC] Qatar says demands made by four Arab states not 'realistic' [FT] Contenders vie to [...]

By | June 24th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|0 Comments

Friday, June 23, 2017

[Bloomberg] Stocks Struggle as Oil Heads for Fifth Weekly Loss: Markets Wrap [CNBC] GOP leaders have a tough task ahead to win enough support for Obamacare replacement [Bloomberg] Senate Holdouts Seek Upper Hand in [...]

By | June 22nd, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|0 Comments

Thursday, June 22, 2017

[Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks Mixed as Oil Stabilizes, Dollar Slips: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Yellen's Future at Fed Resisted by Trump Aides Wanting New Blood [Reuters] Bond market flashing worry on economy, countering Fed view [Bloomberg] May [...]

By | June 21st, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|0 Comments

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

[Bloomberg] Stocks Decline as Crude Struggles; Pound Advances: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Oil Extends Drop Into Bear Market as Supply Remains Plentiful [Bloomberg] BOE’s Haldane Sees Case for Raising Interest Rates This Year [Reuters] After [...]

By | June 20th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|0 Comments

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

[Bloomberg] Oil, Copper Declines Weigh on Stocks; Pound Slumps: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Oil Drops to Seven-Month Low as Libya Adds to Persistent Surplus [Reuters] U.S. current account deficit widens to 2.5 percent of GDP [...]

By | June 19th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|0 Comments

Monday, June 19, 2017

[Bloomberg] U.S. Tech Stocks Jump; Dollar Gains, Bonds Decline: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Tight U.S. labor market should push inflation higher: Fed's Dudley [CNBC/NYT] Whole Foods Deal Shows Amazon’s Prodigious Tolerance for Risk [Bloomberg] Brexit [...]

By | June 18th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|0 Comments

Sunday, June 18, 2017

[Reuters] Macron wins strong parliamentary majority, estimates show [Bloomberg] Macron sets sights on huge parliamentary majority, voter turnout low [Reuters] Minsheng chairman says loans to China's Anbang total only $100 mln -Caixin [Bloomberg] Iran's Revolutionary [...]

By | June 18th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|0 Comments

Saturday, June 17, 2017

[Bloomberg] May Is Living Brexit Nightmare She Warned Of [Spiegel] Brexit Talks Set to Begin amid Chaos in London [CNBC] Negative-yielding government debt 'supernova' jumps to $9.5 trillion [FT] A deal too far for China’s [...]

By | June 17th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|0 Comments

Friday, June 16, 2017

[Bloomberg] Shares End Week Stronger as Havens Yen, Bonds Fade: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Drop in U.S. Housing Starts Shows Industry May Weigh on Growth [Reuters] BOJ upgrades view on consumption, rules out early exit [...]

By | June 15th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|0 Comments

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

[Bloomberg] Treasuries Rise, Dollar Dips as Economic Data Miss: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Dollar on tenterhooks as investors await Fed policy clues [Bloomberg] Slowdown in U.S. Consumer Inflation May Sow Fed Doubt on Prices [Bloomberg] [...]

By | June 13th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|0 Comments

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

[Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks Rebound, Dollar Weakens as Fed Looms: Markets Wrap [Reuters] U.S. Treasury unveils financial reforms, critics attack [Reuters] Fed set to raise interest rates, give more detail on balance sheet winddown [Reuters] [...]

By | June 12th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|0 Comments

Monday, June 12, 2017

[Bloomberg] Tech Selloff Spreads; Pound Slides as May Battles: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Tech sell-off spreads to Europe and Asia, politics lift euro [Reuters] Eyes on central banks after sterling shocker [Reuters] Britain's PM May [...]

By | June 11th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|0 Comments

Sunday, June 11, 2017

[Bloomberg] Qatar Banks Can Survive Gulf, Foreign Funds Withdrawal, S&P Says [Reuters] Dollar shortages hit Qatar exchange houses as foreign banks scale back ties [Bloomberg] Puerto Rico Warns It May Grab Sales-Taxes Claimed by [...]

By | June 10th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|0 Comments

Saturday, June 10, 2017

[Reuters] British PM fights for survival ahead of Brexit talks [BBC] Theresa May's Top Two Aids Quit [CNBC] The five biggest tech stocks lost nearly $100 billion in value on Friday [Reuters] Italy's Renzi sees [...]

By | June 10th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|0 Comments

Friday, June 9, 2017

[Bloomberg] Pound Drops on U.K. Vote; Global Impact Limited: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Britain's pound dives after UK election shock, lifting main FTSE shares [Reuters] May to form fragile government after UK election debacle, uncertainty [...]

By | June 8th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|0 Comments

Thursday, June 8, 2017

[Bloomberg] ECB Saps Euro Strength as Vote Unnerves U.K.: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] ECB Drops Guidance on Rate Cuts in Step Toward Stimulus Exit [Reuters] ECB keeps money taps open but drops reference to rate [...]

By | June 7th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|0 Comments

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

[Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks Rise With Dollar, Treasuries Slump: Markets Wrap [Investing.com] Euro Drops Sharply As ECB Said To Cut Inflation Outlook [Reuters] ECB triggers overnight Santander rescue of Spain's Banco Popular [Bloomberg] ECB Said [...]

By | June 6th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|0 Comments

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

[Bloomberg] Havens Rally as Risk Events Stack Up; Oil Swings: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Dollar hits seven-month low, stocks, oil retreat as caution reigns [Reuters] Qatari riyal under pressure as Saudi, UAE banks delay Qatar [...]

By | June 5th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|0 Comments

Monday, June 5, 2017

[Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks Slip From Records as Oil, Dollar Slump: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Qatari Markets Rocked as Four Arab Nations Cut Diplomatic Ties [Reuters] China services sector expands at fastest pace in four months [...]

By | June 4th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|0 Comments

Sunday, June 4, 2017

[Bloomberg] London Attacks Send Pound Down as Yen Holds Gains: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] In shadow of deadly attacks, British election campaign resumes [FT] Fresh doubt raised over Fed rate rise [FT] World Bank warns on [...]

By | June 4th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|0 Comments

Saturday, June 3, 2017

[Reuters] Close aide to Brazil's leader Temer arrested in corruption inquiry [Reuters] Banco Popular head tells staff to stay calm, source says ECB meet planned [Reuters] As large cap gets larger, can the tech rally [...]

By | June 3rd, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|0 Comments

Friday, June 2, 2017

[Reuters] Slow U.S. jobs growth takes shine off dollar, stocks hold all-time highs [Reuters] Oil slides as U.S. climate withdrawal compounds glut concerns [Bloomberg] Slower Hiring, Lower Unemployment Offer Mixed U.S. Labor Signs [Bloomberg] [...]

By | June 1st, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|0 Comments

Thursday, June 1, 2017

[Bloomberg] Stocks in Upbeat Mood as Oil Steadies, Havens Slip: Markets Wrap [CNBC] Private payrolls add 253K in May vs. 185K est.: ADP [Bloomberg] China's Caixin PMI Falls Below 50 for First Time Since [...]

By | May 31st, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|0 Comments

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

[Bloomberg] Stocks Gain as Data Back ECB Stimulus; Oil Slumps: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Euro-Area Inflation Slows More Than Forecast Before ECB Meeting [Bloomberg] China Manufacturing Gauge Exceeds Estimates as Growth Holds Up [Bloomberg] Japan's [...]

By | May 30th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|0 Comments

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

[Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks Slip From Records as Commodities Slump: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] U.S. Consumer Spending Signals Second-Quarter Rebound On Track [CNBC] US home prices climb 5.8 percent in March: S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller [Bloomberg] Rise [...]

By | May 29th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Monday, May 29, 2017

[Bloomberg] Stocks Meander, Pound Rises in Holiday-Hit Trading: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Draghi Says Euro Area Still Needs Extraordinary ECB Support [Reuters] Italian bank worries leak into second week [Bloomberg] Fed's Williams Sees Gradual Policy [...]

By | May 28th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, May 29, 2017

Sunday, May 28, 2017

[Bloomberg] Hong Kong Finance Chief Questions Moody's Over Debt Downgrade [Reuters] European allies see the two sides of Trump [NYT] The Highest-Paid C.E.O.s in 2016

By | May 28th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Sunday, May 28, 2017

Saturday, May 27, 2017

[Reuters] G7 leaders make progress on trade, remain split on climate change [Bloomberg] Trump Takes Own Path as G-7 Fails to Reach Unity on Climate [CNBC] Debt ceiling could be hit late this summer: Sources [...]

By | May 27th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, May 27, 2017

Friday, May 26, 2017

[Bloomberg] U.S. Stock Rally Falters, Dollar Gains as Oil Dips: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] U.S. Growth Not So Bad After Revisions to Spending, Investment [Reuters] U.S. home prices to rise at a strong pace on [...]

By | May 25th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, May 26, 2017

Thursday, May 25, 2017

[Reuters] World stocks hit record, oil falls on OPEC cuts deal [Bloomberg] All Eyes on Vienna as Oil Drops; Growth Hits Pound: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Crude Oil Weakens as OPEC Disappoints With `Safe Bet' Extension [...]

By | May 25th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, May 25, 2017

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

  [Bloomberg] Stocks, Currencies Hit Pause on Wait for Fed Clues: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] China Handed First Moody's Downgrade Since 1989 on Debt Risk [Bloomberg] Draghi’s Lieutenants Spar as ECB Braces for Exit Strategy [...]

By | May 23rd, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

[Bloomberg] European Stocks Gain on Solid Data; Crude Retreats: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] OPEC on Verge of 9-Month Cuts Extension After Iraq Backing [Bloomberg] Trump Seeks $3.6 Trillion in Cuts to Reshape U.S. Government [Politico] [...]

By | May 22nd, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Monday, May 22, 2017

[Bloomberg] Output Bets Spur Oil; Euro Rises on Merkel Comment: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Euro Rebounds to Six-Month High on Merkel While Dollar Steadies [Bloomberg] Trump to Propose Deep Cuts to Anti-Poverty Programs and Medicai [Bloomberg] [...]

By | May 22nd, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, May 22, 2017

Sunday, May 21, 2017

[Bloomberg] Asian Stocks May Rise, Oil Extends Gains Above $50: Markets Wrap [Reuters] U.S. and Pacific Rim countries at odds in heated trade meeting [Bloomberg] Ghost of the 1997 Crisis Stalks Hong Kong's Economy [Bloomberg] [...]

By | May 22nd, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Sunday, May 21, 2017

Saturday, May 20, 2017

[Bloomberg] Iran's Rouhani Sweeps to Second Term, Beating Hardline Rival [Reuters] The European Central Bank will need to "show backbone" when inflationary pressure rises in the eurozone although [Reuters] Under fire at home, Trump in [...]

By | May 20th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, May 20, 2017

Friday, May 19, 2017

[Bloomberg] Stocks Steady After Volatile Week; Crude Rises: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] China Is Using the Yuan to Combat Risk of a Market Meltdown [Bloomberg] Chaos Takes Hold in Brazil as Markets Sink, Temer Vows [...]

By | May 18th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, May 19, 2017

Thursday, May 18, 2017

[Bloomberg] Global Stocks Plunge After U.S. Rout as Bonds Gain: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Brazil Markets Sink, Triggering Circuit Breaker on Fresh Crisis [Bloomberg] China's Leverage Campaign Is Turning Bond Market Upside Down [Bloomberg] Falling [...]

By | May 17th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, May 18, 2017

Wednesday, May 17 2017

[Reuters] U.S. stock futures, dollar fall on rising concerns over Trump [Bloomberg] Dollar Troubles Persist as Yen Gains Amid U.S. Political Turmoil [Bloomberg] Here's How Markets Are Reacting to News of the Trump-Comey Memo [...]

By | May 16th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, May 17 2017

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

[Bloomberg] Dollar Falls as Traders Weigh Homes Data, Trump: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Ford Plans to Cut About 10% of Global Staff: WSJ [Reuters] U.S. housing starts unexpectedly fall for second straight month [Reuters] China seen [...]

By | May 16th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Monday, May 15, 2017

[Bloomberg] Oil Jumps With Commodity Currencies on Output Deal: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] China Shares Gain on Spending Program; Crude Jumps: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Trump Doctrine Confounds G-7 as Ministers Kick Can to Sicily [Bloomberg] [...]

By | May 14th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, May 15, 2017

Sunday, May 14, 2017

[Bloomberg] Unprecedented Global Cyber-Attack Poised to Spread [Reuters] France's Macron takes power, vows to overcome division [NYT] Real Estate’s New Normal: Homeowners Staying Put [WSJ] How Big Are Mutual Funds’ Puerto Rico Losses? $5.4 Billion [...]

By | May 14th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Sunday, May 14, 2017

Saturday, May 13, 2017

[Reuters] Treasury's Mnuchin says U.S. reserves right to be protectionist [Bloomberg] America First Divides G-7 Even as Ministers Warm to Mnuchin [Reuters] Euro zone recovery, Macron win give ECB chance to consider unwinding policy [Reuters] [...]

By | May 14th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, May 13, 2017

Friday, May 12, 2017

[Bloomberg] Dollar, Stocks Slip as Treasuries Rise Amid Data: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] U.S. Reaches Deal to Allow Exports of Natural Gas, Beef to China [Bloomberg] Rebound in U.S. Consumer Prices Shows Inflation Stabilizing [Bloomberg] Gain [...]

By | May 12th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, May 12, 2017

Thursday, May 11, 2017

[Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks Fall as Oil Leads Commodities Rebound: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Rebound in U.S. Wholesale Prices Signals Inflation Pressures [Bloomberg] Jobless-Benefit Rolls at 28-Year Low Show U.S. Labor Tightness [Bloomberg] Dudley Says Fed [...]

By | May 10th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, May 11, 2017

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

[Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks Unperturbed by Comey, Dollar Slips: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Comey Ouster Threatens to Backfire on Troubled White House [Bloomberg] China Bond Yield Jumps by Most in Three Months as Rout Deepens [Bloomberg] [...]

By | May 9th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

  [Bloomberg] Dollar Advance Saps Commodity Gain; Stocks Rise: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Iron Ore Sags Again as Forced-Sale Speculation Gathers Momentum [Reuters] Oil steadies but rattled by concern about OPEC's clout [Bloomberg] China's Deleveraging [...]

By | May 8th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Monday, May 8, 2017

[Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks Mixed, Dollar Gains After French Vote: Markets Wrap [Reuters] French vote quashes euro political risk trade [CNBC] Macron is France's next president — here’s what happens next [Bloomberg] What Analysts Are [...]

By | May 7th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, May 8, 2017

Sunday, May 7, 2017

[Reuters] Macron is opinion polls favorite as France elects new president Sunday [Bloomberg] China Reserves Rise a Third Month Amid Tighter Capital Controls [Bloomberg] Fed's Williams Stands by Hike Outlook as Unemployment Drops [WSJ] Labor [...]

By | May 6th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Sunday, May 7, 2017

Saturday, May 6, 2017

[Reuters] Kuroda says BOJ facing 'challenging' situation amid low inflation [NYT] Regulator in China Takes Aim at Anbang Insurance Group [NYT] Puerto Rico: A Debt Problem That Kept Boiling Over [WSJ] Senate Tackles Rewrite on [...]

By | May 6th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, May 6, 2017

Friday, May 5, 2017

[Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks Fluctuate With Treasuries on Jobs Data: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Oil spill leaves commodities spinning, safe-havens shine [Bloomberg] Payrolls in U.S. Rise by 211,000; Jobless Rate Falls to 4.4% [Bloomberg] Chinese Shares Tumble [...]

By | May 4th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, May 5, 2017

Thursday, May 4, 2017

[Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks Fluctuate as Oil, Treasuries Retreat: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Macron, earnings hopes send European shares to 20-month high [Bloomberg] China Stock Slump Deepens as Regulatory Crackdown Spooks Traders [Reuters] Oil prices fall [...]

By | May 4th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, May 4, 2017

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Bloomberg] Stocks Sag on Apple Miss; Dollar Climbs Before Fed: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] ADP Says Companies in U.S. Boosted Payrolls by 177,000 in April [Bloomberg] Big Summer Shutdowns Loom for U.S. Auto Plants as [...]

By | May 2nd, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

[Bloomberg] Global Stocks Climb Amid Earnings as Yen Weakens: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Budget deal may map U.S. Congress road ahead, via Trump bypass [Bloomberg] Euro-Area Manufacturing Expands at Fastest Pace in Six Years [Reuters] [...]

By | May 1st, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Monday, May 1, 2017

[Bloomberg] Yen Weakens, Stocks Climb on U.S. Congress Deal: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Consumer Spending in U.S. Stalls in March [Bloomberg] Congress Inks Spending Deal That Jettisons Trump Priorities [Reuters] U.S. congressional talks yield deal [...]

By | April 30th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, May 1, 2017

Sunday, April 30, 2017

[Reuters] China April manufacturing growth slows faster than expected [Bloomberg] EU Throws Down Brexit Gauntlet to U.K. as Talks Edge Closer [Bloomberg] Turkey Threatens Further Strikes on U.S.-allied Syrian Kurds [FT] EU calls Theresa May’s [...]

By | April 30th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Sunday, April 30, 2017

Saturday, April 29, 2017

[The Hill] Five unanswered questions about Trump's tax plan [Bloomberg] Le Pen Has Potential Prime Minister, No Rush on Euro Exit [Bloomberg] EU Leaders Agree United Front Ahead of Brexit Talks [Reuters] Trump to Order [...]

By | April 29th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, April 29, 2017

Friday, April 28, 2017

[Bloomberg] Stocks Trim Monthly Gain Before GDP; Oil Climbs: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Oil rebounds from one-month low on hopes for output cut extension [Bloomberg] U.S. Economy Expands at Slowest Pace in Three Years [Bloomberg] [...]

By | April 27th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, April 28, 2017

Thursday, April 27, 2017

  [Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks Mixed, Euro Falls on ECB; Crude Slips: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Reprieve for Peso and Loonie After Trump's About-Face on Nafta [Bloomberg] ECB Keeps Policy Settings Unchanged Awaiting Political Clarity [Bloomberg] [...]

By | April 26th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, April 27, 2017

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

  [Bloomberg] Dollar Rises as Stocks Fluctuate Before Tax Reveal: Markets Wrap [CNBC] Treasury's Mnuchin: Trump wants 15 percent corporate rate in 'biggest tax cut' in US history [Bloomberg] Trump’s 15% Corporate Tax Plan [...]

By | April 25th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

[Bloomberg] Earnings Lift U.S. Stocks, Trade Jolts Currencies: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Trump’s 15% Corporate Tax Push Sets Stage for Clash With Ryan [Bloomberg] Trump Slaps Duty on Canada Lumber, Intensifying Trade Fight [Bloomberg] The [...]

By | April 24th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Monday, April 24, 2017

[Bloomberg] Risk Back On as French Vote Ripples Across Markets: Markets Wrap [Reuters] French election relief sends Europe soaring [Bloomberg] China Stocks Sink Most in Four Months Amid Leverage Crackdown [Bloomberg] China Cools Growth [...]

By | April 23rd, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, April 24, 2017

Sunday, April 23, 2017

[France 24] France votes in hotly contested presidential race amid tight security [Reuters] French presidential poll a bellwether for Europe [BBC] French Vote Live Coverage [Bloomberg] Draghi Seen Choosing Faster QE Exit If French Hurdle [...]

By | April 23rd, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Sunday, April 23, 2017

Saturday, April 22, 2017

[Bloomberg] French Overseas Territories Begin Presidential Voting [Reuters] Wall Street gears up for busiest earnings week in years [Reuters] Trump orders review of financial rules to prevent future crises [NYT] Trump Vows to Unveil Tax-Cut [...]

By | April 22nd, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, April 22, 2017

Friday, April 21, 2017

[Bloomberg] Bonds Rise as Stocks Languish Before French Vote: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] China Stocks Head for 2017's Worst Week Amid Crackdown Concerns [Bloomberg] Ignore China's Credit Risks at Your Peril, Says Top Bond Manager [...]

By | April 20th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, April 21, 2017

Thursday, April 20, 2017

[Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks Rise as Treasuries, Dollar Retreat: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Jobless Claims in U.S. Rise While Benefit Rolls at 17-Year Low [Reuters] Chasing pair Fillon, Melenchon level as French election nears [CNBC] Republicans [...]

By | April 19th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, April 20, 2017

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

  [Bloomberg] Stocks Advance With Dollar as Haven Demand Eases: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Macron clings on to lead in tense French election race [Bloomberg] Melenchon Softens Attacks on Euro as French Race Tightens [Bloomberg] [...]

By | April 18th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

[Bloomberg] Pound Rises as Election Called; Europe Stocks Drop: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Chinese Stocks Are Unnerving Investors Again as Losses Steepen [CNBC] US housing starts total 1.215M in March vs. 1.25M starts expected [Reuters] [...]

By | April 17th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Monday, April 17, 2017

[Bloomberg] Stocks Rise, Dollar Falls as Weekend Risks Fade : Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Global Financial-Market Stress Jumps to This Year's High [Reuters] Undaunted by oil bust, financiers pour billions into U.S. shale [Reuters] The long, [...]

By | April 16th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, April 17, 2017

Sunday, April 16, 2017

[Reuters] North Korean test missile 'fizzles' hours before Pence arrives in South [Bloomberg] Trump Says China ‘Working With Us’ on North Korean Issue [FT] Exchange traded funds attract record inflows in first quarter

By | April 16th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Sunday, April 16, 2017

Saturday, April 15, 2017

[Reuters] Asian economies escape 'manipulator' tag, but expect more pressure on trade [NYT] Is American Retail at a Historic Tipping Point? [Reuters] North Korea displays apparently new missiles as U.S. carrier group approaches [WSJ] North [...]

By | April 15th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, April 15, 2017

Friday, April 14, 2017

[Bloomberg] Stocks Drop, Yen Gains as Geopolitical Angst Grows: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Consumer Prices in U.S. Fall 0.3%, First Decline in a Year [Bloomberg] Retail Sales in U.S. Declined for a Second Month in [...]

By | April 13th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, April 14, 2017

Thursday, April 13, 2017

  [Bloomberg] Stocks Retreat on Trump Talk as Dollar Steadies: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Trump triggers U.S. bond yield slide, dollar recovers [Bloomberg] U.S. Producer Prices Decline for First Time Since August 2016 [Bloomberg] Fear [...]

By | April 12th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, April 13, 2017

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

[Bloomberg] Automakers Spur Europe Stocks as Haven Dash Eases: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Yen holds near multi-month highs as risk-aversion persists [Bloomberg] Melenchon Crashes Front-Runners’ Party as French Risks Rise [Bloomberg] Why the Fed Might [...]

By | April 11th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

[Bloomberg] Gold Gains With Treasuries and Yen on Haven Demand: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Asia Stocks Slump as China Shares Drop, Yen Gains: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] French Election Jitters Sets Bearish Tone for Italian Bonds [...]

By | April 10th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Monday, April 10, 2017

  [Bloomberg] Oil Climbs and Stocks Are Mixed as Risks Linger: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] French Election Risk Reawakens as Bonds Drop, Volatility Jumps [Reuters] Hopes fade for U.S. bank earnings despite rally in financial [...]

By | April 9th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, April 10, 2017

Sunday, April 9, 2017

[Bloomberg] Asia Stocks Set for Gains as Profit Season Starts: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] A Foreign Threat to U.S. Treasuries That Dwarfs Fed's Debt Hoard [Reuters] G7 foreign ministers seek U.S. clarity over Syria [WSJ] [...]

By | April 9th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Sunday, April 9, 2017

Saturday, April 8, 2017

[CNBC] The Fed's new frontier: What happens, why it matters and what could go wrong [Reuters] Chinese state media cheer Xi-Trump meeting, say confrontation not inevitable [Spiegel] The World at a Crossroads in Syria [...]

By | April 8th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, April 8, 2017

Friday, April 7, 2017

[Bloomberg] Stocks Mixed, Bonds Pare Drop as Jobs Hit Fades: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Gold Rises to Five-Month High as Jobs Fizzle Adds to Demand [Bloomberg] Gary Cohn Says White House Will Push ‘One Cohesive’ [...]

By | April 6th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, April 7, 2017

Thursday, April 6, 2017

  [Bloomberg] Stocks Pare Drop, Dollar Rises as Fed Effect Dims: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] U.S. Jobless Claims Decline to a Five-Week Low of 234,000 [Bloomberg] Cohn Backs Wall Street Split of Lending, Investment Banks [...]

By | April 5th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, April 6, 2017

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

[Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks Rise on Jobs Data as Oil, Dollar Gain: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] ADP Says Companies in U.S. Added 263,000 Employees in March [Bloomberg] U.S. Service Industries Expand at Slowest Pace in Five [...]

By | April 4th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

[Bloomberg] Global Stocks Fall After Weak Car Sales, Yen Rises: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] The Danger of a Sell-off in U.S. Stocks Grows [Bloomberg] Trade Deficit in U.S. Narrows in February to Four-Month Low [Reuters] [...]

By | April 3rd, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Monday, April 3, 2017

[Reuters] Stocks start second quarter on firm note, U.S. policy in focus as Trump-Xi talks loom [Reuters] Dollar starts week on back foot, keeps above 4-month lows [Bloomberg] Fed's Rebel Defends Autonomy as Trump-Molded [...]

By | April 2nd, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, April 3, 2017

Sunday, April 2, 2017

[Bloomberg] Asian Stocks Poised to Nudge Higher; Euro Rises: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] China Has Its Worst-Ever Start to a Year For Defaults [Reuters] Euro is a 'knife in the ribs' of the French says [...]

By | April 2nd, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Sunday, April 2, 2017

Saturday, April 1, 2017

[Bloomberg] PBOC Raises Interest Rates on Standing Lending Facility Loans [Reuters] Venezuela seeks to cool protests as court reverses Congress annulment [Bloomberg] Zuma Discontent Builds in South Africa's ANC Amid Calls to Quit [Reuters] Germany [...]

By | April 2nd, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, April 1, 2017

Friday, March 31, 2017

[Bloomberg] Global Stocks Drop on Final Day of Stellar Quarter: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Dollar edges up but heads for worst quarter in a year [Bloomberg] U.S. Personal Spending Cools as Inflation Reaches Fed's Goal [CNBC] [...]

By | March 31st, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, March 31, 2017

Thursday, March 30, 2017

  [Bloomberg] Euro Drops, Bonds Gain on Dovish ECB; Dollar Rises: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] U.S. Fourth-Quarter Growth Revised Upward to 2.1% on Consumption [Reuters] ECB policymakers want to stick to plan, one calls for [...]

By | March 29th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, March 30, 2017

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

[Reuters] Global stocks slip, sterling steadies as Brexit becomes real [Bloomberg] Pound Retreats on Brexit Day; Europe Stocks Drift: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Asia Stocks Outside Japan Rise, Oil Extends Gains: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Brexit [...]

By | March 28th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

[Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks Fluctuate With Dollar as Selloff Eases: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Home Prices in 20 U.S. Cities Rise at Fastest Pace Since 2014 [CNBC] Risk of correction ‘quite high’ but won’t kill bull market, [...]

By | March 27th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Monday, March 27, 2017

[Bloomberg] Risk Rout Eases as U.S. Stocks, Dollar Trim Losses: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] The Biggest Risk From the Dollar's Drop May Not Be What You Would Guess [Bloomberg] America's Housing Inventory Problem, Explained in [...]

By | March 26th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, March 27, 2017

Sunday, March 26, 2017

[Reuters] OPEC, non-OPEC to look at extending oil-output cut by six months [Forbes] Passing Tax Reform Will Be As Difficult As Repealing Obamacare [WSJ] Republicans’ Tax Overhaul Could Face Its Own Slings and Arrows [WSJ] [...]

By | March 26th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Sunday, March 26, 2017

Saturday, March 25, 2017

[Bloomberg] GOP Eyes Tax Overhaul -- And Lessons From Health-Care Failure [Reuters] ECB's next policy moves are in flux: Bundesbank [Spiegel] Europe Prepares for Tough Brexit Negotiations [WSJ] Republicans Turn Eyes to Tax Overhaul After [...]

By | March 25th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, March 25, 2017

Friday, March 24, 2017

[Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks, Bonds Rise as Health Bill Captivates: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Risky House healthcare vote to test Trump's negotiating skills [CNBC] Health Care Vote Showdown: Republicans Look to Go Big or Go Home [Reuters] [...]

By | March 23rd, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, March 24, 2017

Thursday, March 23, 2017

[Bloomberg] Stocks Mixed, Treasuries Gain as Health Vote Looms: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] U.S. New-Home Sales Climbed to a Seven-Month High in February [Bloomberg] Why America's Auto Debt Boom Fuels Bubble Talk: QuickTake Q&A [Bloomberg] [...]

By | March 22nd, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, March 23, 2017

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

[Bloomberg] Yen Gains to Weigh on Japan Stocks as Bonds Rise: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks Rise as Rout Eases; Bonds, Gold Climb: Markets Wrap [CNBC] Here’s why the GOP is coming up short [...]

By | March 21st, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

[Bloomberg] Asia Stocks Set to Follow U.S. Selloff; Bonds Gain: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks Drop Most in 2017, Treasuries Advance: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Dollar loses more ground; yen up on safe-haven demand [Bloomberg] [...]

By | March 20th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Monday, March 20, 2017

[Bloomberg] Oil Weighs on Europe Stocks as Dollar Pares Drop: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Dollar Hits Fresh Four-Month Low as Traders Follow Recent Trends [Reuters] UK PM May to trigger Brexit on March 29: spokesman [...]

By | March 19th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, March 20, 2017

Sunday, March 19, 2017

[Reuters] Markets welcome G20's FX stance, wary on trade split [CNBC] How a possible Yellen departure could spark a fire under the Fed to cut its $4.5 trillion balance sheet [Reuters] Head of China's industry [...]

By | March 19th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Sunday, March 19, 2017

Saturday, March 18, 2017

[NYT] Shadow Lending Threatens China’s Economy, Officials Warn [Reuters] Former U.S. officials say 'complex' relationship with China needs 'fresh start' [Bloomberg] China Pushes Back on U.S. Talk of ‘All Options’ Over North Korea [Washington Post] [...]

By | March 18th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, March 18, 2017

Friday, March 17, 2017

[Bloomberg] Emerging Stocks Climb Even as Global Rally Eases: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Manufacturing Production in U.S. Rises for Sixth Straight Month [Bloomberg] Mnuchin May Soften Brazen U.S. Trade Talk in His G-20 Debut [Bloomberg] [...]

By | March 16th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, March 17, 2017

Thursday, March 16, 2017

[Bloomberg] Dovish Fed, Dutch Vote Spur Stocks as Oil Advances: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] French, Italian Bonds Boosted by Dutch Defeat for Populists [Bloomberg] Housing Starts in U.S. Climbed to Four-Month High in February [Bloomberg] [...]

By | March 16th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, March 16, 2017

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

  [Bloomberg] Europe Stocks, Oil Rise as Bonds Steady Before Fed: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Fed expected to raise rates as U.S. economy flexes muscle [Bloomberg] U.S. Retail Sales in February Post Smallest Gain in [...]

By | March 14th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

[Bloomberg] Oil Slumps on Saudi Output, Stocks Slip Before Fed: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] U.S. Producer Prices Climbed More Than Forecast in February [Bloomberg] The Great Corporate Bond Rush of 2017 Persists as Fed Mulls [...]

By | March 13th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Monday, March 13, 2017

[Bloomberg] Treasuries Drop, Stocks Mixed as Fed Meeting Looms: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Big banks should split off riskiest activities: FDIC's Hoenig [Bloomberg] GOP Health Plan to Increase Uninsured by 24 Million, CBO Says [Bloomberg] [...]

By | March 12th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, March 13, 2017

Sunday, March 12, 2017

[Bloomberg] Yen Gains as Central Bank Meetings, Elections Loom: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] BOJ's March Plan Would Taper Bond Buying by 18% in Coming Year [Reuters] Crunch week as Fed meets on rates, Trump team joins [...]

By | March 12th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Sunday, March 12, 2017

Saturday, March 11, 2017

[Bloomberg] Trump's Firing of Manhattan Prosecutor Shows Escalating Battle [Bloomberg] Merkel to Warn Trump That U.S. Tax Changes May Spark Retaliation [The Hill] Obstacles mount for tax reform [Reuters] Some bank bulls grow wary on [...]

By | March 12th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, March 11, 2017

Friday, March 10, 2017

[Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks Rise With Treasuries Amid Jobs Data: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] U.S. Jobs, Wages Show Solid Gains in Trump's First Full Month [Reuters] Traders keep bets on three Fed rate hikes in 2017 [...]

By | March 9th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, March 10, 2017

Thursday, March 9, 2017

[Bloomberg] Euro Rallies as Draghi Optimism Saps Bond Strength: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] ECB Keeps Bond-Buying, Rates Unchanged Amid Inflation Flare-Up [Reuters] China February producer inflation fastest in nearly nine years as commodities surge [MarketWatch] [...]

By | March 8th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, March 9, 2017

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

[Bloomberg] Treasuries On Worst Run Since '12 as Dollar Jumps: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] ADP Says Companies in U.S. Hired the Most in Almost Three Years [Bloomberg] Mnuchin’s Treasury Staff Picks Stall as White House [...]

By | March 7th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

[Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks Fluctuate With Dollar as Bonds Slip: Markets Wrap [Reuters] U.S. trade deficit jumps to five-year high on imports [Bloomberg] Fed Takes Fear Out of Markets as Volatility Plunges in Bonds, FX [...]

By | March 6th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Monday, March 6, 2017

  [Bloomberg] Stocks Rally Stalls; Euro Falls on French Politics: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] French Bonds Decline as Juppe Stays Out of Presidential Race [Bloomberg] China's Credit Target Implies Adding Entire German GDP This Year [...]

By | March 5th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, March 6, 2017

Sunday, March 5, 2017

[Reuters] China cuts growth target as it pushes through reforms, builds 'firewall' against risks [Bloomberg] China Sets Growth Target of About 6.5% Amid Pledges to Ease Risk [Reuters] South Korea says to act against China's [...]

By | March 4th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Sunday, March 5, 2017

Saturday, March 4, 2017

[Reuters] Trump administration to propose 'dramatic reductions' in foreign aid [Reuters] Deutsche Bank board to discuss capital hike on Sunday: sources [WSJ] Asia’s Promise Gives Way to Its Growing List of Troubles

By | March 4th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, March 4, 2017

Friday, March 3, 2017

[Bloomberg] Reflation Rally Retrenches Before Yellen Weighs In: Markets Wrap [CNBC] Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to CNBC: We'll be 'aggressive' on trade and fix bad deals [Bloomberg] Euro-Area Economy Expands Most Since 2011 as [...]

By | March 2nd, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, March 3, 2017

Thursday, March 2, 2017

[Reuters] Dollar rises, global stocks hold highs on March Fed rate hike bets [Bloomberg] Global Stock Rally Shifts to Asia After U.S. Highs: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Data-Dependent Yellen Running Out of Reasons to Delay [...]

By | March 1st, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, March 2, 2017

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

[CNBC] Dow breaks above 21,000 as stocks hit all-time highs after Trump's speech [Bloomberg] Focus Turns to Fed as Dollar Gains, Bonds Drop: Markets Wrap [Reuters] U.S. consumer spending slows; inflation pushes higher [CNBC] [...]

By | February 28th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

  [Bloomberg] Dollar Falls, Stocks Fluctuate Amid Economic Data: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] U.S. Growth Pace Unrevised as Consumption, Investment Diverge [Bloomberg] Trump on Hook to Clarify Policies With Speech to Congress [Bloomberg] Traders Glued [...]

By | February 27th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Monday, February 27, 2017

[Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks, Dollar Fluctuate Before Trump Speech: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Asia stocks erase losses but some investors await Trump talk [Bloomberg] Trillions of Dollars Are at Stake When Trump Speaks to Congress [Bloomberg] [...]

By | February 26th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, February 27, 2017

Sunday, February 26, 2017

[Bloomberg] Greece must not be granted a "bail in" that would involve creditors taking a loss on their loans [Reuters] China securities regulator to focus on stability, reform [WSJ] Bond Market Is Flashing Warning Signal [...]

By | February 26th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Sunday, February 26, 2017

Saturday, February 25, 2017

[Reuters] Record-setting stock rally faces test in Trump speech [Reuters] China summons reformer to tackle banking woes [Reuters] France's Hollande fires back at Trump over Paris comments [Reuters] Wary of Trump unpredictability, China ramps [...]

By | February 25th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, February 25, 2017

Friday, February 24, 2017

[Bloomberg] Stocks Sell Off as Gold Rises Before Trump Speech: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Exclusive: Trump calls Chinese 'grand champions' of currency manipulation [Reuters] China says no intention of using currency devaluation to its advantage [Bloomberg] [...]

By | February 24th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, February 24, 2017

Thursday, February 23, 2017

[Bloomberg] Dollar Slides as U.S. Stocks Pare Losses; Oil Up: Markets Wrap [CNBC] How Mnuchin's comments dinged the dollar, pumped up the peso [Bloomberg] Republicans Call on Fed to Halt Rules Until Trump's Picks [...]

By | February 23rd, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, February 23, 2017

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

[Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks Fluctuate With Dollar as Bonds Advance: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Euro Hedging Costs Surge as Traders Respond to Political Risk [Bloomberg] China Insurance Watchdog Vows to Severely Punish Speculators [Bloomberg] China Home Prices [...]

By | February 22nd, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

[Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks Add to Records, Dollar Gains With Oil: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Goldman Sachs Warns U.S. Stocks Are Now Reaching Peak Optimism [Bloomberg] Investors Are Charging Into Emerging Market ETFs [Bloomberg] Hedge Funds [...]

By | February 21st, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Monday, February 20, 2017

  [[Bloomberg] Unilever Dents Europe Stock Advance as Pound Rises: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] French Bonds Slump as Political Campaign Still Seen Wide Open [Bloomberg] Bond Traders Are Placing Euro-Breakup Bets Again [Bloomberg] Greek Bond [...]

By | February 19th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, February 20, 2017

Sunday, February 19, 2017

[Bloomberg] European Bond Investors Seek Havens as Political Risks Increase [Bloomberg] Italy's Renzi Quits as Party Leader, Triggers Re-Election Fight [Reuters] U.S. carrier group patrols in tense South China Sea [WSJ] Trump Agenda Is Beset [...]

By | February 19th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Sunday, February 19, 2017

Saturday, February 18, 2017

[Reuters] Global Economy Weekahead: How do you say deja vu in Greek? [Reuters] Merkel suggests euro is too low for Germany [CNBC] Remember the debt ceiling? Here it comes again [NYT] Money, Power, Family: Inside [...]

By | February 18th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, February 18, 2017

Friday, February 17, 2017

[Bloomberg] Stocks Decline With Commodities as Pound Slumps: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Brexit Bulletin: Blair Calls for an Uprising [Bloomberg] Mnuchin Warned by Japan, Germany as G-20 Sees Policy Shift [Bloomberg] White House Chaos Doesn’t Bother [...]

By | February 17th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, February 17, 2017

Thursday, February 16, 2017

[Bloomberg] Equity Rally Falters as European Bonds Gain on ECB: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Frenzied Betting, Sleeping Market: Something Must Give in Oil [Reuters] Fed aims to hike rates, based on more growth and fiscal [...]

By | February 15th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, February 16, 2017

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

[Reuters] World stocks head towards record high on Yellen, U.S. outlook [Bloomberg] Consumer Prices in U.S. Increase by Most Since February 2013 [Bloomberg] Retail Sales in U.S. Climb More Than Forecast in Broad Advance [...]

By | February 14th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

[Bloomberg] Stocks, Dollar Falter as Investors Await Yellen: Markets Wrap [Reuters] US Producer Price Index rose 0.6% in Jan vs 0.3% increase expected [Bloomberg] Mnuchin G-20 Debut Clouded as U.S. Unspools World Currency Pact [...]

By | February 13th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Monday, February 13, 2017

[Bloomberg] Global Stocks Keep Climbing as Treasuries Decline: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Stocks on the march as 'Trump trades' bounce back [Bloomberg] China’s Zombie Province Shows Trouble With Its Bond Market [Bloomberg] China Central Bank [...]

By | February 12th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, February 13, 2017

Sunday, February 12, 2017

[Bloomberg] Asia Extends Global Equity Rally as Yen Slides: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Dollar gains after Trump-Abe meet, Asian shares firm [Bloomberg] America’s Biggest Creditors Dump Treasuries in Warning to Trump [Bloomberg] Japan 4th-Quarter GDP [...]

By | February 12th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Sunday, February 12, 2017

Saturday, February 11, 2017

[Reuters] 'Significant uncertainty' about fiscal policy under Trump: Fed's Fischer [Bloomberg] Fischer Says Fed Focused on Goals Amid Trump Policy Uncertainty [Reuters] Greece says bailout deal close, but will not accept 'illogical' demands

By | February 11th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, February 11, 2017

Friday, February 10, 2017

[Bloomberg] Bonds Slump as Dollar Boosted by Trump Tax Pledge: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Dollar Gains as Yen on the Defensive Before Trump-Abe Meeting [Reuters] Euro zone, IMF agree on a common stance on Greece: [...]

By | February 9th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, February 10, 2017

Thursday, February 9, 2017

[Bloomberg] Crude Gains Lift U.S. Stocks, Bond Rally Falters: Markets Wrap [Reuters] U.S. jobless claims fall to near 43-year low [CNBC] Should Greece stay or should it go? Analysts divided on whether Greece will [...]

By | February 8th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, February 9, 2017

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

[Bloomberg] Treasuries Gain With Gold as U.S. Stocks Retreat: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Gold Reaches Three-Month High as Buyers Flock Back to Top ETF [Bloomberg] China's Raising Rates. Good for the Yuan, Bad for Bonds [...]

By | February 7th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

[Bloomberg] Reflation Trades Stall as Bonds Rise, Stocks Mixed: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Wall Street edges higher as Nasdaq hits record [CNBC] Houses are the least affordable they've been in seven years: Here's why [Bloomberg] [...]

By | February 6th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Monday, February 6, 2017

[Bloomberg] Treasuries Rise, U.S. Stocks Slip on Cautious Tone: Market Wrap [Bloomberg] Philadelphia Fed’s Harker Says March Is on the Table for a Hike [Reuters] Credit conditions for most business lending unchanged in fourth [...]

By | February 5th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, February 6, 2017

Sunday, February 5, 2017

[WSJ] Fiscal Hole Will Test President Donald Trump’s Agenda [FT] Schäuble blames ECB for euro that is ‘too low’ for Germany [FT] Mexico warns of global impact if Nafta collapses

By | February 5th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Sunday, February 5, 2017

Saturday, February 4, 2017

[Bloomberg] Germany’s Merkel Would Welcome South American Trade Deal With EU [Politico] The method to President Trump's madness [Reuters] Iran vows 'roaring missiles' if threatened, defies new sanctions [NYT] China Assails U.S. Pledge to Defend [...]

By | February 4th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, February 4, 2017

Friday, February 3, 2017

[Bloomberg] Treasuries Rise With Stocks as Wage Data Disappoint: Market Wrap [Bloomberg] Payrolls in U.S. Increase 227,000 While Wage Growth Weakens [Bloomberg] Japan Yields Swing, China Rates Rise on BOJ, PBOC: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] [...]

By | February 2nd, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, February 3, 2017

Thursday, February 2, 2017

[Bloomberg] Dollar Falls as Fed Path Assessed; Stocks Retreat: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Asian shares at four-month high, dollar soft after nonchalant Fed [CNBC] Deutsche Bank posts $2 billion loss in fourth quarter as litigation costs [...]

By | February 2nd, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, February 2, 2017

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

  [Bloomberg] Corporate Outlook Spurs Stocks as Eyes Turn to Fed: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Trump, trade adviser signal displeasure with U.S. 'strong dollar' policy [Bloomberg] Trump’s Yen Comments ‘Wide of the Mark,’ Says Japan [...]

By | January 31st, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

[Bloomberg] Trump Sets Tone as Dollar Weakens, Stocks Retreat: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Greek Bond Yields Surge Amid Stalled Bailout Review, IMF Quarrel [Bloomberg] Asian shares rattled by Trump policy worries, dollar soft [Bloomberg] Merkel [...]

By | January 30th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Monday, January 30, 2017

[Bloomberg] Stocks Lower in Risk-Off Mood as Bond Yields Rise: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Greek Markets Tumble as EU Holds Up Payment Amid IMF Doubts [CNBC] German inflation and French election push up borrowing costs [...]

By | January 29th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, January 30, 2017

Sunday, January 29, 2017

[Reuters] U.S. tech leaders sound alarm over Trump immigration order [USAT] Immigration ban fallout: What you need to know [FT] Trump defiant as Merkel leads European criticism of travel ban

By | January 29th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Sunday, January 29, 2017

Saturday, January 28, 2017

[CNBC] How Trump's immigration move could derail the market rally [Bloomberg] IMF Warns Eurogroup Loan Measures Not Enough for Greek Debt [WSJ] Citigroup, European Banks Stick With Mexico as Trade War Looms [AFP] Trump talks [...]

By | January 29th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, January 28, 2017

Friday, January 27, 2017

[Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks Fluctuate on GDP as Dollar, Gold Fall: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Greek Bonds Drop as Euro-Area Meeting Deadlock Continues: Chart [Bloomberg] U.S. Economic Growth Cools on Biggest Trade Drag Since 2010 [Bloomberg] [...]

By | January 26th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, January 27, 2017

Thursday, January 26, 2017

[Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks Mixed, Peso Falls as Wall Tension Rises: Market Wrap [Reuters] Trump seeks 20 percent tax on Mexico goods to pay for wall, crisis deepens [Bloomberg] Trump Floats 20 Percent Border Tax [...]

By | January 25th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, January 26, 2017

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

[Bloomberg] Dow Tops 20,000 as Earnings Feed Rally, Bonds Fall: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Reignited Trump trades boost stocks, Dow 20,000 in sight [Bloomberg] Asia Stocks Extend Global Rally on Growth Optimism: Markets Wrap [Reuters] [...]

By | January 24th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

[Bloomberg] Asian Stocks Extend Global Rally as Yen Weakens: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks Climb on Earnings as Commodities Rally: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Trump Advances Keystone and Dakota Pipelines, Fulfilling Pledge [Bloomberg] Existing U.S. [...]

By | January 23rd, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Monday, January 23, 2017

[Reuters] Dollar, stocks slide on Trump's protectionist stance [Reuters] Dollar tumbles to seven-week low on Trump uncertainty [Reuters] Trump signs order withdrawing U.S. from Trans-Pacific trade deal [Reuters] Trump tells manufacturers he will cut [...]

By | January 22nd, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, January 23, 2017

Sunday, January 22, 2017

[Bloomberg] Yen Gains With Gold as Stocks Decline Across Asia: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Trump says to start renegotiations on Nafta with Canada, Mexico [Bloomberg] These Companies Are at Risk in a U.S.-China Trade War [...]

By | January 22nd, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Sunday, January 22, 2017

Saturday, January 21, 2017

[Reuters] Wall Street Week Ahead: Optimism among S&P 500 CEOs as Trump takes power [Bloomberg] Merkel Scours Trump Archive for Clues on How to Read Him [Reuters] French far-right leader Le Pen calls on Europeans [...]

By | January 21st, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, January 21, 2017

Friday, January 20, 2017

[Bloomberg] Trump’s Presidency Opens With Combative ‘America First’ Appeal [Bloomberg] Inaugural Pomp Mixes With Whiff of Tear Gas on Day of Transition [Reuters] Wall Street ends higher as Trump takes office [Bloomberg] Haven Assets [...]

By | January 20th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, January 20, 2017

Thursday, January 19, 2017

  [Reuters] Wall Street flat as countdown to Trump's swearing-in begins [Bloomberg] Draghi Says ECB Unconvinced on Inflation as Pickup Driven by Oil [Bloomberg] ECB Leaves Bond-Buying Program Unchanged as Inflation Gains] [Bloomberg] American [...]

By | January 18th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, January 19, 2017

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

[Bloomberg] Yellen Says Economy Near Goals Warrants Gradual Rate Hikes [Bloomberg] Risk-On Stance Awaits Asia After Yellen Remarks: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] China’s Holdings of U.S. Treasuries Drop by Most Since 2011 [Bloomberg] Commerce Pick [...]

By | January 17th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

  [Bloomberg] Dollar Drops on Trump Comments as May Boosts Pound: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Chinese Stocks Decline in Longest Losing Streak for Three Years [Bloomberg] Asian Stocks Drop on Concerns Over ‘Hard’ Brexit, U.S. [...]

By | January 16th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Monday, January 16, 2017

  [Bloomberg] Brexit Plans Rattle Pound and Stocks as Gold Rises: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] China Shares Head for Longest Losing Streak Since August 2015 [Bloomberg] Portugal Bonds Falter as ECB Running Out of Eligible [...]

By | January 15th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, January 16, 2017

Sunday, January 15, 2017

[Bloomberg] Pound Slides at Much as 1.6% as May Reported to Seek Hard Brexit [Bloomberg] Pound Drops on EU Concern, Australian Shares Gain: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Trump says Brexit to be 'a great thing', [...]

By | January 15th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Sunday, January 15, 2017

Saturday, January 14, 2017

[Reuters] U.S. banks to stay in fashion as earnings kick off [Bloomberg] Merkel Cites Risks in 2017, Including ‘Protectionist Tendencies’ [Reuters] Trump suggests he may do away with Russia sanctions if Moscow helpful: WSJ [CNN] [...]

By | January 14th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, January 14, 2017

Friday, January 13, 2017

[Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks Rise, Treasuries Fall on Economic Data: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Asian shares slip, dollar on track for losing week [Bloomberg] Wholesale Prices in U.S. Rise for Third Time in Four Months [Bloomberg] [...]

By | January 12th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, January 13, 2017

Thursday, January 12, 2017

  [Bloomberg] Dollar Slumps, Bonds Rally as Trump Disappoints: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Gold Surges Above $1,200 as Details-Shy Trump Weighing on Dollar [Bloomberg] Turkish Lira, Bonds Rally as Central Bank Tightens Liquidity [Bloomberg] Oil [...]

By | January 11th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, January 12, 2017

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

[Bloomberg] Asia Stocks Tip Mixed Open, Dollar Drops on Trump: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks Rise With Crude as Dollar Rally Fades: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Drug Stocks Plunge as Trump Threatens to Force Price [...]

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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

[Bloomberg] Asian Shares Climb Amid Metals Bounce as Won Slips: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] U.S. Equities Swing With Dollar as Bonds Pull Back: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Fed Hawk Lacker to Retire Oct. 1, Successor Search [...]

By | January 9th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Monday, January 9, 2017

[Bloomberg] Asian Shares Track U.S. Retreat While Bonds Climb: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Treasuries Climb With Gold While U.S. Stocks Drop: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Oil down four percent on concerns over rising Iraqi exports, U.S. [...]

By | January 8th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, January 9, 2017

Sunday, January 8, 2017

[Bloomberg] Dubai Stocks Lead Middle East Gains as Traders Seek Dividends [CNBC] 2016 was a terrible year for stock picking, and 2017 may not get much better [Reuters] Germany's Gabriel says EU break-up no longer [...]

By | January 8th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Sunday, January 8, 2017

Saturday, January 7, 2017

[Reuters] China Dec forex reserves fall less than expected to $3.011 trillion [Bloomberg] Older Americans Are Retiring in Droves [Bloomberg] Gabriel Takes Aim at Merkel, Targets SPD-Led Government Majority [Bloomberg] Turkey Fires 8,000 Civil Servants [...]

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Friday, January 6, 2017

[Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks Set Record, Dollar Gains on Jobs Data: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Americans See Enduring Wage Gains as Labor Market Tightens [WSJ] Fed Officials Say More Rate Rises Coming [FT] China warns US [...]

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Thursday, January 5, 2017

[Bloomberg] Dollar Rally Stymied by China, Fed as Gold Climbs: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Asian stocks rise for eighth day on strong PMIs, Wall Street gains [Bloomberg] China’s Epic Short Squeeze Is Back as Yuan [...]

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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

[Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks Rise, Bonds Erase Drop on Fed Minutes: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Fed Officials See Gradual Rate Hikes as Upside Risks Debated [Reuters] Fed policymakers agree Trump fiscal boost poses inflation risk [Reuters] [...]

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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

[Bloomberg] Japanese Stocks Lead Asian Equity Gains, Oil Rises: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Wall St. pares some gains as oil prices drop [Bloomberg] China’s Credit Engine Is Running Out of Gas [Bloomberg] New Year’s Money [...]

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Monday, January 2, 2017

[Bloomberg] European Stocks Advance as Data Confirms Manufacturing Strength [Reuters] North American movie box office sets record in 2016 [Bloomberg] PBOC’s Ma Says New Cash Transaction Rules Are Not Capital Controls [Bloomberg] Samsung Warns [...]

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Sunday, January 1, 2017

[Bloomberg] China Manufacturing Stabilizes Near a Post-2012 High [Reuters] China steps up scrutiny on individual forex purchases in the new year [Reuters] China's Xi says won't let anyone make 'fuss' about its territory [WSJ] Re-Energized [...]

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Saturday, December 31, 2016

[Reuters] Investors brace for 2017 shocks after surprise 2016 run [Reuters] Wall St. thinks stocks will rise in 2017 - What could go wrong? [Bloomberg] China’s Xi Vows to Defend Maritime Interests, Sovereignty in ’17 [...]

By | December 31st, 2016|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, December 31, 2016

Friday, December 30, 2016

[Reuters] Oil, equities, emerging markets end year of shocks on triumphant note [Bloomberg] Euro Jumps 1.6 Percent in Minutes as Algo Orders Surprise Market [Bloomberg] A Year in China Markets: Yuan Down, Stocks Down, [...]

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Thursday, December 29, 2016

[Reuters] Dow's 20,000 barrier, weak European banks dent stocks [Bloomberg] Offshore Yuan Near 7 a Dollar on Quota Reset Concern, Trump Bets [Reuters] U.S. goods trade deficit widens; labor market near full strength [Bloomberg] [...]

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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

[Bloomberg] Crude Rally Lifts Commodity Currencies; Bonds Rise: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Asian Stocks Advance While Crude and Yen Retreat: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] China Banking Official Urges Cut to Required Reserve Ratio [Bloomberg] No Happy [...]

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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

  [Reuters] Stocks inch higher in holiday lull [Bloomberg] Oil Gains More as Dollar Strengthens After Holiday: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Yuan Turnover Soars in Sign of December Outflow Pressures [Reuters] ECB tells Monte dei [...]

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Monday, December 26, 2016

[Bloomberg] Global Shares Mixed With Yen Gaining in Thin Trade: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Asian Stocks Drop to 1-Month Low; Japan Down in Thin Trading [Bloomberg] China Bank Says Bond Guarantee Forged as Market Mood [...]

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Saturday, December 24, 2016

[Reuters] Stocks could suffer as Trump trade policy takes shape [Reuters] Bundesbank brings home gold faster than planned: Weidmann [NYT] Where Does the Mortgage Settlement Money Go? [WSJ] Sovereign-Wealth Funds Threatened by Government Spending [WSJ] [...]

By | December 24th, 2016|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, December 24, 2016

Friday, December 23, 2016

  [Reuters] Banks lift global stocks, dollar holds near 14-year peak [Reuters] Asia stocks pressured by Wall Street, dollar holds below 14-year peak [Bloomberg] Monte Paschi’s Fatal Sin Brings Nationalization for Oldest Bank [UK [...]

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Thursday, December 22, 2016

[Bloomberg] Dollar Resumes Trump-Fed Rally, Bonds Fall on Data: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Asian shares slip in holiday-thinned trade, focus turns to U.S. data [Bloomberg] U.S. Economic Growth Revised Up to 3.5% Pace in Third [...]

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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

[Bloomberg] Dow Flirts With 20,000 as Oil Gains, Dollar Slips: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Paschi Falls to Record as Investors Balk, Liquidity Dries Up [Bloomberg] Asian Equities Gain as Dow Hits Record, Oil Climbs: Markets [...]

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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

[Bloomberg] Stocks Climb as Markets Show Resilience; Bonds Drop With Gold [Bloomberg] China Sovereign Bonds Slump as Wealth Curbs Seen Hitting Demand [Bloomberg] Asian Shares Fall on Europe Turmoil; Yen Weakens After BOJ Move [...]

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Monday, December 19, 2016

[Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks Fluctuate as Yen, Treasuries Strengthen With Gold [CNBC] Russian ambassador to Turkey dies after being shot in Turkish capital [Bloomberg] China H Shares Drop to Four-Week Low as Builders, Insurers Fall [...]

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Friday, December 16, 2016

[Bloomberg] Dollar Hits Speed Bump in Fed-Driven Rally; Bonds Stem Declines [Reuters] Asia stocks tepid, dollar near 14-year peak on Fed rally [Bloomberg] China Bonds Set for Worst Week Since 2009 as Fed Adds [...]

By | December 15th, 2016|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, December 16, 2016

Thursday, December 15, 2016

  [Bloomberg] Dollar Climbs to Strongest Since 2003 on Fed Path; Bonds Drop [Bloomberg] China’s 10-Year Sovereign Bond Yield Surges by Most on Record [Reuters] Asia stocks, currencies wobble as Fed flags more hikes [...]

By | December 14th, 2016|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, December 15, 2016

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

[Bloomberg] Stocks Fall, Bonds Rise as Caution Prevails Before Fed Meeting [Bloomberg] Asian Stocks, Dollar Steady as Fed Day Arrives; Crude Retreats [Reuters] Countdown to first Fed hike in a year under way, but [...]

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

[Bloomberg] Stocks Rally as Italian Banks Lift Europe, Yen Falls Before Fed [Reuters] Asian shares, dollar wobble as investors brace for Fed outcome [Bloomberg] China Stocks Drop as Dollar Stalls on Fed Countdown, PBOC [...]

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Monday, December 12, 2016

  [Bloomberg] Crude Soars as Output Deal Weighs on Bonds; China Shares Tumble [Bloomberg] China’s Stocks, Bonds, Yuan Slump in Unison on Liquidity Concern [Reuters] China stocks tumble the most in 6 months as [...]

By | December 11th, 2016|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, December 12, 2016

Sunday, December 11, 2016

[Bloomberg] Italy’s Gentiloni Heads for Prime Minister Job After Renzi Quits [CNBC] Dollar debt issuance soars as central banks take a back seat: BIS report [Reuters] Shrinking FX market could pose stability risk: BIS [Bloomberg] [...]

By | December 11th, 2016|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Sunday, December 11, 2016

Saturday, December 10, 2016

[Bloomberg] Non-OPEC Said to Join OPEC in First Global Cut in 15 Years [Reuters] Parties make their cases to Italy president for new leader [Reuters] Ping An's overseas investments impacted by China's capital outflow crackdown-CFO [...]

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Friday, December 9, 2016

[Reuters] World stocks hold near 16-month highs after strong week [Dow Jones] Global Bond Yields Rise As Chinese Inflation Accelerates [Bloomberg] European Stocks Rise for 5th Day in Biggest Rally in 10 Months [Reuters] [...]

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Thursday, December 8, 2016

[Bloomberg] Euro Drops; ECB Says Smaller Monthly Asset Buys Not Tapering [Reuters] Major stock indexes rise again to new records [Reuters] U.S. household net worth rose to $90.2 trillion in the third-quarter: Fed [CNBC] [...]

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

[Bloomberg] Banks Lead Stock Rally as Bonds Gain With Hopes Pinned on Draghi [Bloomberg] Stock Rally Extends Into Asia as Oil Falls; Aussie Sinks on GDP [Bloomberg] Bonds Plunge as Indian Policy Makers Unexpectedly [...]

By | December 6th, 2016|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

[Bloomberg] Oil Falls for First Day in 5 as OPEC Euphoria Fades; Bonds Gain [Reuters] Asia stocks bounce as risk appetite returns after Italy vote [Bloomberg] Trade Deficit in U.S. Widened to a Four-Month [...]

By | December 5th, 2016|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Monday, December 5, 2016

[Bloomberg] Asian Stocks to Join Post-Italy Vote Rally as Volatility Abates [Reuters] Techs buoy S&P, Nasdaq; Goldman pushes Dow to record high [Bloomberg] ECB Buys Record Amount of Debt as QE Frontloaded Before Holidays [...]

By | December 4th, 2016|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, December 5, 2016

Sunday, December 4, 2016

[Reuters] Italy votes in referendum with PM Renzi's future at stake [Bloomberg] Europe’s Populists Target Landmark Victories in Italy, Austria [BBC] Italy referendum: PM Renzi's future in the balance [AFR] Populist revolt leaves Italy [...]

By | December 4th, 2016|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Sunday, December 4, 2016

Saturday, December 3, 2016

[Dow Jones] Irrational Exuberance: Alan Greenspan's Call, 20 Years Later [Reuters] India's Modi defends clampdown on cash economy [Washington Post] Amid global anti-establishment anger, Italy may be next in line for upheaval [Reuters] China lodges [...]

By | December 3rd, 2016|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, December 3, 2016

Friday, December 2, 2016

[Bloomberg] Treasuries Rise With Stocks After U.S. Jobs Report; Dollar Falls [Bloomberg] Italy Referendum: What to Watch Into the Night on Sunday [Bloomberg] Austrians Fearing Worse Future May Decide Too-Close-to-Call Vote [Bloomberg] Trump Calls [...]

By | December 1st, 2016|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, December 2, 2016

Thursday, December 1, 2016

[Bloomberg] Treasuries Drop Before Jobs Data as Oil Gains; Tech Shares Sink [Reuters] Fed may face unnerving shake-up under Trump administration [Reuters] $4.1 billion pulled from U.S.-based taxable mutual bond funds during week: Lipper [...]

By | November 30th, 2016|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, December 1, 2016

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

[Bloomberg] Asian Shares Set for Gains Amid Oil Deal as Bond Selloff Deepens [Reuters] Oil jumps over 8 percent as OPEC finalizes output cut deal [Reuters] Treasuries -Yields rise as oil deal boosts inflation [...]

By | November 29th, 2016|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

[Reuters] Asia stocks edge up on U.S. growth data cues; dollar steady [Bloomberg] Oil Slides Amid Uncertainty Over OPEC Deal as U.S. Stocks Climb [Bloomberg] Asia Is About to Face a Significant Dollar Stress [...]

By | November 28th, 2016|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Monday, November 28, 2016

[Bloomberg] Trump Trades Falter as Stocks Fall; Treasuries Rally With Gold [Bloomberg] Italian Lenders Slide on Vote Worries to Drag Down Europe Stocks [Bloomberg] Best Emerging-Market Bonds Jolted as India’s RBI Drains Cash [Reuters] [...]

By | November 27th, 2016|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, November 28, 2016

Sunday, November 27, 2016

[Bloomberg] Oil Slump Sinks Asian Stocks Before OPEC as Yen Takes on Dollar [Bloomberg] Dollar Pulls Back Amid Yen Gains as Stocks Diverge; Crude Sinks [Reuters] U.S. shoppers spend less over holiday weekend amid [...]

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Saturday, November 26, 2016

[Spiegel] Germany Prepares for Trade Conflict with Trump [Bloomberg] South Korea Protesters Hold Mass Rally Demanding Ouster of Park [Bloomberg] Castro's Death a Reminder in China of Changed Communist Axis

By | November 26th, 2016|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, November 26, 2016

Friday, November 25, 2016

[Bloomberg] Dollar Pares Weekly Gain as Gold Rebounds; S&P 500 Futures Rise [Bloomberg] Dollar’s 3-Week Rally Versus Yen Is the Biggest Since ’95 [Bloomberg] Slew of U-Turns Blight Modi’s Cash Ban, Leaving Indians Outraged [...]

By | November 24th, 2016|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, November 25, 2016

Thursday, November 24, 2016

[Bloomberg] Dollar Surge Weighs on Emerging Markets as Copper Extends Rally [Bloomberg] Asia’s Accelerating Currency Rout Set to Sideline Central Banks [Bloomberg] Rupee Sinks to Record as Foreign Funds Dump Indian Assets on Fed [...]

By | November 23rd, 2016|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, November 24, 2016

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

[Bloomberg] Most on Fed Saw Rate Hike Relatively Soon With Less Labor Slack [Bloomberg] Inside the Fed’s November Minutes: The Annotated Meeting [Bloomberg] Treasuries Plunge Sends Yields to 16-Month High on Economic Data [Bloomberg] [...]

By | November 22nd, 2016|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

[Bloomberg] Asian Shares Set for More Gains With Japan Shut as Bonds Retreat [Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks Climb to Record Highs as Dow Tops 19,000; Oil Falls [Bloomberg] Trump Looks to Put Stamp on Fed [...]

By | November 21st, 2016|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Monday, November 21, 2016

[Bloomberg] S&P 500, Dow, Nasdaq, Russell 2000 Hit Record Highs as Oil Jumps [Bloomberg] China May Face Yuan Float if Capital Controls Fail [Bloomberg] Three Charts Signal Dark December for Slumping China Bond Market [...]

By | November 20th, 2016|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, November 21, 2016

Sunday, November 20, 2016

[Reuters] Asian shares on the defensive as U.S. yields, dollar rise [Bloomberg] Japanese Shares Extend Rally to Eighth Day as Yen Holds Decline [Bloomberg] Japan Imports Continue Decline, Exports Fall More Than Forecast [Bloomberg] [...]

By | November 20th, 2016|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Sunday, November 20, 2016

Saturday, November 19, 2016

[Spiegel] A Turning Point for Globalization - Inequality, Market Chaos and Angry Voters [CNBC/NYT] Italy’s Banks Are in a Slow-Motion Crisis. And Europe May Pay. [NYT] Showdown Looms as U.S. Questions Chinese Deal for Aixtron

By | November 19th, 2016|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, November 19, 2016

Friday, November 18, 2016

[Bloomberg] Trump-Trade Rally Pushes Dollar to Weekly Surge as Bonds Slump [Bloomberg] Puerto Rico Board Warns Deep Debt Cuts Needed to Steady Island [Bloomberg] Fight Over Puerto Rico Debt Heats Up as Creditors Fire [...]

By | November 17th, 2016|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, November 18, 2016

Thursday, November 17, 2016

[Bloomberg] Asia Stocks Set for More Gains Amid Stronger Dollar After Yellen [Bloomberg] Treasury Yields Reach Year’s High as Fed on Track for Rate Hike [Reuters] Wall street stocks lifted by data, earnings Yellen [...]

By | November 16th, 2016|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, November 17, 2016

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

[Reuters] Dow, S&P drop as financials' rally ebbs, tech boosts Nasdaq [Bloomberg] Dollar Posts Longest Winning Streak Since 2012 as Fed Hike Seen [Bloomberg] Investors Just Flooded Into Financials at the Fastest Weekly Pace [...]

By | November 16th, 2016|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

[Reuters] Wall Street rises, lifted by technology and energy stocks [Bloomberg] Bonds Rise With Emerging Markets After Trump Selloff; Oil Surges [Bloomberg] Oil Jumps Most in Seven Months as OPEC Members Seen Pushing Deal [...]

By | November 14th, 2016|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Monday, November 14, 2016

[Bloomberg] Selloff in Bonds, Emerging-Market Assets Deepens as Dollar Gains [Reuters] Wall Street ends flat as financials' rise offsets tech drop [Bloomberg] Bond Rout Lifts U.S. Yields to 2016 High on Trump Stimulus Bets [...]

By | November 13th, 2016|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, November 14, 2016

Sunday, November 13, 2016

[Bloomberg] Emerging-Market Rout Extends to Gulf Stocks on Trump Policy Risk [Bloomberg] Iran Pumps More Oil as Saudi Minister Calls for OPEC Output Cuts [Reuters] Investors dodge China's whack-a-mole outflow curbs [FT] Investor repositioning [...]

By | November 13th, 2016|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Sunday, November 13, 2016

Saturday, November 12, 2016

[Bloomberg] France’s Bonds Feel Election Jitters as Trump Spurs Market Split [LA Times] Trump hammered the Federal Reserve as a candidate. As president, he could quickly reshape it [Reuters] Trump may already have a [...]

By | November 12th, 2016|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, November 12, 2016

Friday, November 11, 2016

[Bloomberg] Stocks Fall With Emerging Markets as Traders Weigh U.S. Election [Bloomberg] Trump Butterfly Effect Routs Currencies, Bonds as Copper Surges [Bloomberg] Carry Trades Collapse as Emerging-Market Yield Advantage Shrinks [Bloomberg] Italy’s Bonds Tumble [...]

By | November 10th, 2016|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, November 11, 2016

Thursday, November 10, 2016

[Bloomberg] Dow Average Rallies to Record as Treasuries Slide on Trump Bets [Bloomberg] Tech Stocks Are Getting Crushed [FXStreet] Brazilian real tumbles to lowest since June [Bloomberg] Wells Fargo Leads Banks Up as Trump [...]

By | November 9th, 2016|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, November 10, 2016

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

[Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks Surge as Banks, Drugmakers Rally Amid Trump Victory [Reuters] Wall Street surges after Trump wins White House [Dow Jones] 10-year Treasury Yield Above 2% In ''fear Trade'' As Trump Presidency Looms [...]

By | November 8th, 2016|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Tuesday, November 7, 2016

[Bloomberg] Stocks, Bonds, Dollar Little Changed as Americans Cast Ballots [Reuters] Asian shares edge up as investors cautiously optimistic on Clinton win [Bloomberg] Yuan Heads Toward Six-Year Low as Capital Outflows Fuel Weakness [Bloomberg] [...]

By | November 7th, 2016|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, November 7, 2016

Monday, November 7, 2016

[Reuters] Wall St. soars as FBI clears Clinton ahead of Election Day [Bloomberg] China's Investors Get Creative About Capital Controls [Reuters] ECB's Lautenschlaeger 'skeptical' of further policy easing [Bloomberg] Markets Mimic Pre-Brexit Conditions Before [...]

By | November 6th, 2016|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, November 7, 2016

Sunday, November 6, 2016

[Bloomberg] Peso Soars, Loonie Gains as FBI Says Clinton E-Mails Not a Crime [Bloomberg] Election Fears Have Hedge Funds Hiding Out in Gold [Bloomberg] China's Moves to Cool Property Prices May Be Working

By | November 6th, 2016|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Sunday, November 6, 2016

Saturday, November 5, 2016

[NYT] ‘We Almost Have Riots’: Tensions Flare in Silicon Valley Over Growth [CNBC] Alarm grows as smart home technology and hacking risks proliferate [AP] Tens of thousands in South Korea call for president to quit [...]

By | November 5th, 2016|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, November 5, 2016

Friday, November 4, 2016

[Bloomberg] Stocks Extend Pre-Vote Selloff as Treasuries Gain; Lira Weakens [Bloomberg] Oil Heads for Weekly Drop After Erasing OPEC Algiers Deal Gains [Bloomberg] Yuan Falls to Record Low Versus Peers as PBOC Seen Allowing Drop [...]

By | November 4th, 2016|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, November 4, 2016

Thursday, November 3, 2016

[Reuters] S&P 500 losing streak runs to 8 days as Facebook weighs [Bloomberg] Is China Repeating Japan’s Missteps? [Reuters] Egypt floats pound, eyes IMF deal within days [Bloomberg] Junk-Bond Sales Cool in Market’s Worst [...]

By | November 3rd, 2016|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, November 3, 2016

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

        Evening Links [Bloomberg] Fed Sets Up Possible December Move While Leaving Rates on Hold [Bloomberg] December Fed Hike Odds Approach 80% as Traders Pivot to Payrolls [Bloomberg] The S&P May [...]

By | November 2nd, 2016|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, November 2, 2016