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Thursday, August 22, 2109

[Reuters] Stocks edge higher as retail earnings highlight consumer confidence [Reuters] Fed's George supports keeping rates at current levels -interviews [CNBC] Esther George says the Fed’s ‘large balance sheet’ may have helped cause the yield [...]

By |August 21st, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|0 Comments

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

[Reuters] Stocks gain on upbeat Target, Lowe's earnings; Fed minutes eyed [Reuters] European stocks recover before Fed minutes, Jackson Hole gathering [Reuters] Oil up over 1%, buoyed by U.S. stock drawdown [Politico] Trump team braces [...]

By |August 20th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|0 Comments

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

[Reuters] Global stocks inch higher as stimulus hopes spur tentative rebound [Reuters] Gold reclaims $1,500 mark as focus turns to Fed [Reuters] Oil edges lower, but hopes on easing trade tensions cap losses [CNBC] White [...]

By |August 19th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|0 Comments

Monday, August 19, 2019

[Reuters] Stimulus optimism boosts stocks, eases pressure on bonds [Reuters] Argentine CDS jump 300 bps after opposition leader says to re-negotiate IMF loan terms [Reuters] Oil up after drone attack on Saudi field, but OPEC [...]

By |August 18th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|0 Comments

Sunday, August 18, 2019

[CNBC] Fed’s Powell must signal a more aggressive stance on rates at Jackson Hole or stocks will tumble, James Bianco warns [Reuters] Argentina Treasury minister resigns, says 'significant renewal' needed amid economic crisis [Reuters] Germany [...]

By |August 18th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|0 Comments

Saturday, August 17, 2019

[Reuters] Exclusive: Fed's Mester weighing argument for U.S. rate cut [CNBC] Here’s what Powell could say at Jackson Hole to soothe the roller coaster markets [Reuters] China unveils rate reform to steer funding costs [...]

By |August 17th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|0 Comments

Friday, August 16, 2019

[Reuters] Stocks gain on stimulus hopes but still head for third losing week [Reuters] U.S. housing starts drop for third straight month [CNBC] Fed may not have enough firepower to prevent a recession [Reuters] To [...]

By |August 15th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|0 Comments

Thursday, August 15, 2019

[Reuters] Stocks gain after strong retail sales data [Reuters] Global stocks hurt by China's trade threats, falling bond yields [Reuters] Oil prices fall on concerns over recession, inventories [Reuters] U.S. retail sales surge in [...]

By |August 14th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|0 Comments

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

[Reuters] Recession fears hit Wall Street after grim China, German data [Reuters] Stocks wilt as bond markets flash recession warnings [Reuters] Chinese yuan surrenders some gains; yen climbs as growth fears return [Reuters] U.S. Treasury [...]

By |August 13th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|0 Comments

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

[Reuters] Shares shunted after Argentina crash, safe-havens shine [CNBC] China fixes its yuan midpoint at 7.0326 per dollar [Reuters] Gold hits over 6-year peak on risk-off sentiment [Reuters] Fresh rise in Argentina CDS prices probability [...]

By |August 12th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|0 Comments

Monday, August 12, 2019

[Reuters] Stocks fall on trade war, global growth worries [Reuters] Yen and bond bulls charge on as share markets falter [Reuters] Gold holds firm above $1,500 on global growth worries [Reuters] Markets brace for volatility [...]

By |August 11th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|0 Comments

Saturday, August 10, 2019

[CNN] 'Fragile' oil demand is the weakest since 2008, energy watchdog says [Reuters] Hong Kong police fire tear gas during another weekend of protests [Reuters] Pakistan cuts last remaining transport link to India over Kashmir [...]

By |August 10th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|0 Comments

Friday, August 9, 2019

[Reuters] Stocks slip after Wall Street's best day in two months [Reuters] Europe rattled by Italy stress, safe havens keep gaining [Reuters] Treasuries - U.S. yields turn lower after U.S. July PPI data [Reuters] Yen [...]

By |August 8th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|0 Comments

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

[Reuters] Stocks turn lower as investors flock to bonds, gold [Reuters] Fragile calm returns to stock markets as yuan steadies [AP] China’s yuan weakens after signs of stability calm markets [Reuters] Gold hits over 6-year [...]

By |August 6th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|0 Comments

Monday, August 5, 2019

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Yuan Tumbles, Stocks Plunge; No `Circuit Breaker': Markets Wrap [Reuters] Trade row slams stocks, yuan slumps to lowest in over a decade [Reuters] China lets yuan slump past 7 per dollar for first time [...]

By |August 5th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|0 Comments

Sunday, August 4, 2019

[Reuters] Wall St Week Ahead-Disney report to shine spotlight on streaming war [Reuters] EU must change its negotiating terms for Brexit, says Britain's Barclay [Reuters] China destabilizing Indo-Pacific: U.S. Defense Secretary [Reuters] HK police fire [...]

By |August 4th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|0 Comments

Saturday, August 3, 2019

[Reuters] Trump defends stance on China trade after new tariffs [Reuters] South Korea warns Japan of security pact risk, calls for 'cooling-off' in trade row [Reuters] Shops shut, traffic blocked as protests again roil Hong [...]

By |August 3rd, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|0 Comments

Friday, August 2, 2019

[Reuters] Trump tariff threat hits Wall Street for second day [Reuters] Trump's tariffs jolt global stocks, trigger rush to safety [AP] China’s yuan falls to 2019 low after Trump tariff threat [Reuters] Oil prices rebound [...]

By |August 2nd, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|0 Comments

Thursday, August 1, 2019

[Reuters] Mind your backs, dollar coming through! [CNBC] Chinese shares decline as data shows July manufacturing activity contracted [Reuters] Oil drops on Fed outlook, ample supply [Reuters] U.S., China to keep talking on trade after [...]

By |July 31st, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|0 Comments

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

[Reuters] Wall St. higher on Apple bounce; Fed decision awaited [Reuters] Trade tensions drag on stocks as markets await Fed verdict [Reuters] Oil gains a fifth day after U.S. stockpile drop amid rate optimism [Reuters] [...]

By |July 30th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|0 Comments

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

[Reuters] Stormy sterling sinks again, stocks wilt before Fed [Reuters] Treasuries - U.S. yields turn flat after in-line June personal spending data [Reuters] Trump warns China not to wait for 2020 U.S. election to make [...]

By |July 29th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|0 Comments

Monday, July 29, 2019

[Reuters] Shares steady as Fed comes into focus; dollar at two-month high [Reuters] Oil loses ground on pessimism over U.S.-China trade talks [Reuters] A Fed interest rate cut is in the bag. What then? [Reuters] [...]

By |July 28th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|0 Comments

Sunday, July 28, 2019

[Reuters] Wall St Week Ahead- RPT-Even if Fed cut is a given, Powell seen as wild card for stock market [Reuters] Assuming EU will not budge, Britain ramps up preparations for no-deal Brexit [Reuters] China [...]

By |July 28th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|0 Comments

Saturday, July 27, 2019

[Reuters] Johnson tells EU: ditch backstop or face no-deal Brexit [Reuters] China's industrial profits fall in June, add to fears of slowdown [AP] France won’t scrap tax on tech giants, despite Trump threats [Reuters] Tear [...]

By |July 27th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|0 Comments

Friday, July 26, 2019

[Reuters] Stocks stage tentative rebound after ECB disappointment [CNBC] GDP slows to 2.1% in second-quarter but beats expectations thanks to strong consumer [CNBC] Hedge fund manager Kyle Bass says a US-China trade deal can’t be [...]

By |July 25th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|0 Comments

Thursday, July 25, 2019

[AP] World stocks rise as ECB signals more stimulus coming [Reuters] ECB prepares some sub-zero relief for wilting Europe [Reuters] Euro zone yields hit record lows, euro wilts after ECB flags easing [Reuters] Oil advances [...]

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Wednesday, July 24, 2019

[Reuters] Stocks hit as DOJ aims antitrust probe at tech [Reuters] Trade talks buoy stocks, gloomy data sink euro [Reuters] Euro plumbs two-month low ahead of ECB, pound under pressure [Reuters] Gold rises on expected [...]

By |July 23rd, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

[Reuters] Stocks rise after better-than-expected earnings [Reuters] Carmakers drive Europe higher, Johnson batters sterling [Reuters] Britain's new leader Johnson vows to get Brexit done [MarketWatch] IMF cuts its global growth forecast again [Yahoo/Bloomberg] UBS CEO [...]

By |July 22nd, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Monday, July 22, 2019

[Reuters] Wall St. higher as earnings season gathers steam [Reuters] Stocks struggle, oil jumps on Middle East tensions [Reuters] Oil prices rise more than 1% after Iran seizes British tanker [Reuters] Dollar drifts higher as [...]

By |July 21st, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, July 22, 2019

Sunday, July 21, 2019

[Reuters] Chinese companies looking to buy U.S. farm products: Xinhua [Reuters] Sink-or-swim showdown beckons for Italy's fractious coalition [Reuters] Iran warns UK against escalating tensions, says crew of seized ship safe [AP] Hong Kong residents [...]

By |July 21st, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Sunday, July 21, 2019

Saturday, July 20, 2019

[Reuters] Wall Street Week Ahead: Prospect of Fed cut pushing dividend investors into tech, energy [Reuters] A rally and a redirect: why the markets are so focused on the Fed [CNBC] ‘It never stops’: [...]

By |July 20th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, July 20, 2019

Friday, July 19, 2019

[Reuters] Fed rate cut bets buoy stocks, dollar steadies [Reuters] Microsoft brightens Wall St. mood as rate cut hopes rise [Reuters] U.S.-China officials discuss trade; Mnuchin eyes possible in-person talks [CNBC] BlackRock’s Fink: CEOs tell [...]

By |July 18th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, July 19, 2019

Thursday, July 18, 2019

[Reuters] Global stocks slip as U.S.-China trade war drags on corporate earnings [Reuters] Euro and bond yields fall on report that ECB might amend inflation goal [Reuters] Crude futures steady after fall on U.S. oil [...]

By |July 17th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, July 18, 2019

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

[Reuters] Trade war, Brexit stoke debt and dollar, hit stocks and sterling [Reuters] Euro zone bond yields renew slide, Italian yields at lowest since 2016 [Reuters] Oil prices gain, U.S. crude little changed after inventory [...]

By |July 16th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

[Reuters] Stocks Flat as JPMorgan results; Goldman Sachs, Wells Fargo eyed [Reuters] Bleak German mood weighs on Europe, Brexit pummels pound [Reuters] Oil steadies as U.S. supply concerns ease but Iran tensions loom [CNBC] US [...]

By |July 15th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Monday, July 15, 2019

[Reuters] Reassuring Chinese data nudges shares higher [Reuters] Wall Street higher as banks rise after Citi results [Reuters] Oil prices edge lower as China's GDP growth slows [Reuters] Trump sees slowing Chinese growth pressuring Beijing [...]

By |July 14th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, July 15, 2019

Sunday, July 14, 2019

[Reuters] Pelosi sets spending demands for two-year budget deal [Reuters] South Korea trade ministry to raise Japan export curbs at WTO general council meeting [Reuters] Indian housing lender DHFL warns it may not survive as [...]

By |July 14th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Sunday, July 14, 2019

Saturday, July 13, 2019

[Reuters] Wall St. Week Ahead: Union Pacific, other freight co earnings eyed for tariff effects [Reuters] Japan-South Korea feud deepens with disputed accounts of trade meeting [Reuters] Hong Kong protesters, police clash as demonstrations target [...]

By |July 13th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, July 13, 2019

Friday, July 12, 2019

[Reuters] Shares flat as investors digest economic data, dollar dips for third day [Reuters] Gold gains on U.S.-China trade jitters, rate cut hopes [Reuters] Oil near six-week highs amid Gulf of Mexico storm, Middle East [...]

By |July 11th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, July 12, 2019

Thursday, July 11, 2019

[Reuters] Stocks gain, dollar sags as Fed chief shores up rate cut prospects [Reuters] Oil at six-week high on Gulf of Mexico storm, Iran tensions [Reuters] U.S. core CPI posts biggest gain in nearly 1-1/2 [...]

By |July 10th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, July 11, 2019

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

[Reuters] Wall Street higher after Powell's remarks raise rate cut bets [Reuters] Oil prices rise as data shows bigger-than-expected fall in U.S. stockpiles [Reuters] Fed's Powell says trade, global growth concerns continue to weigh on [...]

By |July 9th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

[Reuters] Global stocks drop for third day, BASF warning stings Europe [Reuters] Oil rises towards $65 as supply concerns outweigh trade disputes [Reuters] U.S., China to relaunch talks with little changed since deal fell apart [...]

By |July 8th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Monday, July 8, 2019

[Reuters] Global shares muted as prospect of sharp U.S. rate cut fades [Reuters] China stocks fall as U.S. rate cut expectations ease; new listings weigh [Reuters] Oil prices tread water as market eyes global risks [...]

By |July 7th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, July 8, 2019

Sunday, July 7, 2019

[Reuters] Erdogan says Turkish cenbank chief ousted for refusing rate cuts: report [Yahoo/Bloomberg] Deutsche Bank Drastic Overhaul Set to Return Lender to Roots [Reuters] Iran ratchets up nuclear tensions with enrichment plan [Reuters] China's envoy [...]

By |July 7th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Sunday, July 7, 2019

Saturday, July 6, 2019

[CNBC] Democracies are on track to lose their global economic dominance as ‘authoritarian capitalism’ rises [Reuters] Turkey's Erdogan fires central bank chief as policy rifts deepen [Bloomberg] Trump Says Fed ‘Doesn’t Have a Clue’ [Bloomberg] [...]

By |July 6th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, July 6, 2019

Friday, July 5, 2019

[Reuters] Wall Street lower after June jobs data [Reuters] Treasuries - U.S. yields rise further as job growth rebounds [Reuters] Money Markets - Traders trim bets on bold Fed rate cut in July [Reuters] Crude [...]

By |July 4th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, July 5, 2019

Thursday, July 4, 2019

[Reuters] Collapsing bond yields push world stocks to new highs [Reuters] German 10-year bond yield below ECB deposit rate for first time [CNBC] Trump tweet sparks concerns that the US may raise tariffs on Europe [...]

By |July 3rd, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, July 4, 2019

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

[Reuters] Stocks rally as bond yields plough new lows [Reuters] Gold gains on growth worries, monetary easing bets [Reuters] Dollar struggles as U.S. yields fall, dovish BoE weighs on pound [AP] US trade deficit rises [...]

By |July 2nd, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

[Reuters] Relief rally fades as growth fears loom [Reuters] Oil falls on demand worries even as OPEC, allies extend cuts [Reuters] Gold gains as weak economic data hints at global slowdown [Reuters] Treasuries - U.S. [...]

By |July 1st, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Monday, July 1, 2019

[Reuters] Wall St. eyes return to record highs as stocks cheer trade reprieve [Reuters] Asia's factory activity shrinks, U.S.-China trade truce fails to brighten outlook [CNBC] Morgan Stanley on trade truce: No real progress, downside [...]

By |June 30th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, July 1, 2019

Sunday, June 30, 2019

[Reuters] China warns of long road ahead for deal with U.S. after ice-breaking talks [Reuters] China's June factory activity shrinks faster than expected: official PMI [Reuters] China's service sector activity grows at slower pace in [...]

By |June 29th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Sunday, June 30, 2019

Saturday, June 29, 2019

[Reuters] 'Back on track': China and U.S. agree to restart trade talks [CNBC] Trump says he agreed with Xi to hold off on new tariffs and to let Huawei buy US products [Reuters] G20 stops [...]

By |June 29th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, June 29, 2019

Friday, June 28, 2019

[Reuters] Markets brace for crucial G20 signals [Reuters] Futures higher with G20 summit, inflation data in focus [Reuters] Gold gains on U.S.-China trade jitters; heads for best month in 3 years [CNBC] US consumer spending [...]

By |June 27th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, June 28, 2019

Thursday, June 27, 2019

[Reuters] Sino-U.S. trade truce hopes rekindle risk appetite [CNBC] China is not budging ahead of Xi-Trump G-20 meeting [CNBC] China’s Xi to present Trump with terms for settling trade deal: WSJ [Reuters] U.S., China agree [...]

By |June 26th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, June 27, 2019

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

[Reuters] Global stocks gain as trade talk hopes rise, rate-cut pressure ebbs [MarketWatch] U.S. trade deficit in goods widens 5.1% to $74.5 billion in May [AP] US durable goods orders fall 1.3% in May with [...]

By |June 25th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

[Reuters] Trade stress, Iran tensions hits stocks, dollar frets on Fed doves [Reuters] Dollar weighed by Fed prospects; Swiss franc, gold shine on geopolitics [Bloomberg] Gold Jumps to Highest in Almost 6 Years Fueled by [...]

By |June 24th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Monday, June 24, 2019

[AP] World shares mixed ahead of Trump-Xi meet at G-20 summit [Reuters] Gold rises above $1,400 on cenbank stimulus hopes, U.S.-Iran tensions [Reuters] Oil up on U.S.-Iran tensions but demand concerns cap gains [Reuters] China [...]

By |June 23rd, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, June 24, 2019

Sunday, June 23, 2019

[CNBC] Trump says he never threatened to demote Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell [Reuters] Trump says new sanctions on Iran to start Monday, dials back rhetoric [Reuters] Johnson's domestic dispute fuels debate in Britain [...]

By |June 23rd, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Sunday, June 23, 2019

Saturday, June 22, 2019

[Reuters] China state media urges U.S. to drop win-at-all-costs trade stance [Reuters] Iran says it will respond firmly to any U.S. threat as tension spikes [Bloomberg] Fed Loses Its Patience and Almost Everything You Can [...]

By |June 22nd, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, June 22, 2019

Friday, June 21, 2019

[Reuters] Wall St. slips as Iran tensions rise [Reuters] Iran-U.S. tensions take the edge off world stocks rally [CNBC] Gold spikes above $1,400 per ounce to prices not seen in nearly 6 years [MSN/NYT] Trump [...]

By |June 20th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, June 21, 2019

Thursday, June 20, 2019

[Reuters] Fed rate-cut signal sends stocks up, bond yields and dollar down [Reuters] Gold soars to 5-year peak as US Fed signals rate cut [CNBC] 10-year Treasury yield drops as low as 1.97%, first time [...]

By |June 19th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, June 20, 2019

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

[Reuters] Central banks' dovish cooing keeps world stocks lulled near two-week highs [Reuters] Oil inches down as inventory data counters trade deal hopes [AP] Fed could signal a policy shift toward future rate cuts [Reuters] [...]

By |June 18th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

[Reuters] Wall Street higher on hopes of accommodative Fed [Reuters] 'Super Mario' shock: euro slides, yields hit new lows [CNBC] Global bond yields are cratering with French bond rates now at zero and the US [...]

By |June 17th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Monday, June 17, 2019

[Reuters] Stocks, dollar hold gains with all eyes on Fed meeting [Reuters] Oil prices fall 1% as economic worries outweigh tanker tensions [CNBC] Trump ‘perfectly happy’ to slap further tariffs on China if no deal [...]

By |June 16th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, June 17, 2019

Sunday, June 16, 2019

[Reuters] China prepared for long trade fight with the U.S.: party journal [MarketWatch] Five things to watch in the pivotal Fed meeting [Reuters] Chinese regulators will restructure Baoshang Bank as soon as possible [Reuters] India [...]

By |June 16th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Sunday, June 16, 2019

Saturday, June 15, 2019

[CNBC] The Fed won’t cut rates at its June meeting. Here’s why [Reuters] Bowing to pressure, Hong Kong leader suspends extradition bill [Reuters] Breakingviews - Beijing yields to Hong Kong’s financial clout [Reuters] Trump says [...]

By |June 15th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, June 15, 2019

Friday, June 14, 2019

[Reuters] China data, Gulf tensions see bond yields slip, stocks suffer [FXStreet] Poor Chinese data sends Gold to 14-month high [Reuters] Oil set for weekly loss as demand fears outweigh geopolitics [Reuters] U.S. retail sales [...]

By |June 13th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, June 14, 2019

Thursday, June 13, 2019

[Reuters] Oil surges after Gulf tanker attacks, stocks claw higher [Reuters] Base metals fall amid trade uncertainty, weak China data [Reuters] Oil tanker attacks in Gulf of Oman fuel security, oil supply fears [Reuters] China [...]

By |June 12th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, June 13, 2019

Wednesday, June 12, 2109

[Reuters] Shares snap seven-day hot streak [CNN] Hong Kong stocks fall as huge protests hit financial center [Reuters] Oil falls over 2% on weaker demand growth, gain in U.S. crude stocks [Reuters] Dollar hovers near [...]

By |June 11th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, June 12, 2109

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

[Reuters] World shares rally again on Trump tariff relief, Fed hopes [Reuters] U.S. underlying producer prices increase solidly in May [Reuters] China says will respond if U.S. escalates trade tension [Reuters] Under pressure, Fed faces [...]

By |June 10th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Monday, June 10, 2019

[Reuters] Stocks climb on trade, rate cut optimism; yuan falters [Reuters] Oil rises as Saudi sees OPEC, Russia restricting supplies for longer [Reuters] China stays silent on G20 Xi-Trump meeting, but says door open for [...]

By |June 9th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, June 10, 2019

Sunday, June 9, 2019

[Reuters] G20 finance chiefs express concern over risks from 'intensified' trade conflict [CNBC] Trump is ‘perfectly happy’ to hit China with new tariffs if Xi meeting doesn’t go well, Mnuchin says [Reuters] Italy's ruling parties [...]

By |June 9th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Sunday, June 9, 2019

Saturday, June 8, 2019

[Reuters] U.S. Treasury's Mnuchin says Trump-Xi meeting has parallels to Buenos Aires summit [Reuters] G20 finance chiefs to warn of trade risks, differ on how 'pressing' [Reuters] China to curb some technology exports to U.S.: [...]

By |June 8th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, June 8, 2019

Friday, June 7, 2019

[Reuters] Stocks gain after sharp slowdown in May jobs growth [CNBC] 10-year Treasury yield drops below 2.06%, its lowest since September 2017, after bad jobs report [Reuters] Dollar falls to 2-1/2 month low after U.S. [...]

By |June 6th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, June 7, 2019

Thursday, June 6, 2019

[Reuters] Rate cut bets buoy U.S. stocks despite rise in trade tensions [Reuters] Yen gains on U.S.-Mexico trade woes; ECB awaited [Reuters] Trump threatens China with tariffs on further $300 billion of goods [AP] China [...]

By |June 5th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, June 6, 2019

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

[Reuters] Fed's slipstream leaves stocks beaming, dollar subdued [MarketWatch] Gold prices jump, head for longest win streak in 1 ½ years [Reuters] Oil slides on U.S. inventory build, equity rally caps losses [CNBC] Job growth [...]

By |June 4th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

[Reuters] Stocks fend off tech problems; bonds stay strong [Reuters] Oil falls to lowest since January on economic slowdown [Reuters] U.S. firms fret as China's FedEx probe, planned hit-list heightens trade frictions [Reuters] China issues [...]

By |June 3rd, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Monday, June 3, 2019

[Reuters] Stocks drop as trade tensions spark recession fears, flight to safety [Reuters] Bonds 'on fire' as flight to safety gathers momentum [Reuters] Gold hits 2-month high as recession worries drive safe-haven demand [Reuters] Yen, [...]

By |June 2nd, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, June 3, 2019

Sunday, June 2, 2019

[Reuters] China says U.S. can't use pressure to force trade deal [Reuters] China and U.S. clash again on trade and regional security [AP] China blames US for trade dispute, says it won’t back down [CNBC] [...]

By |June 2nd, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Sunday, June 2, 2019

Saturday, June 1, 2019

[Reuters] U.S. begins collecting higher tariffs on Chinese goods arriving by sea [Reuters] Mexico eyes steps to cut immigrant flows to U.S. border, official says [AP] Trump digs in on Mexican import tariffs despite uproar [...]

By |June 1st, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, June 1, 2019

Friday, May 31, 2019

[Reuters] Stocks slide as Trump threatens tariffs on Mexico [CNBC] US 10-year yield collapses to 2.16% as Trump’s surprise Mexico tariffs stoke recession worries [Reuters] Yen surges as Trump's Mexico threat fuels recession fears [Reuters] [...]

By |May 30th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, May 31, 2019

Thursday, May 30, 2019

[Reuters] Global stocks steady, yields bounce [Reuters] Defying rate-cut expectations, dollar gains for fourth month [MarketWatch] Trade deficit widens in April as exports and imports drop [CNBC] First-quarter economic growth up 3.1%, better than Wall [...]

By |May 29th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, May 30, 2019

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

[Reuters] Stocks slide as rising trade tensions fuel slowdown worries [Reuters] Bond bulls get a boost as trade tensions fan recession fears [CNBC] 3-month yield tops 10-year rate in widest curve inversion since financial crisis [...]

By |May 28th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

[Reuters] Stocks rally cut off by EU threats over Italy's budget [CNBC] 10-year Treasury yield drops to 19-month low as trade fights threaten US growth [Reuters] Oil defies trade fears as prices rise on tight [...]

By |May 27th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Monday, May 27, 2019

[Reuters] European stocks gain on EU election relief and auto shares surge [Reuters] Gold edges up to 1-week high as U.S.-China trade worries persist [Reuters] Oil rises to $69 as Mideast tension and supply cuts [...]

By |May 26th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, May 27, 2019

Sunday, May 26, 2019

[Reuters] China says U.S. demand on its state-owned enterprises is 'invasion' on economic sovereignty [Reuters] China to offer liquidity to Baoshang Bank [Reuters] ECB's Weidmann sees no need for policy action [Reuters] Libya's Haftar rules [...]

By |May 26th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Sunday, May 26, 2019

Saturday, May 25, 2019

[Reuters] Wall Street Weekahead: Trade protection doesn't have to exclude growth stocks [Reuters] China accuses U.S. officials of misleading public on trade war [Reuters] World faces 'clear and present danger' from trade war escalation [AP] [...]

By |May 25th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, May 25, 2019

Friday, May 24, 2019

[Reuters] Global stocks climb on muted trade hopes, sterling yo-yos as PM May quits [Reuters] Oil bounces back, but markets remain fragile amid trade disputes [Reuters] Tearful May resigns, paving way for Brexit confrontation with [...]

By |May 23rd, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, May 24, 2019

Thursday, May 23, 2019

[Reuters] Stocks tumble on fears of possible U.S.-China tech cold war [Reuters] Trade woes sink shares, Brexit weighs on sterling [Reuters] Yen gains as trade woes, Brexit concerns shake investor confidence [CNBC] China says trade [...]

By |May 22nd, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, May 23, 2019

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

[Reuters] Wall Street lower on fresh trade fears [Reuters] Investors run for safety amid threat of broader U.S.-China spat [Reuters] Prepare for difficult times, China's Xi urges as trade war simmers [CNBC] Treasury Secretary Mnuchin [...]

By |May 21st, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] S&P Climbs With Europe Stocks; Bonds Mixed: Markets Wrap [AP] AP Explains: US sanctions on Huawei bite, but who gets hurt? [AP] Powell says he sees ‘moderate’ risk from corporate debt [Politico] 'Big 4' [...]

By |May 20th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Monday, May 20, 2019

[Reuters] Stock markets slide as worries about Huawei fallout mount [Reuters] Oil surges after OPEC indicates it will maintain output cuts [Reuters] U.S., China bicker over 'extravagant expectations' on trade deal [CNBC] China in ‘no [...]

By |May 19th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, May 20, 2019

Sunday, May 19, 2019

[Reuters] Mideast Stocks - Property pulls down Dubai as most Gulf markets lower [Reuters] China's central bank says to keep yuan stable, in balanced range [BBC] Brexit: Theresa May plans 'bold offer' to get support [...]

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Saturday, May 18, 2019

[Reuters] Wall Street Weekahead: Tariffs could lead to markdowns in retail shares [Reuters] Exclusive: U.S. may scale back Huawei trade restrictions to help existing customers [Reuters] Australia's conservative government moves into election-winning position [Reuters] Chinese [...]

By |May 18th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, May 18, 2019

Friday, May 17, 2019

[Reuters] Shares swoon as Beijing ramps up war of words [Reuters] Yen gains as euro and yuan troubled by European vote and trade [Reuters] After Huawei blow, China says U.S. must show sincerity for talks [...]

By |May 16th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, May 17, 2019

Thursday, May 16, 2019

[Reuters] Stocks rise after upbeat Cisco, Walmart earnings [Reuters] Oil rises for a third day amid escalating Mideast tensions [CNBC] US housing starts rose more than expected in April [Reuters] U.S. blacklists China's Huawei as [...]

By |May 15th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, May 16, 2019

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

[Reuters] Global stocks bounce fades on grim China data, Italy woes [Reuters] China lowers yuan mid-point to weakest level in 4-1/2 months [CNBC] Retail sales declined in April, missing expectations [Newsweek] U.S. State Department Evacuates [...]

By |May 14th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

[Reuters] World stocks hover near two-month low, investor fears over U.S.-China trade war ease [Reuters] Oil prices jump on drone attack on Saudi Aramco facilities [Reuters] Trump defends China trade battle, vows deal will happen [...]

By |May 13th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Monday, May 13, 2019

[Reuters] U.S.-China trade setback prolongs the global equities slide [Reuters] Chinese yuan falls to 2019 low on U.S.-China trade setback [Reuters] Yen firms but yuan, Aussie slip as U.S.-China trade war heats up [Reuters] JGBs [...]

By |May 12th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, May 13, 2019

Sunday, May 12, 2019

[CNBC] Trump tells China to ‘act now’ on trade or face a ‘far worse’ deal in his second term [Reuters] Wall St Week Ahead-Trade turbulence shows market vulnerability as stocks get pricier [Reuters] U.S. [...]

By |May 12th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Sunday, May 12, 2019

Saturday, May 11, 2019

[Reuters] China, U.S. to hold more trade talks as Trump ratchets up tariff threat [AP] Chinese envoy says trade talks with US have not broken down [AP] Trump has long seen previous US trade agreements [...]

By |May 11th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, May 11, 2019

Friday, May 10, 2019

[Reuters] Wall St. lower on worries of protracted trade dispute [Reuters] Safe-haven yen, Swiss franc stand tall as trade tensions mount [Reuters] Oil rallies on hopes for U.S.-China trade deal [Reuters] U.S. escalates trade war [...]

By |May 9th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, May 10, 2019

Thursday, May 9, 2019

[Reuters] Global Markets-Shares sink as U.S.-China trade talks go to the wire [Bloomberg] China's Yuan Tumbles to Lowest Since January on Trade War Fear [Reuters] Gold prices hold firm ahead of U.S.-China trade talks [Reuters] [...]

By |May 8th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, May 9, 2019

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

[Reuters] Investors sell shares, shelter in bonds before make-or-break trade talks [Reuters] Treasuries - Worries about U.S.-China trade talks push U.S. yields to 5-week lows [Reuters] Dollar slips as trade tensions raise rate cut expectations [...]

By |May 7th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

[Reuters] Trade worries keep shares weak, Turkey reels again [Reuters] German bond yields, Italy bank shares down on European Commission f'casts [Reuters] Oil prices under pressure from U.S.-China trade dispute, market remains tense [Reuters] U.S.: [...]

By |May 6th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Monday, May 6, 2019

[Reuters] Stocks, commodities tumble after Trump vows China tariff hike [CNBC] Chinese markets plunge more than 5% as US-China trade tensions escalate [CNBC] Chinese yuan tumbles as Trump’s tariff threats sting markets [Reuters] Treasuries - [...]

By |May 5th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, May 6, 2019

Sunday, May 5, 2019

[Bloomberg] U.S.-China Trade Deal Talks Enter Endgame: Global Economy Week [Bloomberg] One Word Grips the Bond Market Before Crucial Inflation Update [Bloomberg] A $300 Billion Blowup Has Traders Bracing for War in Washington [Reuters] UK [...]

By |May 5th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Sunday, May 5, 2019

Saturday, May 4, 2019

[Reuters] UK politicians can reach Brexit deal in next few days: Scottish Conservative leader [Reuters] Erdogan says Turkey ready to support international investors [Reuters] Iran must resist U.S. sanctions through oil, non-oil exports: Rouhani [Reuters] [...]

By |May 4th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, May 4, 2019

Friday, May 3, 2019

[Reuters] Stocks extend gains in choppy trading after jobs data [AP] US adds robust 263K jobs; unemployment at 49-year low: 3.6% [Bloomberg/Yahoo] U.S. Goods-Trade Gap Widens to $71.4 Billion on Import Increase [Reuters] Take Five: [...]

By |May 2nd, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, May 3, 2019

Thursday, May 2, 2019

[Reuters] Stocks slip, dollar drifts after Fed cools rate cut bets [Reuters] Oil prices dip on record U.S. output, but global market tense [Reuters] U.S. first quarter productivity rise fastest since 2014; labor costs fall [...]

By |May 1st, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, May 2, 2019

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

[Reuters] Stocks bounce as investors cheer Apple results [Reuters] Oil steady on swelling U.S. stockpiles, Venezuela uncertainty [CNBC] Private payrolls surge by 275,000 in April, blowing past estimates and biggest gain since July [Reuters] China, [...]

By |April 30th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

[Reuters] Equities drop after China data; euro zone growth lifts single currency [AP] Fed likely to underscore a message: No rates hikes in 2019 [CNBC] Home prices continued to grow at a slower rate in [...]

By |April 29th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Monday, April 29, 2019

[Reuters] Global shares turn flat as sentiment wanes [Reuters] U.S. consumer spending posts biggest gain since 2009 [CNBC] Core personal consumption expenditures index unchanged in March, vs 1.7% increase expected [Reuters] Mnuchin hopes latest talks [...]

By |April 28th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, April 29, 2019

Sunday, April 28, 2019

[Reuters] Trump pressed Japan's Abe to build more vehicles in the U.S. [Reuters] Spanish voter turnout at 41.4 percent at 2 p.m. - higher than in 2016 election [Reuters] U.S. general says will ensure necessary [...]

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Friday, April 26, 2019

[Reuters] Stocks turn positive after upbeat U.S. GDP data [Reuters] Oil dips on hope OPEC will raise output, but market remains tense [Reuters] Volatile trade, inventories boost U.S. growth to 3.2 percent in first quarter [...]

By |April 25th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, April 26, 2019

Thursday, April 25, 2019

[Reuters] World stocks slip, euro suffers, growth fears linger [Bloomberg/Investing.com] Lira Falls as Central Bank Removes Pledge for Further Tightening [Reuters] U.S. weekly jobless claims post biggest rise in 19 months [AP] US durable [...]

By |April 24th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, April 25, 2019

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

[Reuters] European shares hit highest since August on Credit Suisse, SAP [Reuters] Oil dips on well supplied markets despite tighter Iran sanctions [Reuters] Lighthizer, Mnuchin to hold trade talks next week in Beijing -White House [...]

By |April 23rd, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

[Reuters] Stocks splutter as oil races to near six-month high [Reuters] Oil hits highest since November as U.S. to tighten Iran sanctions [Reuters] Italian bond yields hit seven-week high as govt tensions grow, rating review [...]

By |April 22nd, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Monday, April 22, 2019

[Reuters] Stocks pull back ahead of earnings; oil stocks jump [Reuters] Oil hits 2019 high on U.S. plan to tighten squeeze on Iran [Reuters] China stocks fall from 13-month high on worries Beijing may slow [...]

By |April 21st, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, April 22, 2019

Sunday, April 21, 2019

[Reuters] Financial market 'pause party' makes Fed rate cut less likely [Reuters] In nod to debt concerns, China Belt and Road summit to urge sustainable financing [Bloomberg] Swiss Rates Can Be Lowered Further, SNB's President [...]

By |April 21st, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Sunday, April 21, 2019

Saturday, April 20, 2019

[Reuters] U.S. intelligence says Huawei funded by Chinese state security: report [Reuters] North Korea slams Bolton's 'dim-sighted' call for sign of denuclearization [Reuters] China to show new warships as Beijing flexes military muscle on navy [...]

By |April 20th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, April 20, 2019

Friday, April 19, 2019

[Bloomberg] Stocks Mixed in Holiday Hit Trading; Dollar Steady: Markets Wrap [Reuters] JGB yields rise as BOJ trims debt purchase amount [Reuters] U.S. housing starts fall to near to two-year low; permits weak [Reuters] Japan [...]

By |April 18th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, April 19, 2019

Thursday, April 18, 2019

[Reuters] Poor PMIs wipe week's gains off global shares [Reuters] Treasuries-Yields rise from lows after U.S. retail sales data [Reuters] U.S. retail sales post biggest gain in one-and-a-half years in March [Reuters] U.S. weekly jobless [...]

By |April 17th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, April 18, 2019

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

[Reuters] Comforting China data puts Wall Street records within reach [Reuters] Oil prices rise for a second day on China demand, U.S. stockpile drop [Reuters] U.S. trade deficit narrows to eight-month low in February [Reuters] [...]

By |April 16th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

[Reuters] Stocks march to new highs as European volatility vanishes [Reuters] China's home prices rise faster in March aided by policy support [Reuters] Will upbeat economic data make China tap the brakes on monetary easing? [...]

By |April 15th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Monday, April 15, 2019

[Reuters] Stocks advance ahead of earnings; bonds stable [Reuters] Exclusive: U.S. waters down demand China ax subsidies in push for trade deal - sources [Reuter] U.S. to use all economic, political tools to hold Maduro [...]

By |April 14th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, April 15, 2019

Sunday, April 14, 2019

[Reuters] Wall St Week Ahead-Industrials' gains put to test as earnings ramp up [Reuters] Mnuchin says hopes U.S.-China trade talks nearing 'final round' [Reuters] As Trump pressures Powell, Wall Street gives Fed a passing grade [...]

By |April 14th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Sunday, April 14, 2019

Saturday, April 13, 2019

[Reuters] Criticism mounts of Trump pick for U.S. Federal Reserve [Reuters] Take Five: Wall Street calling! World market themes for the week ahead [Reuters] Kuroda brushes aside view BOJ has run out of tools to [...]

By |April 13th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, April 13, 2019

Friday, April 12, 2019

[Reuters] Oil has best run in three years; JPM earnings boost stocks [Reuters] Oil prices firm amid OPEC supply cuts, U.S. sanctions on Iran and Venezuela [CNBC] JP Morgan shares surge after bank posts record [...]

By |April 11th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, April 12, 2019

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

[Reuters] Wall Street slightly higher, focus shifts to Fed minutes[ [Reuters] U.S. consumer prices post biggest increase in 14 months [Reuters] U.S. mortgage applications retreat from 2-1/2 year peak [Reuters] ECB keeps easy policy unchanged [...]

By |April 9th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

[Reuters] Global share rally cools as U.S. turns up trade heat on Europe [Reuters] Gold holds near one-week high on subdued dollar, equities [Reuters] Trump slams EU in aircraft dispute, pushes tariffs on $11 billion [...]

By |April 8th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Monday, April 8, 2019

[Reuters] Investors hit pause as ECB and Brexit risks loom [Reuters] Oil at 5-month highs amid OPEC-led supply cuts, U.S. sanctions [Reuters] Gold scales one-week high as dollar slips, stocks rally pauses [Reuters] U.S. home [...]

By |April 7th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, April 8, 2019

Sunday, April 7, 2019

[Reuters] Wall St Week Ahead-RPT-Big banks to report Q1 results with lowered expectations [Reuters] New NAFTA deal 'in trouble', bruised by elections, tariff rows [Reuters] Cain nomination for Federal Reserve seat 'still stands': Mulvaney [Reuters] [...]

By |April 7th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Sunday, April 7, 2019

Saturday, April 6, 2019

[Reuters] G20 must tackle root causes of trade tensions that threaten growth: EU [Reuters] U.S. ratchets up pressure on Venezuela, Cuban backers [Reuters] U.S. to designate elite Iranian force as terrorist organization [Bloomberg] Djibouti [...]

By |April 6th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, April 6, 2019

Friday, April 5, 2019

[Reuters] Stocks extend gains after job growth rebounds in March [CNBC] Job market bounces back in March with 196,000 gain in payrolls [Reuters] Trump says U.S-China trade deal may be reached in four weeks [CNBC] [...]

By |April 4th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, April 5, 2019

Thursday, April 4, 2019

[Reuters] Stocks stall on trade jitters, German economy angst [Reuters] U.S. weekly jobless claims lowest since 1969 [Reuters] Japan policymakers shun 'Modern Monetary Theory' as dangerous [AP] German economy forecast to slow sharply [Bloomberg] There's [...]

By |April 3rd, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, April 4, 2019

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

[Reuters] World stocks at six-month highs on optimism over U.S.-China trade, soft Brexit hopes [Reuters] Oil nears $70, hovers near five-month highs on cuts and sanctions [Reuters] U.S. private sector adds 129,000 jobs in March: [...]

By |April 2nd, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

[AP] Global stocks retain momentum from upbeat economic data [Reuters] Oil rises on Iran sanctions threat, Venezuela shutdown [Reuters] U.S. core capital goods orders slip in February, shipments unchanged [BBC] Brexit: What just happened? [CNBC] [...]

By |April 1st, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Monday, April 1, 2019

[Reuters] Shares surge on China's factory rebound, trade optimism [Reuters] Oil prices push higher as supply worries drive gains [Reuters] U.S. retail sales unexpectedly fall in February [CNBC] China’s factory activity unexpectedly grows in March, [...]

By |March 31st, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, April 1, 2019

Sunday, March 31, 2019

[Reuters] Fed policymakers do not want rate cuts, not even the doves [Reuters] China March factory activity grows for first time in four months, but exports weak [Reuters] UK's May risks "total collapse" of government [...]

By |March 30th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Sunday, March 31, 2019

Saturday, March 30, 2019

[Reuters] All Brexit options are on the table -UK Conservatives chair [Reuters] U.S. investors seek comfort in flood of data [Reuters] Exclusive: More than 1 million acres of U.S. cropland ravaged by floods [Bloomberg] [...]

By |March 30th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, March 30, 2019

Friday, March 29, 2019

[Reuters] Global stocks rise on trade optimism, set for best quarter since 2012 [Reuters] Oil prices set for biggest first-quarter gain since 2009 on U.S. sanctions, OPEC cuts [Reuters] U.S. consumer spending barely rises in [...]

By |March 28th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, March 29, 2019

Thursday, March 28, 2019

[AP] Global shares mixed as US, China set to resume trade talks [Reuters] Bond yields on the canvas, Turkey's lira on the ropes [Reuters] Oil falls as Trump calls on OPEC to boost output [Reuters] [...]

By |March 27th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, March 28, 2019

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

[Reuters] Wall Street flat as global growth fears persist [Ahval] Turkish lira swap rates jump to 600 percent [Reuters] U.S. trade deficit narrows sharply as exports rebound [Reuters] Trump Fed nominee Moore says central bank [...]

By |March 26th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

[Reuters] Wall Street higher after two days of losses [Reuters] U.S. housing starts fall on weak single-family homebuilding [CNBC] Home prices in January see smallest gain in nearly 4 years: S&P Case-Shiller [CNBC] US auto [...]

By |March 25th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Monday, March 25, 2019

[Reuters] Positive German data tempers equity selloff, safe havens in demand [Reuters] Oil prices fall as markets brace for potential U.S. recession [Reuters] No-deal Brexit increasingly likely - EU officials [Reuters] Fed's Evans says good [...]

By |March 24th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, March 25, 2019

Sunday, March 24, 2019

[Reuters] U.S.'s Lighthizer, Mnuchin to travel to China for trade talks: White House [Reuters] Brexit up in the air as May faces possible plot, parliament tries to grab control [Reuters] British PM May facing plot [...]

By |March 24th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Sunday, March 24, 2019

Saturday, March 23, 2019

[Reuters] Fed rate hike, rate cut both 'on the table': Bostic [Reuters] Wall Street Week Ahead: Doubts increase that first quarter will be earnings low point [Bloomberg] Weidmann Hits French Roadblock on Path to Replace [...]

By |March 23rd, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, March 23, 2019

Friday, March 22, 2019

[Reuters] German 10-year bond yields crash below zero as growth fears roil markets [Reuters] Treasuries -Yield curve nears inversion on global growth fears [Bloomberg] Trump Aides Play Down Odds of Swift China Deal Ahead of [...]

By |March 21st, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, March 22, 2019

Thursday, March 21, 2019

[Reuters] Global stocks wilt as Fed shift sparks stampede into bonds [Reuters] Treasuries - U.S. yields pare fall after jobless claims, Philly Fed data [Reuters] Gold near 3-week peak on dovish Fed; palladium at record [...]

By |March 20th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, March 21, 2019

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

[Reuters] Longest stocks rally of the year stumbles ahead of Fed [Reuters] Fed's balance sheet plan, economic outlook under microscope [CNBC] The market could be setting itself up for a letdown from Wednesday’s Fed decision [...]

By |March 19th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

[Reuters] Global shares gain as Fed looms, pound rides new Brexit twists [Reuters] Oil prices rise to 2019 highs on OPEC cuts, U.S. sanctions [Reuters] Dollar near two-week low before Fed meeting, yen strengthens [Bloomberg] [...]

By |March 18th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Monday, March 18, 2019

[Reuters] Global stocks rise, dollar slips as traders price in accommodative Fed stance [Reuters] Boeing shares fall again after probe report into FAA approval of 737 MAX [Reuters] Brexit boost for May as rebel Rees-Mogg [...]

By |March 17th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, March 18, 2019

Sunday, March 17, 2019

[Reuters] Fed looks to avoid crossed signals at policy meeting [Reuters] Under pressure, Britain's May scrambles to win support for Brexit deal [Reuters] Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank go public on merger talks [WSJ] Federal Reserve [...]

By |March 17th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Sunday, March 17, 2019

Saturday, March 16, 2019

[Reuters] Foreigners sell U.S. Treasuries for 3rd month in January -data [Reuters] Wall Street weekahead: U.S. funds focus on media stocks, banks to find value as mid-caps rally [CNBC] Europe turns its concerns to [...]

By |March 16th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, March 16, 2019

Friday, March 15, 2019

[Reuters] Global stocks wilt as Fed shift sparks stampede into bonds [Reuters] Treasuries - U.S. yields pare fall after jobless claims, Philly Fed data [Reuters] Gold near 3-week peak on dovish Fed; palladium at record [...]

By |March 14th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, March 15, 2019

Thursday, March 14, 2019

[AP] World stocks rise ahead of vote to push Brexit back [CNBC] China and US to reportedly push back Trump-Xi meeting to at least April [Reuters] U.S. import prices post largest gain in nine months [...]

By |March 13th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, March 14, 2019

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

[Reuters] Wall St higher after economic data; Boeing turns higher [Reuters] U.S. producer prices rise less than expected in February [Reuters] U.S. core capital goods orders post biggest gain in six months [AP] More nations [...]

By |March 12th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

[Reuters] S&P, Nasdaq extend gains after inflation data [Reuters] U.S. consumer prices post first rise in four months [Reuters] China may increase tolerance for small firms' bad loans-Securities Times [Reuters] Brexit hangs in the balance [...]

By |March 11th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Monday, March 11, 2019

[Reuters] Shares bounce after worst week of year, Brexit stresses sterling [Reuters] Boeing shares down 10 percent after second crash involving 737 MAX 8 [Reuters] German yields near lows as weak industrial data underlines ECB [...]

By |March 10th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, March 11, 2019

Sunday, March 10, 2019

[Reuters] Wall St Week Ahead-Housing shares dependent on economy easing but not falling [Reuters] 'Brexit in peril' as PM May faces heavy defeat [Reuters] Despite pressure, Venezuela's Maduro seems set on staying put: U.S. envoy [...]

By |March 10th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Sunday, March 10, 2019

Saturday, March 9, 2019

[Reuters] China says working with U.S. day and night to get trade deal [AP] As budget deficit balloons, few in Washington seem to care [Reuters] Fed's Powell says no immediate policy responses needed to economy [...]

By |March 9th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, March 9, 2019

Friday, March 8, 2019

[Reuters] Growth fears, China equity plunge haunts world stocks [CNBC] Shanghai shares drop 4 percent as China's February trade data disappoints [Reuters] U.S. economy creates paltry 20,000 jobs in February [AP] US housing starts climbed [...]

By |March 7th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, March 8, 2019

Thursday, March 7, 2019

[AP] Global shares mostly lower as US-China trade optimism fades [Reuters] Euro dips after ECB pushes out rate hike and offers new bank loans [Reuters] ECB pushes out rate hike and offers new loans to [...]

By |March 6th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, March 7, 2019

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

[Reuters] Stocks subdued due to lack of fresh catalysts [Reuters] U.S. trade deficit jumps to 10-year high in 2018 [AP] US budget deficit up 77 percent so far this budget year [AP] Survey: US businesses [...]

By |March 5th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

[Reuters] Stocks stall, dollar stands tall as China trims growth targets [Reuters] Pompeo says Trump will walk if China trade deal isn't perfect: interview [Reuters] China to slash taxes, boost lending to shore up slowing [...]

By |March 4th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Monday, March 4, 2019

[Reuters] Stocks jump as U.S., China inch closer to trade deal [CNBC] US and China in 'final stages' of trade deal talks that could end this month, sources say [Reuters] Easier for China to face [...]

By |March 3rd, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, March 4, 2019

Sunday, March 3, 2019

[Reuters] Trump says strong dollar hurting U.S. competitiveness [Reuters] U.S. says rejects WTO's 'straitjacket' of trade obligations [Reuters] North Korea has no economic future if it has nuclear weapons: Trump [Reuters] India-Pakistan border quiet but [...]

By |March 3rd, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Sunday, March 3, 2019

Saturday, March 2, 2019

[Reuters] U.S. says rejects WTO's 'straitjacket' of trade obligations [Reuters] Wall St. Week Ahead: U.S. stock reign may not last over other regions [Reuters] Mexico eyes fresh U.S. targets for tariffs to pressure Trump over [...]

By |March 2nd, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, March 2, 2019

Friday, March 1, 2019

[Reuters] Wall Street bounces as focus shifts to inflation, factory data [CNBC] US personal income posts first drop in over three years [Reuters] Growing China downdraft chills Asia factory activity [Reuters] China's manufacturing activity shrinks [...]

By |February 28th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, March 1, 2019

Thursday, February 28, 2019

[Reuters] Global stocks sink for third day as investors temper trade optimism [Reuters] U.S. economic growth slows less than expected in fourth quarter [Reuters] U.S. jobless claims rise; continuing claims at 10-month high [Reuters] U.S. [...]

By |February 27th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, February 28, 2019

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

[Reuters] Wall Street extends losses after comments from U.S. trade representative [Reuters] Dollar on defensive after Fed comments, sterling advance [Reuters] U.S. goods trade deficit widens sharply in December [Reuters] U.S. pending home sales increase [...]

By |February 27th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

[Reuters] Asian shares fall from five-month highs, pound jumps on Brexit delay hopes [Reuters] Fed's Clarida says U.S. economy in a good place [Bloomberg] With 10-to-1 Leverage, Shadow Banks Fuel China's Huge Stock Boom [Reuters] [...]

By |February 25th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Monday, February 25, 2019

[Reuters] Asia shares climb as Trump pushes out tariff deadline [Reuters] Gold gains as dollar sags against yuan on China tariffs delay [Reuters] China shares surge as Trump offers tariff respite [Bloomberg] China's Xinhua Warns [...]

By |February 24th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, February 25, 2019

Sunday, February 24, 2019

[CNBC] China rushes to seal trade deal ahead of Trump's deadline [Reuters] Trump says trade talks with China were 'very productive' [Reuters] British PM May seeks more time: promises vote on Brexit deal by March [...]

By |February 24th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Sunday, February 24, 2019

Saturday, February 23, 2019

[Reuters] Wall St. Week Ahead: May be time for growth to run out of gas [AP] US and China extend trade talks; Xi-Trump meeting may follow [Reuters] Fed's policy pause sets stage for broad overhaul [...]

By |February 23rd, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, February 23, 2019

Friday, February 22, 2019

[Reuters] Global shares up, Aussie dollar rebounds, Brent hits 2019 high [Reuters] Gold heads for second weekly gain on growth concerns [Reuters] U.S., China haggle over toughest issues in trade war talks [Reuters] A Fed [...]

By |February 21st, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, February 22, 2019

Thursday, February 21, 2019

[Reuters] Global shares retain gains, Aussie whacked by rates and coal woes [Reuters] U.S. core capital goods orders unexpectedly fall in December [Reuters] Exclusive: U.S., China sketch outlines of deal to end trade war - [...]

By |February 20th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, February 21, 2019

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

[Reuters] U.S.-China trade hopes extend equity surge; central banks supportive [Reuters] Oil near 2019 highs amid OPEC cuts, U.S. sanctions [Reuters] Amid trade talks, China urges U.S. to respect its right to develop, prosper [CNBC] [...]

By |February 19th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

[Reuters] Tariff nerves wilt stocks, Swedish crown savaged by inflation slowdown [Reuters] Gold steady near 10-month high; palladium hits record level [AP] China’s economy czar heading to Washington for trade talks [Reuters] WTO warns of [...]

By |February 18th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Monday, February 18, 2019

[Reuters] World stocks lifted to 2-1/2 month highs by trade optimism [Reuters] U.S. agency submits auto tariff probe report to White House [AP] China accuses US of trying to block its tech development [AP] EU [...]

By |February 17th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, February 18, 2019

Sunday’s News Links

[Bloomberg] Central Bankers Take to Stage as Dovish Outlooks Spread [AP] In Brexit limbo, UK veers between high anxiety, grim humor [Bloomberg] Hong Kong's Growth Halved in Fourth Quarter as Trade War Hit [CNBC] A [...]

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Saturday, February 16, 2019

[Reuters] U.S.-China trade talks to resume next week, Trump hints at extension [AP] Trump’s new trade decision: Impose tariffs on imported cars? [Reuters] Pence chastises EU, rejects Merkel's call to work with Russia [Reuters] [...]

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Friday, February 15, 2019

[Reuters] Wall St higher as U.S.-China trade talks advance [Reuters] China says reached consensus on some key issues during U.S. trade talks [Reuters] U.S.-China trade talks to resume in Washington next week [Reuters] China's banks [...]

By |February 14th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, February 15, 2019

Thursday, February 14, 2019

[Reuters] Shares and oil at three-month highs but no love for euro [Reuters] Yields fall after weak retail sales data [AP] Retail sales drop the most since September 2009 [Reuters] U.S. producer prices drop for [...]

By |February 13th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, February 14, 2019

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

[Reuters] Global stocks greet sign of trade truce extension with glee [Reuters] Oil rises 1 percent on deepening OPEC supply cuts, sanctions on Venezuela [Reuters] Consumer price index unchanged in January, vs. expectations of 0.1% [...]

By |February 12th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

[Reuters] Global stocks ride high as 'risk-on' reigns supreme [Reuters] Oil prices rise on OPEC output cuts, as U.S. sanctions bite [Reuters] U.S. lawmakers reach tentative deal to avoid government shutdown [Reuters] Trump not made [...]

By |February 11th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Monday, February 11, 2019

[Reuters] Stocks inch higher as investors look ahead to trade talks, Brexit [Bloomberg] Swiss Franc Slumps in Mini ‘Flash Crash’ as Japan Curse Strikes [Reuters] Dollar hovers near six-week highs on fresh trade, global growth [...]

By |February 10th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, February 11, 2019

Sunday, February 10, 2019

[Bloomberg] Congressional Talks on Border Security Have Broken Down [Reuters] Talks to avert shutdown 'stall' over immigrant detention policies [Reuters] Italy's populist leaders pledge to replace central bank's top brass [Reuters] Mideast Stocks-Saudi slides on [...]

By |February 10th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Sunday, February 10, 2019

Saturday, February 9, 2019

[Bloomberg] China Says Vice Premier Liu He to Join U.S Trade Talks Next Week [Reuters] U.S. fund managers brace for consumer slowdown [Reuters] China condemns Indian PM Modi's visit to disputed region [WSJ] The [...]

By |February 9th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, February 9, 2019

Friday, February 8, 2019

[Reuters] Darkening 'global economic skies' pull stocks lower [Reuters] As growth fears mount, German Bund yield lurches towards zero percent [Reuters] Oil falls on economic slowdown, but OPEC output cuts offer some support [CNBC] The [...]

By |February 7th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, February 8, 2019

Thursday, February 7, 2019

[Reuters] World shares go weak as dollar extends power surge [AP] Fed Chairman Powell urges plain speaking at Fed [Reuters] Fed's Powell repeats that U.S. economy is in 'a good place' [Reuters] EU slashes [...]

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

[Reuters] Asian shares subdued after Trump speech, Aussie slumps [Bloomberg] Trump Says Trade Deal With China Must Include Structural Change [Bloomberg] Wall Street Veteran Says U.S.-China Deal Will Be Sell Trigger [Bloomberg] The Next [...]

By |February 5th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

[Reuters] Stocks sizzle at 2-month highs, iron ore still on fire [CNBC] Here’s what investors should watch for in Trump’s State of the Union [Reuters] Fed Chair Powell and Trump met Monday to discuss economy: [...]

By |February 4th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Monday, February 4, 2019

[Reuters] World stocks muted, dollar firms on fading U.S. job's bounce [Reuters] Oil prices edge lower, tightening supply outlook supports [Reuters] White House adviser: 'A lot of work to do' in China trade talks: CNBC [...]

By |February 3rd, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, February 4, 2019

Saturday, February 2, 2019

[Reuters] Russia suspends nuclear arms treaty after U.S. says to pull out [Reuters] Venezuelan general urges military to disavow Maduro as opposition stages rallies [Bloomberg] What CEOs Are Saying About the Possibility of a Recession [...]

By |February 2nd, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, February 2, 2019

Friday, February 1, 2019

[Reuters] Stock rally pauses after disappointing China data [Reuters] Italian bond yields jump as weak PMI shines a light on rising deficit [Reuters] U.S. job growth surges; unemployment rate rises to 4.0 percent [Reuters] Factory [...]

By |January 31st, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, February 1, 2019

Thursday, January 31, 2019

[Reuters] Friendly Fed fires world stocks to best January on record [Reuters] Dollar weaker on Fed's dovish outlook; Aussie dollar, euro gain [Reuters] U.S. weekly jobless claims jump to near one-and-a-half year high [Reuters] Trump [...]

By |January 30th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, January 31, 2019

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

[Reuters] Stocks steady before Fed as Apple relief offsets Brexit complications [Reuters] Fed likely to hold rates steady as it navigates data blind spots [Reuters] U.S., China launch high level trade talks amid deep differences [...]

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Tuesday, January 29, 2019

[Reuters] Wall Street higher after latest batch of earnings [Reuters] Gold reaches seven-month high as stocks, dollar struggle [Reuters] Powell faces early reckoning on Fed's $4-trillion question [Reuters] PG&E, owner of biggest US power utility, [...]

By |January 28th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Monday, January 28, 2019

[Reuters] Stocks edge down on China worries as trade talks, Fed decision loom [CNBC] Caterpillar stock skids after the company’s earnings, forecast fall short of expectations [Reuters] Gold hovers near $1,300 as investors await Fed [...]

By |January 27th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, January 28, 2019

Sunday, January 27, 2019

[Reuters] Wall St Week Ahead-Consumer confidence in focus as shutdown fears fade [AP] UK PM May faces bruising week with Brexit challenges [BBC] Trudeau fires Canada's ambassador to China amid Huawei controversy [Reuters] French 'yellow [...]

By |January 27th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Sunday, January 27, 2019

Saturday, January 26, 2019

[CNBC] Global market liquidity could ‘freeze like the water in Davos,’ UBS’ Ermotti says [Reuters] Major European countries poised to recognize Venezuela's Guaido [WSJ] IPO Hopes Trigger Scramble for Shares of Top Unicorns [Bloomberg] Wildlife [...]

By |January 26th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, January 26, 2019

Friday, January 25, 2019

[Reuters] Global stocks gain on earnings, euro rebounds after dovish ECB [SCMP] China, US ‘less belligerent, more cordial’ as delegation heads to Washington before Liu He [CNBC] The Fed may be moving closer to ending [...]

By |January 24th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, January 25, 2019

Thursday, January 24, 2019

[Reuters] S&P, Dow lower after Commerce Secretary Ross's trade comment [CNBC] Commerce Sec Wilbur Ross: The US is ‘miles and miles’ from a trade deal with China [Reuters] U.S. weekly jobless claims lowest since 1969 [...]

By |January 23rd, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, January 24, 2019

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

[Reuters] Stocks reverse losses in fragile rebound; U.S. dollar falls [Reuters] Trump won't soften hardline on China to make trade deal: advisers [Reuters] Explainer: U.S. government shutdown leaves data vacuum in its wake [CNBC] The [...]

By |January 22nd, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

[Reuters] IMF pessimism + trade tensions = sickly stocks [Reuters] China, HK stocks retreat as investors brace for tough quarter [Reuters] Oil drops nearly 2 percent as China slowdown bites [Reuters] Yuan's drop aligns it [...]

By |January 21st, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Monday, January 21, 2019

[Reuters] Global stock markets falter after China data, Brexit Plan B awaited [Reuters] Oil rises to 2019 highs on strong China demand despite economic slowdown [AP] At 30-day mark, shutdown logjam remains over border funding [...]

By |January 20th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, January 21, 2019

Sunday, January 20, 2019

[Reuters] Trump says deal ‘could very well happen’ with China, but denies he’s considering lifting tariffs [Reuters] U.S. House Speaker Pelosi rejects Trump plan to reopen government [AP] China slump squeezes workers, hammers consumer spending [...]

By |January 19th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Sunday, January 20, 2019

Saturday January 19, 2019

[Reuters] Trump says a deal 'could very well happen' with China [Reuters] Merkel says to work hard for a Brexit deal [Reuters] Explainer: How U.S.-China talks differ from any other trade deal [WSJ] Central [...]

By |January 19th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday January 19, 2019

Friday, January 18, 2019

[Reuters] Stocks bask in trade optimism, set for fourth straight week of gains [Reuters] Pound set for biggest weekly gain vs euro in more than a year on Brexit hopes [Reuters] U.S. manufacturing output posts [...]

By |January 17th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, January 18, 2019

Thursday, January 17, 2019

[Reuters] Stocks turn red, pound finds some peace [Reuters] Italian bonds lead rally in periphery as core rates hold firm [Reuters] Philly Fed business index rises more than expected in January [Reuters] Trump 'inclined' to [...]

By |January 16th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, January 17, 2019

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

[Reuters] World stocks hold nerve after May's Brexit defeat, pound steady [Reuters] US import prices fall for a second straight month [Reuters] U.S. mortgage applications climb to 11-month high: MBA [Reuters] China central bank injects [...]

By |January 15th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

[Reuters] Stocks tripped by earnings angst, sterling huddled for Brexit vote [Reuters] U.S. producer prices fall more than expected in December [Reuters] China signals more stimulus as economic slowdown deepens [Reuters] No clear path for [...]

By |January 14th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Monday, January 14, 2019

[Reuters] China trade shock hits global stocks, commodities [Reuters] Oil slides on China trade slump, but crude imports remain high [Reuters] China's exports shrink most in 2 years, raising risks for global economy [Reuters] China's [...]

By |January 13th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, January 14, 2019

Sunday, January 13, 2019

[Reuters] Government shutdown breaks record, with no end in sight [Reuters] May warns of catastrophe if lawmakers don't back Brexit deal [Bloomberg] Gundlach Warns U.S. Economy Is Floating on ‘an Ocean of Debt’ [FT] China [...]

By |January 12th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Sunday, January 13, 2019

Saturday, January 12, 2019

[CNBC] The partial government shutdown is now the longest ever as Trump border wall fight rages on [CNBC] New home sales tank 19 percent to end 2018 [CNBC] 5 historic global shifts that could turn [...]

By |January 12th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, January 12, 2019

Friday, January 11, 2019

[AP] Global stocks give up some gains after solid start to year [Reuters] Gold set for fourth weekly gain on softening dollar [Reuters] U.S. consumer prices post first drop in nine months [Reuters] U.S. expects [...]

By |January 10th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, January 11, 2019

Thursday, January 10, 2019

[Reuters] Stocks rally splutters as trade talks, data disappoint [Reuters] Dollar weak on expectations of no 2019 Fed hikes; Aussie slips [Reuters] Oil down 1 percent on indecisive U.S.-China trade talks, rising inventories [AP] US, [...]

By |January 9th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, January 10, 2019

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

[Reuters] U.S.-China trade hopes lift world stocks, oil soars [Reuters] Oil rises 2 percent on U.S.-China trade talk optimism [Reuters] U.S.-China trade talks conclude as hopes of a deal build [Reuters] Chinese state media says [...]

By |January 8th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

[Reuters] Stocks stay strong as Europe shrugs off Samsung warning [Reuters] More U.S. regions see job openings outnumbering jobless [AP] No word on progress after 2nd day of China-US trade talks [CNBC] Sears plans to [...]

By |January 7th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Monday, January 7, 2019

[Reuters] Stocks flat after Wall Street's strongest surge in new year [Reuters] Gold rises, palladium hits record high as Fed shift hopes hurt dollar [Reuters] Oil gains 2 percent, extending rally from December lows [Reuters] [...]

By |January 6th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, January 7, 2019

Sunday, January 6, 2019

[Reuters] No breakthrough in U.S. shutdown talks, Pelosi plans new legislation [Reuters] PM May says if Brexit deal is rejected, UK will be in uncharted territory [Reuters] Iran's central bank proposes slashing four zeros from [...]

By |January 6th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Sunday, January 6, 2019

Saturday, January 5, 2019

[Reuters] Take Five: Be careful out there! World markets themes for the week ahead [MarketWatch] The government shutdown already ranks as the 2nd longest in 20 years [SCMP] Chinese President Xi Jinping gives army its [...]

By |January 5th, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, January 5, 2019

Friday, January 4, 2019

[Reuters] China-U.S. trade talks a tonic to battered markets [Reuters] Treasury yields rise after blowout employment report [Reuters] JGB yields hit lowest since late 2016 amid risk aversion in broader markets [Reuters] U.S. job growth [...]

By |January 3rd, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, January 4, 2019

Thursday, January 3, 2019

[Reuters] Apple bombshell sends investors to safe havens; 'flash crash' jolts currencies [Reuters] Yen soars as investors seek safety on China growth fears [Reuters] Gold lifted by signs of ailing global economy [Reuters] Oil prices [...]

By |January 2nd, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, January 3, 2019

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

[Reuters] After brutal 2018, world stocks nurse New Year's hangover [Reuters] Gold hits multi-month high as falling equities cement growth fears [CNBC] Asian stocks trade cautiously on the first trading day of 2019 [Reuters] Yen [...]

By |January 1st, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

[Reuters] Cooperation best for both China and U.S., Xi tells Trump [Reuters] North Korea's Kim says ready to meet Trump but warns of 'new path' [Reuters] Brazil to inaugurate far-right firebrand Bolsonaro president [Reuters] Thousands [...]

By |January 1st, 2019|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Monday, December 31, 2018

[Reuters] Stocks pin hopes on U.S.-China trade talks after brutal year [Reuters] Oil prices gain, but set for first yearly drop since 2015 [Reuters] GE drags premier U.S. corporate debt, which posts worst year since [...]

By |December 30th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, December 31, 2018

Saturday, December 29, 2018

[MarketWatch] Here’s just how crazy this week was for the stock market, in one big chart [CNN] A head-spinning, jaw-dropping 10 days in the markets [BloombergSub] U.S. Options Volume Surged to Record in 2018 [...]

By |December 29th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, December 29, 2018

Friday, December 28, 2018

[Reuters] World stocks at one-week highs as Wall Street extends rebound [Reuters] Oil prices slip toward 18-month lows ahead of New Year [Reuters] Dollar LIBOR posts biggest weekly fall since May [Reuters] King dollar's reign [...]

By |December 27th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, December 28, 2018

Thursday, December 27, 2018

[Reuters] Dramatic stock market rally runs out of steam [Reuters] Stocks tumble after Wall Street's dramatic surge [Reuters] Oil slips back toward 18-month lows on oversupply [CNBC] White House considering new executive order to bar [...]

By |December 26th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, December 27, 2018

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

[Reuters] Stocks higher after four sessions of sharp declines [BloombergQ] Oil Rises After Breaching $50 as Market Chaos Cloaks OPEC+ Cuts [Reuters] Trump praises Treasury Secretary Mnuchin but hits Fed again on rate rises [...]

By |December 26th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

[Reuters] Asian stocks retreat as U.S. political tumult adds to growth worry [Reuters] Trump praises Treasury Secretary Mnuchin but hits Fed again on rate rises [CNBC] Trump digs in heels on government shutdown: ‘It’s not [...]

By |December 25th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

[Reuters] Dollar slips to four-month low vs. yen amid turmoil in Washington [Reuters] 10-year JGB yield hits zero for first time since Sept 2017 as risk-off dominates [Reuters] Japan's top currency official says govt ready [...]

By |December 25th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Monday, December 24, 2018

[Reuters] Markets far from merry as stock losses extend into seventh day [BloombergQ] U.S. Stocks Decline; Treasuries, Gold Gain: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Euro, yen draw investors as U.S. uncertainty hurts dollar [Reuters] Gold rises as [...]

By |December 23rd, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, December 24, 2018

Sunday, December 23, 2018

[CNBC] Treasury Secretary Mnuchin moves to quell firestorm, says Trump never suggested firing Fed Chairman Powell despite ‘absolute terrible’ policy [CNBC] US government shutdown appears set to continue until Thursday as fight over Trump’s [...]

By |December 23rd, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Sunday, December 23, 2018

Saturday, December 22, 2018

[BloombergQ] Trump Discusses Firing Fed's Powell After Latest Rate Hike, Sources Say [Reuters] Trump has discussed firing Federal Reserve chairman Powell: Bloomberg [CNBC] Trump cannot fire Fed Chairman Powell: Morgan Stanley [Reuters] U.S. government partially [...]

By |December 22nd, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, December 22, 2018

Friday, December 21, 2018

[Reuters] Global growth worries, U.S. government shutdown threat hit stocks [Reuters] Corporate bond issuance shrinks to 7-year low as selloff deepens [AP] US economy grew at 3.4% rate in the third quarter [AP] US durable [...]

By |December 20th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, December 21, 2018

Thursday, December 20, 2018

[BloombergQ] Stocks Steady After Fed; Oil Tumbles: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Gold jumps 1 pct as dollar slides, stocks tumble after Fed [Reuters] World stocks suffer as Fed heightens recession fears [Reuters] Oil slumps 4% to [...]

By |December 19th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, December 20, 2018

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

[BloombergQ] Stocks Rise Before Fed Decision; Treasuries Steady: Markets Wrap [BloombergQ] Fed Seen Making Dovish Hike With 2019 Pause: Decision Day Guide [Reuters] Fed expected to raise rates, may signal fewer hikes ahead [CNBC] Italy [...]

By |December 18th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

[Reuters] Growth fears grip world markets ahead of Fed meeting [Reuters] U.S. housing starts rebound; single-family segment weak [Reuters] Trump pressures Fed before meeting, warns against 'another mistake' [CNBC] Xi calls for China to ‘stay [...]

By |December 17th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Monday, December 17, 2018

[BloombergQ] Stocks Decline With Dollar at Start of Fed Week: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Oil rallies but oversupply, economic growth weigh [Reuters] China trade steps seen as good start but leave core U.S. demands untouched [Reuters] [...]

By |December 16th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, December 17, 2018

Sunday, December 16, 2018

[Reuters] Will landing be soft or "chaotic" as Fed begins to stop rate hike cycle [Reuters] Ten years on, Fed's long, strange, trip to zero redefined central banking [NY Post] Major hedge funds are scrambling [...]

By |December 16th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Sunday, December 16, 2018

Saturday, December 15, 2018

[Reuters] Take Five: Feeling Fed up again? World markets themes for the week ahead [CNBC] The Affordable Care Act is ruled unconstitutional by a federal judge, may set up a new showdown at the Supreme [...]

By |December 15th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, December 15, 2018

Friday, December 14, 2018

[Reuters] Weak economic data send world stocks tumbling [BloombergQ] Global Stock Sell-Off Resumes as Growth Signs Flag: Markets Wrap [Reuters] U.S. core retail sales surge in November [Reuters] China says to halt additional tariffs [...]

By |December 13th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, December 14, 2018

Thursday, December 13, 2018

[BloombergQ] U.S., Europe Stocks Recover as Euro Slips: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Euro slips, bond yields fall as ECB trims growth, inflation forecasts [BloombergQ] Chinese Stocks Jump as Annual Policy Meeting Fuels Easing Bets [Reuters] Oil [...]

By |December 12th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, December 13, 2018

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

[Reuters] Stocks cheered by Trump trade talk; sterling claws off lows [BloombergQ] Stocks Rally on Renewed Trade Hopes; Pound Climbs: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Oil rises more than 1 percent on OPEC-led supply cuts, trade talk [...]

By |December 11th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

[Reuters] Trade détente bounce masks unease over Brexit and growth [Reuters] Indian markets slide after c.bank chief quits; state vote outcome in focus [CNBC] Trump teases ‘important announcements’ as he touts ‘very productive’ China trade [...]

By |December 10th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Monday, December 10, 2018

[BloombergQ] Stocks Fall on Heightened Trade Worry; Dollar Dips: Markets Wrap [BloombergQ] Rising U.S.-China Tensions Roil U.S. Stock-Index Futures [Reuters] Dollar little changed after biggest weekly loss in three months [Reuters] Global stocks extend slump [...]

By |December 9th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, December 10, 2018

Sunday, December 9, 2018

[Reuters] China summons US ambassador to lodge ‘strong protest’ over Huawei arrest [Reuters] China says U.S. should withdraw arrest warrant for Huawei executive [BloombergQ] Fed Wants You to Know: It’s Shifting to More Cautious Rate [...]

By |December 9th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Sunday, December 9, 2018

Saturday, December 8, 2018

[Reuters] China calls on Canada to free Huawei CFO or face consequences [Reuters] China's November export, import growth shrinks, showing weak demand [Reuters] China's November trade surplus with U.S. widens to $35.55 billion [Reuters] [...]

By |December 8th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, December 8, 2018

Friday, December 7, 2018

[BloombergQ] Stocks, Treasuries Fluctuate After Jobs Report: Markets Wrap [Reuters] U.S. job growth slows; monthly wage gains miss expectations [Reuters] Huawei CFO to appear in Canada court as Chinese media slam arrest [SCMP] China separates [...]

By |December 6th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, December 7, 2018

Thursday, December 6, 2018

[BloombergQ] Stocks Slump, Treasuries Gain as Sell-Off Resumes: Markets Wrap [BloombergQ] China Stocks Slump as Huawei Shakes Sentiment, Drugmakers Plunge [CNBC] Oil prices slide 3% as OPEC is seen cutting output less than expected [Reuters] [...]

By |December 5th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, December 6, 2018

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

[Reuters] World stocks sideswiped by Wall Street, U.S. yield curve double whammy [BloombergQ] Offshore China Stocks Retreat as Trade Doubts Return; Bonds Rise [Reuters] Oil prices skid with global stock markets; U.S. supply swells [CNBC] [...]

By |December 4th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

[BloombergQ] Stocks Drop as Trade Hopes Fade; Curve Flattens: Markets Wrap [Reuters] China stock bounce short-lived as growth, trade worries resurface [Reuters] Dollar weakens as U.S. bond yields fall, trade truce supports riskier currencies [Reuters] [...]

By |December 3rd, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Monday, December 3, 2018

[BloombergQ] Stocks Rally, Bonds Dip on Trade Truce; Oil Gains: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Shanghai shares rally, yuan firms after China, U.S. pause trade war [BloombergQ] Oil Surges on Saudi-Russia Agreement, Alberta Production Curb [CNBC] China's [...]

By |December 2nd, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, December 3, 2018

Sunday, December 2, 2018

[Reuters] U.S., China agree trade war ceasefire after Trump, Xi summit [CNBC] Trump hails trade deal with China as one of the largest ever made [CNBC] Fed Chair Powell survives a critical week, now faces [...]

By |December 2nd, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Sunday, December 2, 2018

Saturday, December 1, 2018

[Reuters] Trump, China's Xi poised for high-stakes summit over trade war [BloombergQ] G-20 Talks Drag Into Final Day With Risk of Laundry-List Deal [Reuters] Trump-Xi meeting puts stock market on edge [Reuters] Mexico leftist takes [...]

By |December 1st, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, December 1, 2018

Friday, November 30, 2018

[BloombergQ] Stocks Decline Before G-20; Treasuries Edge Higher: Markets Wrap [CNBC] Stocks cut losses after Lighthizer says he expects Trump-Xi dinner 'success' [Reuters] China state paper says trade deal possible at G20 if U.S. 'fair [...]

By |November 29th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, November 30, 2018

Thursday, November 29, 2018

[Reuters] Rally on dovish Fed fizzles out as Trump strikes tough tone on trade [Reuters] Oil stages U-turn, rises after Russia leans toward output cut [Reuters] U.S. consumer spending surges, underlying inflation slows [BloombergQ] Bloomberg [...]

By |November 28th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, November 29, 2018

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

[BloombergQ] Stocks Push Higher; Dollar Steadies Before Powell: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Dollar supported by Fed official's comments, trade war tensions [CNBC] Trump could reportedly seek trade truce with China at G-20 despite tough rhetoric [FXStreet] [...]

By |November 27th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

[BloombergQ] Stocks Drop as Trade Talk Weighs; Copper Declines: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Trade tensions pause stocks rally [BloombergQ] Trump to Keep Mnuchin, Ross in Cabinet Posts for Now, Sources Say [CNBC] Fed's Clarida says interest [...]

By |November 26th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Monday, November 26, 2018

[BloombergQ] Global Stocks Rebound With Oil; Italy Bonds Rally: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Oil prices stabilize after 'Black Friday' plunge [BloombergQ] Grim Stock Signals Piling Up as Wall Street Mulls Recession Odds [Reuters] Japan November factory [...]

By |November 25th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, November 26, 2018

Sunday, November 25, 2018

[Reuters] EU agrees 'best possible' Brexit deal, urges Britons to back May [CNBC] Bitcoin extends losses, slides under $3500 to lowest since September 2017 [Reuters] Wall St Week Ahead-Investors caught in crossfire of fight for [...]

By |November 25th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Sunday, November 25, 2018

Saturday, November 24, 2018

[Reuters] Trump dismisses report he is unhappy with Treasury's Mnuchin [Reuters] U.S. fund investors signal concern on credit [Reuters] Gibraltar deal clears way for Sunday Brexit summit [AP] Italy’s leader to EU: we won’t budge [...]

By |November 24th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, November 24, 2018

Friday, November 23, 2018

[BloombergQ] U.S. Stocks Drop; Copper Declines With Oil: Markets Wrap [Reuters] China leads Asian shares lower on growth, trade worries [CNBC] Oil plunges 7% to new 2018 low [Reuters] G20, forged in crisis, faces major [...]

By |November 22nd, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, November 23, 2018

Thursday, November 22, 2018

[BloombergQ] Stocks Drop in Quiet Holiday Trading; Pound Jumps: Markets Wrap [Reuters] European stocks wilt after tech reboot fails [Reuters] Oil falls on rising U.S. inventories, OPEC talk of cut limits loss [CNBC] US-China trade [...]

By |November 21st, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, November 22, 2018

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

[Reuters] World stocks try to find feet after tech-driven rout [BloombergQ] Oil Rebounds From One-Year Low as U.S. Crude Stockpiles Drop [Reuters] Money Markets-Dollar LIBOR posts biggest rise in eight months [Reuters] U.S. core capital [...]

By |November 20th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

[BloombergQ] Stocks Track Tech Slump in U.S.; Treasuries Gain: Markets Wrap [BloombergQ] China Stocks Lead Global Losses as Tech Rout Hits Fragile Market [Reuters] Italy's bond yields rise as budget tensions weigh [Reuters] Oil declines [...]

By |November 19th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Monday, November 19, 2018

[BloombergQ] Stocks Mixed as Treasuries Decline, Dollar Steadies; Market Wrap [BloombergQ] Poland Pledges Liquidity for Troubled Banks as Stocks Steady [Reuters] Dollar pauses as Fed officials caution about global growth, yen firms [CNN] China hoped [...]

By |November 18th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, November 19, 2018

Sunday, November 18, 2018

[BloombergQ] Pence's Sharp China Attacks Fuel Fears of New Cold War [CNBC] British PM May says changing leadership will delay Brexit [CNBC] Power outages, bank runs, changed financial data: Here are the 'cyber 9/11' [...]

By |November 18th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Sunday, November 18, 2018

Saturday, November 17, 2018

[BloombergQ] Fed’s Job Gets a Lot More Complicated After Likely December Hike [BloombergQ] Pence-Xi Showdown at APEC Shows U.S.-China Divide Only Widening [Reuters] Pence vows no end to tariffs until China bows [FT] Investors signal [...]

By |November 17th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, November 17, 2018

Friday, November 16, 2018

[BloombergQ] Stocks Decline as Trade War Simmers; Dollar Steady: Markets Wrap [CNBC] Fed's Clarida says central bank close to neutral and should be 'data dependent' on more hikes [Reuters] China cbank tells lenders to manage [...]

By |November 15th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, November 16, 2018

Thursday, November 14, 2018

[BloombergQ] Pound Slumps, Stocks Knocked Amid Brexit Turmoil: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Fed's Powell: U.S. 'really strong' even with housing, other risks to watch [Reuters] British PM May battles to save Brexit deal as ministers quit [...]

By |November 14th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, November 14, 2018

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

[BloombergQ] U.S. Stocks Higher as Crude Rebounds: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Italy bond yields rise, BTP futures tumble as Italy sticks to deficit target [Reuters] Oil finds floor, stocks ease, sterling braces for wild swings [Reuters] [...]

By |November 13th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

[BloombergQ] Stocks Climb on Trade Talk Hopes; Oil Extends Loss: Markets Wrap [Reuters] European shares recover after U.S. tech rout; dollar falls [Reuters] China's yuan inches up as state banks step in to support [CNBC] [...]

By |November 12th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Monday, November 12, 2018

[BloombergQ] Stocks Retreat as Dollar Strengthens; Oil Rebounds: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Italian yields rise on Carige's woes, budget deadline [Reuters] 'King dollar' reigns supreme in world of slowing growth, European risks [Reuters] Yuan extends losses [...]

By |November 11th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, November 12, 2018

Sunday, November 11, 2018

[BloombergQ] Bond Traders About to See If They're Underrating Inflation Risks [MarketWatch] Stock-market investors wrestle with a glut of bearish signs as oil prices plunge [Reuters] Severe 'devil winds' expected to whip up deadly California [...]

By |November 11th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Sunday, November 11, 2018

Saturday, November 10, 2018

[Reuters] Take Five: Trump to Italy, world markets themes for the week ahead [BloombergQ] China’s Central Bank Ready to Tackle ‘Profound’ Economic Changes [BloombergQ] Italy Considers Tweaks to Budget Ahead of EU Deadline [Reuters] Fox [...]

By |November 10th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, November 10, 2018

Friday, November 9, 2018

[BloombergQ] Stocks Fall on Oil, China Concerns; Dollar Gains: Markets Wrap [Reuters] China stocks fall further, financials top drag [Reuters] Treasuries-U.S. yields trim fall as producer prices jump in Oct [Reuters] Emerging Markets-Strong dollar pressures [...]

By |November 8th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, November 9, 2018

Thursday, November 8, 2018

[Reuters] World stocks score longest winning run of 2018 ahead of Fed [AP] Fed is set to keep rates on hold before a hike later in the year [Reuters] China October export growth surprisingly strong [...]

By |November 7th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, November 8, 2018

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

[Reuters] Stocks Climb as Investors Cheer On U.S. Gridlock: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Gold rises as dollar sags after U.S. mid-term results [Reuters] Money Markets-U.S. three-month LIBOR climbs to decade high [BloombergQ] The Treasury Market Has [...]

By |November 6th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

[Reuters] Stocks, dollar hunker down for U.S. midterm elections [Reuters] Oil prices down on Iran sanction exemptions, demand concerns [Reuters] Money Markets-Dollar LIBOR resumes rise ahead of Fed meeting [CNBC] Here's what every major Wall [...]

By |November 5th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Monday, November 5, 2018

[BloombergQ] Stocks Struggle Before U.S. Midterms; Dollar Rises: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Investors slam brakes on stocks rally as trade, Fed worries dominate [BloombergQ] Italy's Bonds Drop as Leaders Defiant Before Eurogroup Meeting [Reuters] Oil prices [...]

By |November 4th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, November 5, 2018

Sunday, November 4, 2018

[BloombergQ] Trump-Xi Trade Deal Is Likely to Begin Rather Than End at G-20 [AP] Anxious politicians and volunteers make final election push [BloombergQ] Xi to Face World Tired of Empty Promises at Big China Trade [...]

By |November 4th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Sunday, November 4, 2018

Saturday, November 3, 2018

[BloombergQ] Where the Midterm Race Stands Days Before U.S. Vote: Election Countdown [CNBC] Red Wave, Blue Wave: What could happen to markets if Republicans win big or lose big on Tuesday [BloombergQ] Can Central Banks [...]

By |November 3rd, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, November 3, 2018

Friday, November 2, 2018

[BloombergQ] U.S. Stocks Rise on Trade Hope; Bonds Drop on Jobs: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Shares roar higher on U.S.-China trade deal hopes [Reuters] Treasuries-Yields tick up after strong jobs report, wage gains [Reuters] U.S. job [...]

By |November 1st, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, November 2, 2018

Thursday, November 1, 2018

[Reuters] World stocks start month firmer as risk sentiment rebounds [BloombergQ] Chinese Stocks Rise on Stimulus Bets as Yuan Gains on Fixing [Reuters] Oil Falls to Two-Month Low as U.S. Supply Surge Allays Iran Fear [...]

By |October 31st, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, November 1, 2018

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

[BloombergQ] Stocks Rally to End Painful Month; Treasuries Drop: Markets Wrap [CNBC] 'Robust' jobs market sees another 227,000 hires in October [Reuters] Rising wages boost U.S. labor costs in third quarter [Reuters] U.S. Treasury to [...]

By |October 31st, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

[BloombergQ] U.S. Stocks Rise in Volatile Trading, Bonds Drop: Markets Wrap [BloombergQ] China’s Yuan Drops to a Decade-Low, 7 Per Dollar Now in Sight [BloombergQ] China Shares Jump on Trump Comments, Yuan Flirts With Decade [...]

By |October 29th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Monday, October 29, 2018

[BloombergQ] U.S. Stocks Rally With Dollar as Bonds Slump: Markets Wrap [CNBC] Chinese markets take another tumble amid a brutal October for mainland stocks [Reuters] Euro weakens on report Germany's Merkel won't seek re-election as [...]

By |October 29th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, October 29, 2018

Sunday, October 28, 2108

[BloombergQ] Bond Traders, Spooked by Tumult in Stocks, Doubt Fed's Rate Path [Reuters] Take Five: World markets themes for the week ahead [BloombergQ] Everything You Need to Know About Brazil’s Election: Balance of Power [...]

By |October 29th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Sunday, October 28, 2108

Saturday, October 27, 2018

[Reuters] China regulator urges Beijing banks not to force liquidation of pledged shares: Yicai [Reuters] China's industrial profits growth slows for fifth month as orders wane [CNBC] The 'unbeauty contest': All you need to know [...]

By |October 29th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, October 27, 2018

Friday, October 26, 2018

[BloombergQ] Equities Rout Resumes; Dollar, Bonds Push Higher: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Amazon shares sink 10 percent on growth worries [CNBC] The US economy grew at a 3.5% pace in the third quarter, faster than expected [...]

By |October 25th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, October 26, 2018

Thursday, October 25, 2018

[BloombergQ] U.S. Stocks Climb; Euro Holds Gains on ECB: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Europe attempts comeback after world stocks routed again [Reuters] Oil prices fall one percent amid global stock market slump [CNBC] US trade [...]

By |October 24th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, October 25, 2018

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

[Reuters] Fears for growth, company profits keep stocks under pressure after five days in red [BloombergQ] Trump Says He ‘Maybe’ Regrets Picking Fed's Powell, WSJ Reports [CNBC] China talks up the stock market amid lurking [...]

By |October 23rd, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

[Reuters] Wall Street down on Saudi concerns, Caterpillar [BloombergQ] Oil prices fall as Saudi Arabia pledges to play 'responsible role' in market [Reuters] This week's earnings shine spotlight on China growth risk [BloombergQ] Europe’s Moment [...]

By |October 22nd, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Monday, October 22, 2018

[BloombergQ] Stocks Jump After China Rally; Italian Bonds Climb: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Stock futures rise after China rally, Italy's budget relief [BloombergQ] Chinese Stocks Rally Most Since 2016 as State Steps Up Support [BloombergQ] Kudlow [...]

By |October 21st, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, October 22, 2018

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Mideast Stock-Saudi stocks close up slightly after account of Khashoggi death [BloombergQ] Italy's Banks at Risk From Widening Spread, League Official Says [Reuters] China says must balance stable growth and risk prevention [Reuters] Trump says [...]

By |October 21st, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Sunday, October 21, 2018

Saturday, October 20, 2018

[BloombergQ] Major WTO Showdown Looks Harder to Avoid as U.S., China, EU Spar [Reuters] Italian deputy PM says government will not lower 2019 deficit goal [Reuters] China's September new home price gains led by smaller [...]

By |October 20th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, October 20, 2018

Friday, October 19, 2018

[BloombergQ] U.S. Stocks Gain as Europe Struggles; Dollar Dips: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Euro, Italian bonds sold as EU warns on Italy budget [CNBC] Italian bond yields spike to 4-year highs as the EU slams its [...]

By |October 18th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, October 19, 2018

Thursday, October 18, 2018

[BloombergQ] Fed Minutes Weigh on Stocks, Bonds; Yuan Slips: Markets Wrap [BloombergQ] China Stock Market Rocked by Forced Sellers; Yuan Hits Fresh Low [Reuters] Treasuries-U.S. yields hold rise as jobless claims fall [Reuters] Dollar at [...]

By |October 17th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, October 18, 2018

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

[Reuters] World stock recovery loses steam as European auto sector takes beating [Reuters] Oil prices fall ahead of U.S. crude stocks data [Reuters] U.S. housing starts fall more than expected in September [BloombergQ] U.S., China [...]

By |October 16th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

[Reuters] Degree of calm returns to battered stocks; Italy helps out [BloombergQ] Stocks Gain, Treasuries Dip as Earnings Roll In: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Gold hovers near 2-1/2 month high as investors seek safe haven refuge [...]

By |October 15th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Monday, October 15, 2018

[BloombergQ] Stocks Fight Back After Weak Start; Oil Advances: Markets Wrap [Reuters] European stocks hit 22-month low as Saudi tensions swirl [Reuters] Oil prices rise amid Saudi tensions, but demand outlook drags [BloombergQ] Trump Threatens [...]

By |October 14th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, October 15, 2018

Sunday, October 14, 2018

[Reuters] White House adviser Kudlow plays down stock market drop [Reuters] U.S. to seek currency chapters in trade talks with Japan, others: Mnuchin [Reuters] PBOC preparing for all risks in currency policy, governor tells Bloomberg [...]

By |October 14th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Sunday, October 14, 2018

Saturday, October 13, 2018

[Reuters] Fed official says rate hikes 'right course' for U.S. monetary policy [Reuters] China views yuan depreciation not in its interest: Mnuchin [Reuters] China's central bank says market to play decisive role in yuan exchange [...]

By |October 13th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, October 13, 2018

Friday, October 12, 2018

[BloombergQ] Stocks Gain With Earnings in Focus; Dollar Steady: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Oil prices rise, but still set for weekly fall amid equities rout [Reuters] U.S.-China trade talks must cover currency, U.S. Treasury chief says [...]

By |October 11th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, October 12, 2018

Thursday, October 11, 2018

[Reuters] European stocks slump to 21-month low, Wall Street braces [BloombergQ] U.S. Stocks Mixed, Dollar Falls as Sell-Off Eases: Markets Wrap [MarketWatch] Gold jumps, draws demand as a safety play away from embattled stock market [...]

By |October 10th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, October 11, 2018

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

[Reuters] U.S. bond yields near seven-year high stymie world stocks' recovery [Reuters] Treasuries-Yields gain after U.S. producer prices data [Reuters] U.S. producer prices rebound in September [CNBC] Mnuchin warns China against devaluing currency, says yuan [...]

By |October 9th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

[BloombergQ] Stocks Retreat as Treasuries Steady; Oil Advances: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Selloff sucks Europe back under after Asia sinks to 17-month low [Reuters] U.S. 10-year, 30-year Treasury yields hit fresh multi-year highs [Reuters] China must [...]

By |October 8th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Monday, October 8, 2018

[Reuters] Shares slide on 'powerful cocktail' of China slump, Treasuries and Italy [Reuters] China stocks tumble despite central bank's move to support economy [Reuters] Italy's bonds, bank stocks hammered as Rome, EU draw budget battle [...]

By |October 7th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, October 8, 2018

Sunday, October 7, 2018

[Reuters] China's Sept FX reserves fall more than expected to $3 trln [Reuters] China slashes banks' reserve requirements as trade war imperils growth [BloombergQ] Italy Outlook Darkens as Politics Skews From Orthodox Thinking [Reuters] Brazilians [...]

By |October 7th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Sunday, October 7, 2018

Saturday, October 6, 2018

[CNBC] China pencil-tip spy chip's ultimate market risk: The profits built on big tech's low-cost global supply chain [Reuters] Exclusive: U.S. Commerce's Ross eyes anti-China 'poison pill' for new trade deals [Reuters] Turkey's Erdogan tells [...]

By |October 6th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, October 6, 2018

Friday, October 5, 2018

[BloombergQ] Stocks Mixed, Treasuries Fall on Jobs Data: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Red October rumbles on ahead of U.S. jobs data [Reuters] Shares in Chinese tech firms tumble, Lenovo plunges over 20 percent [Reuters] U.S. job [...]

By |October 4th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, October 5, 2018

Thursday, October 4, 2018

[Reuters] Dollar and global bonds track surge in Treasury yields, stocks sag [BloombergQ] Bond Slump Goes Global; Dollar Gains, Stocks Drop: Markets Wrap [BloombergQ] China's Holiday Week Only Gets Worse as Stocks Slump With Yuan [...]

By |October 3rd, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, October 4, 2018

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

[BloombergQ] U.S. Stocks Follow Europe Gains; Oil Steady: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Italy budget concession hopes switch risk sentiment back on [BloombergQ] Turkish Assets Tumble as Inflation Puts Policy in the Spotlight [CNBC] India's rupee sinks [...]

By |October 2nd, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

[BloombergQ] U.S. Stocks Track Global Retreat; Euro Dips: Markets Wrap [BloombergQ] Italian Assets Suffer Fresh Blow as Borghi Evokes `Own Currency' [BloombergQ] Oil Surges To Highest Since 2014 As Global Supply Concerns Mount [BloombergQ] Rupiah [...]

By |October 1st, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Monday, October 1, 2018

[BloombergQ] U.S. Stocks, Loonie, Peso Climb on Nafta: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Canadian dollar hits four-month high as U.S., Canada reach NAFTA deal [Reuters] Canada, U.S. reach deal to save NAFTA as trilateral trade pact [Reuters] [...]

By |September 30th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, October 1, 2018

Sunday, September 30, 2018

[Reuters] Trump calls Saudi's King to discuss oil supplies [BloombergQ] JPMorgan Says U.S.-China Tariffs to Go All Out, Lowers Yuan Call [Reuters] China to cut import tariffs on wide range of products [Reuters] China factory [...]

By |September 30th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Sunday, September 30, 2018

Saturday, September 29, 2018

[Reuters] Fed's 'neutral rate' guru downplays theory as rates rise [BloombergQ] China to Keep Prudent, Neutral Monetary Policy, PBOC Says [Reuters] China central bank says will maintain ample liquidity as trade row threatens economy [Reuters] [...]

By |September 29th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, September 29, 2018

Friday, September 28, 2018

[BloombergQ] Stocks Decline as Budget Fear Sparks Italian Rout: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Italy budget worries hit European markets [Reuters] Oil prices edge up amid uncertainty over fallout from Iran sanctions [Reuters] U.S. consumer spending increases [...]

By |September 27th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, September 28, 2018

Thursday, September 27, 2018

[BloombergQ] U.S. Stocks Rise With Dollar; Euro Falls on Italy: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Italy budget uncertainty returns to haunt Europe [Reuters] U.S. second-quarter GDP growth unrevised at 4.2 percent [Reuters] After Fed, Philippines, Indonesia seen [...]

By |September 26th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, September 27, 2018

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

[BloombergQ] Stocks Steady Before Fed; Dollar Rises With Bonds: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Fed likely to raise rates, possibly end 'accommodative' policy era [Reuters] U.S. new home sales rebound in August, but trend softening [Reuters] China [...]

By |September 25th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

[BloombergQ] Stocks Climb, Bonds Fall as Risk Appetite Rebounds: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Oil hits four-year peak after OPEC+ shows no sign of turning on the taps [CNBC] Rates rise as Fed set to begin two-day [...]

By |September 24th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Monday, September 24, 2018

[BloombergQ] Stocks Slip as Trade Talks Falter; Oil Climbs: Markets Wrap [CNBC] Euro rises sharply as ECB's Draghi views tighter labor market [BloombergQ] Oil Rises Near 2-Month High as OPEC Stops Short of Pledging More [...]

By |September 23rd, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, September 24, 2018

Sunday, September 23, 2018

[Reuters] Asian firms shuffle production around the region as China tariffs hit [Reuters] Nowotny urges ECB to speed pace of policy normalization [CNBC] OPEC, Russia rebuff Trump's call for immediate boost to oil output [AP] [...]

By |September 23rd, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Sunday, September 23, 2018

Saturday, September 22, 2018

[CNBC] China said to call off trade talks as tariff war escalates: WSJ [CNBC] Record high stocks face Fed rate hike, trade tensions in week ahead [CNBC] Investors keep pouring money into bonds — and [...]

By |September 22nd, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, September 22, 2018

Friday, September 21, 2018

[Reuters] Receding trade fears help stocks hit six-month high [CNBC] Sterling slides to session low as PM May says UK and EU 'at an impasse' [Reuters] Expect volume spike on sector reshuffle, quadruple witching [Reuters] [...]

By |September 20th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, September 21, 2018

Thursday, September 20, 2018

[BloombergQ] Stocks Push Higher as Yields Climb, Dollar Falls: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Dollar near 7-week low as markets look past trade woes, pound eyes EU summit [Reuters] U.S. weekly jobless claims fall as labor market [...]

By |September 19th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, September 20, 2018

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

[Reuters] Rise in Treasury yields weighs on Wall St. [Reuters] World stocks bat aside trade war fears, rally for second day [Reuters] Dollar near seven-week lows as investors look for fresh drivers [Reuters] U.S. housing [...]

By |September 18th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

[BloombergQ] Stocks Shrug Off New Tariffs; Treasuries Yield 3%: Markets Wrap [CNBC] China says new tariffs on US goods worth $60 billion effective Sept. 24 [Reuters] China says Trump forces its hand, will retaliate against [...]

By |September 17th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Monday, September 17, 2018

[BloombergQ] Stocks Fall as Trade Fears Return; Dollar Slips: Markets Wrap [BloombergQ] Turkish Lira Slides as Isbank Fallout Dilutes Rate-Hike Support [Reuters] U.S. 10-year yield hits highest in four months [BloombergQ] China’s Stocks Drop to [...]

By |September 17th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, September 17, 2018

Sunday, September 16, 2018

[Reuters] Trump 'likely' to announce new China tariffs as early as Monday: source [BloombergQ] Japan’s Abe Says He Told Trump It’s Dangerous to Play With FX [Reuters] London mayor calls for second referendum on Brexit [...]

By |September 16th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Sunday, September 16, 2018

Saturday, September 15, 2018

[Reuters] G20 trade ministers say WTO reform 'urgent' as new Trump tariffs loom [BloombergQ] 10 Things People Still Get Wrong About the Financial Crisis [NYT] Even in Better Times, Some Americans Seem Farther Behind. Here’s [...]

By |September 16th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, September 15, 2018

Friday, September 14, 2018

[Reuters] Trade hopes, tech, and Turkey bolster world stocks [Reuters] Russia Surprises With First Rate Hike Since 2014, Boosting Ruble [Reuters] Millions of Americans still trapped in debt-logged homes ten years after crisis [BloombergQ] We [...]

By |September 13th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, September 14, 2018

Thursday, September 13, 2018

[Reuters] Asian shares rebound on hopes of fresh U.S.-China trade talks [Reuters] U.S. firms in China feeling 'clear and far reaching' trade war pinch: survey [CNBC] China may use its property markets to defend against [...]

By |September 12th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, September 13, 2018

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

[BloombergQ] Stocks Mixed as Euro, Pound Fall; Bonds Advance: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Asia stocks slip to 14-month lows on simmering trade worries [Reuters] Italian bond yields rise as tensions over budget resurface [Reuters] Trade war [...]

By |September 11th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

[Reuters] World stocks hit by trade strain, Brexit talk supports sterling [BloombergQ] China's Stocks Near 2016 Low Have Asia Markets on Knife Edge [Reuters] China seeks WTO backing for sanctions on U.S. over dumping duties [...]

By |September 10th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Monday, September 10, 2018

[Reuters] Europe leads fightback after Asian shares floored again [BloombergQ] Chinese Shares Slide Near 2016 Low as Trump's Trade Threat Grows [Reuters] Oil prices climb as U.S. drilling stalls, Iran sanctions loom [Reuters] China vows [...]

By |September 9th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, September 10, 2018

Sunday, September 9, 2018

[BloombergQ] China's Trade Outlook Darkens as Trump Threatens Total Tariffs [BloombergQ] Trump Trade Plans Tempered by Cohn and Mnuchin, Woodward Writes [BloombergQ] Boris Johnson Mounts New Attack on May Over Brexit Talks [UK Guardian] Argentina, [...]

By |September 9th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Sunday, September 9, 2018

Saturday, September 8, 2018

[Reuters] China's record trade surplus with U.S. adds fuel to trade war fire [BloombergQ] Turkey Calls for Global Resistance to U.S. Economic Attacks [BloombergQ] Duterte Blames Trump for Soaring Consumer Prices [Reuters] Russian and Syrian [...]

By |September 8th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, September 8, 2018

Friday, September 7, 2018

[Reuters] Asia shares worn down by trade tension, yen a safe harbor [BloombergQ] Trump Says He Wants Shutdown Over Wall, But Not Before Election [Reuters] Fed likely to need to hike rates 'a bit beyond [...]

By |September 6th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, September 7, 2018

Thursday, September 6, 2018

[Reuters] World stocks fall for fifth straight day on trade fears [Reuters] Oil prices fall on emerging market woes, looming tariff deadline [Reuters] Trump says not ready to make trade deal with China [Reuters] China [...]

By |September 5th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, September 6, 2018

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

[Reuters] Emerging markets and equities reel as dollar flexes muscles [Reuters] U.S. trade deficit rises to five-month high on declining exports [Reuters] Canada to stick to guns at NAFTA talks despite Trump pressure [CNBC] Weekly [...]

By |September 4th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

[Reuters] Emerging market woes mount as dollar hits the boosters [Reuters] Dollar, yen strengthen on lingering trade, emerging market worries [BloombergQ] Judgment Day Awaits For Plan To Avert Argentine Economic Crisis [CNBC] The emerging market [...]

By |September 3rd, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Monday, September 3, 2018

[Reuters] World stocks slip for third day as trade, emerging market worries bite [Reuters] Dollar edges higher on escalating global trade tensions [Reuters] Turkey's central bank promises action after inflation surges to 18 pct [Reuters] [...]

By |September 3rd, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, September 3, 2018

Monday, September 3, 2018

[Reuters] World stocks slip for third day as trade, emerging market worries bite [Reuters] Dollar edges higher on escalating global trade tensions [Reuters] Turkey's central bank promises action after inflation surges to 18 pct [Reuters] [...]

By |September 2nd, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, September 3, 2018

Sunday, September 2, 2018

[Reuters] Trump says Canada not needed in NAFTA deal, warns Congress not to interfere [Reuters] May stands firm on her Brexit plan, but scepticism persists [WSJ] Trump Says ‘Canada Will Be Out’ Without ‘Fair [...]

By |September 2nd, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Sunday, September 2, 2018

Saturday, September 1, 2018

[CNBC] September is always a tough month for stocks but this year there are even more hazards [Reuters] China Party journal warns of trade war's impact on financial stability [BloombergQ] Trump Doubles Down on Donald [...]

By |September 1st, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, September 1, 2018

Friday, August 31, 2018

[Reuters] Global shares extend falls on Trump trade threats [Reuters] Italian bond market on edge ahead of ratings verdict [CNBC] 'Urgency' for Asia Pacific mega trade deal as the US mulls $200 billion tariffs on [...]

By |August 30th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, August 31, 2018

Thursday, August 30, 2018

[Reuters] Stock market's advance grinds to a halt on China concerns [CNBC] Turkish lira sinks after reports that a key central bank member could resign [CNBC] Argentina's currency crashes to an all-time low as it [...]

By |August 29th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, August 30, 2018

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

[Reuters] Global stocks slip as uncertainty over NAFTA nags [Reuters] Turkish bank bonds fall after Moody's warning, FinMin comments [Reuters] Italian bond yields fall on report govt may ask ECB for support [Reuters] Canada, U.S. [...]

By |August 28th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

[BloombergQ] Stocks Climb After U.S. Mexico Deal; Dollar Drops: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Turkish lira weakens against dollar, minister warns on sanctions [Reuters] Oil touches seven-week highs after signs of tighter supply [Reuters] China raises yuan [...]

By |August 27th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Monday, August 27, 2018

[Reuters] World stocks at highest in over two weeks, China's yuan rallies [Reuters] Turkish lira slides nearly 5 percent as U.S. stand-off back in focus [Reuters] Dollar softens as Powell disappoints bulls, Mexican peso up [...]

By |August 26th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, August 27, 2018

Sunday, August 26, 2018

[Reuters] Powell sets Fed's course with data-based judgment [BloombergQ] Fed Keeps Its Cool at Jackson Hole Despite Pressure From Trump [Reuters] North Korea newspaper blasts 'double-dealing' U.S. after Pompeo's trip canceled [WSJ] The Big Hedge-Fund [...]

By |August 26th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Sunday, August 26, 2018

Saturday, August 25, 2018

[Reuters] Much detail, little progress in U.S.-China talks, sources say [BloombergQ] Powell Doctrine Emerges As Fed Chief Debuts At Jackson Hole [Reuters] Erdogan says commitment of all Turks needed to combat attacks on economy [...]

By |August 25th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, August 25, 2018

Friday, August 24, 2018

[BloombergQ] Stocks Advance as Trade Talks End; Dollar Slips: Markets Wrap [CNBC] Australian Treasurer Scott Morrison to become next prime minister, ousting Malcolm Turnbull [BloombergQ] No Major Progress in U.S.-China Trade Talks as Tariffs Bite [...]

By |August 23rd, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, August 24, 2018

Thursday, August 23, 2018

[BloombergQ] Dollar Jumps Ahead of Jackson Hole; Stocks Mixed: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Turkey says U.S. waging 'economic war', lira weakens [Reuters] U.S. jobless claims fall, point to labor market strength [Reuters] U.S., China impose further [...]

By |August 22nd, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, August 23, 2018

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

[Reuters] Wall St. slightly lower on Trump legal woes [Reuters] Trump legal woes and trade talks cause nerves while EM enjoys respite [Reuters] Dollar remains on defensive, U.S.-China trade talks awaited [Reuters] U.S., China to [...]

By |August 21st, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

[BloombergQ] U.S. Stocks Edge Higher; Dollar Pares Drop: Markets Wrap [CNBC] Dollar heads lower a day after Trump rips Fed and calls China and EU currency manipulators [Reuters] Exclusive: Trump demands Fed help on economy, [...]

By |August 20th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Monday, August 20, 2018

[BloombergQ] U.S. Stocks Track Gains Across Europe, Asia: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Trade war puts new strains on America Inc's factories in China [Reuters] Exclusive: China shifts to Iranian tankers to keep oil flowing amid U.S. [...]

By |August 19th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, August 20, 2018

Sunday, August 19, 2018

[BloombergQ] Big Questions on Global Economy Hang Over Jackson Hole Gathering [Reuters] China regulator asks financial institutions to support infrastructure investment [Reuters] Tough talks, no agreements at Merkel, Putin meeting near Berlin [WSJ] As Euro [...]

By |August 19th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Sunday, August 19, 2018

Saturday, August 18, 2018

[Reuters] Turkey's Erdogan says to challenge 'games' on the economy [Euromoney] Italian banks a bigger risk than Turkey [BloombergQ] Gold Trading Volumes Double in Turkey Amid Currency Crisis [Reuters] China complains about Pentagon report, says [...]

By |August 18th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, August 18, 2018

Friday, August 17, 2018

[BloombergQ] Stocks Drop in Turbulent Week; Turkish Lira Falls: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Turkey's lira weakens more than 6 percent on threat of more U.S. sanctions [Reuters] Trump says the US 'will pay nothing' to Turkey [...]

By |August 16th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, August 17, 2018

Thursday, August 16, 2018

[Reuters] Shares, emerging market currencies steady after mauling [Reuters] China, U.S. to hold lower-level trade talks in late August [CNBC] US homebuilding rebounded less than expected in July from a nine-month low [Reuters] Exclusive: China [...]

By |August 15th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, August 16, 2018

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

[Reuters] Wall Street lower as Turkey, trade tensions weigh [Reuters] Resurgent dollar sends commodities and emerging markets reeling again [BloombergQ] Turkish Lira Jumps as Regulator Curbs Bank Swap Transactions [Reuters] Turkey doubles tariffs on some [...]

By |August 14th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

[Reuters] Shares regain footing as lira roars out of rout [Reuters] Erdogan says Turkey will boycott U.S. electronics, lira steadies [BloombergQ] Calm Comes to Emerging Assets as Analysts Reassess Turkey Woes [BloombergQ] U.S. Warns Turkey [...]

By |August 13th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Monday, August 13, 2018

[Reuters] Asian shares, euro trampled as Turkish rout spreads [Reuters] Turkish lira trades just below 7 against dollar, action plan awaited [Reuters] South African rand falls more than 10 percent, hits 2-year low vs dollar [...]

By |August 12th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, August 13, 2018

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Mideast Stocks-Gulf markets hit by Turkey turmoil, banks roiled [BloombergQ] Erdogan Stays Defiant as Turkey Slips Toward Financial Crisis [BloombergQ] U.S. Budget Gap Widens as Revenue Growth Outpaced by Spending [Politico] China says U.S. farmers [...]

By |August 12th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Sunday, August 12, 2018

Saturday, August 11, 2018

[BloombergQ] As Turkey Crisis Deepens, Bankers to Review Impact of Shocks [BloombergQ] Turkish Bank Crisis Prompts Emergency Meeting on Saturday [Reuters] Erdogan says U.S. 'wrong' to threaten Turkey after Trump doubles tariffs [Reuters] Turkey's Erdogan [...]

By |August 11th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, August 11, 2018

Friday, August 10, 2018

[Reuters] Turkey turmoil sends ripples across world stock markets, euro falls [CNBC] Turkish lira plunges 20% versus dollar after Trump authorizes doubling metals tariffs on Turkey [Reuters] Currency volatility gauges ignite as Turkish lira turmoil [...]

By |August 9th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, August 10, 2018

Thursday, August 9, 2018

[BloombergQ] Stocks Mixed Amid Trade Salvos; Dollar Advances: Markets Wrap [Reuters] U.S. sanctions whack Russia's rouble, Turkey's lira free-falls [Reuters] U.S. producer prices unchanged in July [The Hill] Federal deficit jumps 20 percent after tax [...]

By |August 8th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, August 9, 2018

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

[Reuters] World shares hold at one-week high, sterling's slide gathers pace [Reuters] China shares resume skid as fresh US tariffs overshadow stimulus pledges [Reuters] Turkish lira weakens again, eyes on Washington talks [Reuters] U.S. finalizes [...]

By |August 7th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

[Reuters] China bounce pushes world shares toward six-month high [Reuters] Dollar posts biggest drop in a week as rally fades [Reuters] Turkey's lira, bonds hit again on U.S. trade threat, central bank worries [Reuters] Chinese [...]

By |August 6th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Monday, August 6, 2018

[BloombergQ] Dollar Climbs as Trade Gloom Lingers; Stocks Mixed: Markets Wrap [Reuters] China's stocks, yuan slide as Beijing, Washington step up trade threats, rhetoric [BloombergQ] Turkish Yields Increase to Record Amid Threat of U.S. Sanctions [...]

By |August 5th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, August 6, 2018

Sunday, August 5, 2018

[Reuters] Trump says tariffs are working, U.S. and China are talking [BloombergQ] Trump Says U.S. Now Has the Upper Hand on China in Tariff Battle

By |August 5th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Sunday, August 5, 2018

Saturday, August 4, 2018

[Reuters] China won't accept U.S. trade 'blackmail': state media [Reuters] China's Wang says response to U.S. trade measures necessary, legitimate [BloombergQ] Pompeo Warns Russia, China Over Violating North Korea Sanctions [BloombergQ] Turkey on Trump Blacklist [...]

By |August 4th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, August 4, 2018

Friday, August 3, 2018

[Reuters] Trade worries keep lid on stocks, Italian bonds sell off on government tensions [Reuters] U.S. job growth slows in July, unemployment rate dips [Reuters] China unveils retaliatory tariffs on $60 billion of U.S. goods [...]

By |August 2nd, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, August 3, 2018

Thursday, August 2, 2018

[BloombergQ] Stocks Slump as Trade Fears Return; Dollar Climbs: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Trade tensions roil emerging stocks, U.S. sanctions hit Turkey [Reuters] Italy's markets hurt by political worries, Poste Italiane [Reuters] JGB yields brush 1-1/2-year [...]

By |August 1st, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, August 2, 2018

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

[BloombergQ] Treasuries Drop Before Fed; Trade Weighs on Stocks: Markets Wrap [CNBC] US 10-year Treasury yield hits 3% for first time since June after strong payrolls data [Reuters] U.S. yields rise as government ratchets up [...]

By |July 31st, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

[BloombergQ] U.S. Stocks Climb Before Apple; Bonds Rise: Markets Wrap [Reuters] U.S. consumer spending increases solidly in June [Reuters] BOJ seeks to make its ammunition last longer as options dwindle [BloombergQ] Here's What Market Watchers [...]

By |July 30th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Monday, July 30, 2018

[BloombergQ] Stocks Pare Drop Amid Earnings Deluge; Bonds Slide: Markets Wrap [BloombergQ] Global Bond Yields Climb as Anxious Investors Await BOJ Review [BloombergQ] Powell to Duck Trump Jabs and Let Economy Justify Fed Rate Pause [...]

By |July 29th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, July 30, 2018

Sunday, July 29, 2018

[Reuters] Trump threatens U.S. government shutdown over immigration [Reuters] Global auto powers plotting response to Trump auto tariff threats [Reuters] Euro referendum not part of Italian government plans: deputy PM [Reuters] Merkel's conservatives hit 12-year [...]

By |July 29th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Sunday, July 29, 2018

Saturday, July 28, 2018

[BloombergQ] U.S. GDP Report Clears Path for Two More Fed Rate Hikes [CNBC] Trump suggests economy could grow at 8 or 9 percent if he cuts the trade deficit [Reuters] Turkey, U.S. relations can be [...]

By |July 28th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, July 28, 2018

Friday, July 27, 2018

[Reuters] Global stocks set for fourth week of gains as trade angst eases [Reuters] Consumers, soybeans lift U.S. economic growth to 4.1 percent [BloombergQ] What the GDP Report Won’t Tell You About the Economy [BloombergQ] [...]

By |July 26th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, July 27, 2018

Thursday, July 26, 2018

[BloombergQ] U.S. Stocks Slip on Facebook; Euro Weakens: Markets Wrap [CNBC] Tech stocks set to crater on Thursday with Facebook on track for biggest drop ever [Reuters] U.S. core capital goods orders, shipments rise strongly [...]

By |July 25th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, July 26, 2018

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

[Reuters] Global stocks rally stalls ahead of U.S.-EU trade meeting [Reuters] Trump says China targeting U.S. farmers, is being 'vicious' [Reuters] EU prepares retaliatory tariffs on $20 billion of U.S. goods [Reuters] Trump downbeat ahead [...]

By |July 24th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

[BloombergQ] Stocks Rally on Earnings, China; Euro Erases Drop: Markets Wrap [Reuters] China's bond yields jump, yuan falls on policy stimulus bets [BloombergQ] Turkey Unexpectedly Holds Rates, Triggering Market Sell-off [Reuters] Oil prices fall as [...]

By |July 23rd, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Monday, July 23, 2018

[BloombergQ] Stocks Under Pressure on Growth Fears; Yen Climbs: Markets Wrap [MarketWatch] Yen and yuan in focus as traders weigh Trump comments [BloombergQ] Currency Truce, Italian Risks, BOJ Pressure: Eco Day [BloombergQ] What the Fed [...]

By |July 22nd, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, July 23, 2018

Sunday, July 22, 2018

[BloombergQ] Global Growth Less Synchronized, More Uncertain, G-20 Draft Says [BloombergQ] China's Luck on Yuan Devaluation Risks Running Out on Trump Ire [BloombergQ] BOJ Debating How to Keep Policy Sustainable, Reduce Side Effects [Reuters] Japan [...]

By |July 22nd, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Sunday, July 22, 2018

Saturday, July 21, 2018

[Reuters] Trump not trying to intervene in currency markets: Mnuchin [Reuters] Wall Street braces for tariff fallout as S&P 500 companies report [[Reuters] US Treasury Secretary Mnuchin watching Chinese yuan weakness for manipulation [WSJ] Mnuchin [...]

By |July 21st, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, July 21, 2018

Friday, July 20, 2018

[BloombergQ] Stocks, Dollar Decline as Trump Turns Up Rhetoric: Markets Wrap [CNBC] US dollar falls as Trump accuses 'China, European Union and others' of manipulating their currencies [CNBC] Trump says he's 'ready' to put tariffs [...]

By |July 19th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, July 20, 2018

Thursday, July 19, 2018

[Reuters] Dollar stays strong as China grabs for stimulus levers [Reuters] Dollar rises to one-year high as Fed comments boost outlook [Reuters] U.S. weekly jobless claims drop to more than 48-and-a-half-year low [Reuters] China boosts [...]

By |July 18th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, July 19, 2018

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

[BloombergQ] Dollar Extends Advance After Powell; Stocks Mixed: Markets Wrap [BloombergQ] Yuan Hits One-Year Low, Testing China's Tolerance for Weakness [Reuters] U.S. housing starts drop to a nine-month low [CNBC] Kudlow says President Trump is [...]

By |July 17th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

[Reuters] World stocks slip on oil as focus turns to Fed [Reuters] China's June home prices accelerate to near two-year high [BloombergQ] Warnings of Market Complacency Are Growing Louder [BloombergQ] Trade War Imperils World Growth [...]

By |July 16th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Monday, July 16, 2018

[BloombergQ] Stocks Struggle Amid Earnings; Dollar Declines: Markets Wra [Reuters] U.S. yields hold rise after solid retail sales data [Reuters] U.S. retail sales increase solidly in June [BloombergQ] Powell to Cross Political Minefield as Trade [...]

By |July 15th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, July 16, 2018

Saturday, July 14, 2018

[CNBC] Trump and Putin are the main event, but there's a lot to move markets in the week ahead [Spiegel] Trump Takes Aim at Germany and NATO [WSJ] Federal Reserve Report Defends Use of New [...]

By |July 14th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, July 14, 2018

Friday, July 13, 2018

[Reuters] Global stocks rally before earnings, trade war jolt boosts dollar [Reuters] Oil falls for second week as supply concerns ease [Reuters] Euro, yuan dip as U.S.-China trade fears boost dollar [BloombergQ] China Trade Surplus [...]

By |July 12th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, July 13, 2018

Thursday, July 12, 2018

[BloombergQ] Stocks Rally as Trade Nerves Settle; Yen Slides: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Consumer prices rise at the fastest pace in 6 years [BloombergQ] Americans Burdened by Increasing Housing Costs, Slow Wage Gains [BloombergQ] China, U.S. [...]

By |July 11th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, July 12, 2018

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

[BloombergQ] New Tariffs Roil Stocks, Metals as Dollar Climbs: Markets Wrap [Reuters] China shares, yuan stumble after U.S. threatens more tariffs [Reuters] Zinc, copper hit 1-year lows on fresh U.S. tariff threat [Reuters] Turkey dollar [...]

By |July 10th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

[BloombergQ] Stocks Edge Higher Before Earnings; Euro Declines: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Oil rises to $79 a barrel on Norway strike, Libyan disruption [Reuters] China June producer inflation hits six-month high, consumer inflation up slightly [NPR] [...]

By |July 9th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Monday, July 9, 2018

[BloombergQ] Stocks Climb Before Earning Season; Dollar Weakens: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Chinese stocks have best day in two years, yuan firms despite tariff blow [Reuters] Oil prices climb on global demand, U.S. sanctions on Iran [...]

By |July 8th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, July 9, 2018

Sunday, July 8, 2018

[Reuters] Europe to be united, strong if U.S. raises more tariffs: France [CNBC] Silicon Valley firms are facing a rise in anger from a new source: Their own employees [BBC] Turkey purges more workers ahead [...]

By |July 8th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Sunday, July 8, 2018

Saturday, July 7, 2018

[BloombergQ] The Trade War Is On: Timeline of How We Got Here and What’s Next [Reuters] China's H2 GDP growth seen easing to around 6.6 pct - official think tank [AP] North Korea Foreign Ministry [...]

By |July 7th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, July 7, 2018

Friday, July 6, 2018

[Reuters] Stocks, euro survive first battle of U.S.-China trade war [BloombergQ] U.S. Payrolls Rise 213,000; Wage Gains Slow, Unemployment Up [BloombergQ] Trump Eyes Even Higher Tariffs as Trade War With China Escalates [Reuters] China blames [...]

By |July 5th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, July 6, 2018

Thursday, July 5, 2018

[Reuters] Full-throttle car rally drives back trade gloom [BloombergQ] U.S. Stocks Follow Europe Jump; Euro Rises: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Nikkei falls before US-China tariff deadline; banks weaken [CNBC] Private payrolls miss expectations as companies can't [...]

By |July 4th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, July 5, 2018

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

[Reuters] Global stocks tread water on trade worries, yuan steadies [BloombergQ] Europe Stocks, U.S. Futures Rise in Thin Trading: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Euro falls, yuan rebounds as trade worries weigh [Reuters] China says will not [...]

By |July 3rd, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

[Reuters] World stocks rise from two-and-a-half month low, China soothes currency markets [Reuters] Oil hits $75 for first time since 2014 on supply outages in Libya and Canada [Reuters] Turkish inflation hits 14-year high, lira [...]

By |July 2nd, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Monday, July 2, 2018

[BloombergQ] Stocks Slump on Trade Risk; Euro Falls With Pound: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Wall Street lower as tariff worries weigh [Reuters] China shares slip anew, Mexico peso up as Obrador wins [CNBC] EU reportedly warns [...]

By |July 1st, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, July 2, 2018

Sunday, July 1, 2018

[CNBC] Worldwide retaliation for US tariffs begin on Sunday, putting a 'bull's eye' on wide range of goods [Reuters] Voting begins in Mexico's presidential election, leftist favored [MarketWatch] Mexico’s presidential election: Investors need to know [...]

By |June 30th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Sunday, July 1, 2018

Saturday, June 30, 2018

[Reuters] China factory growth slows in June as trade tensions rise [CNBC] Trump, Saudi king agree to production boost to battle rising oil prices, and offset Venezuela, Iran supply woes [MarketWatch] It’s been decades [...]

By |June 30th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, June 30, 2018

Friday, June 29, 2018

[Reuters] World stocks enjoy relief rally though trade tensions linger [Reuters] Euro jumps after EU leaders reach deal on migration at summit [Reuters] China's yuan at new lows as trade war threatens market instability [Reuters] [...]

By |June 28th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, June 29, 2018

Thursday, June 28, 2018

[Reuters] Trade war fears grip stocks, dollar bides time [Reuters] Drug stocks hit by Amazon health push, while tech steadies Wall Street [BloombergQ] China Shares Sink to Lowest Since March 2016 as Yuan Declines [Reuters] [...]

By |June 27th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, June 28, 2018

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

[BloombergQ] Stocks Erase Decline as Trump Trade Talk Softens: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Oil rises on supply disruptions and as U.S. tries to cut Iran from markets [BloombergQ] China’s Yuan Tumble Blindsides Traders, Spurs Worry Over [...]

By |June 26th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

[Reuters] Europe claws higher after China enters bear territory [BloombergQ] China Begins to Question Whether It’s Ready for a Trade War [BloombergQ] Chinese Stocks Poised to Enter Bear Market [BloombergQ] Italy's Crunch Moment in the [...]

By |June 25th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Monday, June 25, 2018

[BloombergQ] Stocks Drop on Trade Dispute; Italian Bonds Fall: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Brent oil prices drop by 2 percent as traders expect output rise after OPEC deal [BloombergQ] China's Yuan Sinks to Five-Month Low on [...]

By |June 24th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, June 25, 2018

Sunday, June 24, 2018

[Reuters] As trade war looms, China cuts some banks' reserve requirements to boost lending [Reuters] BIS warns of trade war threat but says rates should keep rising [BloombergQ] Turkey Votes on Erdogan Future as Challengers [...]

By |June 24th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Sunday, June 24, 2018

Saturday, June 23, 2018

[BloombergQ] OPEC+ Agrees Oil-Supply Boost in Victory for Saudis, Russia [BloombergQ] U.S. Tariffs Draw New Retaliation Threat, as Russia Joins In [CNBC] Increased threat of a trade war is ramping up fears of a 'full-blown [...]

By |June 23rd, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, June 23, 2018

Friday, June 22, 2018

[BloombergQ] Stocks Rally on Data; Oil Jumps as OPEC Deal Nears: Markets Wrap [Reuters] OPEC reaches deal to raise oil output from July: source [BloombergQ] White House Split Over Hardline Response to China Trade War [...]

By |June 21st, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, June 22, 2018

Thursday, June 21, 2018

[BloombergQ] Stocks Drop, Treasuries Gain on Fresh Italy Worry: Markets Wrap [BloombergQ] Italian Assets Resume Slide After Euroskeptic Appointments [Reuters] Dollar scales 11-month peak, oil slides ahead of OPEC [Reuters] Washington's 'capricious' trade actions will [...]

By |June 20th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, June 21, 2018

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

[Reuters] World shares snap five-day losing streak on China policy expectation [CNBC] Fed Chair Powell calls case 'strong' for more interest rate hikes [BloombergQ] Trump Faults China's Economic Policy as Threat to U.S. Security [Reuters] [...]

By |June 19th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

[BloombergQ] Stocks Slide, Bonds Rally as Trade Fears Build: Market Wrap [Reuters] Trade war worries slam China and emerging markets [BloombergQ] Commodities Slide as U.S.-China Spat Hits Soy to Steelmakers [Reuters] U.S. housing starts jump [...]

By |June 18th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Monday, June 18, 2018

[BloombergQ] Stocks Retreat on Trade Concern; Brent Erases Loss: Markets Wrap [BloombergQ] Xi to Counter Trump Blow for Blow in Unwanted Trade War [Reuters] China's tariffs on U.S. oil would disrupt $1 billion monthly business [...]

By |June 17th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, June 18, 2018

Sunday, June 17, 2018

[CNBC] The Fed said it's hiking rates four times this year, but the market's not convinced [BloombergQ] Easy Money Era Endures Even as Central Banks Unwind Stimulus [BloombergQ] Supply Chain Caught in Crossfire of U.S.-China [...]

By |June 17th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Sunday, June 17, 2018

Saturday, June 16, 2018

[BloombergQ] Trade War Hits Trump Heartland as China Targets Farms, Mines [Reuters] China state media attack U.S. tariffs, leave scope for negotiation [Reuters] At odds with Trump over trade, Canadians say they will avoid U.S. [...]

By |June 16th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, June 16, 2018

Friday, June 15, 2018

[Reuters] Wall Street sinks as China trade spat intensifies [Reuters] Simmering trade tensions set stocks up for weekly loss [BloombergQ] Emerging-Market Strains Deepen With Argentina in Tantrum [Reuters] Euro heads for worst week in 19 [...]

By |June 16th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, June 15, 2018

Thursday, June 14, 2018

[BloombergQ] Stocks Advance, Euro Falls After ECB Rate Pledge: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Euro tumbles as ECB vows to keep rate down [Reuters] ECB to end bond buys, keep rates steady through next summer [Reuters] U.S. [...]

By |June 13th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, June 14, 2018

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

[Reuters] World stocks capped by trade war concerns, central banks [Reuters] U.S. producer prices rise more than expected in May [CNBC] The Fed is hiking rates Wednesday, but here's what else you need to know [...]

By |June 12th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

[BloombergQ] Dollar Steady, Stocks Drift After Inflation Data: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Yields rise before expected Fed rate increase [Reuters] Historic Trump-Kim summit ends with promise, light on substance [Reuters] Trump surprises with pledge to end [...]

By |June 11th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Monday, June 11, 2018

[Reuters] Stocks, euro climb as calm in Italy overshadows chaotic G7 [Reuters] 'Fair trade, fool trade', Trump's tweets spew ire on NATO allies, Trudeau [BloombergQ] Trump Advisers Slam Trudeau's `Betrayal' Days Before Kim Summit [Reuters] [...]

By |June 10th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, June 11, 2018

Sunday, June 10, 2018

[Reuters] Trump brings US-Canada alliance to the brink of a trade war [Reuters] China's Xi calls out 'selfish, short-sighted' trade policies [Reuters] Trump, North Korea's Kim, in Singapore for historic summit [FT] Angry Trump torpedoes [...]

By |June 10th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Sunday, June 10, 2018

Saturday, June 9, 2018

[Reuters] Trump to leave G7 early, missing environmental talks [BBC] G7 summit dogged by divisions between Trump and allies [Reuters] Fed, ECB to tighten policy in tandem [Reuters] Investors focusing on profit margins as rising [...]

By |June 9th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, June 9, 2018

Friday, June 8, 2018

[BloombergQ] Stocks Drop, Bonds Mixed as Emerging Assets Suffer: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Trump vows to 'straighten out' G7 trade ahead of tense meeting [Reuters] Germany urges European unity in face of trade tensions with U.S. [...]

By |June 7th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, June 8, 2018

Thursday, June 7, 2018

[BloombergQ] Stocks Edge Up as Momentum Eases; Treasuries Slip: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Euro and bond yields extend rally on ECB while risk appetite grows [CNBC] Trump is likely to face a chilly reception at the [...]

By |June 6th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, June 7, 2018

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

[BloombergQ] Trade Hopes Sustain Risk-On Mood; ECB Sinks Bonds: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Euro boosted but bonds and stocks sag after hawkish ECB comments [Reuters] Italian CDS jump 22 bps as markets wobble on ECB rate [...]

By |June 5th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

[BloombergQ] Stocks Struggle to Keep Momentum; Crude Declines: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Italy's bonds yields rise after new PM promises "radical change" [Reuters] Turkish bonds fall, lira weakens as central bank meeting nears [CNBC] US trade [...]

By |June 4th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Monday, June 4, 2018

[Reuters] Global shares shrug off trade tensions as U.S. data reassures [BloombergQ] Trade Tensions Intensify With Trump, Allies Set for Showdown [BloombergQ] It's Trump Against the World in Any Trade War [Reuters] China says it [...]

By |June 3rd, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, June 4, 2018

Sunday, June 3, 2018

[Reuters] Talks end with China warning trade benefits at risk if U.S. imposes tariffs [Reuters] Moscovici 'not optimistic' trade row with U.S. will be resolved at G7 [Reuters] Italy's euroskeptics and their currency ideas take [...]

By |June 3rd, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Sunday, June 3, 2018

Saturday, June 2, 2018

[Reuters] US isolated at G7 meeting as tariffs prompt retaliation [BloombergQ] Japan's Aso `Feels Sorry' for Mnuchin Amid Outrage Over Tariffs [Reuters] U.S. commerce secretary to press China to buy as allies seethe over tariffs [...]

By |June 3rd, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, June 2, 2018

Friday, June 1, 2018

[Reuters] Global stocks rise, bond yields fall as political tensions ebb [BloombergQ] Treasuries Fall, Dollar Rises as Jobs Data Beats: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Borrowing costs drop for Italy and Spain as political concerns ease [BloombergQ] [...]

By |May 31st, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, June 1, 2018

Thursday, May 31, 2018

[BloombergQ] Stocks Drop, Bonds Rise as Trade Tensions Simmer: Markets Wrap [Reuters] U.S. to impose tariffs on EU steel, aluminum [Reuters] Europe will give determined response to any U.S. tariffs: Merkel [Reuters] German carmakers hit [...]

By |May 30th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, May 31, 2018

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

[BloombergQ] Treasuries Slide as Italy Panic Fades; Euro Jumps: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Italy renews attempt to form a government and end turmoil [BloombergQ] Italy Banks Under Scrutiny as Messy Politics Prompts Downgrades [Reuters] U.S. first-quarter [...]

By |May 29th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

[BloombergQ] U.S. Stocks Drop as Italian Woes Trigger Selloff: Markets Wrap [BloombergQ] Italian Bonds in Meltdown Spark a Global Flight to Haven Assets [Reuters] Italian bonds suffer worst day in more than 25 years [Reuters] [...]

By |May 28th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Monday, May 28, 2018

[BloombergQ] Risk Appetite Fades on Italy Outlook; Oil Slumps: Markets Wrap [TheStreet.com] Italy Bonds Plunge, Stocks Hit 13-Month Low as Constitutional Crisis Intensifies [BloombergQ] Italian Banks Lead Stock Declines as Government Plan Unravels [Reuters] Italy [...]

By |May 27th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, May 28, 2018

Sunday, May 27, 2018

[Reuters] Italy's efforts to form government fail as president defends euro [Reuters] Italy president under pressure to accept euroskeptic minister [BloombergQ] Italy's Conte Fights to Form Team as Ally Threatens New Vote [UK Express] Italy's [...]

By |May 27th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Sunday, May 27, 2018

Saturday, May 26, 2018

[CNN] Gas prices are up 31% from last Memorial Day. Here's why [BloombergQ] Italy's Standoff on Finance Chief Stalls Talks on New Government [Reuters] Erdogan calls on Turks to convert dollar, euros into lira [...]

By |May 26th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, May 26, 2018

Friday, May 25, 2018

[Reuters] Wall Street lower as oil prices slump [MarketWatch] Treasurys extend weeklong rally on Italy fears [CNBC] White House official: Trump could take a harder line on trade with China now that the Kim Jong [...]

By |May 24th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, May 25, 2018

Thursday, May 24, 2018

[CNBC] Dow falls 100 points after President Trump says North Korean summit is off [BloombergQ] Stocks Struggle as Trade Fears Linger; Euro Gains: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Tariff fears hit car shares, lira back on [...]

By |May 23rd, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, May 24, 2018

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

[BloombergQ] Stocks Fall, Bonds Gain as Risks Mount; Euro Drops: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Turkey's lira tumbles 5 pct, plumbs new record lows [Reuters] Euro/Swiss franc at 2-month lows as Italy concerns weigh [GulfNews/Bloomberg] Turkey heads [...]

By |May 22nd, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

[Reuters] Stocks rise as U.S.-China trade talks advance [BloombergQ] Oil Rises as Venezuela Sanctions Stoke Crude Supply Risk Concern [BloombergQ] Italy a Submerging Market as Borrowing Costs Exceed Indonesia’s [BloombergQ] Mnuchin Updates Trump on Concerns [...]

By |May 21st, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Monday, May 21, 2018

[Reuters] Stocks rally after Mnuchin says Sino-U.S. trade war 'on hold' [BloombergQ] Italian Assets Slump Again as Ripples Spread Across Europe [Reuters] Italian bonds sell off as 5-Star, League inch toward government [BloombergQ] Lira Leads [...]

By |May 20th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, May 21, 2018

Sunday, May 20, 2018

[AFP] US, China agree to abandon trade war: Beijing [BloombergQ] Italy's Populists Seek a Premier Amid French Warning on Euro [BloombergQ] Venezuelans Vote in Election Overshadowed by Crisis and Boycott [BloombergQ] Rajoy's Catalan Challenge Returns [...]

By |May 20th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Sunday, May 20, 2018

Saturday, May 19, 2018

[Reuters] China's second quarter GDP growth seen easing to around 6.7 percent - official think tank [Reuters] China air force lands bombers on South China Sea island [WSJ] Main Street Banks’ New Lending Rivals: Hedge [...]

By |May 19th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, May 19, 2018

Friday, May 18, 2018

[BloombergQ] U.S. Stocks Mixed on Trade Angst, Treasuries Rise: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Dollar and oil pause ascent, bonds and gold lick wounds [Reuters] Italian markets hammered by fears of government spending binge [BloombergQ] ECB Watches [...]

By |May 17th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, May 18, 2018

Thursday, May 17, 2018

[Reuters] Wall Street lower as bond yields rise, Cisco weighs [BloombergQ] Treasury Yields Hit 3.1%; Customs Talk Roils Pound: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Dollar stands tall as euro plumbs five-month low on Italian political uncertainty [Reuters] [...]

By |May 16th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, May 17, 2018

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

[BloombergQ] Euro Drops, Dollar Strengthens as Stocks Fluctuate: Markets Wrap [BloombergQ] Italy Bonds Fall as Populist Pact Throws Up Uncertainty [Reuters] Euro slides below $1.18 on Italy debt concerns and dollar jump [BloombergQ] U.S. Housing [...]

By |May 15th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

[CNBC] US stocks fall after Home Depot sales miss, interest rates advance [Reuters] Global stocks sink as soft China data, trade fears weigh [CNBC] US 10-year Treasury yield jumps to new high for the year [...]

By |May 14th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Monday, May 14, 2018

[Reuters] World stocks head higher on hopes of thawing trade tensions [Reuters] Malaysian ringgit hits four-month low on market re-opening after Mahathir's shock election win [Reuters] Fed's Mester reiterates support for gradual U.S. rate increases [...]

By |May 13th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, May 14, 2018

Sunday, May 13, 2018

[CNBC] New deadline for NAFTA could make for an interesting week in markets [CNBC] Iran sanctions will create a ‘disruption’ in the oil price and uncertainty for investments, ENI CEO warns [BloombergQ] Italy's Populists in [...]

By |May 13th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Sunday, May 13, 2018

Saturday, May 12, 2018

[Reuters] N.Y. Fed sees U.S. GDP growing at 2.97 percent in second quarter [Reuters] 'Unauthorized transfers' siphon funds from Mexican banks: central bank [BloombergQ] New Malaysian Leader Tightens Net Around Ousted Najib Over 1MDB [Reuters] [...]

By |May 12th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, May 12, 2018

Friday, May 11, 2018

[BloombergQ] Global Stocks Mixed as Rates in Focus; Oil Steady: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Oil near multi-year highs as Iran sanctions tighten supply outlook [Axios] What Trump will — and won't — say on drug [...]

By |May 10th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, May 11, 2018

Thursday, May 10, 2018

[BloombergQ] Dollar Drops as Treasuries Rise; Pound Hit by BOE: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Oil heads for biggest weekly rise in a month as Iran sanctions loom [Reuters] U.S. consumer prices rebound modestly in April [Reuters] [...]

By |May 9th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, May 10, 2018

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

[BloombergQ] Oil Jumps, Treasury Yield Hits 3% as Dollar Stalls: Markets Wrap [MarketWatch] 10-year Treasury yields jumps back above 3% as $25 billion auction looms [Reuters] U.S. producer prices rise slightly after recent solid gains [...]

By |May 8th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

[BloombergQ] Dollar Advances, Oil Declines Before Iran Decision: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Italian bond yields hit six-week high on election jitters [CNBC] Trump may leave the Iran nuclear deal Tuesday. Here's what comes next [BloombergQ] Powell [...]

By |May 7th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Monday, May 7, 2018

[BloombergQ] Dollar Advances With Stocks; Oil Extends Gain: Markets Wrap [Reuters] U.S. oil cracks $70, dollar heads towards 2018 high [Reuters] NAFTA talks enter critical week with U.S. still pushing hard line [Reuters] Dollar surge [...]

By |May 6th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, May 7, 2018

Sunday, May 6, 2018

[CNBC] Asian shares poised for positive start after strong gains on Wall Street [NYT/CNBC] US-China trade talks end with strong demands, but few signs of a deal [Reuters] Fed's Quarles says paying 'a lot' of [...]

By |May 6th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Sunday, May 6, 2018

Saturday, May 5, 2018

[CNBC] Trump will meet with China trade delegation Saturday as they return from tough talks [CNBC] Buying back stocks is a 'horrible' thing for banks to do: Analyst Dick Bove [WSJ] Analysis: Falling Unemployment Could [...]

By |May 5th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, May 5, 2018

Friday, May 4, 2018

[Reuters] Wall Street opens lower after U.S. jobs data [Reuters] U.S. job growth rebounds; unemployment rate falls to 3.9 percent [CNBC] US reportedly lays down a list of trade demands to China [Reuters] China, U.S. [...]

By |May 3rd, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, May 4, 2018

Thursday, May 3, 2018

[Reuters] Wall Street lower on U.S.-China trade tensions [Reuters] U.S. productivity rises slightly in first quarter; wage growth accelerates [CNBC] US trade deficit drops as exports hit a record high [Reuters] Trump praises China's Xi [...]

By |May 2nd, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, May 3, 2018

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

[Bloomberg] Stocks Are Mixed, Treasuries Retreat Before Fed: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Oil Trades Near $68 Before U.S. Stockpile Data, Iran Decision [Bloomberg] The Fed Has a Tricky Inflation Issue to Navigate [Bloomberg] U.S. Lifts Debt [...]

By |May 1st, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

[Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks Start May Lower, With Eyes on Apple: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Oil Slides While Traders Await Trump Decision on Iran Accord [Reuters] Fed likely to keep rates steady; investors bet on June hike [...]

By |April 30th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Monday, April 30, 2018

[Bloomberg] Stocks Advance as Deals Greet Week; Dollar Climbs: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] U.S. March Consumer Spending Picks Up; Inflation Hits Fed Goal [Reuters] U.S. annual inflation measures jump; consumer spending picks up [Bloomberg] Here's How [...]

By |April 29th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, April 30, 2018

Sunday, April 29, 2018

[Reuters] Trump threatens government shutdown in September if there's no funding for wall [Reuters] U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo stresses need for Gulf unity against Iran [WSJ] Fed’s Interest-Rate Plans Come Under Pressure

By |April 29th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Sunday, April 29, 2018

Saturday, April 28, 2018

[Reuters] Rising costs, inflation on radar as U.S. earnings season unfolds [Reuters] Russian PM says he backs criminalizing observance of U.S. sanctions [Reuters] Russia, Turkey and Iran need to help clear Syria of terrorists: Lavrov [...]

By |April 28th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, April 28, 2018

Friday, April 27, 2018

[Bloomberg] Stocks Mixed Amid Earnings, Data; Dollar Advances: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] U.S. Growth Cools to 2.3% as Gains in Consumer Spending Ease [Bloomberg] U.S. Private-Sector Wages Lodge Biggest Gain Since 2008 [Reuters] Exclusive: U.S. considers [...]

By |April 26th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, April 27, 2018

Thursday, April 26, 2018

[Bloomberg] Stocks Advance as Results Roll In; Treasuries Jump: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Oil Rises as Speculation on Iran Deal Counters Stockpile Gain [Reuters] U.S. weekly jobless claims fall to lowest level since 1969 [Bloomberg] ECB [...]

By |April 25th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, April 26, 2018

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

[Bloomberg] Dollar Gains as Treasury Yield Hits 3%; Stocks Dip: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Oil Steadies as Trump Unmoved by Macron Push for New Iran Deal [Bloomberg] A $3 Trillion Credit Market Has Corporate Bond Investors [...]

By |April 24th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

[Bloomberg] Bonds Resume Slide as Dollar Steadies; Stocks Rise: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Oil Rises Amid Middle East Tensions, Shrinking Crude Stockpiles [CNBC] Home prices surge in February – even as mortgage rates rise [Bloomberg] Asia's [...]

By |April 23rd, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Monday, April 23, 2018

[Bloomberg] Dollar Advances as Treasury Yields Flirt With 3%: Markets Wrap [CNBC] The 10-year Treasury yield is inches away from 3%, a level that could cause shock waves in the financial markets [CNBC] The market [...]

By |April 22nd, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, April 23, 2018

Sunday, April 22, 2018

[Bloomberg] U.S. Hints at China Truce as World Warns of Trade-War Threat [Reuters] Chinese central bank governor says economy strong, financial leverage under control [WSJ] It’s a Scary Time To Be Trading Wall Street’s Fear [...]

By |April 22nd, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Sunday, April 22, 2018

Saturday, April 21, 2018

[Bloomberg] Trade, Debt Seen as Global Growth Threats in IMF Panel's Draft [Reuters] IMF must better police external imbalances: Treasury's Mnuchin [Reuters] China's Xi says internet control key to stability [Reuters] China navy drills in [...]

By |April 21st, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, April 21, 2018

Friday, April 20, 2018

[Bloomberg] Dollar Gains as Treasuries Steady; Stocks Struggle: Markets Wrap [CNBC] Trump blasts OPEC, says cartel is keeping oil prices 'artificially very high' and that 'will not be accepted' [Reuters] China envoy says China will [...]

By |April 19th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, April 20, 2018

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Please join me and David McAlvany for the MWM Tactical Short Second-Quarter 2018 Conference Call: "Market Structure, Trump Tariffs, Higher Rates… Markets at a Precipice?" Thursday, April 19th, at 4:30pm EST (2:30pm MST): Click here [...]

By |April 18th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, April 19, 2018

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Please join me and David McAlvany for the MWM Tactical Short Second-Quarter 2018 Conference Call: "Market Structure, Trump Tariffs, Higher Rates… Markets at a Precipice?" Thursday, April 19th, at 4:30pm EST (2:30pm MST): Click here [...]

By |April 17th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Please join me and David McAlvany for the MWM Tactical Short Second-Quarter 2018 Conference Call: "Market Structure, Trump Tariffs, Higher Rates… Markets at a Precipice?" Thursday, April 19th, at 4:30pm EST (2:30pm MST): Click here [...]

By |April 16th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Monday, April 16, 2018

[Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks Rally, Bonds Fall After Syria: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] U.S. Retail Sales Rebound in Sign Consumer Weakness Transitory [Bloomberg] IMF Says China's Complex Fiscal System Needs ‘Crucial’ Overhaul [Bloomberg] Hong Kong Plows $1.7 [...]

By |April 15th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, April 16, 2018

Sunday, April 15, 2018

[Reuters] Oil, gold to gain on Syrian strikes, Russian retaliation in focus [Bloomberg] U.K. Pushes Back Against More Syria Strikes as U.S. Talks Tough [Bloomberg] Japan Protesters Call for ‘Liar’ Abe to Resign Over Scandal [...]

By |April 15th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Sunday, April 15, 2018

Saturday, April 14, 2018

[CNBC] Oil prices vulnerable to 'super spikes' again as geopolitics heats up [CNBC] Russia warns of 'consequences' for US-led strike on Syria [Bloomberg] Russia calls for UN meeting on Syria, mulls supplies of S-300 systems [...]

By |April 14th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, April 14, 2018

Friday, April 13, 2018

[Bloomberg] Stocks Drop as Investors Turn on Banks, Financials: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Oil Set for Biggest Weekly Gain in 9 Months Amid Supply Risks [Bloomberg] Aluminum Set for Best Week in Three Decades [CNBC] White [...]

By |April 12th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, April 13, 2018

Thursday, April 12, 2018

[Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks Advance as Syria Stress Eases: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Oil Trades Near Three-Year High as Middle East Risks Flare [Bloomberg] Trump Weighs Strike Options on Syria as Allies Rally Over Attack [Reuters] Beijing [...]

By |April 11th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, April 12, 2018

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

[Bloomberg] Trump Syria Tweets Shake Stocks, Boost Treasuries: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Trump Tells Russia to ‘Get Ready’ for Missiles Coming at Syria [Bloomberg] Ruble Slumps to 16-Month Low After Trump’s Syria Warning [MarketWatch] Gold advances [...]

By |April 10th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

[Bloomberg] Traders Turn Risk-On as U.S.-China Standoff Eases: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Wholesale Prices in U.S. Climbed More Than Forecast in March [Reuters] China's Xi promises to lower tariffs this year, open economy further [Bloomberg] Xi [...]

By |April 9th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Monday, April 9, 2018

[Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks Rise as Xi Seen Calming Waves: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] China Is Studying Yuan Devaluation as a Tool in Trade Spat [Reuters] China blames U.S for trade frictions, says negotiations currently impossible [...]

By |April 8th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, April 9, 2018

Sunday, April 8, 2018

[Bloomberg] Xi Takes Center Stage to Defend China's Trade From Trump Barrage [Reuters] China's state media urges U.S. industry to rally against Trump tariff threat [CNBC] US farmers in 'precarious position' with China as trade [...]

By |April 7th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Sunday, April 8, 2018

Saturday, April 7, 2018

[Reuters] Trump administration mulls stiffer rules for imported cars [Reuters] High stakes, high expectations as earnings season heats up [CNBC] President Trump's trade policy is 'difficult to follow,' top EU official says [Reuters] Japan activates [...]

By |April 7th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, April 7, 2018

Friday, April 6, 2018

[Bloomberg] Trump Trade Jabs Sink Stocks; Jobs Miss No Help: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] U.S. Payrolls Rise Below-Forecast 103,000; Wage Gains Pick Up [Bloomberg] Trump Escalates Trade Tensions With Call for New China Tariffs [AP] China [...]

By |April 5th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, April 6, 2018

Thursday, April 5, 2018

[Bloomberg] Stocks Rebound as Trade Fears Recede; Bonds Slide: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] U.S. Trade Gap Widens for Sixth Month Ahead of Trump Tariffs [Bloomberg] China's Rapid Response to Tariffs Raises Treasuries Risk, for Some [CNBC] [...]

By |April 4th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, April 5, 2018

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

[Bloomberg] Specter of Full Trade War Returns to Batter Stocks: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Boeing, Ford lead list of casualties in China-U.S. trade spat [Bloomberg] China’s Counterpunch to Trump’s Tariffs Sparks Global Selloff [Bloomberg] China Strikes [...]

By |April 3rd, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

[Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks Rebound With Tech, Treasuries Weaken: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] China to Respond to New U.S. Duties With ‘Same Scale, Intensity’ [Reuters] China imposed tariffs on U.S. products to 'balance losses': state media [Bloomberg] [...]

By |April 2nd, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Monday, April 2, 2018

[Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks Drop With Treasuries, Dollar Steady: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Oil Extends Rally After U.S. Rigs Decline as Iran Risks Persist [Bloomberg] Quarter Begins With Investors Asking One Thing: Is Nowhere Safe? [Reuters] Trump [...]

By |April 1st, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, April 2, 2018

Sunday, April 1, 2018

[Bloomberg] Asian Stocks Set for Muted Start to Second Quarter: Markets Wrap [AP] China announces it's imposing new tariffs on 128 US products [Bloomberg] China's Response to U.S. Metals Tariffs Goes Into Effect Monday [Reuters] [...]

By |April 1st, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Sunday, April 1, 2018

Saturday, March 31, 2018

[CNBC] These are the ways student loans stop people from buying a house [Bloomberg] China March Factory Gauge Rebounds as Export Demand Recovers [Bloomberg] EU Sours on Reviving Trade-Pact Push With U.S. Amid Tariffs Row [...]

By |March 31st, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, March 31, 2018

Friday, March 30, 2018

[Bloomberg] Asian Stocks Round Out a Tough Quarter With Gains: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Walmart Is in Early Talks With Humana, WSJ Reports [Reuters] Global mergers and acquisitions reached a record high in the first quarter [...]

By |March 29th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, March 30, 2018

Thursday, March 29, 2018

[Bloomberg] Shadow of Tech Turmoil Lingers as Stocks Steady: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] U.S. Consumer Spending Gain Lags Behind Income for Second Month [Bloomberg] U.S. Jobless Claims Decline to Lowest Level Since January 1973 [Reuters] China [...]

By |March 28th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, March 29, 2018

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

[Bloomberg] Stocks Mixed on Renewed Tech Woes; Dollar Rises: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] U.S. Economic Growth Revised Higher on Spending, Inventories [Bloomberg] Libor's Ascent Is New Culprit for Hedged Treasury Yields Near 0% [Bloomberg] Traders Scratching [...]

By |March 27th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

[Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks Edge Higher as Pound Sinks With Euro: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Oil Advances as Easing Trade Tensions Counter Oversupply Fears [Bloomberg] Home Prices in 20 U.S. Cities Advance More Than Forecast [CNBC] Gold [...]

By |March 26th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Monday, March 26, 2018

[Bloomberg] Stocks Advance, Bonds Fall as Trade Fears Subside: Markets Wrap [CNBC] China's premier pledges to open markets in a bid to avert a trade war with the US [Bloomberg] Bond Traders Face Gut-Check in [...]

By |March 25th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, March 26, 2018

Sunday, March 25, 2018

[Bloomberg] Asia Stocks Signal More Losses Amid Trade Tensions: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Mnuchin: Trump not afraid of a trade war with China - Fox News [Bloomberg] Mnuchin ‘Hopeful’ Truce Can Be Reached With China on [...]

By |March 25th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Sunday, March 25, 2018

Saturday, March 24, 2018

[Bloomberg] Stocks Tumble in Biggest Weekly Decline Since 2016: Markets Wrap [Reuters] China warns US it will defend own trade interests [CNBC] Top economists and business leaders weigh in on the risks of a US-China [...]

By |March 24th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, March 24, 2018

Friday, March 23, 2018

[Bloomberg] Stocks Climb as Energy Leads Gains; Oil Increases: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Gold’s ‘Good Week’ Gets Better as Trade War Ignites Haven Demand [Bloomberg] Oil Gains as Trump Picks Iran Hawk Bolton as Security Adviser [...]

By |March 22nd, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, March 23, 2018

Thursday, March 22, 2018

[Bloomberg] Stocks Drop, Bonds Rally as Trade Tensions Rise: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Trump to Announce $50 Billion in China Tariffs, Sources Say [CNBC] US vows to defend farmers from possible China trade action against soybeans [...]

By |March 21st, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, March 22, 2018

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

[Bloomberg] Stocks Renew Drop on Facebook Concern; Dollar Dips: Markets Wrap [Reuters] U.S. current account deficit widens in fourth quarter [Bloomberg] Powell to Ponder Hawkish Tone in FOMC Debut: Decision Day Guide [CNBC] GOP [...]

By |March 20th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

[Bloomberg] Stocks Recover From Tech Selloff; Yields Rise: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] U.S. Plans Heavy China Tariff Hit as Soon as This Week [Bloomberg] Fed Seen Sticking With Three 2018 Rate Hikes, May Hint at Fourth [...]

By |March 19th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Monday, March 19, 2018

[Bloomberg] Stocks Slide in Broad Selloff; Brexit Spurs Pound: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Weakening FANG Stocks Stir Overnight Volatility in U.S. Futures [Reuters] Powell's Fed to show policy caution, shun political friction [Bloomberg] Congress risks another [...]

By |March 18th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, March 19, 2018

Sunday, March 18, 2018

[Bloomberg] Bond Traders' March Fed Guide: Beware the Four-Hike Hype So Soon [Reuters] Investors eye currencies for those most at risk in a trade war [Bloomberg] Yi Gang to Become China’s Central Bank Governor, WSJ [...]

By |March 18th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Sunday, March 18, 2018

Saturday, March 17, 2018

[Bloomberg] G-20 Sees Global Tension, End to Cheap Money as Risk to Growth [Bloomberg] Brace Yourself, It’s Going to Be a Busy Week in the World Economy [Reuters] Russia expels 23 British diplomats as crisis [...]

By |March 17th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, March 17, 2018

Friday, March 16, 2018

[Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks Higher on Brisk Factory Output: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] U.S. Housing Starts Cooled in February After Robust January [Bloomberg] U.S. Factory Output Rebounds in February and Exceeds Estimates [Reuters] Trump's tariffs head for [...]

By |March 15th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, March 16, 2018

Thursday, March 15, 2018

[Bloomberg] Stocks, Bonds Fluctuate as Traders Size Up Kudlow: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] U.S. Home Prices Rise Almost 9%, the Biggest Gain in Four Years [Reuters] U.S. job market tightening, inflation steadily rising [CNBC] Import prices [...]

By |March 14th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, March 15, 2018

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

[Bloomberg] Stocks Climb as U.S. Retail Sales Numbers Cool: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Rising services costs lift U.S. producer prices in February [Bloomberg] U.S. Retail Sales Unexpectedly Fall for Third Straight Month [CNBC] Mortgage refinances fall [...]

By |March 13th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

[Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks Rise as Inflation Meets Estimates: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] U.S. Inflation Picked Up in February Without Any Big Acceleration [Bloomberg] Trump Fires Tillerson, Names CIA’s Pompeo as Secretary of State [Reuters] Conservative commentator [...]

By |March 12th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Monday, March 12, 2018

[Bloomberg] Stocks Rally on Upbeat Outlook; Dollar Pares Drop: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Trump's Trade War and the $470 Billion Hit to the Global Economy [CNBC] On 10th anniversary of Bear Stearns' near collapse, Senate pushes [...]

By |March 11th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, March 12, 2018

Sunday, March 11, 2018

[Reuters] Trump's trade policies jeopardize jobs and prosperity: German minister [Reuters] China says trade war with U.S. will only bring disaster to global economy [Reuters] China allows Xi to remain president indefinitely, tightening his grip [...]

By |March 11th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Sunday, March 11, 2018

Saturday, March 10, 2018

[Reuters] How Trump’s tariffs morphed from 'no exemptions' to carve-outs galore [AP] Critics silenced ahead of China’s move to end Xi term limits [WSJ] Inside Trump’s Trade War: How Tariff Backers Beat Free Traders [WSJ] [...]

By |March 10th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, March 10, 2018

Friday, March 9, 2018

[Bloomberg] Stocks Gain, Treasuries Fall After U.S. Jobs Data: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] U.S. Added 313,000 Jobs in February; Wage Gains Cool to 2.6% [Bloomberg] China Warns of ‘Strong’ Measures to Counter Trump Trade Tariffs [Bloomberg] [...]

By |March 8th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, March 9, 2018

Thursday, March 8, 2018

[Bloomberg] Stocks Rise as Trade Fears Ebb; Euro Swings on ECB: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] ECB Unexpectedly Dials Back Stimulus Pledge as Economy Improves [Reuters] 'Death by China' economist ascendant as Trump pushes tariffs, hits China [...]

By |March 7th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, March 8, 2018

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

[Bloomberg] Global Stocks Drop on Trade Gloom; Bonds Advance: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] U.S. Trade Gap Widens to Post-Recession High [CNBC] Private-sector jobs grow by 235,000 in February, vs 195,000 expected: ADP/Moody's Analytics [Reuters] U.S. fourth-quarter [...]

By |March 6th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

[Bloomberg] Stocks Climb on Korea Hope, Opposition to Tariffs: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Trump faces pushback on tariffs but says he will not back down [Bloomberg] EU Raises Stakes for Trump by Aiming Levies at GOP [...]

By |March 5th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Monday, March 5, 2018

[Bloomberg] Stocks Rise on Speculation Trade Threat Overstated: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Italian Markets Feel the Heat as Anti-Establishment Parties Surge [Bloomberg] Trump Says No Mexico, Canada Steel Break Without Fair Nafta [Bloomberg] Trump’s Tariffs: All [...]

By |March 4th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, March 5, 2018

Sunday, March 4, 2018

[Bloomberg] China to Hold Trade Talks With U.S. in Beijing as Tensions Rise [Reuters] China says must control money supply to combat financial risk [Bloomberg] China Plans Greater Economic Policy Coordination [Reuters] Italians queue to [...]

By |March 4th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Sunday, March 4, 2018

Saturday, March 3, 2018

[CNBC] Trump threatens to slap retaliatory tariff on European cars as trade war talk heats up [BBC] Trump steps up war of words on trade with threat to tax EU cars [Bloomberg] China Political Advisers [...]

By |March 4th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, March 3, 2018

Friday, March 2, 2018

[Bloomberg] Stocks Roiled on `Trade War' Talk; Bonds Advance: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Trump Says Trade Wars Are ‘Good, and Easy to Win’ [Bloomberg] Here’s How Trump Could Really Hurt China on Trade [Bloomberg] Trump’s Tariffs [...]

By |March 1st, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, March 2, 2018

Thursday, March 1, 2018

[Bloomberg] Global Stocks Slide, Treasuries Rise Before Powell: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] U.S. Real Disposable Incomes Up Most in Five Years on Tax Cuts [Bloomberg] Jobless Claims in U.S. Drop to Lowest in Almost Five Decades [...]

By |February 28th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, March 1, 2018

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

[Bloomberg] Stocks Mixed as Fed Outlook Weighs; Dollar Steady: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] U.S. Fourth-Quarter Growth Revised Down to 2.5% Annualized Pace [Bloomberg] Here's What We Learned From Powell's First Fed Chair Testimony [Bloomberg] Bond Market [...]

By |February 27th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

[Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks Fluctuate, Treasuries Rise on Powell: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Powell Sees Gradual Rate Hikes Amid Strong U.S. Growth Outlook [CNBC] Fed Chairman Powell: Market volatility won't stop more rate hikes [CNBC] Home prices [...]

By |February 26th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Monday, February 26, 2018

[Bloomberg] Stocks Climb as Yields Hold Steady; Dollar Falls: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Powell Could Put Up With 2.5% Inflation to Keep Growth Pumping [Reuters] Corporate America’s new dilemma: raising prices to cover higher transport costs [...]

By |February 25th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, February 26, 2018

Sunday, February 25, 2018

[Reuters] Buffett says 'terrible mistake' for long-term investors to be in bonds [Reuters] Anbang takeover puts China's companies on notice [Reuters] China sets stage for Xi to stay in office indefinitely [WSJ] Investors’ Zeal to [...]

By |February 25th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Sunday, February 25, 2018

Saturday, February 24, 2018

[Reuters] Markets fret over Federal Reserve's approach under new chair Powell [Reuters] Latvia calls emergency meeting after third-largest bank fails [Reuters] China's January home prices rise even as top cities register decline [Bloomberg] Fed's Williams [...]

By |February 24th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, February 24, 2018

Friday, February 23, 2018

[Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks Rise With Treasuries, Dollar Mixed: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Mnuchin Urges Markets to Shrug Off Worries Over Tax Cuts, Debt [Bloomberg] Inflation-Vexed Bond Traders Are Unconvinced by Hawkish Fed Talk [Bloomberg] VIX Funds [...]

By |February 22nd, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, February 23, 2018

Thursday, February 22, 2018

[Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks Rebound, Dollar Stumbles With Yields: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] ECB Keeps Guidance Change on the Radar for First Half of 2018 [Reuters] U.S. Treasury official slams China's 'non-market behavior' [Bloomberg] China's VIX Goes [...]

By |February 21st, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, February 22, 2018

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

[Bloomberg] Dollar Gains, Tech Lifts U.S. Stocks; Bonds Mixed: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Fed's Harker sees two U.S. rate hikes this year [CNBC] Weekly mortgage applications tank even more, as rising rates make homes less affordable [...]

By |February 20th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

[Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks Decline With Treasuries, Dollar Gains: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Treasury $258 Billion Bond Auction Is Hogging All the Attention [Bloomberg] Fed Minutes May Give Clues to 2018 Interest Rate Word Puzzle [Bloomberg] A [...]

By |February 19th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Monday, February 19, 2018

[Bloomberg] European Stocks Falter After Asia Rally; Oil Rises: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Goldman Sees U.S. Interest Cost Surge on Rising Yields, Deficit [CNBC] Goldman Sachs sees red ink everywhere, warns US spending could push up [...]

By |February 18th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, February 19, 2018

Sunday, February 18, 2018

[Bloomberg] ECB's Rimsevics Detained by Latvian Anti-Graft Bureau [Bloomberg] U.S.-Russia Tension Flares Over Nuclear Arms Control Now at Risk [Reuters] Netanyahu says Israel could act against Iran's 'empire'

By |February 18th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Sunday, February 18, 2018

Saturday, February 17, 2018

[Reuters] Stock volatility: back with a bang and here to stay [Bloomberg] What Shaped the Stock Market's $3 Trillion Trauma [Bloomberg] China Warns It May Retaliate If U.S. Imposes Metal Tariffs [Reuters] Exclusive: Indian banks [...]

By |February 18th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, February 17, 2018

Friday, February 16, 2018

[Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks Fluctuate as Treasuries, Dollar Gain: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] U.S. Housing Starts Reach Highest Level in More Than a Year [CNBC] US import prices rise more than expected in January [Bloomberg] Cracks Appear [...]

By |February 15th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, February 16, 2018

Thursday, February 15, 2018

[Bloomberg] Global Stocks Extend Rebound; Treasuries Decline: Markets Wrap [CNBC] US 10-year yield rises to fresh 4-year high of 2.94% [Bloomberg] Oil Trades Near One-Week High as Stockpile Gains Slow Down [Bloomberg] Dollar Under Siege [...]

By |February 14th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, February 15, 2018

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

[Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks Gain as 10-Year Yield Approaches 2.9%: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] U.S. Consumer Prices Rise More Than Forecast on Apparel Costs [Bloomberg] U.S. Retail Sales Unexpectedly Fall After December Revised Down [Reuters] Euro zone [...]

By |February 13th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

[Bloomberg] Stock Recovery Falters; Yen Rallies With Havens: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Record Number of U.S. Small-Business Owners Say It’s a Good Time to Expand [Reuters] Stock market's rout is not impacting the US economic outlook: [...]

By |February 12th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Monday, February 12, 2018

[Bloomberg] Stocks Rebound With S&P; Oil Snaps Selloff: Markets Wrap [CNBC] US 10-year Treasury yield climbs back to four-year high [Bloomberg] Record $23 Billion Flees World's Largest ETF [Bloomberg] Volatility’s Awakening Spurs Record Long Position [...]

By |February 11th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, February 12, 2018

Sunday, February 11, 2018

[Bloomberg] Bond-Stock Clash Has Just Begun as Inflation Looms [Reuters] ECB concerned about U.S. political influence on exchange rates: Nowotny [Reuters] IMF's Lagarde says market swings aren't worrying, but wants reforms [Reuters] Iran displays missile, [...]

By |February 11th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Sunday, February 11, 2018

Saturday, February 10, 2018

[CNBC] Big-spending budget pact rattles markets, threatens 'next fiscal crisis' [Reuters] Investors brace for more swings as U.S. inflation specter rises [Bloomberg] Junk-Bond Selling Accelerates at End of Jittery Week in Markets [FT] The end [...]

By |February 10th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, February 10, 2018

Friday, February 9, 2018

[Bloomberg] Global Stocks Selloff Deepens; Treasuries Steady: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Chinese stocks crushed as 'bulls kill bulls' in exit stampede [Bloomberg] U.S. Stock-Index Futures Fluctuate as Week of Woe Draws to Close [Bloomberg] Oil Drops [...]

By |February 8th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, February 9, 2018

Thursday, February 8, 2018

[Bloomberg] Stocks Hunt for Direction Amid Turmoil; Yuan Drops: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Oil Extends Biggest Drop in Two Months as Dollar and Shale Weigh [AP] Senate leaders’ budget deal faces opposition in both parties [Reuters] [...]

By |February 7th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, February 8, 2018

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

[Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks Waver as Jitters Linger; Europe Rises: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Fed's Kaplan says market correction healthy, sees no economic impact [Bloomberg] Congress Seeking Bigger Budget Deal While Avoiding Shutdown [Bloomberg] World's Largest ETF [...]

By |February 6th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

[Bloomberg] Stocks Slump as Selloff Deepens; Treasuries Steady: Markets Wrap [CNBC] Global stocks plunge as sell-off spreads around the world [CNBC] Key measure of market volatility — the VIX — jumps above 50, highest level [...]

By |February 5th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Monday, February 5, 2018

[Bloomberg] Stock Selloff Deepens; Dollar Steady as Gold Gains: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Dollar steadies as U.S. jobs data fan inflation expectations, send bond yields up [Bloomberg] Global Rout Takes Hold of Junk-Bond and Emerging-Market Funds [...]

By |February 4th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, February 5, 2018

Sunday, February 4, 2018

[Bloomberg] Bond Market's Debt-Ceiling Alarm Bell Is Ringing Loud and Clear [Washington Post] Analysis: Government set to borrow nearly $1 trillion this year [MarketWatch] Risk of market contagion has reached a 6-year high, Deutsche Bank [...]

By |February 4th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Sunday, February 4, 2018

Saturday, February 3, 2108

[CNBC] Scary Friday could lead to scary Monday for markets [CNBC] Janet Yellen exits the Fed on Friday amid heavy praise and bitter criticism [Reuters] With an eye on Russia, U.S. to increase nuclear capabilities [...]

By |February 3rd, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, February 3, 2108

Friday, February 2, 2018

[Bloomberg] Treasuries Fall, Dollar Gains on Jobs, Wages Data: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] U.S. Added 200,000 Jobs in January; Wages Rise Most Since 2009 [CNBC] US 10-year Treasury yield jumps to 4-year high of 2.83% after [...]

By |February 1st, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, February 2, 2018

Thursday, February 1, 2018

[Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks Fall on Tech Weakness, Bonds Pare Loss: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] U.S. Productivity Fell Last Quarter to Extend Sluggish Run [Politico] GOP faces new shutdown threat from within [Reuters] China January factory growth [...]

By |January 31st, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, February 1, 2018

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

[Bloomberg] Stock Declines Ease as Dollar Drops; Oil Retreats: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Trump urges Congress to help stimulate $1.5 trillion in infrastructure spending [Bloomberg] Inflation Debate Grips Fed as Yellen Exits: Decision-Day Guide [Bloomberg] U.S. [...]

By |January 30th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

[Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks Drop for a Second Day; Oil Declines: Markets Wrap [Reuters] World stocks sucked under by bond market breakout [Bloomberg] Health Stocks Fall After Amazon, JPMorgan, Berkshire Announce Health-Care Deal [CNBC] Trump advisor [...]

By |January 29th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Monday, January 29, 2018

[Bloomberg] Treasuries Slide, Dollar Gains as Busy Week Begins: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] U.S. Consumer Spending Rose in December, Saving Rate Dipped [Bloomberg] China H Shares Are Testing History With Wildest Swings Since '07 [Bloomberg] Goldman [...]

By |January 28th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, January 29, 2018

Sunday, January 28, 2018

[Bloomberg] Knot Says QE Program Must End `As Soon As Possible' [Bloomberg] Bond Traders' Wild Ride in 2018 Is About to Kick Into Overdrive [Reuters] Erdogan says Turkey will clean entire Syrian border of terrorists [...]

By |January 28th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Sunday, January 28, 2018

Saturday, January 27, 2018

[Reuters] China to review anti-dumping duties on U.S., E.U. industrial solvents [NYT] Every One of the World’s Big Economies Is Now Growing [WSJ] My 10-Year Odyssey Through America’s Housing Crisis [FT] How long can emerging [...]

By |January 27th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, January 27, 2018

Friday, January 26, 2018

[Bloomberg] Dollar Stays Lower After GDP, Trump; Stocks Gain: Markets Wrap [Reuters] World stocks party like its '99, dollar wilts again [Bloomberg] U.S. GDP Grows Below-Forecast 2.6% on Trade, Inventory Drags [Bloomberg] Trump warns Davos [...]

By |January 25th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, January 26, 2018

Thursday, January 25, 2018

[Bloomberg] Dollar Extends Drop After Draghi; U.S. Stocks Rise: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] ECB Keeps Policy Unchanged as Euro Gains Risk Curbing Inflation [Bloomberg] Draghi Sees Inflation Optimism in Recovery But Euro a Concern [Bloomberg] Draghi [...]

By |January 24th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, January 25, 2018

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

[Bloomberg] Dollar Woes Deepen as Stocks Edge Up; Gold Rallies: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Dollar skids to three-year low as Mnuchin welcomes currency weakness [CNBC] A weaker dollar is good for the US, Treasury Secretary Mnuchin [...]

By |January 23rd, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

[Bloomberg] Treasuries Rally After BOJ; U.S. Stocks Fluctuate: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Trump slaps steep U.S. tariffs on imported washers, solar panels [Reuters] Asia fears U.S. tariffs on washing machines, solar panels just the start [Politico] [...]

By |January 22nd, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Monday, January 22, 2018

[Bloomberg] Stocks Mixed, Dollar Flat as Shutdown Continues: Markets Wrap [The Hill] Shutdown grinds into workweek after Senate fails to clinch deal [Bloomberg] Government Shutdown Starts to Bite, Raising Political Stakes [Bloomberg] Senate at Impasse [...]

By |January 21st, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, January 22, 2018

Sunday, January 21, 2018

[The Hill] Playing blame game over shutdown springs both parties in the hot seat [CNN] White House targets filibuster, calls for 'nuclear option' as shutdown enters day 2 [CNBC] High-tax states plan workarounds to the [...]

By |January 21st, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Sunday, January 21, 2018

Saturday, January 20, 2018

[Reuters] Government shuts down as Trump feuds with Democrats [Reuters] What happens in a U.S. government shutdown? [Reuters] China accuses U.S. warship of violating its sovereignty [Reuters] Turkish military operation in Syria's Afrin has begun: [...]

By |January 20th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, January 20, 2018

Friday, January 19, 2018

[Bloomberg] Dollar Pressured as Treasuries Steady; Stocks Rise: Markets Wrap [CNBC] 'Shutdown coming?' All eyes are on divided Senate, Trump as deadline threatens [CNBC] House passes bill to avoid a government shutdown. Now comes the [...]

By |January 18th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, January 19, 2018

Thursday, January 18, 2018

  [Bloomberg] U.S. Treasury Yield Hits 2.6%; Europe Stocks Mixed: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Strong China data cranks up pressure on bond markets [Bloomberg] U.S. Housing Starts Fall More Than Expected While Permits Steady [Reuters] Republicans [...]

By |January 17th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, January 18, 2018

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

[Bloomberg] Stocks Rise as BofA Continues Strong Bank Earnings: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] House GOP Bid to Avert Shutdown Gains Steam as Deadline Near [Bloomberg] U.S. Manufacturing Output Rose in December for a Fourth Month [CNBC] [...]

By |January 16th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

[Bloomberg] Stocks Race to Records as Big Banks Show Strength: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Yuan Strength Leaves Market Guessing at China's Line in the Sand [Bloomberg] Bitcoin Tumbles 20% as Fears of Cryptocurrency Crackdown Linger [Bloomberg] [...]

By |January 15th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Monday, January 15, 2018

[Bloomberg] Dollar Slide Deepens as Euro Strength Saps Stocks: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Metals Power Higher as Sickly Dollar Spurs Copper-to-Gold Rally [Reuters] BOJ's Kuroda sounds more positive on prices, yen hits four-month high [Bloomberg] China [...]

By |January 14th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, January 15, 2018

Sunday, January 14, 2018

[Reuters] China to step up banking oversight in 'arduous' fight on financial risks [Reuters] Trump, Lighthizer discuss China, NAFTA trade talks: White House [Reuters] Merkel could join Macron in Davos for epic clash with Trump [...]

By |January 14th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Sunday, January 14, 2018

Saturday, January 13, 2018

[Reuters] U.S. ultimatum on nuclear deal, new sanctions draw Iran threat [FT] Strong US inflation signals rate rise in March [FT] Bond markets: Is the bull run over?

By |January 13th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, January 13, 2018

Friday, January 12, 2018

[Bloomberg] Treasuries Fall, Stocks Rise on Price Data: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] U.S. 2-Year Yield Tops 2% for First Time Since Financial Crisis [Reuters] U.S. core consumer prices post biggest gain in 11 months [Bloomberg] Gain [...]

By |January 11th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, January 12, 2018

Thursday, January 11, 2018

[Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks Rise, Dollar Slips With Bonds Steady: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Oil Trades at Three-Year High After U.S. Stockpiles Drop Again [Reuters] U.S. producer prices fall; jobless claims up for fourth straight week [Bloomberg] [...]

By |January 10th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, January 11, 2018

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

[Bloomberg] Treasuries, Stocks Slump on China as Dollar Falls: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Treasuries Slide as China Said to View Them as `Less Attractive' [Reuters] Bond yields hit multi-month highs on report China may slow U.S. [...]

By |January 9th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

[Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks at Records as Dollar Gains, Bonds Fall: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Wall Street's Rising Euphoria May Spell Trouble for Stock Market [Politico] Republicans: Budget deal prospects are dimming [Bloomberg] Yen's Spike Shows Taste [...]

By |January 8th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Monday, January 8, 2018

[Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks Mixed as Dollar Gains With Crude Oil: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Equity Euphoria Grips the Entire World [Bloomberg] Fed Eyes Financial Conditions as Possible Source of Inflation [Politico] White House preparing for trade [...]

By |January 7th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, January 8, 2018

Sunday, January 7, 2018

[Reuters] ECB should fix date to end bond purchases: Weidmann [Reuters] Fed officials are already plotting how to combat the next downturn [Bloomberg] White House Doesn't See Need for Faster Fed Hikes [CNBC] By all [...]

By |January 7th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Sunday, January 7, 2018

Saturday, January 6, 2018

[Reuters] China tightens rules on commercial lender shareholders, entrusted loans [Reuters] Businesses cautious in installing patches to fix chip flaw [FT] Bull or bear? The big issues fund managers face in 2018

By |January 6th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, January 6, 2018

Friday, January 5, 2018

[Bloomberg] Bond Pare Gains, Stocks Higher After Jobs Report: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] U.S. Added Fewer Jobs Than Expected in December [Bloomberg] U.S. Trade Deficit Balloons to Widest in Almost Six Years [Bloomberg] Global Debt Hits [...]

By |January 4th, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, January 5, 2018

Thursday, January 4, 2018

[Bloomberg] Stocks Rise on Global Growth Outlook; Dollar Slips: Markets Wrap [CNBC] Treasury yields climb after jobs data blows past estimates [Reuters] Oil hits highest since 2015 as Iran unrest spooks market [Bloomberg] Companies in [...]

By |January 3rd, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, January 4, 2018

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

[Bloomberg] Dollar Halts Slide; U.S. Stocks at Record Highs: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Oil hits new two-and-a-half year highs as higher output looms [Bloomberg] Manufacturing in U.S. Accelerates to Cap Best Year Since '04 [Bloomberg] Ford, [...]

By |January 2nd, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

[Bloomberg] European Stocks Slide; Dollar Extends Decline: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Oil posts strongest year opening since 2014; Iran unrest pushes up crude [Bloomberg] Global Manufacturers Strain to Keep Up With Faster Economy [Reuters] Asian factories [...]

By |January 1st, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Monday, January 1, 2018

[Reuters] As U.S. budget fight looms, Republicans flip their fiscal script [CNBC] Here are three key global themes set to dominate markets in 2018 [Bloomberg] How China Will Shake Up the Oil Futures Market [AP] [...]

By |January 1st, 2018|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, January 1, 2018

Sunday, December 31, 2017

[Bloomberg] China Factory Momentum Remains Intact Amid Smog and Debt Curbs [Bloomberg] China December official services PMI edges up to 55 [Bloomberg] Trump Says World Watching Iran as Hardliners Hold Counterrallies [WSJ] China’s HNA Group [...]

By |December 30th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Sunday, December 31, 2017

Saturday, December 30, 2017

[Reuters] ECB's Coeure sees 'reasonable chance' bond buys will not be extended [Reuters] China to cap overseas withdrawals using domestic bank cards [NYT] Why Are Mutual Fund Fees So High? This Billionaire Knows

By |December 30th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, December 30, 2017

Friday, December 29, 2017

[Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks Mixed, Euro Seeks Best Year Since '03: Markets Wrap [Reuters] U.S. oil prices climb to highest since mid-2015 on surprise output drop [CNBC] Fed could surprise markets with more interest rate hikes [...]

By |December 28th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, December 29, 2017

Thursday, December 28, 2017

[Bloomberg] Dollar, Treasuries Decline as Stocks Edge Higher: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Gold hits 1-month high as dollar weakens further [Reuters] Oil prices near 2015 highs on tight market [Bloomberg] Bitcoin Tumbles Over Exchange-Closure Fears [Bloomberg] [...]

By |December 27th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, December 28, 2017

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks Fluctuate as Dollar Drops, Bonds Gain: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Copper Rallies to Three-Year High as China Plant Halts Output [Bloomberg] China Beige Book Sees Signs of Shift to Slower Growth Already [Bloomberg] [...]

By |December 26th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

[Bloomberg] Apple Drags Down Tech Shares as Gold, Oil Advance: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Home Prices in 20 U.S. Cities Increase by Most Since 2014 [Bloomberg] U.S. IPOs Bounce Back: Five Key Measures of 2017's Listings [...]

By |December 25th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Monday, December 25, 2017

[Bloomberg] U.S. Dollar Rises With Ruble Amid Holiday Lull: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] China Signals Slower Growth Is Acceptable to Tackle Debt, Smog [Bloomberg] China Central Bank Official Says Bankruptcy May Benefit the Country [Bloomberg] Analysts [...]

By |December 25th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, December 25, 2017

Sunday, December 24, 2017

[Bloomberg] Digital Coins Resume Selloff as Recovery Fizzles [Bloomberg] The Year in Money [Reuters] North Korea says new U.N. sanctions an act of war [WSJ] Spending, Deficit Concerns Arise With New Tax Law

By |December 24th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Sunday, December 24, 2017

Saturday, December 23, 2017

[Reuters] Oil producers to discuss exit plans from cuts once market near balance: Russia [CNBC] California's monster Thomas fire becomes largest-ever wildfire in state history [Spiegel] Merkel's Difficult Road to a Coalition [WSJ] One Thing [...]

By |December 23rd, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, December 23, 2017

Friday, December 22, 2017

[Bloomberg] Europe Stocks Slide on Catalan Poll; Dollar Gains: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] U.S. Consumer Spending Tops Forecasts as Inflation Accelerates [Bloomberg] Catalan Separatists Cheer Puigdemont as Rajoy Handed a Drubbing [Reuters] Japan's record financial year [...]

By |December 21st, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, December 22, 2017

Thursday, December 21, 2017

[Reuters] Wall Street opens higher after GDP data [CNBC] House unveils 'clean' spending bill to fund the government through January 19 [Bloomberg] Subprime Auto Defaults Are Soaring, and PE Firms Have No Way Out [Reuters] [...]

By |December 20th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, December 21, 2017

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

[Bloomberg] Treasuries Down, Stocks Up as Tax Bill Progresses: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Oil Gains on Signals U.S. Stockpiles Fell More Than Expected [Bloomberg] Senate Passes U.S. Tax Overhaul Putting Trump on Brink of Big [...]

By |December 19th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

[Bloomberg] Stocks Mixed as Euro Climbs; Treasuries Decline: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] U.S. Single-Family Housing Starts Rise to Highest in a Decade [CNBC] Holiday spending on track to be highest in at least 12 years: CNBC [...]

By |December 18th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Monday, December 18, 2017

[Bloomberg] Stocks Gain on U.S. Tax Plan; Treasuries Decline: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Republicans confident tax bill to become law this week [Bloomberg] Market's Extreme Calm Will Likely Become a Thing of the Past [Bloomberg] HNA [...]

By |December 17th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, December 18, 2017

Sunday, December 17, 2017

[Reuters] No. 2 U.S. Senate Republican expects tax bill will pass, eyes Tuesday [NYT] What’s in the Tax Bill, and How It Will Affect You [WSJ] The Fast and the Financed: China’s Well-Funded Auto Startups [...]

By |December 17th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Sunday, December 17, 2017

Saturday, December 16, 2017

[Bloomberg] GOP Charges to Tax-Cut Finish Line [Bloomberg] GOP Tax Plan Sets Higher Rate Than Expected on Offshore Earnings [Bloomberg] Merkel Ally Draws Red Line in Talks [NYT] The Next Crisis for Puerto Rico: A [...]

By |December 16th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, December 16, 2017

Friday, December 15, 2017

[Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks Rise, Dollar Steady Amid Tax Debate: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Here’s Where the GOP Tax Plan Stands Right Now [The Hill] Obstacles emerge as GOP races to tax finish [CNBC] Changes coming in [...]

By |December 14th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, December 15, 2017

Thursday, December 14, 2017

[Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks Rise, Euro Slips on ECB Inflation View: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] U.S. Retail Sales Jump More Than Forecast in Broad Advance [Reuters] U.S. import prices surge in November [Bloomberg] Two GOP Senators Slam [...]

By |December 13th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, December 14, 2017

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

[Bloomberg] Dollar Drops After Alabama Vote; Asia Stocks Mixed: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] U.S. Inflation Picks Up on Energy Costs; Core Gauge Slows [Bloomberg] Fed 2018 Dots in Focus for Yellen Swan Song: Decision Day Guide [...]

By |December 12th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

[Bloomberg] Stocks Push Higher as Oil Rises; Dollar Steadies: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Oil hits two-year-and-a-half year high on pipeline shutdown [Reuters] U.S. producer prices rise strongly, point to firming inflation [CNBC] How the Fed could [...]

By |December 11th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Monday, December 11, 2017

[Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks Rise Despite NYC Explosion; Gold Falls: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Bitcoin Futures Start With a Bang as Gain Trips Circuit Breakers [Reuters] Powell faces early test of policy view as tax cuts near [...]

By |December 10th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, December 11, 2017

Saturday, December 9, 2017

[Bloomberg] With the U.S. Going Rogue, World Fumbles for New Trade Consensus [Bloomberg] China Factory Inflation Eases as Consumer Prices Remain Subdued [Bloomberg] Steinhoff Seeks to Defuse Accounting Scandal [FT] Pool of negative yielding bonds [...]

By |December 9th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, December 9, 2017

Friday, December 8, 2017

[Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks Rise, Dollar Holds Gain on Jobs: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Oil Rises, Paring Weekly Decline After Chinese Imports Increase [Bloomberg] U.S. Payrolls Rise 228,000 While Wages Gain Less Than Forecast [Reuters] What's in [...]

By |December 7th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, December 8, 2017

Thursday, December 7, 2017

[Bloomberg] Dollar Rises to Two-Week High; Stocks Erase Gains: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Commodities Crumble Again as China Alarm Bells Sink Metals [CNBC] Bitcoin tops $15,000, surging more than $3,000 in less than 36 hours [Bloomberg] [...]

By |December 6th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, December 7, 2017

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

[Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks Avoid Worst of Selloff as Bonds Climb: Markets Wrap [Reuters] House tax positions begin to emerge ahead of talks with Senate [CNBC] Here's what the Senate's tax bill means for your wallet [...]

By |December 5th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

[Bloomberg] U.S. Tech Shares Rebound as Metals Fall With Pound: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] U.S. Trade Deficit Is Widest Since January [Bloomberg] Growth in U.S. Service Industries Cools From a 12-Year High [Bloomberg] State Street Says [...]

By |December 4th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Monday, December 4, 2017

[Bloomberg] Stocks Jump With Dollar on Tax Plan as Yields Rise: Markets Wrap [Politico] Congress faces frantic week with possible shutdown, taxes, Russia [Bloomberg] Congress Talks Tax Deal as Trump Signals Corporate Rate Retreat [Bloomberg] [...]

By |December 3rd, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, December 4, 2017

Sunday, December 3, 2017

[Reuters] Greece, lenders reach deal on reforms under bailout review [Reuters] Turkey's Erdogan says businessmen moving assets abroad are 'traitors' [FT] Big six US banks add $170bn to trading firepower

By |December 3rd, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Sunday, December 3, 2017

Saturday, December 2, 2017

[Bloomberg] Senate Passes Major Business, Individual Cuts: Tax Debate Update [Bloomberg] The Biggest Sticking Points Between Senate and House Tax Bills [Reuters] Fear of missing out keeps investors in stocks despite risks [Reuters] China airs [...]

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

Friday, December 1, 2017

[Bloomberg] U.S Stocks Mixed After Rally, Treasuries Advance: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] European Stocks Hit Two-Week Low as Tech Shares Extend Selloff [Bloomberg] Oil Extends Gains as OPEC Prolongs Production Curbs Through 2018 [Bloomberg] China Stocks [...]

By |November 30th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, December 1, 2017

Thursday, November 30, 2017

[Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks Gain on FANG Rebound as Crude Climbs: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Senate tax drama enters complicated end-game [Bloomberg] U.S. Consumer Spending Cools While Inflation May Encourage Fed [Bloomberg] Bank of Korea Leads the [...]

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

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

[Bloomberg] Stocks Gain With Tax, Data in Focus; Pound Rises: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] U.S. Third-Quarter Growth Revised Up to 3.3%, Three-Year High [Reuters] Senate Republicans shove tax bill ahead as Democrats fume [CNBC] Bitcoin surges [...]

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

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

[Bloomberg] Stocks Rise as Energy Shares Jump; Dollar Steady: Markets Wrap [Reuters] U.S. goods trade deficit widens in October, inventories fall [Bloomberg] Home Prices in 20 U.S. Cities Rise by Most Since Mid-2014 [Reuters] Fed [...]

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

Monday, November 27, 2017

[Bloomberg] Stocks Struggle as Metal Prices Drop; Dollar Slips: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] China Shares Resume Decline as Year's Top Performers Take a Hit [Bloomberg] Bitcoin Guns For $10,000 as Cryptocurrency Mania Intensifies [Bloomberg] Here’s Where [...]

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

Sunday, November 26, 2017

[Reuters] Black Friday, Thanksgiving online sales climb to record high [Bloomberg] Bond Traders Start to See Crack in Fed's Resolve About Inflation [Reuters] Bavaria boss backs SPD tie-up as consensus grows for German grand coalition [...]

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

Saturday, November 25, 2017

[[CNBC] Big week for markets with Fed's Powell confirmation hearing and Yellen testimony [Reuters] China online finance regulator tells unqualified micro-lenders to stop lending [CNBC] The Fed launched QE nine years ago — these four [...]

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

Friday, November 24, 2017

Bloomberg] Stocks Climb as Retailers Gain on Black Friday: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Oil Rises as Russia and OPEC Said to Reach Outline Deal on Cuts [Bloomberg] Germany's SPD Decides to Accept Negotiations With Merkel [Bloomberg] [...]

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

Thursday, November 23, 2017

[Bloomberg] European Stocks Erase Losses; Dollar Extends Drop: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Chinese Stocks Tumble Most in 17 Months as Bond Selloff Spreads [Reuters] China stocks suffer mauling, Fed leaves dollar in a daze [Bloomberg] What [...]

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

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

[Bloomberg] Dollar, Bonds Slip as Stocks Rise; Pound Swings: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Oil Climbs to Two-Year High as Stockpiles Fall Before OPEC Meets [Bloomberg] U.S. Business Equipment Orders Fall for First Time Since June [Reuters] [...]

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

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

[Bloomberg] Global Stocks Gain as Bonds Rise; Dollar Slips: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] People Are Suddenly Worried About the Yield Curve Flattening [Politico] Congress speeds toward shutdown over Dreamers [Bloomberg] ECB Is Said Likely to Take [...]

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

Monday, November 20, 2017

[Bloomberg] Dollar Rises as Treasuries Drop; Stocks Rebound: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Merkel’s Attempt to Form a New German Government Collapses [Bloomberg] China Clampdown Signals ‘New Era’ for $15 Trillion in Funds [CNBC] Chinese shadow banking [...]

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

Sunday, November 19, 2017

[Reuters] 'No fireworks' at NAFTA talks, but few signs of progress [Bloomberg] Merkel Faces Endgame for Next German Government in Party Talks [Bloomberg] Zimbabwe Ruling-Party Leaders Gather to Decide Mugabe's Fate [WSJ] Is This the [...]

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

Saturday, November 18, 2018

[Bloomberg] China Home Prices Stop Three-Month Drop as Market Stabilizes [Reuters] Global banks flag concerns over U.S. Senate tax proposal [Reuters] German parties regroup for last-ditch coalition push [Reuters] Zimbabwe protesters begin marching towards Mugabe residence

By |November 18th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, November 18, 2018

Friday, November 17, 2017

[Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks Decline With Dollar as Treasuries Rise: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Oil Climbs as Saudi Arabia Seeks to Dispel Doubts Over Russia [Bloomberg] U.S. Home Starts Reach Highest Level in a Year, Permits [...]

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

Thursday, November 16, 2017

[Bloomberg] Stocks Regain Ground; Euro Slips, Dollar Edges Up: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Congress poised for a major test on tax legislation [AP] GOP muscling tax bill through House; hits senator roadblock [Bloomberg] Fed Insiders [...]

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

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

[Bloomberg] Stocks Slide With Dollar as Treasuries Advance: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Oil prices slide after IEA casts doubt over demand outlook [Bloomberg] U.S. Core-Inflation Gauge Picks Up for First Time Since January [Bloomberg] Here’s [...]

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

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

[Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks, Greenback Decline as Euro Advances: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Wholesale Prices in U.S. Rose More Than Forecast in October [Bloomberg] Here’s Where the GOP Tax Plan Stands Right Now [Reuters] Risks ahead [...]

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

Monday, November 13, 2017

[Bloomberg] Stocks Drop as Bonds Gain; Sterling Under Pressure: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Emerging-Market Bonds See Biggest Yield Jump Since Trump Victory [Reuters] Bitcoin claws back over $1,000 after losing almost a third of value [...]

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

Sunday, November 12, 2017

[Bloomberg] Saudi Arabia Credit Risk Surges Most in Almost Two Years [Bloomberg] What the Saudi Arrests Mean for the Kingdom's Oil Policy [Bloomberg] U.K.'s May Pressured as Times Says 40 MPs Signal No Confidence [Bloomberg] [...]

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

Saturday, November 11, 2017

[Reuters] U.S. junk bond sector ends rough week on calmer note [NYT, Morgenson] After 20 Years of Financial Turmoil, a Columnist’s Last Shot [WSJ] Declines in Stocks, Junk Bonds Reveal Cracks in Global Rally [WSJ] [...]

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

Friday, November 10, 2017

  [Bloomberg] Stocks Extend Drop, Bonds Fall; Dollar Fluctuates: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Oil Set for Best Weekly Run in Year as Saudi Tumult Roils Market [Reuters] Dueling Republican tax plans advance in Congress [Bloomberg] [...]

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

Thursday, November 9, 2017

[Bloomberg] Stocks Drop as Miners Decline; Dollar Fluctuates: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] What Analysts Say About Nikkei's Mid-Afternoon Drop: Roundup [Bloomberg] In 2017, Investors Can Either Buy Bubbles or Be Left Far Behind [Reuters] Tax-cut [...]

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

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

[Bloomberg] Stocks Slip on Banking Earnings; Dollar Declines: Markets Wrap [Reuters] A year in: U.S. stock market under Trump's shadow [Bloomberg] China Exports Hold Up as International Demand Remains Resilient [Bloomberg] U.S.-China Trade War [...]

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

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

[Bloomberg] Stocks Rise as Trump Talks Asia Trade; Bonds Gain: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Arab Stocks Sink Most in World as Rising Political Tension Bites [Bloomberg] Here’s Where the GOP Tax Bill Stands Right Now [...]

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

Monday, November 6, 2017

[Bloomberg] Stocks Mixed as Banks Retreat; Bonds, Oil Climb: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Oil Trades Near 2-Year High After Saudi Arabia Purges Officials [Bloomberg] Why the Next Four Days Will Be Crucial for the GOP [...]

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

Sunday, November 5, 2017

[CNBC] New York Fed President William Dudley set to announce retirement: Sources [Bloomberg] Catalan Leader Puigdemont Turns Himself In to Belgian Police [Bloomberg] Pound to Follow Politics as Scandal-Hit U.K. Renews Brexit Talks [Bloomberg] Billionaire [...]

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

Saturday, November 4, 2017

[Reuters] Ousted Catalan leader calls for united front for independence [Reuters] Unversed in debt details, Venezuelans desperate for any relief [Reuters] China's central bank chief urges Beijing to promote equity, cut debt, eliminate 'zombie' companies [...]

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

Friday, November 3, 2017

[Bloomberg] Dollar Falls, Treasuries Rise on Payrolls Report: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Oil near two-year highs as tightening market woos buyers [Bloomberg] U.S. Trade Deficit Widens as Import Gain Barely Exceeds Exports [Bloomberg] U.S. Adds [...]

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

Thursday, November 2, 2017

[Bloomberg] Dollar Drops on Powell; Sterling Slumps After BOE: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Trump Taps Powell for Fed to Oversee Economy Fraught With Risks [Bloomberg] Powell, Once an Also-Ran, Set to Chair Trump’s Bank-Friendly Fed [...]

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

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

[Bloomberg] Stocks Gain as Metals Surge; Crude Extends Rally: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] U.S. Oil Rises to 10-Month High as Stockpiles Seen Dropping [Bloomberg] U.S. Companies Add Most Workers in Seven Months, ADP Data Show [...]

By |October 31st, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

[Bloomberg] Euro Drops as Inflation Slows; Stocks Extend Gains: Markets Wrap [Politico] Trump’s unusual chance to stack the Fed [Bloomberg] BOJ Keeps Stimulus Unchanged as It Trims Inflation Outlook [Bloomberg] China Factory PMI Falls [...]

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

Monday, October 30, 2017

[Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks Fall From Records as Dollar Weakens: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] China Bond Selloff Spreads to Stocks as Deleveraging Risks Mount [Bloomberg] U.S. Consumer Spending Rises Most Since 2009 on Car Buying [Politico] [...]

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

Sunday, October 29, 2017

[Reuters] Hundreds of thousands march for unified Spain, poll shows depths of division [NYT] Spain Is a Collection of Glued Regions. Or Maybe Not So Glued. [NYT] Stuck in Place, U.S. Homeowners Hunker Down as Housing Supply Stays [...]

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

Saturday, October 28, 2017

[BBC] Catalan ex-leader Carles Puigdemont vows to resist takeover [Reuters] Kuroda looks favored to get second term as Bank of Japan chief: Nikkei [Reuters] Catalan police call for neutrality as Spain exerts control [Reuters] Mattis, [...]

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

Friday, October 27, 2017

[Bloomberg] Dollar Extends Gain on U.S. Tax Moves, Growth: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] U.S. Growth at Above-Forecast 3% on Consumer, Business Spending [Bloomberg] Tax Plan Has Lobbyists Swarming, Lawmakers Asking What’s in It? [Bloomberg] It’s [...]

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

Thursday, October 26, 2017

[Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks Rise on Strong Earnings, Euro Falls: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] ECB Slows Asset Purchases as Draghi Heads for Stimulus Exit [CNBC] Trump apparently is having a hard time making up his mind [...]

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