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

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|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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

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

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

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

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

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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

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Bloomberg] Forget Brexit, Poland Risks Being the EU's Real Rogue State [WSJ] U.S. Sets January Push for $1 Trillion Infrastructure Revamp

By | December 10th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Sunday, December 10, 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

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

[Bloomberg] Stocks in Asia Stall; Aussie at Three-Month Low: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] China Unveils New Leaders With No Clear Xi Successor in Sight [Bloomberg] World's Best Carry Trades Lose Appeal as Interest Rates in Focus [...]

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

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

[Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks Rise on Blue-Chip Earnings; Euro Gains: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Bond yields grind higher, Caterpillar smashes forecasts [Bloomberg] Why This Stock Bear Sees No Hope for Emerging Markets [Bloomberg] Xi's New Milestone [...]

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

Monday, October 23, 2017

[Bloomberg] Euro Drops With Spain on Edge; Bonds and Oil Climb: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Catalan Separatists Plot Response to Spain’s Shock and Awe [Reuters] Catalonia warns of civil disobedience as Madrid readies direct rule [...]

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

Sunday, October 22, 2017

[Reuters] Catalonia's leaders fight off direct rule from Madrid [Reuters] Stock market's future in Trump's hands as Federal Reserve chair pick looms [Reuters] Abe to push reform of Japan's pacifist constitution after ruling bloc election win [Reuters] Ramping [...]

By | October 21st, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Sunday, October 22, 2017

Saturday, October 21, 2017

[Reuters] Trump expected to pressure China's Xi to rein in North Korea: officials [Reuters] Spain will sack Catalan government, call regional election [Bloomberg] Taylor Has Complex History to Overcome If Picked as Fed Chair [Bloomberg] Yellen Defends Legacy Amid [...]

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

Friday, October 20, 2017

[Bloomberg] Dollar, Stocks Get Lift From Tax Move; Bonds Fall: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Trump’s Tax Plan Takes a Big Step Forward, But What Comes Next Won’t Be Easy [Reuters] Senate passes budget blueprint key to Trump tax [...]

By | October 19th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, October 20, 2017

Thursday, October 19, 2017

[Bloomberg] Stocks Drop as Investor Jitters Return; Euro Gains: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Hong Kong Stocks Tumble the Most This Year [Bloomberg] Fewest Jobless Claims Since 1973 Show Firm U.S. Job Market [Bloomberg] Spain Unleashes Historic Power to End [...]

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

Sunday, October 15, 2017

[Bloomberg] Yellen Calls Inflation the 'Biggest Surprise' in the Economy [WSJ] Yellen Says Gradual Rate Increases Should Help Sustain Economy’s Growth [WSJ] Draghi Says ECB Should Be Patient, Persistent With Monetary Policy [WSJ] Why [...]

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

Saturday, October 14, 2017

[Bloomberg] China Credit Growth Exceeds Estimates Despite Debt Curb Vow [Reuters] Spain to take control of Catalonia if gets ambiguous reply on independence [Reuters] China confirms will amend party constitution, likely to include Xi's theories [...]

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

Friday, October 13, 2017

[Reuters] S&P, Nasdaq hit records on strong retail sales data [Bloomberg] U.S. Inflation Picks Up on Fuel Costs While Core Gauge Slows [Bloomberg] U.S. Retail Sales Rise Most Since 2015 on Storm-Related Lift [CNBC] [...]

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

Thursday, October 12, 2017

[Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks Slump, Dollar Gains as Crude Oil Drops: Markets Wrap [Reuters] U.S. producer prices increase as Harvey boosts gasoline prices [Reuters] New Fed chair could be set in next month: U.S. Treasury [...]

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

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

[Bloomberg] Stocks Gain, With Japan at Decade High; Euro Rise: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Spain Turns Screws on Catalonia With Threat of Direct Control [Bloomberg] ECB Wrangling on Stimulus Find Common Ground on Rates, Sources [...]

By | October 10th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

  [Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks Hit New Highs, Spanish Equities Drop: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Spain Readies Forces Able to Seize Catalan Leader Today [Bloomberg] Working-Class Americans Face Growing Debt Burdens, Moody's Says [CNBC] Market just [...]

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

Monday, October 9, 2017

[Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks Fluctuate Near Record as Dollar Slumps: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Turkish Markets Tumble After Erdogan’s Feud With U.S. Escalates [Bloomberg] Lira Plunge a Reminder That Fed Isn't Only Emerging Market Risk [Bloomberg] [...]

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

Sunday, October 8, 2017

[MarketWatch] Is this the melt-up in the stock market before Wall Street’s meltdown? [BBC] Catalan independence declaration 'will have no effect', says Rajoy [BBC] 'Only one thing will work' with N Korea, says President Trump [...]

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

Saturday, October 7, 2017

[Bloomberg] It's Market Mania for Assets All Around the World [Bloomberg] Kyle Bass Says ICO Investors Will Get Wiped Out in Crypto ‘Mania’ [Reuters] Spaniards take to streets as Catalonia independence tensions rise [Reuters] North [...]

By | October 7th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, October 7, 2017

Friday, October 6, 2017

[Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks, Bonds Slip as Dollar Gains on Jobs: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] U.S. Payrolls Fall 33,000 on Storms; Jobless Rate at 4.2% [Bloomberg] Catalonia Is Squeezed by Spain's Establishment Closing Ranks [Bloomberg] U.S. [...]

By | October 5th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, October 6, 2017

Thursday, October 5, 2017

[Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks, Dollar Advance as Treasuries Decline: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Factbox: Who will Trump pick to lead the Federal Reserve? [Bloomberg] Trump’s Short List for Fed Chair Features These Hawks and Doves [Reuters] [...]

By | October 4th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, October 5, 2017

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

[Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks Mixed, Dollar Falls as Treasuries Rise: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Spanish Bonds, Stocks Fall Ahead of Statement by Catalan Leader [Bloomberg] Puerto Rico Bonds Plunge After Trump Suggests Debt May Need to [...]

By | October 3rd, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

[Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks, Dollar Mixed as Tax Reform Hits Bump: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] The GOP Tax Plan Is Already Hitting Speed Bumps [CNBC] Kevin Warsh would take a hammer to the Fed, but he wouldn't [...]

By | October 2nd, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Monday, October 2, 2017

[Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks, Dollar Advance as Spain Woes Hit Euro: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Fed Eyes Rates as Asset-Price Tool in Break With Hands-Off Past [Bloomberg] Cohn Says Repatriation Tax Rate Will Be in '10-Percent [...]

By | October 1st, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, October 2, 2017

Sunday, October 1, 2017

[Bloomberg] The Latest on Catalonia's Independence Referendum [Reuters] Violence erupts as Catalans vote on split from Spain [CNBC] David Stockman: Trump tax reform overhaul is a pipe dream, stocks are heading for 40-70% plunge

By | October 1st, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Sunday, October 1, 2017

Saturday, September 30, 2017

[Bloomberg] Trump Ramps Up Fed Chair Search With Decision Due Within Weeks [Bloomberg] U.S. Government Talks Directly With North Korea, Tillerson Says [CNBC] Spanish police move in to stop banned Catalan independence referendum [Bloomberg] China's [...]

By | September 30th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, September 30, 2017

Friday, September 29, 2017

[Bloomberg] Dollar Pressured After Strong Week; Bonds Advance: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Oil's September Surge Propels Bull Market Run on Demand Optimism [Bloomberg] U.S. Consumer Spending Cools on Drop in Vehicle Purchases [Bloomberg] The Fate [...]

By | September 28th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, September 29, 2017

Thursday, September 28, 2017

[Bloomberg] Bond Rout Persists on Tax Plan, Rates; Euro Gains: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] U.S. Second-Quarter Growth Revised Upward to 3.1% Annual Pace [CNBC] Trump advisor Gary Cohn says we can pay for the entire [...]

By | September 27th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, September 28, 2017

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

[Bloomberg] Dollar Gains on Yellen, U.S. Tax Plan; Bonds Slump: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Oil in Bull Market Nears $52 on Signs U.S. Stockpiles Declined [Bloomberg] Trump's Tax Overhaul Will Slash Rates for Companies, Individuals [...]

By | September 26th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

[Bloomberg] Euro Slide Deepens as Stocks Drift; Gold Retreats: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Oil near 26-month high as Turkey threatens to choke Kurdish exports [Reuters] Republican tax plan expected to include new 'pass-through' business rate [...]

By | September 25th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Monday, September 25, 2017

[Bloomberg] Euro Drops as German Vote Sinks In; Gold Retreats: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Fed's Dudley Says He Sees Inflation Restraints Proving Temporary [Bloomberg] GOP Revises Obamacare Repeal Bill Likely Headed for Defeat [Bloomberg] Merkel’s [...]

By | September 24th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, September 25, 2017

Sunday, September 24, 2017

[Reuters] Trump cranks up North Korea threats as Pyongyang holds anti-U.S. rally [Bloomberg] Merkel Seeks Fourth Term as Germans Vote in Federal Election [CNBC] German election 2017: All you need to know about the vote [...]

By | September 24th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Sunday, September 24, 2017

Saturday, September 23, 2017

[Reuters] Merkel, Schulz urge undecided Germans to vote with far right gaining [Bloomberg] China Cities Tighten Home-Sale Rules to Tame Property Market [Reuters] Iran successfully tested new ballistic missile, state media reports

By | September 23rd, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, September 23, 2017

Friday, September 22, 2017

[Bloomberg] Stocks Mixed as Havens Gain on Korea; Euro Rallies: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Canadian Inflation Accelerates to 1.4% on Gasoline [Bloomberg] Fed's Williams Says 2.5% Funds Rate About the `New Normal' [CNN] North Korea [...]

By | September 21st, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, September 22, 2017

Thursday, September 21, 2017

[Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks Slip as Treasuries Rise With Dollar: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Three Bond Market Lessons From the Toys ‘R’ Us Debt Drama [Bloomberg] Home Prices Soar in Disaster-Prone Areas [Bloomberg] Japan's Central Bank [...]

By | September 20th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, September 21, 2017

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

[Bloomberg] Stocks Slip, Bonds Climb With Oil as Fed Nears: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Fed to Pack Up Crisis Tool, Debate Next Hike: Decision-Day Guide [CNBC] Fed is taking a major step away from its [...]

By | September 19th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

[Bloomberg] Stocks Mixed Ahead of Fed; Euro Gains, Oil Rises: Markets Wrap [SCMP] Yuan weakens sharply after PBOC sets fixing at two-week low; all eyes on Fed [Reuters] U.S. current account widens sharply in [...]

By | September 18th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Monday, September 18, 2017

[Bloomberg] Stocks Climb as Fed Week Kicks Off; Gold Declines: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Forget Default: Deutsche Reckons Debt Market Risk Lies Elsewhere [Reuters] Skilled labor shortage clouds U.S. building industry outlook: survey [Reuters] In [...]

By | September 17th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, September 18, 2017

Sunday, September 17, 2017

[Reuters] Greek backtracking on reforms may prolong next review: ECB official [Reuters] Haley says U.N. has exhausted options on North Korea [WSJ] Trump’s Deal Rejection Puts U.S. Policy on Chinese Investment in Focus [FT] Investors [...]

By | September 17th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Sunday, September 17, 2017

Saturday, September 16, 2017

[Reuters] Fed meeting could trigger stock sector rotation [Reuters] Rising credit card delinquencies to add to U.S. banks' worries [Reuters] North Korea says seeking military 'equilibrium' with U.S.

By | September 16th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, September 16, 2017

Friday, September 15, 2017

[Bloomberg] Dollar Slips on Retail Sales Letdown; Pound Jumps: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] U.S. Retail Sales Fall After Weaker Results in Prior Months [Bloomberg] U.S. Factory Output Declines as Harvey Hits Refining, Chemicals [Bloomberg] One-Time [...]

By | September 14th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, September 15, 2017

Thursday, September 14, 2017

[Bloomberg] Stocks Decline on North Korea as BOE Lifts Pound: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] U.S. Inflation Picks Up, Ending Five-Month Streak of Misses [Bloomberg] Fed Officials Admit They’ve Lost Some Credibility on Inflation [Bloomberg] Bitcoin [...]

By | September 13th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, September 14, 2017

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

[Bloomberg] U.S. Equities Pull Back From Records as Oil Climbs: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Oil Climbs as IEA Sees Fastest Demand Growth in Two Years [Bloomberg] Wholesale Prices in U.S. Increase on Jump in Energy [...]

By | September 12th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

[Bloomberg] Stocks Rise as Dollar Edges Higher; Oil Climbs: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Trump Plans Aggressive Road Show to Sell Tax Overhaul [Politico] GOP lawmakers jittery over lack of tax reform details [Reuters] Lenders, investors [...]

By | September 11th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Monday, September 11, 2017

[Bloomberg] Dollar Advances With Stocks as Irma Threat Recedes: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Dollar, global shares up in Asia on relief at North Korea inaction [Bloomberg] Trump Debt Limit Deal Undermines Trust Among GOP on [...]

By | September 10th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, September 11, 2017

Sunday, September 10, 2017

[Bloomberg] Hurricane Irma Makes Florida Landfall [CNBC] Hurricane Harvey probably shaved 1% from third-quarter growth, Goldman Sachs says [Reuters] NATO's Stoltenberg says North Korea's 'reckless behavior' requires global response

By | September 10th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Sunday, September 10, 2017

Saturday, September 9, 2017

[Bloomberg] China’s Factory, Consumer Inflation Pick Up, Exceeding Estimates [Bloomberg] China to Ban Sale of Fossil Fuel Cars in Electric Vehicle Push [Bloomberg] Worst Florida Damage From Irma Could Be From Storm Surge [FT] [...]

By | September 9th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, September 9, 2017

Friday, September 8, 2017

[Bloomberg] Dollar Tumbles as Yen, Euro Rally on Irma, ECB: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Hurricane Irma’s Chemical Fallout Could Be Worse than Harvey’s [Bloomberg] Irma Batters Reinsurance Mutual Fund as Hurricane Nears Florida [Reuters] Exclusive: ECB [...]

By | September 8th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, September 8, 2017

Thursday, September 7, 2017

[Bloomberg] Dollar Slides on U.S. Jobs; Euro Gains With Stocks: Markets Wrap [Reuters] ECB keeps door open to even more stimulus [Bloomberg] ECB Raises 2017 GDP Forecast to 2.2%, Fastest Since 2007 [Bloomberg] Fed [...]

By | September 6th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, September 7, 2017

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

[Bloomberg] Stocks Fall, Bonds Rally Amid Korea, Irma Threats: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Fed policymakers signal caution on inflation, rate hikes [Bloomberg] U.S. Trade Gap Widened by Less Than Forecast Ahead of Harvey [Reuters] Sanctions [...]

By | September 5th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

[Bloomberg] Dollar, S&P Slip Before Big Week for Central Banks: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] September's Bringing Tons of Catalysts to Shatter Market Calm [Bloomberg] Trump and Moon Agree to Show Muscle After North Korea Nuke [...]

By | September 4th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Monday, September 4, 2017

[Bloomberg] Stocks Decline as Korea Tensions Flare; Euro Gains: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Bitcoin Tumbles as PBOC Declares Initial Coin Offerings Illegal [Bloomberg] Mobius Foresees Cryptocurrency Crackdown Sparking a Rush to Gold [Bloomberg] China’s Oil [...]

By | September 3rd, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, September 4, 2017

Sunday, September 3, 2017

[Bloomberg] S&P 500 Index Futures Decline Following North Korea Nuclear Test [Bloomberg] Yen Leads Haven Assets Higher as North Korea Tests Hydrogen Bomb [CNBC] Trump hints at stopping trade with countries that do business with [...]

By | September 3rd, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Sunday, September 3, 2017

Saturday, September 2, 2017

[Bloomberg] Bond Market Braces for Debt-Limit Fight Entering Its Final Round [Bloomberg] America’s Manufacturers and Builders Are On a Tear [Reuters] Current euro level not a threat for European firms: Moscovici [WSJ] U.S. to Challenge [...]

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

Friday, September 1, 2017

  [Bloomberg] Stocks Rise, Dollar Falls After Weak Jobs Number: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Payrolls in U.S. Rise 156,000; Wages Also Below Forecasts [Bloomberg] ECB May Not Have Final QE Plan Ready Until December [Bloomberg] [...]

By | August 31st, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, September 1, 2017

Thursday, August 31, 2017

  [Bloomberg] Stocks Gain on Growth Outlook; Dollar Extends Run: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] U.S. Consumer Spending, Incomes Signal Stable Second-Half Start [Bloomberg] Gold Is Winning New Fans [Reuters] Trump touts tax reform, overlooks White [...]

By | August 30th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, August 31, 2017

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

[Bloomberg] Dollar Rises, Treasuries Fall on Growth Optimism: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Gasoline Hits 2-Year High as Harvey Shuts Biggest U.S. Refinery [Bloomberg] U.S. Second-Quarter Growth Revised to 3% in Momentum Boost [Bloomberg] Companies in [...]

By | August 29th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

[Bloomberg] Stocks Drop, Gold Leads Haven Rally on Korea Fears: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Gold Jumps on Haven Demand as N. Korea Lobs Missile Across Japan [Reuters] Trump says 'all options on the table' after North [...]

By | August 28th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Monday, August 28, 2017

[Bloomberg] Stocks Rise as Traders Weigh Harvey; Gold Climbs: Markets Wrap [Reuters] U.S. gasoline futures surge as Harvey swamps Texas, euro holds at 2-1/2-year high [Bloomberg] `Tragedy of Epic Proportions' Looms as Harvey Pounds [...]

By | August 27th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, August 28, 2017

Sunday, August 27, 2017

[Bloomberg] Harvey's Second Act Could Drive Up Economic Damage for Texas [WSJ] Hurricane Harvey Threatens Largest Flood Insurer: The Government [NYT, Morgenson] Shut Down the Government, and This Time, Investors Will Care [Reuters] Most French [...]

By | August 27th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Sunday, August 27, 2017

Saturday, August 26, 2017

[WSJ] Janet Yellen and Mario Draghi Warn Against Regulatory Cuts, Trade Moves [Reuters] North Korea tests short-range missiles as South Korea, U.S. conduct drills

By | August 26th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, August 26, 2017

Friday, August 25, 2017

[Reuters] Asia stocks resilient, dollar up before Yellen, Draghi speeches [Bloomberg] Caution Rules Asian Markets as Central Banks Meet: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Watch These Top Headliners at the Fed's Jackson Hole Conference [CNBC] Fed Chair [...]

By | August 24th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, August 25, 2017

Thursday, August 24, 2017

[Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks Fluctuate With Jackson Hole Looming: Markets Wrap [CNBC] Fitch: US 'AAA' rating at risk if debt ceiling not raised [Bloomberg] Below-Forecast U.S. Jobless Claims Signal Tight Labor Market [Bloomberg] Fed's George Sees [...]

By | August 23rd, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, August 24, 2017

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

[Bloomberg] Stocks, Dollar Slip as Trump Stokes Policy Concern: Markets Wrap [CNBC] Trump: I'm building the wall even 'if we have to close down our government' [Bloomberg] Economy Parties a Bit Like 1999 as [...]

By | August 22nd, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

  [Bloomberg] Stocks Rebound in Thin Trading; Gold, Bonds Slide: Markets Wrap [Politico] Trump’s team and lawmakers making strides on tax reform plan [Reuters] Manhattan high-end condo prices rise with strong demand: report [Bloomberg [...]

By | August 21st, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Monday, August 21, 2017

[Bloomberg] Stocks Mixed as Focus Shifts to Central Bankers: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Metals shine but world stocks stuck near 5-1/2-week low [Bloomberg] Yellen, Draghi Head to Jackson Hole Amid Inflation Unease [Bloomberg] China Banks' [...]

By | August 20th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, August 21, 2017

Sunday, August 20, 2017

[Bloomberg] Pound Vulnerable as U.K. Prepares to Provide Brexit Plan Details [Reuters] China to strengthen oversight of 'regulatory arbitrage': central banker [WSJ] Investors Pull Back From Gundlach’s Biggest Fund at DoubleLine [WSJ] War Games to [...]

By | August 20th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Sunday, August 20, 2017

Saturday, August 19, 2017

[Reuters] Summer rumblings could herald a stormy fall for U.S. stocks [Reuters] Nervous Japanese hold drill in case North Korea fires missiles over them [Bloomberg] Terror in Spain Shows Islamic State Is Down Not [...]

By | August 20th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, August 19, 2017

Friday, August 18, 2017

[Bloomberg] Markets on Edge; Gold, Yen Gain: Markets Wrap [CNBC] Global trade has been booming — but that may be about to fall apart [Reuters] China's new home price growth continues to slow in [...]

By | August 17th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, August 18, 2017

Thursday, August 17, 2017

[Bloomberg] Euro Falls on ECB Minutes; Stocks Drop, Bonds Gain: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Fed Starts to Wonder If Cornerstone Inflation Model Still Works [Bloomberg] ECB Officials Expressed Concern Over Risk of Euro Overshoot [Bloomberg] [...]

By | August 16th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, August 17, 2017

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

[Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks Rise as Investors Await Fed Minutes: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Fed Minutes May Show Battle Lines Hardening Over Soft Inflation [CNBC] This is what the markets are looking for from the Fed Wednesday [...]

By | August 15th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

[Bloomberg] Dollar Extends Gain After Retail Data; Bonds Drop: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Broad-Based Advance in U.S. Retail Sales Shows Solid Spending [Reuters] U.S. import prices rebound after two straight monthly declines [Bloomberg] ECB's QE [...]

By | August 14th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Monday, August 14, 2017

[Bloomberg] Stocks Bounce and Havens Drop as Korea Fears Abate: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] After a Summer Bond Binge, Signs of Angst Are Growing in the Market [Bloomberg] China's Economic Growth Dials Back [Reuters] US [...]

By | August 13th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, August 14, 2017

Sunday, August 13, 2017

[CNN] Guam, Japan prepare for possible North Korea missile launch [Reuters] Britain says Brexit talks should move to next phase, as ministers show unity [WSJ] Trump’s Easing of Postcrisis Wall Street Rules Gains Momentum

By | August 13th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Sunday, August 13, 2017

Saturday, August 12, 2017

[Bloomberg] Trump Is Ready to Turn Up the Heat on China Over IP Transfers [Bloomberg] China's Xi Seeks to Calm North Korea Tensions in Call With Trump [Politico] Trump's China trade crackdown coming Monday [Reuters] [...]

By | August 13th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, August 12, 2017

Friday, August 11, 2017

[Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks Stabilize, Dollar Slips on Price Data: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Global stocks, dollar extend slide as U.S., North Korea tensions intensify [Reuters] Trump: military solutions 'locked and loaded' against North Korea threat [...]

By | August 10th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, August 11, 2017

Thursday, August 10, 2017

[[Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks Slump, Volatility Spikes on Korea Spat: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Gold Beats U.S. Stocks as North Korea Worries Drive Haven Demand [Reuters] U.S. producer prices record biggest drop in 11 months [Bloomberg] [...]

By | August 9th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, August 10, 2017

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

[Reuters] Shares, dollar slip as U.S.-North Korea tensions escalate [Bloomberg] South Korea Stocks, Won Drop After Trump's `Fire, Fury' Warning [Reuters] Yen hits 8-week high vs dollar on latest bout of Korean tensions [Bloomberg] China [...]

By | August 8th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

[Bloomberg] Dollar Drops After Dovish Fed Comments; Gold Rises: Markets Wrap [CNBC] It's full-steam ahead on tax reform ... with no details [CNBC] Jeff Gundlach says 'highest-conviction trade' is a bet against the S&P [...]

By | August 7th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Monday, August 7, 2017

[Bloomberg] Dollar Extends Gain After Jobs Data; Crude Drops: Markets Wrap   [Bloomberg] China's Foreign Reserves Rise for a Sixth Month [Bloomberg] Some Credit Investors Are Getting Ready for a Market Correction [Bloomberg] The [...]

By | August 6th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, August 7, 2017

Sunday, August 6, 2017

[Bloomberg] Biggest Qatar Bank Is Said Weighing Funding Option Amid GCC Spat [Reuters] UK ready to pay up to 40 billion euros to leave EU: Sunday Telegraph [Bloomberg] China Confident Sanctions Can Block North Korea [...]

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

Saturday, August 5, 2017

[MarketWatch] Beneath the glow of stock-market records, darkly bearish trends are lurking [CNBC] While big bills have failed, Wall Street sees opportunity in Trump's massive deregulation movement [Bloomberg] Beijing For Small-Scale Military Offensive Against India: [...]

By | August 6th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, August 5, 2017

Friday, August 4, 2017

[Bloomberg] Dollar Rises, Treasuries Slide on Strong Jobs Data: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Payroll Gain of 209,000, Wage Pickup Show U.S. Labor Strength [Bloomberg] The Jobs Numbers: Who’s Hiring in America—and Who’s Not [Reuters] U.S. [...]

By | August 3rd, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, August 4, 2017

Thursday, August 3, 2017

[Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks Mixed Near Records, Pound Drops on BOE: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Decline in Jobless Claims Shows U.S. Labor Demand Remains Robust [Bloomberg] Carney Says Brexit to Take Toll on Growth as BOE [...]

By | August 3rd, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, August 3, 2017

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

[Bloomberg] Dow Tops 22,000 as Apple Rallies; Euro Strengthens: Markets Wrap [Reuters] U.S. private sector adds 178,000 jobs in July: ADP [CNBC/NYT] Trump administration is said to prepare broad trade case against China [Bloomberg] [...]

By | August 1st, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

[Bloomberg] Stocks Gain as Earnings, Data Boost Confidence: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Americans' Spending Barely Grew in June as Incomes Stagnated [Bloomberg] U.S. Auto Market Slump Persists [Reuters] China factory activity accelerates in July on [...]

By | July 31st, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Monday, July 31, 2017

[Bloomberg] Stocks Advance as Growth Optimism Boosts Metals: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Republicans Face Tough Choice: Repeal Obamacare or Cut Taxes [Bloomberg] Inflation Hits Low Bar Draghi Set as Stimulus Debate Gets Closer [Reuters] China [...]

By | July 30th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, July 31, 2017

Sunday, July 30, 2017

[CNBC] Trump expresses frustration with China over North Korea, hints at retaliation [Reuters] Real estate booms in China's small cities, but construction outpaces demand [Reuters] U.S. flies bombers over Korean peninsula after North Korea [...]

By | July 29th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Sunday, July 30, 2017

Saturday, July 29, 2017

[Reuters] ECB should think about when it wants to wind down bond buys: Lautenschlaeger [Reuters] Venezuela money supply surges 10 percent in one week, fastest in 25 years [WSJ] The Great Transatlantic Bond Divergence Unwind [...]

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

Friday, July 28, 2017

[Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks Fall, Dollar Weakens After Growth Data: Markets Wrap [Reuters] U.S. economic growth picks up in second quarter, wages continue to lag [Bloomberg] German Inflation Unexpectedly Steady as ECB Nears Exit Debate [Reuters] [...]

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

Thursday, July 27, 2017

[Bloomberg] Dollar Drops on Fed's Inflation; Asia Stocks Rise: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Bannon Is Said to Call for 44% Tax on Incomes Above $5 Million [WSJ] Investors May Feel Left Out of Fed’s Plans [FT] [...]

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

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

  [Bloomberg] Stocks Lifted by Earnings, Commodities; Bonds Gain: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Fed Balance Sheet Shifts Into Limelight Absent Rate Hike Urgency [Reuters] Fed expected to leave rates unchanged; balance sheet in focus [Reuters] [...]

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

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

[Bloomberg] Stocks Rally as Bonds Slip, Industrial Metals Gain: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Oil Extends Advance to $47 as Saudis Pledge Deep Export Cuts [Bloomberg] Government Shutdown Odds Grow With GOP Border Wall Funding Bill [...]

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

Monday, July 24, 2017

[Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks Fluctuate as Dollar Weakens, Oil Gains: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Oil Rises as Saudi Arabia Pledges Deep Cut to August Exports [Reuters] Federal Reserve now faces prospect of global monetary policy tightening [...]

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

Sunday, July 23, 2017

[Reuters] Oil market rebalancing to speed up in second half: OPEC's Barkindo [Reuters] Japanese PM Abe's support slides again before parliament appearance [WSJ] Xi’s Sign-Off Deals Blow to China Inc.’s Global Spending Spree [FT] [...]

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

Saturday, July 22, 2017

[Bloomberg] Japan Pictures Likely Show Melted Fukushima Fuel for First Time [NYT] In China, Silicon Valley Giants Confront New Walls [WSJ] U.S. Message to China: Hands Off Our Companies [Spiegel] Germany Debates Tougher Stance Against [...]

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

Friday, July 21, 2017

  [Bloomberg] Euro Advance Persists as Politics Sink Dollar: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] China's Central Bank Pumps in Most Funds Since January [Reuters] ECB rate setters see decision on stimulus in October: sources [Bloomberg] RBA [...]

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

Thursday, July 20, 2017

[Bloomberg] Euro Climbs as Draghi Talks Up Growth; Gold Slips: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] ECB Leaves Guidance Unchanged as Anticipation for Autumn Builds [Bloomberg] Draghi Says Officials ‘Aren't There Yet’ as ECB Keeps Stimulus [Bloomberg] [...]

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

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

[Bloomberg] Earnings Boost Stocks, Euro Retreats as ECB Meets: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] U.S. Housing Starts at Four-Month High Give Boost at Quarter-End [Reuters] Senate Republicans reluctantly consider bipartisan healthcare talks [CNBC] Mortgage applications jump 6.3% [...]

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

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

  [Bloomberg] Dollar Drops With Stocks as U.S. Reform Hopes Fade: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Chinese Stocks Extend Steepest Retreat This Year; Sunac Plunges [CNBC] GOP gives up on replacing Obamacare now: McConnell and Trump [...]

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

Monday, July 17, 2017

[Bloomberg] Data in Driving Seat as Metals Rally, Stocks Climb: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Chinese Small-Caps Plunge to Lowest Level in Over Two Years [Reuters] Oil prices firm on signs of U.S. production slowdown [Bloomberg] [...]

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

Sunday, July 16, 2017

[AP] With passage already uncertain, Senate leadership postpones health care vote after McCain's surgery [Reuters] U.S.-China trade talks sputtering at 100-day deadline [Reuters] China central bank told by Xi to play bigger role in [...]

By | July 15th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Sunday, July 16, 2017

Saturday, July 15, 2017

[Reuters] U.S. deficits to jump $248 billion over next two years due to tax shortfall [Reuters] China central bank to play bigger role managing financial risk: state TV [CNBC] China closed-door policy meeting fuels speculation [...]

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

Friday, July 14, 2017

[Bloomberg] Bonds Gain, Stocks Steady as CPI Tests Fed Resolve: Markets Wrap [Reuters] US Consumer Price Index unchanged in June vs 0.2% increase expected [Bloomberg] Second Straight Drop in U.S. Retail Sales Shows Tepid [...]

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

Thursday, July 13, 2017

[Bloomberg] Relief Rally Spurs Stocks to Record; Dollar Falls: Markets Wrap [Reuters] ECB to announce winding down of bond purchases in September: WSJ [Reuters] US producer prices unexpectedly rise on services [Reuters] Feuding U.S. [...]

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

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

[Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks, Bonds Jump on Go-Slow Fed; Oil Climbs: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Oil rises above $48 as API reports drop in U.S. fuel stocks [CNBC] Yellen indicates that Fed may not need to [...]

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

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

[Bloomberg] Stocks Follow Crude Prices Lower as Dollar Climbs: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Oil Slides as Saudi Arabia Is Said to Produce Above Output Cap [Reuters] Trump to nominate Quarles to be Fed's top banking [...]

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

Monday, July 10, 2017

[Bloomberg] Stocks Buoyant Before Earnings; Oil, Gold Retreat: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Oil falls as evidence points to rising global supply [Bloomberg] Trading Halts, Confusion From India to Indonesia on Manic Monday [Bloomberg] Deutsche Sees [...]

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

Sunday, July 9, 2017

[Reuters] Hong Kong's mortgage lenders doing booming business in the shadows [Barron's] Man vs. Machine: How Has Indexing Changed the Market? [The Hill] GOP pessimism rising on ObamaCare repeal [FT] Federal Reserve hits back [...]

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

Saturday, July 8, 2017

[Bloomberg] U.S. Squeezes Steel Concessions From G-20 After Tariff Threat [Reuters] G20 communique agreed apart from climate issue: EU officials [Bloomberg] ECB's Villeroy Sees Autumn as the Season to Adapt Stimulus Plan [Bloomberg] ECB Officials [...]

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

Friday, July 7, 2017

  [Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks, Dollar Rise as Jobs Data Top Estimate: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] U.S. Hiring Accelerates While Wage Growth Stays Flat [Reuters] Bank of Japan offers to buy unlimited amount of bonds to [...]

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

Thursday, July 6, 2017

[Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks Retreat as Sovereign Bond Drop Deepens: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Surge in German Bond Yields Triggers Fresh Rout in Global Debt [Bloomberg] ECB Discussed Removing Easing Bias on Bond-Buying Program [Bloomberg] The Flashpoints [...]

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

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

  [Bloomberg] Haven Gains Ebb as Traders Await Fed, ECB Minutes: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Italian bond yields edge higher as ECB bias, bank rescue cloud picture [Bloomberg] Rand Slumps as ANC Said to Weigh [...]

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

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

[Bloomberg] Havens Advance as Missile Test Rattles Traders: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] States Mired in Budget Paralysis Defy Eight-Year Recovery [MarketWatch] Car buyers stretch loan payments to record lengths to get in pricier vehicles [Reuters] [...]

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

Monday, July 3, 2017

[Bloomberg] European Stocks Bounce as Oil Rises, Dollar Gains: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Illinois House passes $5 billion tax package [Reuters] Tough questions still to tackle before G20 summit, Germany says [Bloomberg] Euro-Area Manufacturing Accelerates [...]

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

Sunday, July 2, 2017

[Bloomberg] Qatar Defiance Fuels Stock Declines as Neighbors' Deadline Looms [Reuters] May could walk out of Brexit talks over exit bill: Telegraph [Reuters] Japan PM's party suffers historic defeat in Tokyo poll, popular governor [...]

By | July 1st, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Sunday, July 2, 2017

Saturday, July 1, 2017

[Reuters] ECB working on move away from ultra-easy policy: Weidmann [Bloomberg] Here's One Record Illinois Doesn't Want to Attain: QuickTake Q&A [CNBC] Citi’s Shafir thinks a 'secular downturn' is at hand, so don't bet on [...]

By | July 1st, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, July 1, 2017

Friday, June 30, 2017

[Bloomberg] Technology Shares Lead Stock Rebound; Oil Gains: Markets Wrap [Bloomberg] Tepid U.S. Consumer Spending Keeps Economic Rebound On Track [CNBC] Trump reportedly 'hell-bent' on imposing steel tariff despite objections from most advisors [Reuters] [...]

By | June 29th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, June 30, 2017

Thursday, June 29, 2017

[Bloomberg] Euro, Pound Climb as Traders Adjust Rates Outlook: Markets Wrap [Reuters] End of easy money? Surging euro, bond yields say yes [Bloomberg] Investors Scramble to Keep Pace With New Market Outlook [Reuters] Fed [...]

By | June 28th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, June 29, 2017

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

[Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks Rebound, Euro Flat After ECB Comments: Markets Wrap [Reuters] ECB chief was overinterpreted by skittish markets: sources [Reuters] Euro, bond yields drive higher on ECB scale-back bets [Bloomberg] Draghi's Reflation Talk Sparks [...]

By | June 27th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

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

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

Monday, June 26, 2017

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

By | June 25th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, June 26, 2017

Sunday, June 25, 2017

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

By | June 25th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Sunday, June 25, 2017

Saturday, June 24, 2017

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

By | June 24th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, June 24, 2017

Friday, June 23, 2017

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

By | June 22nd, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, June 23, 2017

Thursday, June 22, 2017

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

By | June 21st, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, June 22, 2017

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

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

By | June 20th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

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

By | June 19th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Monday, June 19, 2017

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

By | June 18th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, June 19, 2017

Sunday, June 18, 2017

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

By | June 18th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Sunday, June 18, 2017

Saturday, June 17, 2017

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

By | June 17th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, June 17, 2017

Friday, June 16, 2017

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

By | June 15th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, June 16, 2017

Thursday, June 15, 2017

[Bloomberg] U.S. Stocks Slide on Tech, Dollar Gains After Fed: Markets Wrap [Reuters] Oil hits six-week low as OPEC fails to curb oversupply [Bloomberg] BOE Policy Split Deepens as Three Officials Seek Rate Hike [...]

By | June 14th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary, Weekly Recap|Comments Off on Thursday, June 15, 2017

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

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

By | June 13th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

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

By | June 12th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Monday, June 12, 2017

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

By | June 11th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, June 12, 2017

Sunday, June 11, 2017

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

By | June 10th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Sunday, June 11, 2017

Saturday, June 10, 2017

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

By | June 10th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, June 10, 2017

Friday, June 9, 2017

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

By | June 8th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, June 9, 2017

Thursday, June 8, 2017

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

By | June 7th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, June 8, 2017

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

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

By | June 6th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

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

By | June 5th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Monday, June 5, 2017

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

By | June 4th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, June 5, 2017

Sunday, June 4, 2017

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

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

Saturday, June 3, 2017

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

By | June 3rd, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, June 3, 2017

Friday, June 2, 2017

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

By | June 1st, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, June 2, 2017

Thursday, June 1, 2017

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

By | May 31st, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, June 1, 2017

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

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

By | May 30th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

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

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

Monday, May 29, 2017

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

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

Sunday, May 28, 2017

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

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

Saturday, May 27, 2017

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

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

Friday, May 26, 2017

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

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

Thursday, May 25, 2017

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

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

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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

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

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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

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

Monday, May 22, 2017

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

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

Sunday, May 21, 2017

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

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

Saturday, May 20, 2017

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

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

Friday, May 19, 2017

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

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

Thursday, May 18, 2017

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

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

Wednesday, May 17 2017

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

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

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

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

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

Monday, May 15, 2017

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

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

Sunday, May 14, 2017

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

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

Saturday, May 13, 2017

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

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

Friday, May 12, 2017

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

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

Thursday, May 11, 2017

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

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

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

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

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

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

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

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

Monday, May 8, 2017

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

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

Sunday, May 7, 2017

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

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

Saturday, May 6, 2017

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

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

Friday, May 5, 2017

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

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

Thursday, May 4, 2017

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

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

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

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

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

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

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

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

Monday, May 1, 2017

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

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

Sunday, April 30, 2017

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

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

Saturday, April 29, 2017

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

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

Friday, April 28, 2017

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

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

Thursday, April 27, 2017

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

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

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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

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

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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

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

Monday, April 24, 2017

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

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

Sunday, April 23, 2017

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

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

Saturday, April 22, 2017

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

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

Friday, April 21, 2017

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

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

Thursday, April 20, 2017

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

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

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

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

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

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

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

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

Monday, April 17, 2017

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

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

Sunday, April 16, 2017

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

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

Saturday, April 15, 2017

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

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

Friday, April 14, 2017

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

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

Thursday, April 13, 2017

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

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

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

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

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

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

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

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

Monday, April 10, 2017

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

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

Sunday, April 9, 2017

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

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

Saturday, April 8, 2017

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

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

Friday, April 7, 2017

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

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

Thursday, April 6, 2017

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

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

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

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

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

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

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

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

Monday, April 3, 2017

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

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

Sunday, April 2, 2017

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

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

Saturday, April 1, 2017

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

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

Friday, March 31, 2017

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

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

Thursday, March 30, 2017

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

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

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

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

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

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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

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

Monday, March 27, 2017

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

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

Sunday, March 26, 2017

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

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

Saturday, March 25, 2017

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

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

Friday, March 24, 2017

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

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

Thursday, March 23, 2017

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

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

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

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

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

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

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

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

Monday, March 20, 2017

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

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

Sunday, March 19, 2017

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

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

Saturday, March 18, 2017

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

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

Friday, March 17, 2017

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

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

Thursday, March 16, 2017

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

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

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

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

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

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

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

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

Monday, March 13, 2017

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

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

Sunday, March 12, 2017

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

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

Saturday, March 11, 2017

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

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

Friday, March 10, 2017

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

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

Thursday, March 9, 2017

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

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

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

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

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

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

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

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

Monday, March 6, 2017

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

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

Sunday, March 5, 2017

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

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

Saturday, March 4, 2017

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

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

Friday, March 3, 2017

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

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

Thursday, March 2, 2017

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

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

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

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

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

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

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

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

Monday, February 27, 2017

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

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

Sunday, February 26, 2017

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

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

Saturday, February 25, 2017

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

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

Friday, February 24, 2017

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

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

Thursday, February 23, 2017

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

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

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

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

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

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

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

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

Monday, February 20, 2017

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

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

Sunday, February 19, 2017

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

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

Saturday, February 18, 2017

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

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

Friday, February 17, 2017

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

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

Thursday, February 16, 2017

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

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

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

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

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

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

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

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

Monday, February 13, 2017

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

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

Sunday, February 12, 2017

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

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

Saturday, February 11, 2017

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

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

Friday, February 10, 2017

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

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

Thursday, February 9, 2017

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

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

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

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

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

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

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

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

Monday, February 6, 2017

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

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

Sunday, February 5, 2017

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

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

Saturday, February 4, 2017

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

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

Friday, February 3, 2017

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

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

Thursday, February 2, 2017

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

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

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

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

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

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

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

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

Monday, January 30, 2017

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

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

Sunday, January 29, 2017

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

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

Saturday, January 28, 2017

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

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

Friday, January 27, 2017

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

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

Thursday, January 26, 2017

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

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

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

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

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

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

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

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

Monday, January 23, 2017

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

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

Sunday, January 22, 2017

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

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

Saturday, January 21, 2017

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

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

Friday, January 20, 2017

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

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

Thursday, January 19, 2017

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

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

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

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

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

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

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

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

Monday, January 16, 2017

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

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

Sunday, January 15, 2017

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

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

Saturday, January 14, 2017

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

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

Friday, January 13, 2017

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

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

Thursday, January 12, 2017

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

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

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

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

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

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

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

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

Monday, January 9, 2017

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

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

Sunday, January 8, 2017

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

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

Saturday, January 7, 2017

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

By | January 7th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, January 7, 2017

Friday, January 6, 2017

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

By | January 5th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, January 6, 2017

Thursday, January 5, 2017

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

By | January 4th, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, January 5, 2017

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

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

By | January 3rd, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

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

By | January 2nd, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Monday, January 2, 2017

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

By | January 1st, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, January 2, 2017

Sunday, January 1, 2017

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

By | January 1st, 2017|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Sunday, January 1, 2017

Saturday, December 31, 2016

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

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

Friday, December 30, 2016

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

By | December 29th, 2016|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, December 30, 2016

Thursday, December 29, 2016

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

By | December 28th, 2016|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, December 29, 2016

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

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

By | December 27th, 2016|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

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

By | December 26th, 2016|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Monday, December 26, 2016

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

By | December 25th, 2016|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, December 26, 2016

Saturday, December 24, 2016

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

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

Friday, December 23, 2016

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

By | December 22nd, 2016|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, December 23, 2016

Thursday, December 22, 2016

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

By | December 21st, 2016|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Thursday, December 22, 2016

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

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

By | December 21st, 2016|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

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

By | December 19th, 2016|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Monday, December 19, 2016

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

By | December 19th, 2016|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Monday, December 19, 2016

Friday, December 16, 2016

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

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

Thursday, December 15, 2016

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

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

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

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

By | December 13th, 2016|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

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

By | December 12th, 2016|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Monday, December 12, 2016

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

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

Sunday, December 11, 2016

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

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

Saturday, December 10, 2016

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

By | December 10th, 2016|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Saturday, December 10, 2016

Friday, December 9, 2016

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

By | December 8th, 2016|Categories: Daily Commentary|Comments Off on Friday, December 9, 2016

Thursday, December 8, 2016

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

By | December 7th, 2016|Categories: Daily Commentary, Weekly Recap|Comments Off on Thursday, December 8, 2016

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

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

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

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

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

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

Monday, December 5, 2016

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

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

Sunday, December 4, 2016

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

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

Saturday, December 3, 2016

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

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

Friday, December 2, 2016

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

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

Thursday, December 1, 2016

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

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

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

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

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

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

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

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

Monday, November 28, 2016

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

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

Sunday, November 27, 2016

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

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

Saturday, November 26, 2016

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

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

Friday, November 25, 2016

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

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

Thursday, November 24, 2016

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

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

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

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

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

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

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

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

Monday, November 21, 2016

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

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

Sunday, November 20, 2016

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

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

Saturday, November 19, 2016

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

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

Friday, November 18, 2016

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

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

Thursday, November 17, 2016

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

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

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

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

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

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

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

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

Monday, November 14, 2016

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

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

Sunday, November 13, 2016

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

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Saturday, November 12, 2016

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

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Friday, November 11, 2016

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

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Thursday, November 10, 2016

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

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Wednesday, November 9, 2016

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

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Tuesday, November 7, 2016

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

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Monday, November 7, 2016

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

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Sunday, November 6, 2016

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

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Saturday, November 5, 2016

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

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Friday, November 4, 2016

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

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Thursday, November 3, 2016

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

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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

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

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