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by Swissquote Analysts
The day started out quietly with limited trading action during the Asian session. The last employment report from Australia didn’t rock the boat as it came in line with market expectations. In March, the unemployment rate stabilised a...
18.04.2019
Chinese economy acceleratesThe publication of the last batch of Chinese hard data painted a better-than-expected picture of the country’s economic situation. Investors have increasingly worried that slowing growth in the world second ...
17.04.2019
Even Tiger Woods Augusta win could not help the malaise settling over equity markets. The DJIA fell 0.1% to 26,385, the S&P 500 Index was down 0.1% to 2,906. The financial sector led the modest decline as Goldman Sachs and Citigro...
16.04.2019
Investors ended last week on a risk-on mood amid optimism regarding ongoing trade talks between China and the US. On Saturday, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said that the US and China were nearing the final stage of trade negotiat...
15.04.2019
This week FX volatility faded further, credit spread tightened while US stocks headed towards 2900. Major central banks issued warning and IMF reduced outlook. Normalization is now a thing of the past for the G10. Despite clear warnin...
12.04.2019
The ECB monetary policy meeting followed by Fed Minutes left investors rather confused as to where both economies are heading. One sure thing is that both monetary authorities have clearly signaled that it is premature to take further...
11.04.2019
Equity markets soften as investors avoided risk after the IMF downgraded its global growth forecasts. Crude oil fell on the lower growth outlook and Russian voicing approval with the current level of oil prices. The USD weakened as tr...
10.04.2019
In light of news that a major French Bank will layoff 1,600 employees, the topic of ECB negative interest rates effect on banks’ balance sheets has become hot again. Discussion on negative rates will be the focal point of this week’s ...
09.04.2019
At the start of the trading week, markets are lacking new drivers that could provide meaningful direction. Last week, US labor market data failed to provide any clarity. US NPF recovered to 196k from ultra weak 20k prior read while wa...
08.04.2019
It seems that the Japanese yen (unlike the greenback) can’t get rid of poor economic data. Poor February exports figures of -1.20% (prior: -8.40%) in negative territory for the third consecutive time as well as low February wage earni...
05.04.2019