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by Swissquote Analysts
As broadly expected the minutes of September’s FOMC minutes were extremely boring and didn’t add much information. However, looking at the market’s reaction, and especially at the USD rally that followed the publication of the minutes...
18.10.2018
Since the beginning of the week, US rates have finally taken a breather in the aftermath of a violent equity sell-off. The 2-year treasury yield traded in a tight range - between 2.82% and 2.87% - as investors take a step back to reva...
17.10.2018
World equities idled on the first trading of the week as investors continued to have mixed feelings. Half of Europe's markets ended wearing green, while the other half headed lower. In the US, only the Russell 2000 – a small-cap stock...
16.10.2018
After a painful last week, equities fell further on Monday with Asian markets blinking red across the screen. The Nikkei fell 1.87%, while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng slid 1.50%. In Europe, the atmosphere is not much better as most indices ...
15.10.2018
The collapse of risk appetite continued today with selling across the board. Global equity indices, crude, USD and bond yields are all weaker. The Shanghai composite fell 5.22% and the Nikkei declined 3.89%. There is indiscriminate se...
11.10.2018
The single currency has been unable to reverse the greenback’s strong momentum yet. EUR/USD is stuck below the 1.15 threshold, as investors remain worried about the potential negative outcome of the clash between Italy and the EU rega...
10.10.2018
Markets are nervously watching US rates. 10-year yields are now at 3.25% (climbing over 80 bps in a month) with little sight of weakening. 2-year yields are stuck around 2.87%. The economy is growing at 3.2-3.5% with no real loss of m...
09.10.2018
The Italian budget situation took centre stage on Monday morning as traders return from the weekend. The FTSE MIB gave up another 1.80% to reach 19,962 points, its lowest level since April 2017. In the bond market, the country’s sover...
08.10.2018
Analysts are attributing the increase to a strong US economy, hawkish Fed comments, technical factors or even possible demand for return premia. Yet, significant corporate issuance, higher dollar funding basis and even mortgage convex...
05.10.2018