World Cup effect weighing on volumes

World Cup effect weighing on volumes Volumes are running low confirming the World Cup effect, but the lack of any substantial data has also contributed to the downturn in volume. Equity Market Risk off sentiment…

Back to the drawing board 

Back to the drawing board  Despite a hawkish  Fed hike last night the USD failed to rally. Without reading too much into the usual FOMC exercise in verbal gymnastics. The USD dollar couldn’t find a…

It’s showtime !

Enough with the speculation and all the teasers, it’s showtime!chil Not surprisingly it was a quiet session overnight despite the abundance of commentary and conjecture for today’s Trump-Kim Summit. FX interbank tapes indicated a staggering…

US equity markets defy gravity.

US equity markets defy gravity. Equity Markets US equity markets continue to defy gravity and extending the recent winning streak to four straight sessions. It was all about the financials as a series of coordinated…

Dangerous Brinkmanship

Dangerous Brinkmanship Another in the expanding history list of topsy-turvy Thursdays’ when it comes to risk as the President Gave, and the President Hath Taken Away only to leave the door open again when it…

Another Turkish Lira flash crash

Another Turkish Lira flash crash   A busy start to the session dealing with yet another mini TRY flash crash as the bad Lira news continues to compound. Otherwise, global Forex and fixed income markets remain…

A test of the breakouts

A test of the breakouts  This week should be all about contesting and consolidating last week’s significant breakouts in 10 year UST, EURUSD, USDJPY and Oil Prices. And despite weekend inspired short-covering in US fixed…

A crowded tale of the tape

A crowded tale of the tape Global equity markets revelled in their most favourable showing since early March after clement CPI  figures led to hopes of a Goldilocks economy in the US. But as senescent as…

More Volatility on the Way!!

More Volatility on the Way!! The US administration Iran deal exit announcement rolled out in typical President Trump spectacular fashion, but at the end of the day, the market’s response was somewhat unenthusiastic with few…

Markets Caught Between Opposing Forces

Markets Caught Between Opposing Forces Equity Markets US equities finished mostly higher but of their tops as energy shares started to take profits following a Presidential Tweet promising to announce his decision on the Iranian…