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Weekly Summaries

Weekly Summaries

Weekly Summary – Bond Market

It was a packed week with a slew of economic releases, central bank speeches and Brexit- related headlines. However, the bonds markets were the centre of attention as investors were trying to evaluate the current situation of the yield curve and its impact on the financial markets. Inverted Yield Curve The rally in bonds gained momentum througho...

March 29, 2019
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Week Ahead – Packed Economic Calendar

Market Overview Heading into the last week of the first quarter of 2019, it is worth noticing that the stock rout in the markets on Friday happened despite a dovish Fed that wiped out the possibilities of any interest rate hikes 2019. What happened on Friday? Well, Global markets tumbled on Friday following an inversion of the yield curve. Lo...

March 25, 2019
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Weekly Summary – Brexit and the Federal Reserve

It was a packed week with a slew of economic releases, central bank meetings and Brexit. The Federal Reserve and Brexit were the highlights of the week. Brexit Investors were gearing up for a third vote this week. However, the Speaker John Bercow blocked the Prime Minister to vote on the deal for a third time unless it had fundamentally changed....

March 22, 2019
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Week Ahead – Central Banks and Brexit

Market Overview The stock markets had a strong finish, and nearly all benchmarks ended the week in positive territory. News flows on Brexit and trade were optimistic and drove the financial markets on Friday. In the FX markets, nearly all G10 currencies were higher against the US dollar. Week Ahead - Central Banks and Brexit Monday It will be a...

March 18, 2019
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Weekly Summary -Messy Brexit Week

Messy Brexit Week It was a calmer week for Wall Street. The Volatility Index was at its lowest since October 2018. However, the momentum slowed down and the US shares took a breather on Thursday whereby we saw a quieter session amid a lack of drivers to push the rally. Source: Bloomberg Equity markets In the Asian markets, trading was choppy ...

March 15, 2019
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Weekly Summary -Sluggish Global Growth

The economic data releases this week brought back the fears of slowing global growth. The central banks’ statements were also turned around the growth concerns. After two months of rally, investors had little to maintain the bullish momentum.  Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and Trade Balance Australia  We saw a slew of economic data which ...

March 8, 2019
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Week Ahead – Central Banks and NFP

Market Overview Geopolitics and Hanoi Summit was the main focus last week which mostly drove the financial markets. Most importantly, the trade deadline has been delayed which brought some relief in the markets. The comments during the weekend from President Trump grasped attention and set an interesting start for the week. “We have a gent...

March 4, 2019
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The Month of February

The different looming deadlines were hovering over the financial markets throughout the month of February. US-China trade and Brexit negotiations were therefore high on the agenda. There were a few meetings between Beijing and Washington, and the news that emerged were relatively positive. Brexit headlines were also all over the place with cont...

March 1, 2019
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Week Ahead -The Looming Deadlines

Market Overview Investors had much information to digest across the week, but towards the end of the week, they hung on to signs of trade progress that kept the risk sentiment afloat. The equity markets were mostly in the green for the week even though in some cases, the weekly advance was not impressive. In the FX markets, the US dollar regain...

February 25, 2019
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Weekly Summary -Another Week of Geopolitics

The week was predominantly on trade issues, Brexit, China’s coal ban, and the minutes of the Federal Reserve. Geopolitics Remain At The Forefront The geopolitical headlines largely drove risk sentiment in the financial markets again this week. Investors were cautiously optimistic about the dominant geopolitical headlines. US -China trade ta...

February 22, 2019
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Week Ahead – Central Banks Minutes

Market Overview The week had ended on a positive note lifted by the trade headlines on Friday. The US Congress also voted on a spending bill which brought some relief despite the declaration of a national emergency. Risk sentiment buoyed on Friday as investors found some comfort on the trade front and the avoidance of another US government shut...

February 17, 2019
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Weekly Summary – A Week of Geopolitics

The week was primarily dominated by trade talks, Brexit, the news on the declaration of the national emergency in the US amid a slew of economic data releases and the earnings season.  Geopolitics at the forefront The geopolitical headlines largely drove risk sentiment in the financial markets. Confidence was slowly restored across the first ha...

February 15, 2019
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Week Ahead – Looming deadlines – Trade Talks, Border Wall and Brexit

Market Overview Risk sentiment soured towards the end of the week as fears of global growth resurfaced. There were more downgrades from central banks- the Reserve Bank of Australia, the European Central Bank and the Bank of England. Week Ahead - Looming deadlines: Trade Talks, Border Wall and Brexit Trade Talks A new round of trade negotiation...

February 11, 2019
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Weekly Summary – More downgrades forecasts

Amid holiday closures in Asia and subdued price action in the financial markets, it was a busy week on the economic calendar and attention was mainly on Australia, the US and the UK. Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) and Royal Commission Australia stands out this week with a series of economic data releases across the week, the first RBA meeting a...

February 8, 2019
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Week Ahead – Central Banks and Earnings

Market Overview It was an interesting week on the geopolitical and economic front. Investors were busy with the earnings season, trade talks, Brexit and the Fed. It ended on a big beat on the Nonfarm payrolls. Week Ahead - Central Banks and Earnings Central Banks  The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) and Bank of England (BoE) will be in the li...

February 3, 2019
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