Market nerves growing

13 November, 2015

Janet Yellen gave little away yesterday as she made no reference to interest rate policy and then the Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer also kept his cards close to his chest allowing for some profit taking in the dollar. After a day of multiple speeches and remarks from Federal Reserve policy makers, volatility in the FX markets was not as high as one might have expected, but risk aversion in the equity markets set in once again. We are expecting further softness in European equities on the open today in conjunction with weaker commodity markets and heightened expectations of a rate hike from the Fed next month.

US data will remain a focus and we see the release of retail sales at 13.30 GMT which is expected to rise for the month of October and then there’s the Michigan Consumer Sentiment at 15.00 GMT. Better data on these releases could put further pressure on commodity prices as it will only add further weight to the possibility of the Fed moving in December and it would also put more pressure on equity markets which have seen a poor start to November, usually a bullish month by historical standards.


Source link  
USD Bounces From Month Low

Trump administration has presented its 2018 budget plan to Congress last evening. The budget plan calls to slash $3.6 trillion...

Dollar index hit a new low

The dollar index hit a new post presidential election low of 96.95 on Friday May 19th. EUR/USD hit a high of 1.1211...

USD Hit Post Election Low

To date the dollar index has almost given up all of the post presidential election rally...


BoE Expected to Keep Rates Steady

ECB Governor Draghi will make a speech in the Dutch Parliament at 12:00 BST today. It will be Draghi first speech...

Trump's Tax Reform Plan

US Treasury Secretary Mnuchin announced Trump’s tax reform plan in a press conference...

Corporate Earnings Lift US Stocks

Last week the US President Trump stated on twitter...


Market Concerns Eased

The first-round voting of the French presidential election was revealed on Sunday night...

Dollar Plunged on Trump Second Statement

The dollar index fell to a 2-week low of 99.91 in the early hours...

Markets Eye on the First Trump-Xi Meeting

US President Trump and Chinese president Xi Jinping, are scheduled to meet today at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida...

  


Share: