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Today’s report: Downside Risk Beyond US-China Trade

Global sentiment was trying to make a turnaroud back to the topside into Wednesday, in reaction to a softer, more encouraging round of White House rhetoric on trade with China. However, today’s softer China retail sales and industrial production prints are reminding investors about other downside risks.   read report

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Today’s report: Trump Calms Markets.....For Now

There’s been some relief to risk markets on Tuesday, after we had seen another intense round of risk liquidation in Monday trade, on the back of escalated tension between the US and China. The market is feeling better about the President’s latest words, in which he has said he looks forward to talks at the G20 meeting.   read report

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Next 24 hours: The Trouble of Another Bubble

Today’s report: Global Economy Vulnerable to US-China Fallout

The big story in global financial markets has been the break down in talks between the US and China. The Trump administration has communicated to China it has a month to secure a trade deal, or face tariffs on all exports to the US, while Treasury Secretary Mnuchin has added no follow-up trade talks are scheduled.   read report

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Today’s report: Will Risk Markets Recover into the Weekly Close?

We come into Friday with the Yen standing out as the big winner on the week in the more actively traded currency space, while the Pound stands out as the underperformer in the group. Yen strength has been attributed to setbacks in US-China trade talks and the resulting broad based liquidation in risk assets. UK and US data ahead.   read report

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Next 24 hours: China wants to play hardball with the US

Today’s report: Sour Grapes into Latter Portion of Week

The big theme of the week thus far has been setbacks in trade talks between the US and China and this is a theme that continues to drag sentiment as we head into Thursday. President Trump has tempered fears a bit after saying a trade deal with China would still work out, though investors aren’t exactly ready to run back into risk on these words.   read report

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