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Central banks running out of tools

Next 24 hours: A tale of two economies

Today’s report: Central banks running out of tools

The big story into Thursday is the de-escalation of tension between the US and Iran, which has helped to infuse a fresh appetite for US equities, racing to yet another record high. It’s clear, this market isn’t going to be bothered by much, instead focused on the directive from a Federal Reserve to keep buying.   read report

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How much can risk markets take?

Next 24 hours: Euro hit on softer Wednesday data

Today’s report: How much can risk markets take?

Financial markets are definitely sensitive to the tension between the US and Iran, with US equity futures dumping in early Wednesday trade on the news of Iran’s ballistic missile strikes on US troops in Iraq. Follow up reports have since downplayed fallout from the attack and the market has recovered.   read report

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Same old story for risk markets

Next 24 hours: Australian Dollar underperforms in Tuesday trade

Today’s report: Same old story for risk markets

It’s been the same old story. US equities take a minor hit on some unforeseen downside risk, this time in the form of tension between the US and Iran. US equities quickly find their feet and recover back towards record highs.   read report

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Next 24 hours: Euro and Pound boosted on solid data

Today’s report: What traders are contending with as 2020 gets going

We’re into the first full week of trading for the year and market participants will get back into the swing needing to contend with this latest escalation in geopolitical risk associated with tension between the US and Iran. Stocks are off as a consequence, while the US Dollar has benefited as well, at least for now.   read report

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Today’s report: Geopolitical tension rocks financial markets

If the bubbling meltup that is the US equity market is going to be popped, ultimately, it should be popped on fundamentals around the deep disconnect between the financial markets economy and real economy, with risk appetite artificially inflated for so many years in the aftermath of the 2008 crisis.   read report

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Happy New Year!

Today’s report: Happy New Year!

It’s a wrap on 2019 and the market will shut down to celebrate the New Year’s holiday, before gearing up ahead of the return of more active conditions next week. 2019 was a year of extremely low volatility in the FX market, and as we head into the next decade, the hope for many a trader is that volatility will return.   read report

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