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The Far Reaches Of US Soft Power
Article By: George Friedman
Monday, April 16, 2018 3:32 PM EDT
The Russian ruble, Turkish lira, and Iranian rial are all falling in value.
Emerging Markets: Preview Of The Week Ahead - April 15
Article By: Marc Chandler
Sunday, April 15, 2018 4:32 PM EDT
EM FX was mixed Friday, capping a mixed week as a whole.COP, CLP, and MXN were the best performers last week, while RUB, BRL, and TRY were the worst.
Still Looking For Terra Firma
Article By: Marc Chandler
Sunday, April 15, 2018 10:55 AM EDT
The weekend strike against Syria appears to have been conducted in ways that minimize the risks of escalation by Russia.There is unlikely to be much impact on global capital markets, though thin markets in early Asia could see a knee-jerk effect.
Saudi Oil Policy Risks Creating Perfect Storm For Aramco Flotation
Article By: Paul Hodges
Sunday, April 15, 2018 9:14 AM EDT
The coming flotation of Saudi Aramco will be the largest ever seen, with a valuation of up to $2tn. But today's high prices will undermine this valuation, by hastening the moment when oil follows coal in being left in the ground
In this article: OIL, KO
Dollar Has Legs Or At Least One
Article By: Marc Chandler
Saturday, April 14, 2018 4:19 PM EDT
Equities rallied and the currencies that often do well when short-term participants have a greater appetite for risk, like the dollar bloc, did well, and the currencies used for funding, like the yen and Swiss franc did relatively worse.
In this article: VIX
Geopolitics Overshadow The Fed, Greenback Steadies
Article By: Marc Chandler
Thursday, April 12, 2018 7:43 AM EDT
The US dollar steadied at lower levels, while equities eased as investors remain focused on the preparations to strike Syria and still tense rhetoric on trade.
In this article: FXE, FXC, JYN, UDN
Futures Jump, Global Stocks Extend Advance After Trump Tweet
Article By: Tyler Durden
Thursday, April 12, 2018 7:33 AM EDT
European stocks got an extra lift earlier in the session after the Euro weakened to session lows after industrial output unexpectedly declined for a third consecutive month.
In this article: ERO, GBB, GLD, OIL, SPX, DAX, BNO, TNX
Trade War Versus Real War
Article By: Phil Flynn
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 9:32 AM EDT
Oil prices soared after we are seeing the reduced risk of a trade war but increasing risk of heating up the real war in Syria.
In this article: UGA, OIL
E Taking A Long View
Article By: Vivian Lewis
Monday, April 9, 2018 9:28 AM EDT
China and Trump are both making big threats as a negotiating strategy. This will go on for months and we have to examine other parts of the stock market but other market news is worthy of analysis.
Emerging Markets: Preview Of The Week Of April 9
Article By: Marc Chandler
Sunday, April 8, 2018 4:37 PM EDT
EM and risk assets came under greater pressure Friday as trade tensions mount. This backdrop is not conducive for EM by any stretch, and unless tensions are ratcheted down, selling pressures are likely to remain in play.
Emerging Markets: What Changed - April 6
Article By: Marc Chandler
Friday, April 6, 2018 3:07 PM EDT
In the EM equity space as measured by MSCI, Colombia (+5.3%), Peru (+3.7%), and Mexico (+3.3%) outperformed this week, while Brazil (-3.2%), Egypt (-3.1%), and Thailand (-1.6%) underperformed. MSCI EM fell -0.7% this week while MSCI DM was flat.
What To Expect From Central Bankers
Article By: Colin Lloyd
Friday, April 6, 2018 9:24 AM EDT
As financial markets adjust to higher volatility, it is worth considering what the central banks might be thinking longer term. Commentators have been blaming geopolitics for the recent fall in stocks but central banks may be the root cause.
Cobalt Stock 'Set To Turn Higher Immediately'
Article By: The Energy Report
Thursday, April 5, 2018 3:17 PM EDT
Half of the world's cobalt is located in the Democratic Republic of Congo in Africa, and it is a huge country with very different areas, and the mining industry there certainly has the clout to buy whatever protection is necessary.
In this article: NDENF
When War Is Not A Metaphor
Article By: Marc Chandler
Wednesday, April 4, 2018 12:30 PM EDT
Trade tensions are negative for oil prices, if for no other reason than it is perceived to weigh on world growth. WTI for May delivery has fallen to a two-week low near $62 today.
In this article: OIL, USO
Bonds And Stocks Are Firm, While The Greenback Consolidates Upticks
Article By: Marc Chandler
Thursday, March 29, 2018 7:32 AM EDT
The choppy US equity session yesterday, ultimately ending with modest losses as the tech sector remained under pressure, has been shrugged off in Asia and Europe, where modest gains have been seen.
In this article: FXB, FXA, FXC, UUP, TNX
Why The World’s Central Banks Hold Gold – In Their Own Words
Article By: Ronan Manly
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 1:42 PM EDT
The world’s central banks are attributed to hold 33,800 tonnes of gold between them. Why do these central banks hold so much gold and what are their motivations for doing so?
In this article: GLD
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