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Asian Stocks Smash Records; Dollar Slides As Crude Surges To July 2015 Highs

November 22, 2017 - 11:01pm
Asian Stocks Smash Records; Dollar Slides As Crude Surges To July 2015 Highs

Global shares hit another record high on Wednesday, propelled higher by what increasingly more call (ir)rational exuberance, and investors’ unflagging enthusiasm for tech stocks. That said, S&P futures are unchanged the morning before Thanksgiving (at least before the market open ramp), as are European stocks (Stoxx 600 is flat), despite the euphoria in the Asian session which saw the MSCI Asia Pac index hit a new all time high...

What German Political Turmoil? Global Markets BTFD, Don't Look Back

November 20, 2017 - 11:00pm
What German Political Turmoil? Global Markets BTFD, Don't Look Back

US index futures are unchanged, having recovered virtually all overnight session losses alongside the EURUSD following Merkel's failure to form a government, while European shares rise despite Angela Merkel's failure to form a new government. In the span of just hours, the goalseeked "hot take" consensus was that Germany’s collapsed coalition talks aren’t expected be a deal breaker for European equities due to the "strength of the German economy."

"This Looks More Frightening": Global Stock, Bond Selloff Accelerates Amid Risk-Parity Rumblings

November 10, 2017 - 11:12pm
"This Looks More Frightening": Global Stock, Bond Selloff Accelerates Amid Risk-Parity Rumblings

Yesterday's Japan flash-crash inspired selling continues for a second day, with global equities - and bonds - sliding early Friday on concerns U.S. tax reform - and corporate tax cuts - will be delayed after Senate Republicans unveiled a plan that differed significantly from the House of Representatives’ version. After suffering their biggest plunge in 4 months on Thursday, European stocks failed to find a bid along with Asian stocks, while U.S.

S&P Futures Slide After Chinese Stock And Bond Rout; Spain Rebounds, Dollar Drops

October 30, 2017 - 10:00pm
S&P Futures Slide After Chinese Stock And Bond Rout; Spain Rebounds, Dollar Drops

U.S. futures slid 0.2% as investors await a barrage of announcements including Wednesday's Fed decision, Friday's jobs report and, most importantly Trump's imminent announcement of who the next Fed chairman will be, although after the latest trial balloons, Jay Powell is now largely priced in.

Bond Yields Break Out Around The World As Japan's Record Stock Rally Ends

October 25, 2017 - 10:07pm
Bond Yields Break Out Around The World As Japan's Record Stock Rally Ends

S&P futures are fractionally in the red while traders await President Trump’s pick for Fed chair and more clues on the fate of tax reform; Asian stocks slide, European shares are little changed ahead of tomorrow's ECB tapering announcement as US 10Y yields finally break out of their multi-month range below 2.40%...
 

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