Market Overview by FXCC July 17 2012
Fed Chairman Bernanke begins his testimony before congress today.
Asian markets started off mixed today, after Wall Street tumbled over an unexpected fall in retail sales in June.The Nikkei opened 0.19 %, or 16.86 points, higher at 8,740.98 this morning, but soon dropped into negative territory. In Hong Kong, shares climbed 1.39 %. The Hang Seng Index added 266.29 points to 19,387.63. Investors will continue to be cautious before
Market Overview by FXCC July 16 2012
US to face huge eco data risks this week
Asian markets will be exceptionally quiet next week. Only a pair of central bank minutes are due out - one from the RBA on Monday and the other from the BoJ on Tuesday — and will be parsed for clues regarding recent and future expected policy actions in the wake of stimulus measures provided by both central banks.
European markets will be relatively more subdued in terms of
Market Overview by FXCC July 12 2012
Not much in the FOMC Minutes … BoJ decision today
Markets sold off following the release of the minutes from the FOMC’s June 19-20 meeting (i.e. the meeting at which the Fed extended and increased its maturity extension program or ‘Operation Twist’). The S&P 500 closed flat at 1340, the NASDAQ was lower by 0.5%, and the TSX closed marginally higher. Government bonds were essentially flat and while EURUSD briefly traded below
Market Overview by FXCC July 10 2012
Chinese Economic Data continues to disappoint as trade balance widens.
This morning's Chinese Trade Balance is making headlines in all the news. Imports grew 6.3% in June, versus expectations for an 11.3% rise, and below a 12.7% gain in May, according to official data. Export shipments grew 11.3% for the month, ahead of the 9% rise expected but down from May’s 15.3% rise. Markets are all ready registering disappointment. Yesterday,
Market Overview by FXCC July 9 2012
Euro tumbles below 1.23, USD strong on hopes of stimulus
This was an eventful week in terms of expectations and its resultant outcome. Starting with the American markets, stocks gave mixed endings as US added just 80,000 jobs in June, darkening the outlook for the US recovery and dashing some of the political momentum President Obama gained after the Supreme Court upheld his healthcare law last week. The lackluster pace of job creation,