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China to counter latest U.S. tariffs as Trump vows deal on U.S. terms: Reuters

BEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – China on Thursday vowed to counter the latest U.S. tariffs on $300 billion of Chinese goods but called on the United States to meet it halfway on a potential trade deal, as U.S. President Donald Trump said any pact would have to be on America’s terms. The Chinese finance ministry said in […]

16 Aug: Markets stabilse although Bund yields head to record lows. US housing data & Michigan CSI in focus today By Jim Langlands

Markets turned a bit mixed on Thursday following the sharp moves of the previous session, although risk aversion remains the underlying theme. The US stock indices, DJI and S+P, closed a little higher as the US 2Y/10Y spread recovered very slightly (+0.023%), avoiding another market panic although the Nasdaq and the major European stocks ended […]

Risk off may continue, but It may be Time to Buy USD/CHF By Joe Perry

Historically, the Swiss Franc has been considered to be a “Flight to Safety”.  In other words, as risky assets begin to sell off, such as stocks, one may consider selling the USD and buying CHF.  Therefore, selling USD/CHF makes sense when there is a risk off move. However, over the last few years the Swiss […]

Markets Today: Bond yields & equities dive By Ray Attrill

It’s far from a quiet day in markets. Today’s podcast Overview: Upside down US stocks close down ~3.0% in conjunction with first US 2/10s curve inversion since 2007 Falls follow poor China July activity data and confirmation of negative Q2 German GDP AU Labour Force survey today – employment seen ticking up to 5.3% from 5.2%; […]

EUR/USD inches up after yesterday’s “break”, what levels to look out for? By Justin Low

EUR/USD broke free of its narrow trading range since the past week yesterday The move lower came as price broke free of downside support at the 38.2 retracement level @ 1.1165 but then sellers couldn’t find further conviction to break below minor support around 1.1130-33 (swing region from 5 August). Of note, sellers did make […]

More major banks bet on steeper Australian rate cuts as trade risks rise: Reuters

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Commonwealth Bank, HSBC and Citi are betting that Australia’s central bank will cut interest rates more steeply than previously thought as global trade tensions ratchet up and domestic hiring intentions slow. Economists at CBA (CBA.AX), Australia’s biggest bank by market capitalization, said in a note on Thursday they expect one 25 basis […]


From the FXWW Chatroom – Heard from the traders that this JPY move was caused by trader error, or fat finger in the CME. About 4079 contracts traded in JPY followed by another 3333 lots on next few minutes.

Wednesday’s Blood Bath: What It Means For You, The Markets And FX By Kathy Lien

Most people have a simple and basic understanding of what a yield-curve inversion means. They know that it is unusual and every headline tells them that it’s bad news for the economy. Some are even aware that when a yield curve inverts, long-term interest rates fall below short-term interest rates as investors require greater return for […]

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