Morning Call: Drama in the charts
Senior Editor, Saxo Bank
Summary: The extreme risk aversion that plagued markets on Monday has abated somewhat, with appetite for EM assets picking up a tad. But the undercurrent of fear persists: tech equities have plunged on regulatory fears, and investors are still finding comfort in the safety of gold and the Japanese yen.
Podcast: Rising US yields rip through gold and silver in chaotic move
The US 10-year yield was only up 6.6 basis points yesterday but the move was enough to set in motion a selling pressure so large that liquidity dried up causing a dramatic downside move across both gold and silver. Long duration assets such as technology stocks were also hit but not to the same degree and equities are generally bid this morning. We also talk US politics on back of yesterday's announcement from Biden that Kamala Harris is the vice president nominee.
Market Quick Take - August 12, 2020
The S&P 500 benchmark fell for the first time in eight days yesterday while the technology-heavy Nasdaq traded lower for a third day. Another rise in US bond yields ahead of three key bond auctions weighed on all markets with a correction in gold and silver turning decisively ugly. News that stimulus talks have reached a stalemate in Washington also weighed on the markets.
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