"The trade war headlines have come full circle," reports Saxo Bank Head of FX Strategy John Hardy. In this case, of course, 'full circle' means a return to President Trump's initial aggressive stance with the administration prepared to more than double the planned tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports in an attempt to get Beijing to the negotiation table.
In the forex space, Hardy notes the dollar's continued strength despite a slight June PCI inflation miss with the JPY as the largest mover in the wake of Monday's Bank of Japan meeting.
"The BoJ's ultra-loose policies are set to continue," says Saxo fixed income specialist Althea Spinozzi, who adds that governor Kuroda 'blinked' in the face of market pressure and let the 10-year Japanese government bond yield fluctuate 20 basis points around zero.
"The JPY weakness followed the initial plunge in JGB yields," says Hardy, who adds that the yield move – but not that of the currency – has since retraced.
In stocks, Apple shares gained 4% after hours following a strong earnings release while in the commodities space, Saxo Head of Commodity Strategy Ole Hansen says that trade war fears appear to be offsetting supply risks in crude oil while gold remains significantly correlated to CNY with key support at $1,210/oz.
Q4 Outlook 2022: Winter is coming
- Winter is coming to the financial markets as central banks are tightening their grip. How spring will look is still a question.
European energy crisis: it will get worse before it gets betterThe winter in Europe will be tough, but whether the result is political chaos or sustainable, innovative solutions is still undecided.
A difficult and volatile quarter awaitsAs the year draws to an end, commodities continue to be at centre stage of the world with growth pockets political uncertainty.
The bright side: crises drive innovationThe positive spin on crises is that they come with solutions. It is worrisome that deglobalisation may be a response to this crisis.
Green transformation in China: renewable energy and beyondGoing green, China needs to span numerous energy sources to ensure stability, as every source comes with a challenge.
Asia: Intermittent solutions, but a faster renewable adoption curveAsian energy supply is being squeezed. This and the adoption of renewables may change the investment sentiment in the region.
FX: A Fed thaw needed to deliver a sustained USD turn lowerThe US Dollar can keep momentum when the Federal Reserve continues to tighten, leaving the rest to play to their drum.
Autumn can become ugly for equities and bond holders. Comfort for Dollar longsTechnical analysis suggests that equities could face a tough Q4 as could fixed income. US Dollar positions could provide some upside.
The next stock market sector to watch, with stocks going nuclearAs the world scrambles to find affordable, sustainable energy, nuclear is getting attention from politicians and investors alike.
The crypto space is getting cold when the hype disappearsCryptocurrencies face a winter of their own as retail investors and governments are asking tough questions.