NY Open: Markets cautious on hurricane, headline risk
FX Trader, Loonieviews.net
That’s not the only storm threat. President Trump has yet to react to news that China is seeking permission from the World Trade Organization to impose sanctions on the US over Washington’s non-compliance to a WTO ruling from a 2013 complaint. The President has previously threatened to withdraw from the WTO, and this could be the catalyst.
Canadian and US trade officials are back at the negotiating table in Washington. The US wants a less restrictive dispute resolution and access to Canada’s dairy industry. Canada is opposed to both demands. USDCAD is rangebound while the trade talks drag on. This morning’s August housing starts data didn’t help, as they dropped 2.3% compared to the July result.
Wall Street is spinning its wheels. The DJIA, S&P 500, and Nasdaq are a tinge in the red compared to yesterday’s closing levels. The mood is sombre as it is the 17th anniversary of 9/11 and the 10-year anniversary of the Lehman Brothers collapse.
The US dollar has inched higher in New York trading led by a rise in USDJPY which climbed from 111.13 at the open to 111.53 at 14:00 GMT. Higher US Treasury yields and better than expected JOLTS data supported the gains. Job openings rose to 6,939,000 in July, a record high.
Sterling is still the poster child for volatility. GBPUSD dropped to 1.2965 and then popped to 1.3040 when Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said a Brexit deal could be done in two weeks. He didn’t say how and GBPUSD settled at 1.3010.
Quarterly Outlook Q2 2022
Quarterly Outlook Q2 2022: The End Game has arrived
- Shocks from covid and the war in Ukraine have forced the global financial and political world to change, but what will the end game be?
Productivity and innovation have never been more importantAs the world economy hits physical limits and central banks tighten their belts, could equities be facing a 10-15% downside?
The great EUR recovery and the difficulty of trading itIf the terrible fog of war hopefully lifts soon, the conditions are promising for the euro to reprice significantly higher.
Tight commodity markets – turbocharged by war and sanctionsWith supply already tight, commodities keep powering on. But will it last for yet another quarter?
Between a rock and a hard placeGeopolitical concerns will add upward price pressures and fears of slower growth, while volatility will remain elevated.
The Great ErosionInflation is everywhere and central banks try to combat it. But will they get it under control in time?
Australian investing: Six considerations amid triple Rs: rising rates, record inflation and likely recessionWhile global financial markets are struggling in an uncertain world, the commodity-heavy Australian ASX index is poised to keep a positive momentum.
Cybersecurity – the rush to catch up with realityWith the invasion of Ukraine, governments and private companies are rushing to reinforce their cyber defenses.
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