Market Overview

Jeremy Cook
Yellen Sitting On The Fed-Nce
By Jeremy Cook - Feb 11, 2016

Pray and delay Janet Yellen’s semi-annual testimony to Congress has shown a central bank that is seeing strength within the US economy but with headwinds from abroad building. There is a lot to ...

How Will Yellen's Testimony Impact Fed Rate Changes?
By ACFX - Feb 11, 2016

2015 ended with an interest rate increase and an expectation that the United States Federal Reserve would continue to hike the Fed Funds target rate during 2016. However, here we are early in February...

Equities Extends Decline With Oil, Yen Firm
By ActionForex - Feb 11, 2016

US equities ended mixed overnight as there was some support on expectations that Fed would delay further rate hike. But worries on growth also persisted. DJIA lost -99.64 pts or -0.62% to close at ...

Bill Witherell
UK Equities And A BREXIT
By Bill Witherell - Feb 10, 2016 1

The UK economy, the fifth largest in the world and second in Europe after Germany, advanced at an estimated 2.2% pace last year and is expected to register a similar gain in 2016. This compares with ...

Kenny Fisher
NZD/USD Steady Ahead Of Yellen Testimony
By Kenny Fisher - Feb 10, 2016

NZD/USD is unchanged on Wednesday, as the pair is trading at 0.6640 early in the North American session. In economic news, Janet Yellen will testify before the House Financial Services Committee in ...

Peter C. Kenny
Financial Markets Roiled By Central Banks
By Peter C. Kenny - Feb 10, 2016

To say that central banks around the world have managed to box themselves and the world's economies into a corner would be an understatement in the extreme. From the ECB's adoption of negative real ...

Danske Markets
Norway: We Expect A Rate Cut In March  
By Danske Markets - Feb 10, 2016

We now expect Norges Bank to cut rates on 17 March. At the December MPC-meeting, the Board signalled that rates were more likely to be cut in March than kept on hold. As we expected domestic key ...

Danske Markets
Index-Linked Report Sweden  
By Danske Markets - Feb 10, 2016

This week the Debt Office introduces the new 10Y linker SGBi3112 (1 June 2026, 0.125%). We are a slightly uncertain about the appetite for the bond given the recent underperformance of linkers. ...

Marc Chandler
Dollar Mixes As All Eyes On Yellen
By Marc Chandler - Feb 10, 2016

After another soggy Asian session, European markets have begun on a firm note, and US shares are trading broadly higher in Europe as well. Led by the beleaguered financial shares, and healthcare, the ...