Tag Archives: commodities

26 Feb: “Risk-on” theme dominates, as traders anticipate successful trade deal. Fed’s Powell testifying today.

Markets remain upbeat after Trump announced that he would delay the imposition of more tariffs on Chinese imports beyond an original March 1 deadline and he is now planning a summit to seal the trade deal with Chinese President Xi. US stock indices, following on from yesterday’s 5.6% rise in China, are also firm although not to the… Read More »

11 Feb. Choppy but mostly sideways markets, Friday. US/UK /China CPI, EU Q4 GDP, RBNZ Meeting in focus this week.

Risk aversion was the main theme for much of the session on Friday as concerns over the US-China trade tension escalation increased after Donald Trump said he will not meeting Chinese President Xi this month. Also not helping the cause is the fact that the US government could be headed for another shutdown, as political tensions flare up… Read More »