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Will the bond market meltdown be the undoing of the S&P500?

U.S. yields have surged higher again this week to their highest level since May 2019, after Fed Chair Powell opened the door to a 50bp rate hike at the next FOMC meeting, causing fresh pain for global bond markets.

Weekly COT Report: Market Positioning Hintsat Lower Yields

Whilst net exposure to US 10-year treasury notes were at their most bearish level since the Pandemic began, CFTC data shows it is a function of longs covering.

No panic in the UK yet, but a definite moderation

If the PMI data was a gauge of economic sentiment post the triggering of Article 50 alone, then one could argue that the early stages […]

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Mixed bag of UK labour market data knocks GBP

Today’s focus is obviously the Federal Reserve and the Dutch elections, however, this morning the UK labour market data is in focus. It was a […]

French political risk weighs on euro: 2 charts to watch

The euro is the worst performer in the G10 today, and has fallen sharply on Tuesday, with EURUSD slumping 0.7% and slicing through some pretty […]

Mixed jobs report unlikely to impress Trump administration

The first US labour market report since Donald Trump took office may have delivered the goods on the headline figure, Non-Farm payrolls rose by a […]

The Trump trade with a twist

The Trump trade is back on as the key US stock indices post record highs as politics and earnings growth boosts the mood in the […]

Will the pound’s santa rally continue?

So much for the pound’s rally having run its course in November, GBPUSD has taken another leap higher on Thursday. Technical traders may be getting […]

Political drivers take a back seat this am.

Fundamentals stage a come back For what feels like the first time in a long time, fundamentals get a look in today after the overriding […]

Volatility is coming and stock could be at risk

The Vix has risen sharply on Tuesday and is close to its highest level since June. After supressed volatility for most of October, see figure […]

The Fed: a rate hike cometh, time for the market to play catch up

The market has been wrong-footed once more by the Federal Reserve. The dollar is maintaining multi-month highs this morning after the President of the Dallas […]

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