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The S&P 500 may have bounced, but the backdrop remains bleak

The S&P 500 rallied as a retracement gets underway. But that doesn’t change the fact that the bigger picture remains bleak for the bull camp further out.

Should traders be worried about the ECB and fragmentation risk?

Rising interest rates and the end of bond buying from the European Central Bank (ECB) have led to concerns over fragmentation risk across the single currency bloc. Read on for an explanation of what fragmentation risk is – and what trading opportunities it may bring.

June 16, 2022 11:19 AM

The yen, FX intervention and the BOJ’s yield curve control

The yen has been a key focal point for momentum traders during its sharp depreciation, to the extent it could risk a BOJ intervention or cancellation of their YCC target.

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Treasury yields explained: what does the yield curve tell us?

Treasury yields are closely watched as an indicator of economic health, interest rates and inflation. Read our one-page guide to treasury yields, including what they are, what the yield curve is and what it means when the yield curve inverts.

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.

CPI Preview: Is inflation close to peaking?

After a surge to 7% YoY for December, CPI is expected to have increase to 7.3% YoY in January.

February 8, 2022 07:48 PM

Asian Open Lower yields didn’t help US equities

Bond yields moved lower for a second session, but it wasn’t enough to turn around bearish momentum on Wall Street, despite a positive start to the session.

January 20, 2022 10:21 PM

European Open: Yields continue higher overnight, futures point lower

It was another day of red for equity traders as upside pressures on yields showed no signs of abating.

January 19, 2022 06:39 AM

Bonds - the new hot potato? EUR/JPY probes key support

Bond traders continued to offload their holdings and send shimmers across global markets. EUR/USD also broke key support, so now will EUR/JPY follow suit?

European Open: Bond yields march higher, 1.1386 pivotal for EUR/USD

Bond traders seem to be fully on board with the Fed’s hawkish rhetoric, with the US yield curve continuing its ascent overnight as they offloaded their holdings.

Stagflation headlines abound: How likely is it and how can traders prepare?

If we do enter a stagflationary environment, there may be relatively few investments that perform well - see what they are and what to avoid!

10 Central Banks – Where they stand towards normalizing policy

With the world beginning to gain control over the coronavirus pandemic, watch for central banks to continue to normalize monetary policy

Is USD/JPY finally ready to break out?

If yields continue moving lower over the next few weeks, USD/JPY should move with it

September 14, 2021 05:08 PM

USD/JPY at decision point after Suga resignation

USD/JPY is currently trading between tight resistance and support

September 8, 2021 12:59 PM

Housing data may start to worry investors; 30-year yields, USD/JPY

However, the Jackson Hole Symposium may be the catalyst bond traders are waiting for to determine their next move

August 18, 2021 01:22 PM

Stocks reverse while yields hammer out a bottom

What is the catalyst that will help stocks to continue to move higher and bonds move lower (yields higher)?

July 20, 2021 05:21 PM

What is a repo? Repurchasing agreements explained

The repo market has gathered significant attention recently after the Fed’s purchases hit a record of half a trillion dollars. But is a repo? And why does central bank action impact the market so much? Find out below.

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Don’t Fight the Fed! Yields, Gold, and DXY

Interpreting key levels in the markets are important for traders to understand

April 15, 2021 04:39 PM

The rise of the US Dollar and Yields into month/quarter end

Be cautious of a possible pullback in the DXY and 10 year-yields after March 31st

March 30, 2021 01:19 PM

7-year auction Preview: Will it be as bad as February’s auction?

Will a bad auction cause yields and the DXY to spike higher?

March 24, 2021 04:47 PM

[VIDEO] Are 10-year yields driving US Dollar pairs?

Use the key benchmark yield as one of your tools when trying to determine direction for the US Dollar.

March 11, 2021 03:05 PM

Shady US CPI data; 10 Year Auction and ECB ahead

With the US auctions today and the ECB meeting tomorrow, price in both the DXY and EUR/USD can move in a hurry.

March 10, 2021 10:21 AM

US Auctions will be closely monitored this week!

On February 25th, the Treasury auctioned 7-year notes. It did not go well.

March 8, 2021 05:18 PM