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China Equities Buck Down Trend In Asia By Jeffrey Halley - Dec 21, 2020

Asian equity markets have a defensive tone today even though an agreement on a follow-on US fiscal stimulus package has been reached. The Covid-19 mutation in the United Kingdom has spooked markets,...

Oil Dips On Cautious Markets, Gold Higher By Jeffrey Halley - Dec 08, 2020

Profit-taking hits oil prices As US stimulus talks reached a temporary impasse, the more cautious tone in markets overnight was enough to spur profit-taking in an oil market that is very very long....

U.S. Stimulus Hopes Boost Asia By Jeffrey Halley - Dec 07, 2020

On Friday, US employment data seemed to confirm the worst for the US, that the rampaging COVID-19 pandemic was holding the US recovery far too close to the waterline. Non-Farm Payrolls added only...

Oil Soars, Gold Continues To Drop By Jeffrey Halley - Nov 25, 2020

Oil achieves near-earth orbit Oil prices raced higher overnight, something which has caught the author off-guard. With an orderly Presidential transition in sight, vaccine boosters and expectations...

Asia Equities Higher Except China By Jeffrey Halley - Nov 24, 2020

The decision by President Trump to allow the release of transition funds by the GSA was interpreted as a concession in any other words. That has given renewed momentum to the rally seen on Wall Street...

Currency Markets Look For Direction By Jeffrey Halley - Nov 24, 2020

Dollar whipsaws against euro, sterling Currency markets were whipsawed last night, with the dollar index trading in a near 80-point range before closing almost unchanged. The dollar was boosted by...

Currency Markets Drifting By Jeffrey Halley - Nov 18, 2020

The US dollar drifted lower overnight following disappointing US Retail Sales and with increasing concerns about the downstream effects of the resurgent Covid-19 pandemic. The data saw US Treasury...

Profit-Taking Hits Equities By Jeffrey Halley - Nov 18, 2020

Asia markets drifting as investors hit pause button The disappointing US Retail Sales was enough of an excuse for investors to lock in some recent profits. US markets drifted lower with the S&P...

U.S. Retail Sales Spark Consolidation By Jeffrey Halley - Nov 18, 2020

US stock markets directionless US equity markets drifted lower overnight, as US Retail Sales disappointed. That was enough of an excuse for investors to bank some recent gains in equity and energy...

Asian Equities Post Modest Gains By Jeffrey Halley - Nov 17, 2020

The Moderna (NASDAQ:MRNA) vaccine news lifted Wall Street overnight, with the S&P 500 rising 1.17%, the NASDAQ rising 0.80%, and the cyclical-heavy Dow Jones jumping 1.62%. In Asia though, the...

Moderna, The Life Of The Vaccine Party By Jeffrey Halley - Nov 17, 2020

The vaccine rotation trade got another burst of momentum overnight, with Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine preliminary data indicating a 94.50% effectiveness. More importantly, it can be stored in a...

Asia Markets Soar On RCEP, Wall Street By Jeffrey Halley - Nov 16, 2020

Asian equities sharply higher on Monday The signing of the RCEP trade agreement, robust regional GDP data, and a firm finish to Wall Street on Friday have all combined to lift Asian stocks sharply...

Oil Solidifies Gains, Gold Under Pressure By Jeffrey Halley - Nov 12, 2020

The Veterans Day holiday in the US saw oil trading volumes decline overnight. After both Brent and WTI spiked higher initially, they quickly gave up those gains, finishing almost unchanged at USD43.75...

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