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Stocks Tumble Globally, Spooked by Rising Yields

12 October 2018 Peter Bukov



It has been a rough couple of days for equity investors, as stock markets plummeted sharply over this period. We can safely assume that the main catalyst for these turn of events was the rocketing US yields, along with fears of a global economic slowdown.

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BITCOIN

29 August 2017 Tavares Leandro
Bitcoin claimbed above 3400$ ! The H4 chart below shows us a slight correction after price hits new highs.

Besides the correction, we can see a downside trend which has been broken and a support area (blue rectangle) which price held quiet well. It is very likely to see the price reach new highs very soon if it stays above the support area.

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EURUSD

09 August 2017 Tavares Leandro
As we mentioned on yesterday's weekly watchlist, eursud might slow its bullish movement and correct its price in order to new higher highs.

Once the price has broken the trend line we might see a correction of his movement.

However, before it starts drop it might retest once again the trend line to fall at least 80-90 pips.

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WEEKLY REVIEW: The volatile beginning of the year

09 January 2016 Konstantin Meinhardt

Concerns over the slowdown in the Chinese economy dominated the global markets this week. The Chinese manufacturing and services purchasing managers' indexes fell in December, while China's central bank devaluated the yuan. All that led to market turbulences this week. The global markets seemed to stabilise today as the China Securities Regulatory Commission announced on Thursday that it suspended circuit-breaker rules. The circuit-breaker rules intended to stop free-falling share prices and to calm markets.

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WEEKLY REVIEW: Tough times for the euro are coming

23 October 2015 Konstantin Meinhardt

The euro came under pressure this week on comments by the European Central Bank's (ECB) President Mario Draghi. He said at a press conference on Thursday that the value of the ECB's asset-buying programme will be discussed at the monetary policy meeting in December. He pointed out that the central bank will expand its asset-buying programme if needed to boost inflation toward the 2% target.

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WEEKLY REVIEW: there were no clues for the Fed's monetary policy this week

17 October 2015 Konstantin Meinhardt

The U.S. economic data showed this week that it is unlikely that the Fed will start raising its interest rates this year. Inflationary pressures remain at very low level. Only U.S. consumer price index excluding food and energy rose to 1.9% in September from 1.8% in August. It is unclear if this inflation data will be enough for the Fed's interest rate hike. Fed Governors Lael Brainard and Daniel Tarullo said this week that they would like to see clear signals that the inflation was accelerating toward the 2% target.

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WEEKLY REVIEW: waiting for clear signals

09 October 2015 Konstantin Meinhardt

The uncertainty about the interest rate hike by the Fed this year remained. Yesterday's minutes of the latest Fed's meeting did not produce any clarity on the Fed's monetary policy. The Fed said that it wanted to have more time to see if the slowdown in the global economy will have a negative effect on the U.S. economy. FOMC members noted that the U.S. labour market continued to improve, while the inflation remained at low levels.

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Weekly review: the Greek drama seems to be without happy end

12 June 2015 Konstantin Meinhardt

There is still no progress in the debt talks between Greece and its creditors, and the likelihood for a Greek default rises. The Greek government provided a new proposal this week, but its creditors said that the proposal is insufficient. The culmination of the debt talks was yesterday as the International Monetary Fund (IMF) technical team has left the debt talks in Brussels, saying there were "major differences".

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Weekly review: no changes compared to the last week

29 May 2015 Konstantin Meinhardt

Markets were volatile this week due to speculation on when the Fed starts to raise its interest rate and due to concerns over the Greek debt crisis. It seems as debt talks between Greece and its creditors will never end. Athens says that there is a progress in debt talks, EU officials denied it.

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A review of this week’s events: a deal between Greece and its creditors today? Interest rate hike by the Fed in June

24 April 2015 Konstantin Meinhardt

The Greek debt talks have become something of a never-ending story. Greece and its creditors (the European Union and the International Monetary Fund) are unable to reach a deal on the economic reforms needed to unlock a new tranche of loans (€7.2 billion). Debt talks took several months but a deal is not signed yet. The Greek government made some concessions but it is not enough.

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Market focus

  • German IFO business climate index drops in May
  • Eurozone: Flash PMI signals subdued business growth amid stagnant demand
  • German private sector maintains modest pace of output growth in May - IHS Markit
  • Germany's GDP increased by 0.4% in the first quarter of 2019, as expected

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