Multiple Themes in Markets

The markets were driven by multiple themes last week. Dollar ended up broadly higher as supported by hawkish FOMC minutes and rebound in treasury yields. However, it’s outshone by New Zealand and then Australian Dollar. Kiwi was boosted by stronger than expected CPI. Meanwhile, the Aussie was pulled up by iron ore prices, which countered…

Dollar Turned into Consolidation Phase

Dollar’s late pull back last week suggested that it has turned into consolidation phase, after long-stretched rally. Retail sales, housing, regional Fed surveys and industrial production will be released from the US this week. But we don’t expect them to be too market moving. Instead, Eurozone data like German ZEW could move the greenback more.…

Yen Beat Dollar

Dollar ended last week broadly higher except versus the Japanese Yen. While economic data from the US were generally disappointing, they were not bad enough to alter Fed’s path of three rate hikes this year. Just that, the data didn’t add to the chance of the fourth hike in December. On the other hand, data…