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Investors expect Fed to stand pat in first half, may cut rate by December

Sentiments Saved as Fed Powell Turned Cautious, China Stepped Up Supporting Measures There were big roller coaster rides in the financial markets last week. Apple’s sales outlook downgrade heightened the concerns over serious slowdown in the Chinese economy. There was the “Currency Flash Crash” which sent through all key technical resistance levels while Australian Dollar…

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…

Stocks Adjust to Higher Yields

The headline story this week has been the downturn in global equity markets. The S&P500 has fallen about 6% this past week, the biggest five-day loss since February. A bond market rout was the cause then, and it was behind the move in recent days too, as equities re-price to reflect the higher yield environment.…