Monthly Archives: January 2022

Monday January 31st, 2022

The US$ dips, oil prices firm, equity markets are mixed, while US yields firm amid a quiet to a big week of data. The US$ retreated from its highest level since July 2020 as safe haven demand eases in thin Asian trading with many countries including China out for the Lunar New Year Holiday Break. [&...
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Friday January 28th Morning Update

The is US$ stronger, oil prices higher, equity markets and US yields are higher. Dollar having best week in 7-months and extended its Fed-fueled rally before going into a consolidation phase in the Asian time-zone. Oil near its highest level since 2014. On the economic calendar the US will be report...
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Thursday January 27th Morning Update

The US$ stronger, oil prices higher, equity markets flattish (at time of writing) while US yields gave up part of its gains. The dollar climbed to multi-week highs on the prospects of a faster/larger interest rate hikes in the months ahead. Although Powell stressed that no decisions had been made, t...
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Wednesday January 26th Morning Update

The US$ stronger, oil prices and equity markets and US yields are higher. Market is eyeing todays Fed reserve and BoC’s interest decision and more importantly the minutes which will give guidance as to their thinking. Expectations are that the Fed will signal rate increase to start in March, Eleva...
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January 25th Morning Update

The US$ stronger, oil prices and equity markets are weaker and US yields are higher. The dollar edged higher and within striking distance of its two-week peak, as investors bought safe-haven currencies amid tensions between Russia and the West over Ukraine while awaiting the outcome of the Federal R...
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January 24th Morning Update

The US$ stronger, oil prices and equity markets are weaker and US yields are lower. Oil prices rose on worries about supply disruption amid concerns about Russia-Ukraine discord and rising tensions in the Middle East. US State Dept. ordered diplomat’s family member to leave Ukraine as Biden weighs...
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Friday January 21st, 2022

The US$ slips, oil prices and equity markets are weaker and US yields are lower as risk sentiment wanes. Investor sentiment has soured in recent days due to geopolitical concerns, weaker economic data, soaring inflation and the pace of expected Fed policy tightening. Intraday with absence of high-ti...
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Thursday January 20th, 2022

The US$ is steady, oil prices dip, equity markets and US yields are mixed ahead of US jobs data. The US$ index steadies after Wednesday’s correction as US yields eased, while currency markets are mixed going into the US initial jobless claims and Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing survey which will he...
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Wednesday January 19th, 2022

The US$ dips, oil prices extend gains, equity markets and US yields are up as risk-on sentiment improves moderately. The US$ eases in early trading as risk-on sentiment improved despite 10-year treasury yields hitting 2-year high and continuing geo-political concerns. Intraday focus will be on Presi...
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Tuesday January 18th, 2022

The US$ firms, oil prices rally, equity markets weaken while US yields continue higher as markets focus on next weeks Fed Reserve meeting. Rising US yields helped support the US$ as 10-year yields hit 2-year highs and 2-year yields (which track short-term rate expectations) crossed 1% for the first ...
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