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Thursday January 21st, 2021

Global equity markets rally while US$ safe haven weakens as risk-on sentiment prevails. Investor confidence is growing from US stimulus optimism and the expansion of vaccination strategies. Markets remain confident that President Biden will deliver on his US$1.9T pandemic relief stimulus. Globa...
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Wednesday January 20th, 2021

The US$ holds steady after two days of weakness ahead of today’s inauguration. The US Treasury Secretary nominee Janet Yellen’s opening statement before the senate gave markets confidence and boosted risk-on sentiment. The key points Yellen raised were a need to act now with more stimulus but to...
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Tuesday January 19th, 2021

The US dollar drops as investors prepare for the US Treasury Secretary nominee Janet Yellen confirmation speech. The US Treasury Secretary nominee Yellen is expected to highlight the need for major stimulus and her comments are expected to boost risk-on sentiment. Tensions remain high and investors ...
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Monday January 18th, 2021

The US$ holds steady as risk-off sentiment continues as tensions remain high ahead of the US President-elect Bidens inauguration on Wednesday. The US markets are closed today for Martin Luther King day. Goldman boosts US economic outlook projections from 6.4% to 6.6% and expect the unemployment rate...
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Friday January 15th, 2021

Equity and oil prices ease and US$ strengthens as risk-off sentiment returns. President Elect Biden rolled out his US$1.9 trillion stimulus plan which will have its challenges as it will require bipartisan support to pass. The Fed reserve chair said that “now is not the time” to be talking about...
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Thursday January 14th, 2021

A full day of news with Impeachment, US stimulus, Fed speech’s and US jobless claims data. The US$ & Oil prices stall while Treasury yields, and equity markets strengthen on the prospect of US$ 2tln in covid-relief stimulus. According to reports President Elect Biden is set to announce his...
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Wednesday January 13th, 2021

US$ edges higher on safe haven buying, equity markets dip, while oil prices extend gains. US yields ease after the US Treasury auction was met with solid demand on Tuesday and two Fed officials pushed back on the possibility of tapering bond purchases anytime soon. Hanging over the markets is the pr...
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Tuesday January 12th, 2021

US yields advance, US$ stabilizes, oil prices near 1-year highs and equity markets edge higher. US Treasury yields continue to rise as the Fed considers tapering its bond buying activity which has resulted in a return to US$ buying. In Washington the political drama continues with VP Pence unlikely ...
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Monday December 11th, 2021

Risk-off sentiment returns as US Treasury yields rise, the US$ strengthens and Dems threaten impeachment. The US$ extends its gains on rising US Treasury yields as the bond sell off extends and the Federal Reserve appears to be tolerating the increase in long-term rates. US politics’ remains centr...
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Friday January 8th, 2021

Optimistic vaccine news and anticipation of more US stimulus helps sustain risk-on sentiment. Pfizer announced today that its vaccine works against both the British and South African virus variants. Rising bond yields is helping the US$ bounce off its multi-year lows, but the US$ momentum is slowing...
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