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Late-day links: GDP and dissent

Late-day links: GDP and dissent

8:27pm today (Adam Button)

Markets have been ho-hum today but it’s a big week and two of the main events are GDP and the FOMC meeting. The main story with GDP (as always) is the estimate on growth but Jon Hilsenrath explains that annual … Continue reading → »

Cable flirting with ninth consecutive day of declines

Cable flirting with ninth consecutive day of declines

8:09pm today (Adam Button)

GBP/USD has declined for 8 consecutive days and is closing in on #9. Cable started the day at 1.6975 and is trading at 1.6981 after rising as high as 1.7001. The next level to watch is the late-June low of … Continue reading → »

Expectations for the Fed at rock bottom

Expectations for the Fed at rock bottom

7:45pm today (Adam Button)

Some of the chatter about the Fed meeting this week is beginning to do the rounds and there’s a strong consensus: The Fed isn’t going to do anything. JPMorgan says it will be “uneventful” BAML sees a “no news” meeting … Continue reading → »

Delay or bust the two options to watch as Argentina deadline looms

Delay or bust the two options to watch as Argentina deadline looms

7:30pm today (Adam Button)

Argentina faces default on Thursday at midnight if the government and vulture funds from the 2001 default don’t reach a deal. At this point, the sides aren’t even directly talking and virtually no expects a deal through mediators before time … Continue reading → »

White House says Russia is ‘doubling down’ in Ukraine

White House says Russia is ‘doubling down’ in Ukraine

7:13pm today (Adam Button)

For 3-4 days after the Malaysian Airlines crash the White House gave Russia an opening to de-escalate the crisis. At first Russia was quiet and then grew defiant. The US has heard the message loud and clear. It signals that … Continue reading → »

Rising Treasury yields giving the US dollar a lift

Rising Treasury yields giving the US dollar a lift

7:10pm today (Adam Button)

US 10-year yields are at the highs of the day at 2.49% as sentiment continues to improve. That’s helping to lift the US dollar and USD/JPY has just hit 101.87% from as low as 101.76. The Asian high was 101.91. »

AUD/NZD steady near recent highs

AUD/NZD steady near recent highs

6:33pm today (Adam Button)

In an usual event, the Australian dollar was the top performer last week while the kiwi lagged. The pair is also the best performer today as it hovers near last week’s highs. The trouble for this pair is that after … Continue reading → »

White House pleged new sanctions against Russia this week

White House pleged new sanctions against Russia this week

6:30pm today (Adam Button)

White House adviser Blinken says the US will take action this week on new sanctions against Russia, according to a Reuters headline. Others have hinted at this but it still puts some headline risk into the market for whenever the … Continue reading → »

US sells 2-year notes at 0.544% vs 0.545% expected

US sells 2-year notes at 0.544% vs 0.545% expected

6:02pm today (Adam Button)

Results of the 2-year Treasury note auction. Highest since May 2011 The when-issued bid was 0.545% $29 billion sold No biggie but rising Fed expectations are definitely creeping into the front end and putting a big flattener on the curve. »

FX volumes down but better volatility spurs optimism

FX volumes down but better volatility spurs optimism

5:57pm today (Adam Button)

The Bank of England’s semi-annual survey of the foreign exchange market showed an average daily turnover of $2.402 trillion in April, that’s up 7% from October but down 6% year-over-year. A table offers a sense of what currencies are traded … Continue reading → »

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