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Big bid hits the bond market

Big bid hits the bond market

8 minutes ago (Adam Button)

Bizarre to see this kind of buying after the great PMI data, you’d expect selling. Could be rumors of bad exiting home sales or the Philly Fed. Or it could be some buyers who are rushing in ahead of Yellen … Continue reading → »

Markit manufacturing PMI hits highest since April 2010, bonds rally anyway

Markit manufacturing PMI hits highest since April 2010, bonds rally anyway

11 minutes ago (Adam Button)

Manufacturing data has been all over the place for the past few months so the market might be hesitant to get too excited, especially with the Philly Fed and existing home sales out at the top of the hour. Still, … Continue reading → »

August 2014 US Markit manufacturing PMI flash 58.0 vs 55.7 exp

August 2014 US Markit manufacturing PMI flash 58.0 vs 55.7 exp

16 minutes ago (Ryan Littlestone)

Prior 55.8 Employment 54.6 vs 51.2 prior Output 60.2 vs 59.7 prior The index rises to the highest since April 2010. Either my screens are broken or USD is just ignoring the data. 103.72 is where we sit. »

Technical analysis: Gold skids below 200-day moving average, nears 2014 trendline

Technical analysis: Gold skids below 200-day moving average, nears 2014 trendline

28 minutes ago (Adam Button)

Gold is down $16 to $1276 today in the fifth consecutive day of losses. There is talk of Middle East buying at these levels but some technical help is also on the way. The big news overnight was the break … Continue reading → »

Have we been forewarned about a drop in US manufacturing?

Have we been forewarned about a drop in US manufacturing?

37 minutes ago (Ryan Littlestone)

The New York Fed’s Empire State manufacturing index fell last week to 14.69 from 25.60 and that could set the scene for the manufacturing data today. Although it’s not a big indicator in itselfs it is looked at as the … Continue reading → »

Six of one, half dozen of another: Fed debate shifts like a glacier

Six of one, half dozen of another: Fed debate shifts like a glacier

2:00pm today (Adam Button)

You can tell the market is ultra-focused on the Fed because traders are still talking about the FOMC minutes a day later. I argued after the release that the minutes weren’t as hawkish as some of the headlines characterized them. … Continue reading → »

Little market reaction to slightly better initial jobless claims

Little market reaction to slightly better initial jobless claims

1:35pm today (Adam Button)

Initial jobless claims at 298K compared to 303K expected. The variance on the data is about 12K so the miss is next-to-nothing bot with the Fed beginning to tilt more hawkishly, it all counts. The market is circling Yellen’s speech … Continue reading → »

US initial jobless claims 298k vs 300k exp

US initial jobless claims 298k vs 300k exp

1:30pm today (Ryan Littlestone)

Prior 311k. Revised to 312k Continued claims 2.500m vs 2.518m exp. Prior 2.544m. Revised to 2.549m 4 week average 300.75k vs 295.75k prior. Revised to 296k Right on expectations give or take a couple of pips here and there. A … Continue reading → »

Price & Time: NOK Bucks the Trend

Price & Time: NOK Bucks the Trend

1:20pm today (Kristian Kerr, Sr. Currency Strategist)

Key pattern shaping up on the daily chart. »

Beware of the Jackson Hole boomerang

Beware of the Jackson Hole boomerang

1:06pm today (Ryan Littlestone)

No, not Eamonn running around the Jackson Hole grounds in a tea towel, nor sitting in the open playing with his didgeridoo. The market wanted hawkish FOMC minutes and got it. Now the risk is that Aunty Janet bursts the … Continue reading → »

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