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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Global stock market rout intensified last week with major indices ended in deep red. Over the week, Nikkei was the worst performing one and lost -5.98%. S&P 500 was the worst one in the US and dropped -3.94%. NASDAQ…

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]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.…

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]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…

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Please be informed that due to “Chung Yeung Festival in Hong Kong” on Wednesday, 17th October 2018, there will be changes to the trading hours for the following symbols listed in the table below. Financial Instrument(s)…

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Markets increasing bets on Fed’s rate hikes next year

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Dollar Surged on Treasury Yields and Bets on Fed Hikes, Except Versus Sterling It’s another week’s that’s full of headlines. Sterling ended as the strongest one on revised hope of a Brexit deal with the EU despite all…

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The FOMC decision was the headline event this week, even though its unanimous 25 bps rate hike was widely expected. What was decidedly more interesting were key changes in the language of the committee’s policy…

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Neither escalating trade wars, devastating hurricanes, rising interest rates, nor tumultuous emerging markets prevented the S&P500 from attaining new heights this week. Strong corporate earnings growth is playing a key…

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]DateHolidayCountryInstruments AffectedTradingMonday, 24/09/2018Mid-Autumn Festival Heritage DayChina South Africa#ChinaA50 Spot Index, #SAfrica40 Spot IndexClosedTuesday, 25/09/2018Mid – Autumn FestivalHong…

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Yen ended last week as the weakest one as the global markets were in full risk on mode. DOW finally made a new record high, together with S&P 500 and the strength is not limited to the US. Nikkei closed up 3.36% and is…

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]This past week’s economic reports largely came in close to expectations and suggest third quarter real GDP growth will rise close to our expectations of a solid 3.1% annual rate. Most of the key economic data came at the…
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