Sunday, 13 October 2019

Week to Oct 11th


Trade war hopes at end of week, GBP soars on UK/Ireland progress


Mon Oct 07
Trade tensions continued to keep equity markets flat, or slightly down today. DAX suffered from yet another poor German Factory Orders print, although it did beat estimates.

The dollar was slightly up, but it was not even, with a flat EUR, and a slight advance on CAD. Other currencies and Gold were down. Oil and yields were slightly up.


Tuesday October 08
A US move to restrict visas for Chinese officials connected to the Muslim Uighur detentions in Western China, although not a trade move itself, was seen as a bad sign in US-China relations, and markets fell This was despite an announcement from Fed Char Powell that the Fed would recommence some QE operations. SPX was down 1.6% and other markets were similarly red. Risk assets Gold, JPY and bonds rose, and Oil fell in line with equities. DXY also ignored Powell, and was up across the board, with only NZD joining JPY in going green.



Wednesday October 09
Today’s trade war news was China’s offer to increase purchases of US agricultural goods and equity markets (and Oil) rose during the day, only to collapse over 1% suddenly after hours on a report that the US has added 28 Chinese entities to a trade blacklist. The FOMC minutes gave us nothing new, but mixed trade messages produce choppy markets, also seen in a flat DXY. All currencies (and Gold) were down except EUR, but the single currency is nearly 60% of the basket. Yields did not whipsaw, and rose gently all day.


Thursday October 10
The scheduled resumption of China trade talks, and a tweet from Trump saying he would meet Chinese VP Liu He on Friday was seen as positive, and equity markets (and Oil) were up again, and Gold, Bonds and JPY were down. Otherwise DXY was firmly down, especially after sterling rose nearly 2%, its best day for seven months, as progress appeared to be happening on the Irish border question, which is the sticking point for a Brexit deal. FTSE was therefore the only red index. US CPI printed in line with estimates and had little market effect. 


Friday October 11
All positive today on both sides of the Atlantic today. The US agreed to defer some tariffs which start next week, and described it as a ‘limited deal’. Optimism was high, and SPX ended 1.1% up after being 1.9% higher earlier in the day (ie some traders took profits).

After the British and Irish Prime Ministers said there is a “pathway to a possible deal”, the UK was even better. GBP added another 1.75% and FTSE was up 1.84%. FTSE expressed in USD (ie FTSE x GBPUSD) rose 4.76% in two days, the best two-day performance since the recovery immediately after the Brexit referendum. DOil was up in line. XY was down 0.38%, following the GBP ramp (which EUR the other player in Brexit joined). Only Gold, JPY and bonds (inverse to yields) were red against the dollar, as you would expect. CAD was particularly strong on a blowout (53.7k vs 10.0k) jobs report.



WEEKLY PRICE MOVEMENT
DAX outperformed this week adding 500 points, double the gains on other indices. We rarely see 2% weekly moves, never mind 3.24%, which was GBPJPY’s gain. Cryptos were fairly flat, and FANGs were variable, with AAPL outperforming.






Note we use Google Finance data for daily movements, listing UUP as a proxy for DXY. All references to ‘the dollar’ are based on DXY. The equity and index prices are now based on the cash close each day.


NEXT WEEK (all times are GMT)
(Calendar High volatility items are in bold)

  • Earnings season opens
  • Trade war still in focus
  • Last chance for Brexit deal
  • China, UK, EU, Canada and NZ inflation

Monday October 14
US Bond markets are closed for Columbus Day (although the ZN future continues to trade). At some point this week, the US Treasury may release their ‘currency manipulation’ report. Canada is closed for Canadian Thanksgiving. There were local elections in New Zealand this weekend.

07:00 CNY Imports/Exports/Trade Balance
09:00 EUR Eurozone Industrial Production
12:10 GBP BoE Cunliffe speech


Tuesday October 15
Earnings season kicks off properly today, with a raft of reports from major players between 1040 and 1315, before the opening bell. The expected order is JNJ first, then UNH, JPM, GS, WFC and C. JNJ, UNH, JPM and GS together make up 17% of DJIA. As well as Bullard, we have Fed Bostic, George and Daly speaking today. Some US tariffs on China increase today.

00:30 AUD RBA Meeting Minutes
01:30 CNY China CPI (YoY e2.9% p2.8%)
08:30 GBP UK AHE/Unemployment (UE e3.9% p3.8%)
09:00 EUR Germany ZEW Economic Sentiment (e-33.4 p-22.5)
09:25 USD Fed Bullard speech
12:10 GBP BoE Vlieghe speech
14:30 NZD NZ GDT Milk Index
21:45 NZD NZ CPI (YoY e1.7% p1.7%)


Wednesday October 16
BAC report at 1045, before the bell today. After the bell we have NFLX and IBM. Fed Evans and Brainard speak today. There is a rate decision on KRW (25bp cut expected).

08:30 GBP UK CPI (e1.6% p1.7%)
09:00 EUR Eurozone CPI
12:30 USD US Retail Sales (Control Group MoM e0.4% p0.3%)
12:30 CAD Canada CPI (BoC Core YoY e1.9% p1.9%)
22:10 AUD RBA Debelle speech


Thursday October 17
Today and tomorrow sees the long-awaited EU Summit which is the UK’s last chance to do a Brexit deal, or ask for another extension, which PM Johnson does not want to do. If a deal is made, he then needs to secure a parliamentary majority to confirm it, and the UK parliament has a special session this coming Saturday to confirm or reject it. Earnings today from large but low-volatility players such as HON and PM before the bell. Fed Evans (again), Bowman and Williams speak today.

00:30 AUD Australia Jobs/Unemployment (Jobs e10.0k p34.7k)
08:30 GBP UK Retail Sales
12:30 USD US Jobless Claims
12:30 USD Philly Fed Manufacturing Survey
13:15 USD US Industrial Production
23:30 JPY Japan National CPI


Friday October 18
Today is monthly options expiration date, so expect additional volatility. DJIA components KO and AXP report before the bell, AMD report after the close. Some US tariffs on EU goods kick in today. Fed George (again), Kaplan, and vice-chair Clarida speak today.

02:00 CNY China Retail Sales
02:00 CNY NBS Press Conference
02:00 CNY China GDP
15:00 USD Fed Kaplan speech


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Sunday, 6 October 2019

Week to Oct 4th


Disastrous US PMIs, FTSE largest drop since 2015, AUD falls on rate cut

From this week onwards, I have expanded the popular 12 chart table to 16, to cover DXY, NDX, NZDUSD and the Fed Funds Rate futures contract which is used to predict rate hike/cut likelihood. The scale is inverted, ie when the chart falls, rate cut expectations are increased.

Mon Sep 30
The reports of Chinese stock delisting were denied by the White House (BABA gapped up 2.35%), and indices were up on the last day of the quarter, although mutedly after the Chinese Manufacturing PMI (0145), German inflation (1200) and Chicago PMI (1345) all missed. The dollar was up again all currencies (and Gold), although only very slightly on CAD. Nevertheless Oil and yields were both slightly down. So not really a risk-on day.


Tuesday October 01
Today was the new month, and indices were rising gently until hit hard by the ISM Manufacturing PMI, which came in at 47.8 (contraction) instead of 50.1 (expansion) as estimated. The risk-off effect was strong, SPX fell 1.7% by the end of the day and other indices followed suit. The dollar reaction was instantaneous, DXY fell 0.26% in a minute, and not just with JPY although obviously this fell more (0.45%). All currencies except Brexit-troubled GBP were up, as was Gold. Oil and yields were down in line.


Wednesday October 02
Markets continued to tumble today after the ADP jobs miss at 1230, with SPX posting its second one day 1% drop for the first time this year. Elsewhere was just as bad, and no-deal rhetoric from UK PM Johnson at his party conference added to FTSE problems. The British index fell 3.2%, the worst one-day performance since January 2016. Currencies and commodities were also similar to Tuesday, with USD and Oil down, bond and Gold up. Once again GBP was flat.


Thursday October 03
The companion ISM PMI from the non-Manufacturing (ie services, transport etc.) sector at 1400 also missed today, with the worst print for three years. The market dived again, but today, a sharp move in Fed Funds rate futures showed a sharply increased likelihood (the bad is good factor), and indices recovered, with SPX up 0.8%, and worldwide equities also in the green. USD fell again on the news, and only partly recovered. Again all currencies, Gold and yields were up, and Oil was down, so the trend was still risk off.


Friday October 04
Today’s NFP came in at 136k, a little below the 140k estimate, but in line with Wednesday’s ADP print. The equity market was relieved that it wasn’t worse, and behaved like a beat, with SPX adding 1.4% and worldwide indices also rising. DXY had the flattest day of the week, with reversing JPY and Gold balancing slight gains in other currencies. Oil was up in line with equities, but yields continued to fall, although only slightly, a risk-on day of sorts.


WEEKLY PRICE MOVEMENT
Only NDX managed a positive week. The worst index was FTSE, down 3.65%. The biggest forex move was CADJPY, down 1.47%. After a few few of volatility, cryptos were very quiet. FANG stocks did particularly well in a bad week, with AAPL the clear winner.




Note we use Google Finance data for daily movements, listing UUP as a proxy for DXY. All references to ‘the dollar’ are based on DXY. The equity and index prices are now based on the cash close each day.


NEXT WEEK (all times are GMT)
(Calendar High volatility items are in bold)

  • US and German inflation
  • FOMC and ECB minutes
  • Trade talks restart
  • Large CB speaker roster


Monday October 07
With a quiet week for news, attention will no doubt turn to politics, both in the US and UK. Fed Kashkari (2020 voter, dove) speaks today. The Powell speech is only, of all things, opening remarks at the screening of a movie about the life of Marriner Eccles, 7th Fed Chair in Utah. Markets are still closed in China. There is a rate decision on ILS.

05:00 JPY Japan Leading Economic Index
06:00 EUR Germany Factory Orders
17:00 USD Fed Chair Powell speech
23:01 GBP UK BRC Like-For-Like Retail Sales (YoY)


Tuesday October 08
The Powell speech today in Denver, CO is about the ‘new’ and ‘old’ economies. Fed Evans (voter, dovish) and Kashkari (again) speak today. BoE Governor Carney is at climate-related summit in Tokyo. Markets reopen in China.

01:45 CNY China Caixin Services PMI
04:10 GBP BoE Governor Carney speech
06:00 EUR Germany Industrial Production
12:30 USD US Core PPI
18:30 USD Fed Chair Powell speech


Wednesday October 09
Chair Powell’s tour continues today in Missouri, opening remarks again at a ‘community listening session’. More important is the release of FOMC September minutes relating to the last rate cut, and the reasoning behind it. The JOLTS job opening print is due today.

15:00 USD Fed Chair Powell speech
17:00 USD US 10-Year Note Auction
18:00 USD FOMC Minutes


Thursday October 10
US-China trade negotiations are scheduled to restart today in Washington. Although this is by no means final, any positive noises would probably lift markets. Fed Mester (2020 voter, hawkish) and Bostic (non-voter, centrist) speak today. A rate cut is expected on PEN.

06:00 EUR Germany Trade Balance
08:30 GBP UK Industrial/Manufacturing Production
08:30 GBP UK GDP (MoM Aug )
11:30 EUR ECB MPC Minutes
12:30 USD US Jobless Claims
12:30 USD US CPI (Core YoY e2.4% p2.4%) 
17:30 EUR ECB Lane (voter, dove) speech
21:30 NZD Business NZ PMI

Friday October 11
The week ends with a slightly livelier day. The Canadian jobs estimate of 40.2k is equivalent to 355k in US terms, (last month’s was equivalent to 716k!), as the US has 8.83 times the population. Fed Rosengren (voter, hawk), Kaplan (2020 voter, centrist) and Kashkari (again) speak today.

06:00 EUR Germany CPI (YoY e0.9% p0.9%)
10:30 EUR ECB De Guindos (voter, dove) speech
12:30 CAD Canada NFP/AHE/UnEmp (NFP e 40.2k p81.1k)
14:00 USD Michigan CSI (e92.0 p93.2)


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Sunday, 29 September 2019

Week to Sep 27th


Possible delisting of China stocks, Talk of impeachment, UK prorogation cancelled

Mon Sep 23
Indices were mixed today. SPX recovered from its knee-jerk fall after Friday’s Fed comments and China meeting cancellation to end the day flat. There was some difference of opinion about that event, as shown in a poll I created.

DAX and NKY were down, the former after another German Manufacturing PMI miss, but as GBP was strong, FTSE as always lagged. The currency picture was mixed with DXY adding 0.15% purely on EUR slippage, the other currencies were up as was Gold. Oil slipped slightly and yields were flat.

Tuesday September 24
US indices and Japan fell hard today, down 1% on possible Trump malfeasance with the Ukrainian president, raising the spectre of impeachment. In the UK, the prorogation of parliament was ruled illegal, a blow to the hard Brexit strategy and GBP rallied. FTSE gapped down, recovered, but ended the day lower. DAX on the other hand had a good day. DXY was down with all currencies and Gold advancing, particularly JPY. Yields and Oil were also down in line with risk-off.


Wednesday September 25
Hopes of fresh trade talks, and Trump ‘coming clean’ on the Ukraine matter halted the slide and SPX posted a 0.6% gain. NKY followed suit as JPY reversed back down. FTSE was once again down on GBP strength.  Risk-on was seen more outside equities than within, with DXY up 0.67% and all currencies, Gold and Bonds down. Gold fell particularly sharply. Oil and DAX were however down on the day.


Thursday September 26
The see-saw continued today, with SPX and NKY down but DAX and FTSE up. The dollar was a little more certain, up across the board slightly, but Gold and Oil were flat. However yields climbed again. The US-Japan partial trade deal I referred to in last week was signed, but was overshadowed by talk from House Leader Nancy Pelosi about impeachment for the Ukraine issue, which the Republicans are calling Bidengate and the Democrats Ukrainegate.


Friday September 27
There was a sense of déjà vu today. My report last Friday started “Equities were doing moderately well on Friday until the afternoon session when it was revealed….” and so it was today. The White House said they were looking at controls on capital outflow to China, which in effect means Chinese companies such as BABA or BIDU would be unable to list in the US. SPX dropped 0.73% in four minutes and continued down, ending 0.5% in the red. NKY and Oil followed suit. The DAX pullback was much smaller, and FTSE ignored the whole thing (and a GBP slide) with a very flat day.

The dollar was fairly quiet through all this, fading a mere 0.08% as EUR recovered slightly after falling all week. If anything, the currency reaction was still risk-on, with advances in CAD and AUD, and declines in Gold, JPY and Bonds.


WEEKLY PRICE MOVEMENT
A definite difference between the US and rest of the world this week. The largest mover was NIFTY, still benefiting from the Indian tax cuts. The biggest forex move was GBPCAD down 1.55%. Cryptos fell hard, as did FANG stocks, FB faring worst.




Note we use Google Finance data for daily movements, listing UUP as a proxy for DXY. All references to ‘the dollar’ are based on DXY. The equity and index prices are now based on the cash close each day.


NEXT WEEK (all times are GMT)
(Calendar High volatility items are in bold)

  • EU tariff announcement
  • Fourteen PMI reports
  • RBA rate cut expected
  • Non-farm Payrolls

Monday September 30
The WTO ruling on Airbus subsidies is due today with tariff recommendations, which will cover other EU imports. The first two of 14 PMI reports this week are today. Expect the impeachment and trade dramas to carry on running. The end of the month and quarter may result in increased volatility.

23:50 JPY Japan Retail Sales (Sunday)
01:45 CNY China Caixin Manuf PMI (e50.2 p50.4)
06:00 EUR Germany Retail Sales
07:55 EUR Germany Unemployment Rate
08:30 GBP UK 19Q2 Final GDP (QoQ e0.5% p-0.2%)
09:00 EUR Eurozone Unemployment Rate
12:00 EUR Germany CPI (YoY e1.2% p1.0%)
13:45 USD Chicago PMI
23:30 JPY Japan Jobs/Unemployment
23:50 JPY Tankan Manufacturing Index/Outlook


Tuesday October 01
A new month and the first day of Q4. The ISM Manufacturing PMI is interesting, as the estimate brings it back into positive territory. PMIs are a good barometer of the effect of the trade war. A miss will not help markets. Plenty of Fed speakers on the roster. Markets are closed in China today for the rest of the week.

04:30 AUD RBA Rate Decision/Statement (e0.75% p1.00%)
07:55 EUR Germany Markit Manuf PMI
08:30 GBP UK Markit Manuf PMI
09:00 EUR Eurozone Prelim CPI (Core YoY e1.0% p1.0%)
09:20 AUD RBA Governor Lowe speech
12:30 CAD Canada GDP MoM
12:50 USD Fed Clarida speech
13:15 USD Fed Bullard speech
13:30 CAD Markit Manuf PMI
13:30 USD Fed Bowman speech
13:45 USD Markit Manuf PMI
14:00 USD ISM Manuf PMI (e50.0 p49.1)


Wednesday October 02
For once the quietest day of the week, with only the ADP (NFP ‘preview’) of interest. There is a rate decision on PLN (hold expected). Markets are closed in India.

08:30 GBP Markit Construction PMI
12:15 USD ADP Employment Change (e140k p195k)
14:50 USD Fed Williams speech


Thursday October 03
All PMIs today, although the profile will have been set earlier in the week. KO competitor PEP, unusually an NDX component has an August quarter-end, and reports today before the bell. Markets are closed in Germany and Korea.

01:30 AUD Aus I/E/Trade Balance
07:55 EUR Germany Markit Composite PMI
08:00 EUR Eurozone Markit Composite PMI
08:30 GBP UK Markit Services PMI
09:00 EUR Retail Sales (YoY)
12:30 USD Fed Quarles speech
12:30 USD Jobless Claims
13:45 USD Markit Services/Composite PMI
14:00 USD ISM Non-Manuf PMI (e55.0 p56.4)
14:00 GBP BoE Tenreyro speech
22:35 USD Fed Clarida speech


Friday October 04
NFP is the main story today, as always, and there is little else to distract. Note the Canadian report is next week. There is a rate decision on INR (25bp cut expected).

01:30 AUD Australia Retail Sales
12:30 USD US NFP/AHE/Unemp (NFP e140k p130k)
12:30 USD US Trade Balance
12:30 USD Fed Rosengren speech
12:30 CAD International Merchandise Trade
14:00 CAD Ivey PMI
18:00 USD Fed Chair Powell speech

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Saturday, 21 September 2019

Week to Sep 20th


Oil soars on Saudi attack, Fed rate cut as expected, Trade war setback

Mon Sep 16
The week opened to the news that Saudi oilfields had been attacked, affecting 50% of output. Oil opened up well over 10%. Gold, JPY and bond futures also gapped up, and indices fell. Only FTSE which is an oil proxy managed to close flat by the end of the day. The news gave a strong boost to USD, with DXY up 0.80%, its best day for over a year. All currencies were down and only JPY managed to close flat. Yields were relatively unaffected, but did turn down after last week’s rally.


Tuesday September 17
Saudi Arabia confirmed their production would be quickly back online today, and the shortfall could be covered by reserves. Oil gave up half its panic gains (as did DXY and Gold), and it was generally Turnaround Tuesday across the board. Indices recovered, except for FTSE which was depressed by a GBP and EUR ramp. CAD (Oil) and JPY (safe haven) were flat having recovered largely the previous day. However, yields continued to retreat, showing that the day was a recovery from an overreaction, rather than truly risk-on.


Wednesday September 18
The Fed duly cut rates by 25bp today, Indices had been fading. The release produced a spike down and then a strong rally in SPX, which ended the day up, as did other indices. The rhetoric surrounding the print was seen as hawkish, and DXY rallied 0.35%, with all currencies, and particularly Gold sharply down. Yields were in line with stocks, ie falling at first, and then spiking up to close flat. Oil was much flatter, only slightly down on the day.


Thursday September 19
After a wild day up and down, to be expected after the rate decision, SPX closed flat by the bell, with pressure upwards from the US rate cut, being balanced by downward pressure from the dovish messages from the central banks for GBP, CHF, JPY and NOK. A sharp drop in GBP after the BoE statement reversed a rallying FTSE. DXY was down 0.21% with all currencies, Gold and Oil up. Only AUD, weak for weeks, fell today. Yields were slightly down.


Friday September 20
Equities were doing moderately well on Friday until the afternoon session when it was revealed that a Chinese delegation to midwest farming communities had been cancelled. It was like a switch being flicked. SPX dropped 0.82% immediately, a very strong reaction which was seen in other indices, currencies. The usual risk off reaction occurred, a strong spike up in Gold, JPY and bonds, and a sharp fall in EUR and GBP. Oil was surprisingly flat, and DXY ended 0.12% up overall. It is possible some reaction was the expiry of quarterly SPX options, but they close with the bell.


WEEKLY PRICE MOVEMENT
With the uncertainty of the week, it was always going to be JPY pair that moved most, and this week, an NZDJPY short would have been the top trade. Top index move was the NIFTY which soared over 5% on Friday, its best day in a decade, as India announced a surprise cut in corporation taxes. ETH surged ahead of Bitcoin again. In FANG, a huge drop by NFLX after bad figures from ROKU.



Note we use Google Finance data for daily movements, listing UUP as a proxy for DXY. All references to ‘the dollar’ are based on DXY. The equity and index prices are now based on the cash close each day.


NEXT WEEK (all times are GMT)
(Calendar High volatility items are in bold)

  • Japan and EU in trade focus
  • Kiwi rate decision
  • German Manufacturing PMI
  • Large Fed Roster

Monday September 23
Markets are closed in Japan for the autumnal equinox, the end of summer. This week a USTR ruling on Airbus subsidies is expected. Fed Bullard and Williams are due to speak today. There is a rate decision on COP.

07:30 EUR German Prelim Markit PMIs (Manuf e44.0 p43.5, Comp e51.4 p51.7)
08:00 EUR Eurozone Markit PMIs (Comp e51.4 p51.7)
12:30 USD Chicago Fed National Activity Index 
13:45 USD US Markit PMIs (e51.9 unch.)


Tuesday September 24
Other than CB speeches, the German IFO Survey, which has been falling for 12 months, is expected to rise slightly (e94.5 p94.3). There are rate decisions on HUF and NGN.

05:35 JPY BoJ Governor Kuroda speech
08:00 EUR Germany IFO Business Sentiment
08:30 GBP UK PSBR
09:55 AUD RBA Governor Lowe speech
13:00 USD US Homes/Housing Price Index
14:00 USD US Consumer Confidence
22:45 NZD NZ Imports/Exports/TB
23:50 JPY BoJ MPC Minutes


Wednesday September 25
President Trump is expected to sign a limited trade deal with Japan at the UN General Assembly meeting today, but this will not include auto tariffs. Fed Evans is due to speak. There are rate decisions on CZK and THB, holds expected.

01:30 JPY BoJ Masai speech
02:00 NZD RBNZ Rate Decision/Statement (e1.00% hold)
09:40 EUR DE10Y Auction
14:00 USD US New Home Sales


Thursday September 26
The final US Q2 GDP is published, in line with the second reading on Aug 29. Fed Kashkari is due to speak today. There are a rate decisions on MXN (25bp cut expected), also on PHP and EGP.

06:00 EUR Germany Gfk Consumer Confidence
08:00 EUR Eurozone Economic Bulletin
12:30 USD US Jobless Claims
12:30 USD US GDP 19Q2 Final (Annualised e2.00% p2.00%)
12:30 USD US Core PCE QoQ
14:00 USD US Pending Home Sales
23:30 JPY Tokyo CPI ex Food Energy (YoY e0.5% p0.7%)


Friday September 27
The increasingly important Durable and Non-Defence Capital Goods ex Aircraft print is expected to rise substantially. Fed Harker is due to speak today. The month and quarter ends on Monday, but some volatility may be seen today because of this.

07:00 GBP BoE Saunders speech
09:00 EUR Eurozone Business Climate
12:30 USD US Core PCE MoM & YoY
12:30 USD US Personal Income (MoM)
12:30 USD US Durable and ND Capital Goods (ND Aug e1.0% p0.2%)
14:00 USD Michigan CSI


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Sunday, 15 September 2019

Week to Sep 13th


ECB rate cut and QE2, Sterling rallies on Brexit deal hopes, Trump postpones tariffs

Mon Sep 09
In the absence of news, there was little action globally today, with indices more or less flat, although other markets showed a risk-on profile, with Gold, JPY and bonds firmly down, and Oil up. The exception was in the UK, where GBP rallied and of course FTSE fell, following last Friday’s success for the anti-no-deal Brexit doves, and the (accurately) predicted failure of British PM Johnson to get agreement for an election before the Brexit deadline of Oct 31. Yields were up following the Powell ’recession unlikely speech’ on Friday, a trend which continued all week.


Tuesday September 10
Another flat day in the US covering mixed action as tech fell and energy rose sharply, the latter despite a slight Oil decline. Also DJIA outperformed due to strong moves from BA and CAT. However non-US indices all rose, and Gold and JPY were slightly down in line. Other currencies were fairly flat, for once, and the real story in the US was bonds, with yields rising 11.8bp.


Wednesday September 11
A rally finally kicked in today with all markets up as investors anticipated easing in both the ECB tomorrow and the Fed next week. SPX crossed the 3,000 line, helped by a positive reception to AAPLs new cheaper iPhone and Apple TV+. Oil was up in line, helped by the EIA beat at 1530. In forex, the dollar  basket was up 0.3% with all currencies (except AUD, not part of the basket) down. Yields rose more slowly today.


Thursday September 12
Today’s bold ECB moves, cutting the deposit rate and reintroducing QE caused a huge move in EUR. It initially dipped 0.88%, but as the easing moves were less than anticipated from there added 1.47%. Notably Gold, bonds and JPY spiked up and faded more in line (to the minute) with the EUR movement, as did DAX the other way (spiked down and recovered). The US inflation beat concurrent with the ECB presser was lost in the noise. As we predicted last week, President Trump tried to tweet the dollar down by contrasting today’s ECB action with the Fed next week. Overall on the day, DXY was down 0.29%.

This was enough to fade DXY by 0.29% overall, despite JPY being slightly down, the only currency to go in that direction. Indices had received a boost the night before as President Trump postponed some Chinese tariffs as a ‘gesture of goodwill’ and were comfortably up.


Friday September 13
US indices closed flat today after an early rally, whereas DAX continued up, reflecting the ECB easing, as did NKY. FTSE was down following a very strong (1.5%) rally in GBP following a reported breakthrough in the Brexit deal talks, in that the coalition Northern Irish DUP may shift their position on the Irish backstop. A further rise in EUR meant a down day for the dollar. Gold was down and Oil flat, and yields continued upwards as they have done all week.



WEEKLY PRICE MOVEMENT
NKY came out top this week in a positive week for indices, helped of course by the 1.09% fall in the yen, which also resulted in GBPJPY being the biggest forex mover, up nearly 3%. Crypto was quiet, with ETH catching up with BTC’s gain last week. FANGs were quieter than usual, but still managed to outperform the NDX index.




Note we use Google Finance data for daily movements, listing UUP as a proxy for DXY. All references to ‘the dollar’ are based on DXY. The equity and index prices are now based on the cash close each day.


NEXT WEEK (all times are GMT)
(Calendar High volatility items are in bold)

  • Fed rate cut expected
  • Six more rate decisions on Thursday
  • Quad-witching OpEx
  • British and Canadian inflation

Monday September 16
The weekend attack on Saudi oilfields, possibly cutting their production in half may well affect Oil, and its proxies CAD and FTSE today. Markets are closed in Japan and Mexico.

02:00 CNY Retail Sales/Industrial Production
02:00 CNY NBS Press Conference


Tuesday September 17
The important German and Eurozone sentiment indicators were surveyed before Thursday’s ECB action. ECB Coeuré speaks at 1710.

01:30 AUD RBA Meeting Minutes
09:00 EUR Eurozone ZEW Economic Sentiment
09:00 EUR Germany ZEW Survey Economic Sentiment (e-38.0 p-44.1)
13:15 USD US Industrial Production (MoM)
14:00 NZD NZ GDT Milk Index
23:50 JPY Japan Imports/Exports/TB


Wednesday September 18
Today is the big day, the US rate decision. Note that the recent bond fade has pushed back the ‘priced in’ level on a 25bp cut from 90% last week to only 80%, meaning a potential stock rally to new all-time highs if the cut is delivered, unless of course Powell accompanies it with hawkish rhetoric. Also today GOOGL, FB and TWTR testify before the senate about content control. There is also a rate decision on BRL.


08:30 GBP UK CPI (YoY e1.9% p2.1%)
09:00 EUR Eurozone CPI
12:30 USD US Housing Starts/Building Permits
12:30 CAD Canada CPI (BoC Core p 2.0%)
18:00 USD Fed Rate Decision (e2.0% p2.25%)
18:30 USD Fed Chair Powell Presser
22:45 NZD NZ19Q2 Final GDP (QoQ e0.4% p0.6%)


Thursday September 19
After the Fed have made their decision, there are six more rate decisions today, as there are also decisions on NOK, IDR and ZAR. The most important is GBP, not so much for the hold, but the committee vote (the UK version of ‘dot-plot’) and its effect on the now volatile sterling. Markets are closed in Chile today.

01:30 AUD Aus NFP/UnEmp (e10k/5.3% p41.1k/5.2%)
02:00 JPY BoJ Rate Decision/Statement (e-0.1% hold)
06:00 JPY BoJ Presser
07:30 CHF SNB Rate Decision/Statement (e-0.75% hold)
08:30 GBP UK Retail Sales
11:00 GBP BoE Rate Decision/Statement (e0.75% hold)
12:30 USD US Jobless Claims
12:30 USD Philly Fed Manufacturing Survey
14:00 USD Existing Home Sales (MoM)
23:30 JPY Japan National CPI


Friday September 20
Markets will still probably be reacting to the interest rate moves but today is monthly and quarterly Opex, sometimes called quad-witching (the daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly options all expire). It’s quite important, as index future options are mainly traded quarterly. For example SPX December 19 open interest is over double that of October and November monthlies. Note also an opportunity on CAD, their rate decision was last week, but if Wednesday’s inflation moves CAD hard, Friday’s retail sales (if one is a beat and the other a miss) may well exactly reverse it.

06:00 EUR Germany PPI
08:30 GBP UK PSBR
12:30 CAD Canada Retail Sales (MoM e0.8% p0.0%)


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Sunday, 8 September 2019

Week to Sep 6th


NFP miss after ADP beatDollar reversal, Brexit doves win a round

Mon Sep 02
Today was Labor Day, a US holiday, so as you might expect the action was elsewhere. Asian indices fell as the new US tariffs on China came into place, and DAX and US Futures followed suit. The British parliament opened after summer, and immediate Brexit antagonism caused a sharp drop in GBP which allowed FTSE to rise. Other currencies were slightly down and DXY finished 0.24% up on the day. Gold, Oil and Bond futures were flat


Tuesday September 03
Equity markets carried on drifting downwards, after a series of trade release misses, most significantly the ISM Manufacturing PMI at 1400 which move below 50, ie into contraction for the first time in three years. The print of 49.1 from the estimate of 51 is equivalents to a -0.9% after a +1.0% estimate in other statistics. Oil was down, and Gold, JPY and Bonds were up in line. After briefly hitting a two-year high of 99.37, DXY was down 0.08%, with GBP up on hopes of frustrating a no-deal Brexit, and AUD following gold. However with EUR and CAD flat the move was minimal.


Wednesday September 04
The China Caixin Services PMI beat at 0145 set the mood, followed by PMI and Retail Sales beats in Europe. Equities snapped their losing streak, and SPX added 1.1% on the day. The dollar fell steadily all day, giving up 0.57% as Gold and all currencies except risk barometer JPY advanced. CAD was particularly strong after hawkish remarks from the BoC following the rate hold at 1400. Oil was up in line with equities, and 10-year bond yields were flat, but the 10/2 yield curve climbed back into positive territory. The four Fed speakers added little to what we already knew.


Thursday September 05
Today’s announcement of new high-level US-China trade talks, which of course have stalled recently, in addition to successful moves in the UK parliament to block a no-deal Brexit, and a beat on the ISM Non-Manufacturing PMI at 1400, was enough to continue the equities and Oil rally. SPX added 1.3%, its best day in three weeks. A relatively flat DXY (up 0.02%) disguised a rally in most currencies, but the inevitable pullback in JPY (and Gold). CAD gave back a little of Wednesday’s rally. Yields were sharply up on bond-stock rotation.


Friday September 06
Friday’s NFP was a miss (130k vs 158k) and as the rate decision is next week, the ‘bad is good’ effect applied. A low figure makes a rate cut more likely. However, as a 25bp rate cut is already 91.2% priced in, per the CME Fedwatch tool, there was no sudden move in equities, which did nevertheless all gain on the day, as did Oil. DXY was down 0.37% on the same principle, mainly due to a further CAD rally and pullback in JPY. Unusually, 0.3% of this move was in the last three minutes of trading. GBP and EUR gave back some of the week’s rally and yields were down in line with rotation and rate cut hopes.

Surprisingly, there was little reaction to Fed Chair Powell’s speech at 1630, in which he said he does not expect recession and the economy is in a “good place”. He reiterated that the Fed will not be swayed by politics (eg Trump pressure to cut rates).


WEEKLY PRICE MOVEMENT
The top performing index this week was, unusually, DJIA, and our top performing tracked share was AMZN. In currencies, the rarely traded AUDCAD pair, if shorted would have made the best return. Crypto, still quieter than it used to be, returned north.



Note we use Google Finance data for daily movements, listing UUP as a proxy for DXY. All references to ‘the dollar’ are based on DXY. The equity and index prices are now based on the cash close each day.


NEXT WEEK (all times are GMT)
(Calendar High volatility items are in bold)

  • ECB dovishness expected
  • Chinese and German inflation
  • British Parliament prorogued
  • Three quiet scheduled news days

Monday September 09
Having passed a law on Friday to force PM Johnson to ask for a Brexit extension, the British Parliament may force further moves to prevent a no deal exit. GBP did not react positively to Friday’s move, volatility may occur today.

07:00 CNY China Imports/Exports/TB (Sunday)
23:50 JPY Japan GDP (Sunday) (QoQ e0.3% p0.4%)
06:00 EUR Germany Trade Balance s.a.
08:00 GBP BoE Vlieghe speech
08:30 GBP UK GDP (MoM)
22:45 NZD NZ Electronic Card Retail Sales (MoM)


Tuesday September 10
The UK parliament is suspended or prorogued this week, although the Brexit saga may continue in the courts. A second day of no significant American news. Markets in India are closed.

01:30 CNY China CPI (YoY e2.6% p2.8%)
07:00 CNY China FDI
08:30 GBP AHE/UnEmp (AHE e3.8% p3.9%, Unemp e3.9% p3.9%)


Wednesday September 11
An ominous date in history, but yet another quiet day on the news front. There is a rate decision on PLN.

12:30 USD US PPI
23:50 JPY Japan Machinery Orders


Thursday September 12
Today's ECB decision and press conference, the penultimate one for outgoing President Draghi is the most important event of the week, especially as the conference is concurrent with the US inflation print. A reduction to the deposit rate (not the base rate) may be on the cards. Watch out to see if President Trump tries to tweet the dollar down. There is a rate decision on TRY where a 3% cut is expected.

06:00 EUR Germany CPI (YoY e1.0% p1.0%)
09:00 EUR Eurozone Industrial Production (MoM)
11:45 EUR ECB Rate Decision/Statement (e0.% hold)
12:30 EUR ECB President Draghi Presser
12:30 USD Jobless Claims
12:30 USD US CPI (YoY e2.3% p2.2%)
18:00 USD US Monthly Budget Statement


Friday September 13
The Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index hit a three-year low last month, and recovery is assumed. Markets in China, Taiwan and Korea are closed.

00:00 EUR Eurogroup Meeting (all day)
12:30 USD US Retail Sales (Control Group Aug e0.3% p1.0%)
14:00 USD Michigan CSI (e90.5 p89.8)


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Sunday, 1 September 2019

Week to Aug 30th



Trade war indecision, Euro hits 1.10, GBP down on prorogation


Mon Aug 26
President Trump’s “second thoughts” about the trade war were enough to move markets and the dollar up on Monday. All currencies fell except surprisingly AUD which bounced off a psychological 0.67 triple bottom (the level hit on previous flash crashes). Gold and Bonds initially spiked up but ended flat on the day, and Oil rose in line with indices.


Tuesday August 27
Conflicting trade war signals left indices directionless today. The US was slightly down whereas elsewhere gained, partly due to their currencies. The yield curve (10 year minus 2 year) hit a new low of 5.16bp, the most since 2007. Risk assets Gold JPY and bonds (inverse to yields) were up, and commodity currencies AUD and CAD down, so overall the mood was risk-off. Oil shot up sharply at the end after a large drawdown reported by API, and GBP was up on Brexit deal hopes.


Wednesday August 28
Despite the 30-year bond yield dropping to a record low of 1.905% today (with an appropriate fall in 10-year yields, and further inversion), equity markets were still slightly up except for DAX, following the German 10-year bond auction which also made new lows. The picture was clearer with USD, with all currencies down, particularly GBP which plummeted 130 pips on British PM Johnson’s decision to prorogue (suspend) parliament to prevent no-deal blocking by MPs. Oil carried on rising as the EIA beat at 1430 reflected the API figure from Tuesday.


Thursday August 29
Conciliatory remarks from China today were enough to send equities upwards again, helped by the US GDP figures at 1230 (2.0% in line with estimates, but not a miss). Oil was up in line, as was USD with all currencies and Gold down. Yields were up on bond-stock rotation. A risk-on day.


Friday August 30
Indices made small advances today, but the real story was in currencies. The misses on German Retail Sales at 0600 and more importantly Eurozone inflation at 0900 sent EUR into a tailspin, briefly dipping below the psychological 1.10 level, last seen in 2017. Together with a sharp dip in GBP, the dollar had its best day of the week. Oil gave up some of its earlier gains. Yields were flat, hovering around 1.50%.



WEEKLY PRICE MOVEMENT
Equities were up with NDX making the largest advance. USD was the strongest currency, and very rarely seen, shorting EURUSD was the best trade. Crypto pulled back again, with Bitcoin returning to under $10,000, and FB was the top FANG performer.



Note we use Google Finance data for daily movements, listing UUP as a proxy for DXY. All references to ‘the dollar’ are based on DXY. The equity and index prices are now based on the cash close each day.


NEXT WEEK (all times are GMT)
(Calendar High volatility items are in bold)
  • Non-farm payrolls
  • AUD and CAD rate decisions
  • Brexit court hearings
  • Four-day week

Monday September 02
Today is Labor Day, so US markets are closed, as are Canadian, Malaysian, Bermudan, Indian and Vietnamese markets On Sunday, the next phase of tariffs came in, with 15% on $131Bn of Chinese imports, and about 7% retaliatory tariff on $45Bn of US exports. German regional elections were held on Sunday.

01:45 CNY China Caixin Manuf PMI (e49.8 p49.9)
07:55 EUR Germany Markit Manuf PMI
08:30 GBP UK Markit Manuf PMI
23:01 GBP UK BRC Like-For-Like Retail Sales (YoY)


Tuesday September 03
The main news is the Australian rate statement which is expected to be mildly dovish. There is a court hearing scheduled in Scotland on the legality of UK PM Johnson prorogation (suspension) of Parliament. There is also a rate decision on CLP.

04:30 AUD RBA Rate Decision /Statement (e1.0% hold)
07:00 EUR ECB Nominated President Lagarde speech
07:00 GBP UK court hearing on forcing no-deal Brexit
08:30 GBP UK Markit Construction PMI
13:30 CAD Canada Markit Manufacturing PMI
13:45 USD US Markit Manufacturing PMI
14:00 USD US ISM Manufacturing PMI (e51.0 p51.2)
14:00 NZD NZ GDT Milk Index (time approx)
21:00 USD Fed Rosengren speech


Wednesday September 04
The BoC is expected to make a fairly neutral statement today and hold rates. A raft of Fed speeches today, although it is unlikely these will have a cumulative effect.

01:30 AUD Australia 19Q2 Final GDP (QoQ e0.5% p0.4%)
01:30 JPY BoJ Kataoka speech
01:45 CNY China Caixin Services PMI
07:55 EUR Germany Markit Composite PMI
08:00 EUR Eurozone Markit Composite PMI
08:30 GBP UK Markit Services PMI
09:00 EUR Eurozone Retail Sales (YoY)
11:00 EUR ECB Lane speech
12:30 USD US TB
12:30 CAD Canada TB
13:25 USD Fed Williams speech
13:45 USD US Markit Composite PMI
14:00 CAD BoC Rate Decision/Statement (e1.75% hold)
15:15 CAD BoC Presser
16:30 USD Fed Bowman speech
16:30 USD Fed Bullard speech
17:00 USD Fed Kashkari speech
19:15 USD Fed Evans speech


Thursday September 05
There is a rate decision on SEK, hold expected. SEK is 4.2% of DXY. The NFP ‘sneak preview’ ADP estimate is 150k (p156k) a little lower than the NFP estimate for Friday.

01:30 AUD Aus Imports/Exports/TB
07:00 GBP UK court  hearing on forcing no-deal Brexit
12:15 USD US ADP Employment Change
12:30 USD US Jobless Claims
13:45 USD US Markit Services PMI
14:00 USD US ISM Non-Manufacturing PMI (e54.1 p53.7)
14:30 GBP BoE Tenreyro speech
15:45 CAD BoC Schembri speech


Friday September 06
NFP day for both sides of the 49th parallel today, so expect USDCAD volatility and reversion too mean, maybe as soon as the Canadian PMI 90 minutes later. A US-Mexico trade meeting is scheduled for today. There is a rate decision on RUB. A 0.25% cut is expected. Markets are closed in Bulgaria for Union Day.

06:00 EUR Germany Industrial Production
09:00 EUR Eurozone 19Q2 Final GDP (QoQ e0.2% p0.2%)
12:30 USD US NFP/AHE/Unemp (NFP e159k p164k AHE e3.1% p3.2%)
12:30 CAD Canada NFP/AHE/Unemp (NFP e12.5k p-24.2k)
14:00 CAD Canada Ivey PMI
16:30 USD Fed Chair Powell speech


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Monday, 26 August 2019

Week to Aug 23rd


Trump tariff tweets, Muted FOMC Minutes, Sterling rally on Brexit hopes

Mon Aug 19
Today President Trump tweeted “we are doing very well” with the China trade talks, and there was a temporary reprieve for Huawei. This slight thaw kept markets up, and saw bond yields rise from last week’s lows. The 10-year was up 6.6bp. Equities and Oil carried on rising. The dollar was up evenly against all currencies, with CAD notably lower. Gold was down in line with the dollar, and bonds down in line with the equity move.


Tuesday August 20
As Italy’s government teetered on the brink of collapse, indices pulled back today after a three-day winning streak. All markets were down, particularly of course Italy with MIB down 1.1%. The FTSE fade was also notable as GBP joined other currencies rallying against USD. Gold and bonds rose for the same reason as yesterday as DXY gave up 0.21%. Oil was flat on the day.


Wednesday August 21
Markets recovered again today on strong earnings from retailers TGT and LOW, the former rising 20%. Indices were all up. USD was generally up (DXY +0.11%), except against CAD which outperformed after the Canadian inflation beat at 1230. Gold and bonds again moved in line, and Oil faded after a spike up following the EIA beat at 1430. The FOMC minutes were as generally expected and did not move the market.


Thursday August 22
Another directionless day as markets awaited Jackson Hole. SPX and NDX were slightly down with DJIA slightly up due to a rally in BA. DAX and EUR rallied briefly following the important German Manufacturing PMI beat at 0800, but ended the day lower. Today DXY shedded 0.05% but in reality was up generally against currencies and Gold. The reason was a strong rally in GBP up over 1% on Boris Johnson meeting European leaders and hopes of a Brexit deal.


Friday August 23
Today should have been all about Jackson Hole but it wasn’t. Fed Chair Powell’s speech was overshadowed by a curiously timed 4-tweet tirade by President Trump against China, ‘ordering’ US companies to repatriate their manufacturing jobs, and saying further tariffs would be announced later. The effect was brutal. SPX dropped 2.6% in a couple of hours, with similar moves seen around the world. 

Normally, bad tariff news has no effect or even helps USD. Not today. DXY fell 0.96%, it’s largest one-day move since Jan 12, 2018 - a day of index ATHs and a three-year dollar low. This ‘equities and currency’ panic, where both fall sharply together (like FTSE and GBP on Brexit day), is always followed by a swift recovery in one or the other sooner or later.

Obviously Gold and JPY soared, but so did every other currency, as Oil and yields fell sharply with equities. Immediately after the bell the President announced a 10% increase in certain China tariffs, causing even further fading in the small Friday AH market.



WEEKLY PRICE MOVEMENT
In this risk-off week, NDX fared worst amongst indices. EURCAD was the strongest pair, up 1.75%. FANGs are more volatile than NDX as a whole, and fared worse, with NFLX the biggest loser. A very flat week from crypto, we have rarely seen BTC move less than 1% in a week.





Note we use Google Finance data for daily movements, listing UUP as a proxy for DXY. All references to ‘the dollar’ are based on DXY. The equity and index prices are now based on the cash close each day.


NEXT WEEK (all times are GMT)
(Calendar High volatility items are in bold)
  • Trade war hots up
  • Germany, Japan, Eurozone inflation
  • US and Canada GDP
  • End of calendar month

Monday August 26
Markets will be reacting the the G7 conference, and of course President Trump’s late Friday announcements on tariffs, and his flip-flop position on this over the weekend. The Durable/Capital Goods print moved markets notably last month, maybe it will do so again. Markets are closed in the UK, so expect reduced forex volatility as London is the centre for forex.

22:45 NZD Imports/Exports/TB (Sunday)
05:00 JPY Japan Leading Economic Index
08:00 EUR Germany IFO Business Sentiment
12:30 USD Chicago Fed National Activity Index 
12:30 USD Durable/ND Capital Goods (NDC e0.0% p1.5%)
23:50 JPY Japan Large Retailers' Sales


Tuesday August 27
With no particular news, markets are still likely to be dominated by the trade war. Note there are also US-Japan and US-EU trade talks this week. There is a rate decision on HUF, hold expected.

06:00 EUR Germany 19Q2 Final GDP
13:00 USD US Home/Housing Price Indices
14:00 USD US Consumer Confidence


Wednesday August 28
Another quiet day with only Germany providing planned news. There is a rate decision on ILS, hold expected.

06:00 EUR Germany Gfk Consumer Confidence Survey
09:40 EUR DE10Y Bond Auction


Thursday August 29
The heaviest news day of the week with US GDP and PCE dominating. Remember PCE is the Fed’s preferred gauge of inflation.

07:55 EUR Germany Unemployment Rate/Change
09:00 EUR Eurozone Business Climate
12:00 EUR Germany Preliminary CPI (YoY e1.3% p1.1%)
12:30 CAD Canada Current Account
12:30 USD US Jobless Claims
12:30 USD US GDP 19Q2 Prelim (Annualised e2.0% p2.1%)
12:30 USD US PCE QoQ
14:00 USD US Pending Home Sales (MoM)
22:45 NZD NZ Building Permits s.a. (MoM)
23:01 GBP UK GfK Consumer Confidence
23:30 JPY Tokyo CPI (Core YoY e0.8% p0.9%)
23:30 JPY Japan Jobs/Unemployment
23:50 JPY Japan Retail Trade


Friday August 30
The final day of the week and calendar month may bring additional volatility in equities and also in USDCAD after the GDP print.

06:00 EUR Germany Retail Sales (MoM)
09:00 EUR Eurozone Unemployment Rate
09:00 EUR Eurozone CPI (YoY e1.1% p1.0%)
12:30 USD US Personal Spending
12:30 USD US PCE MoM/YoY
12:30 CAD Canada 19Q2 Final GDP (QoQ e0.7% p0.4%)
13:45 USD Chicago PMI
14:00 USD Michigan CSI


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