8 days ago

US #PMI disappoints #growthscares #stocks #trading

Growth in US private-sector activity slowed significantly in June, and came in at a flash estimate of 51.2 - a five-month low -, after 53.6 for May. This is the second weakest growth in activity since July 2020, with weaker service sector output growth accompanied by the first contraction in manufacturing output in two years. Equities are paring early gains and yields on the 10-year Treasuries are dropping.


39 days ago

#Bonds rise on #growth scare #trading #fed

Amid a sharp fall in US stock markets for much of the past month, a fundamental shift in investors' thinking appears to be taking place, one which analysts describe as a "growth scare". A growth scare is characterized by a correction in anticipation of slowing economic growth. For a good portion of this year, bonds displayed a positive correlation with equities: that is, a selloff in bonds was accompanied by a selloff in equities. However, now, we're seeing bonds rally while equities continue to drop. The subtle shift is that bonds are starting to act as a safe haven as markets are expecting that aggressive tightening is rising risks of demand destruction which is likely to lead to lower growth.


42 days ago

S&P500 futures break above 2day resistance level #stock $spy #china #trading

Stocks in Europe and US equity futures are advancing after China’s latest measure to bolster its economy. US futures just broke above a major resistance level, signaling improving sentiment.


50 days ago

US #PPI inline with expectation #inflation #fed

The producer price index increased at an annual rate of 11.0% in April, signaling persistent inflationary pressures. Despite the high level, the increase rate is slower than the 11.2% annual rise in the prior month, fueling hopes that we might be seeing the peak. Now the question that everybody in the market is asking is how quickly will price increases come down back to more normal levels, giving room for the Fed to reconsider its tightening policy.

#Stocks #Macro

78 days ago

#Euro weakens as #BCE keeps stimulus exit plans unchanged #forex #trading #markets

The ECB vowed to maintain its stimulus exit, but not faster than it had said before, leading to the EURUSD selling off 0.2% to 1.0870. Net bond buying is set to end in the third quarter and main financing rate is kept unchanged. Money markets are now pricing in 64 basis points of rate hikes by year-end, around 7 bps lower than prior to the policy decision. More colors are expected later today at the ECB meeting.

#Forex #Macro