The rate of the New Zealand dollar fell when the ruling National Party won the most votes in the last elections, however, without gaining an absolute majority.
Now there is an opportunity to form a coalition. The euro also fell when Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel won the election in Germany, remaining for the fourth term, confronted with the problem of parliamentary instability due to the increased popularity of the ultra-right. Continue reading →
Uncertainty of the markets contributed to the indecisiveness of Asian investors, who are waiting for the Fed meeting and clues regarding the future monetary policy of the United States.
The MSCI index rose slightly higher after its fall during the Asian session, as well as the session on Wall Street. DJIA reached its historic high at the close of the fifth session in a row, and the S & P 500 closed the second session in a row at a record high, as the growth of yield on Treasury bonds contributed to the growth of shares in the financial sector. The Japanese Nikkei index, also following the global positive trend, rose 1.2% at the beginning of trading against a weak yen, as the Tokyo Stock Exchange opened today after a holiday weekend. Continue reading →
Yesterday after the market closed, Apple Inc. published its reports, showing good results. Against this backdrop, shares of technology companies in Asia such as Manufacturing Co and AAC Technologies Holdings Inc, which are Apple’s suppliers, rose in price. Revenue from sales of the iPhone exceeded expectations, as well as earnings per share of the company, and soon there will be 10 anniversary of the release of the smartphone from Apple. The MSCI index was stable at the beginning of trading, and the Nikkei rose 0.4%. On Wall Street, Nasdaq rose 0.23%, Dow Jones closed 0.33% higher yesterday, while the S & P 500 rose 0.24%. Continue reading →
On Tuesday, stocks and indices in Asia rose rapidly: investors are waiting for Yellen’s clues on the future monetary policy of the Fed. Australian stocks fell in price, while Korean and Japanese stocks went up.
The most extensive index of the Asia-Pacific region MSCI rose by several points at the beginning of trading, while the Nikkei rose by 0.1%. The US dollar index is trading at 0.1% higher at around 96,095.
The New Zealand dollar fell in price and traded with negative dynamics after the indicators of the report on public spending disappointed the expectations of the markets. Continue reading →
Another attempt by the Republicans to replace Obamacare failed, which casts doubt on Trump’s ability to carry out the restructuring of the tax system in the United States promised in the election campaign.
This had a negative effect on the dollar exchange rate. The USDAUD pair was trading at the two-year low, and USDCHF at the yearly low. The losses of USDJPY were limited, as the Central Bank of Japan adheres to its large-scale incentive plan, which contributed to a drop in yield. The euro traded steadily at 1.1542 at the beginning of the session: investors are cautious ahead of the ECB monetary policy meeting to be held on Thursday. Continue reading →
The dollar exchange rate is recovering from yesterday’s sell-off caused by the announcement of the interest rate: the Fed announced an increase from 1% to 1.25%, as expected. Moreover, 8/16 members of the Fed are counting on a re-increase of 0.25% this year, while 4/16 say a minimum of at least two more increases by the end of the year. The interest of the markets to these publications was minimal, and only after the decisive speech of Yellen the dollar became more active. The value of gold and stock assets fell. Yellen’s mood regarding the US economic performance was surprisingly optimistic, despite the fact that some macroeconomic data came below expectations. Yellen paid a lot of attention to inflation indicators, as she noted that the Fed expects an increase in inflation in the coming months. The growth of inflation will have a positive impact on the US dollar, while a slowdown in its rate may nullify the possibility of a further rate hike this year. Continue reading →
On Friday at the beginning of trading, foreign exchange market investors behaved cautiously, as today in the US will come out important inflation indicators.
Probably, these data will set the direction for the US dollar for the near future.
By the end of the trading week, the dollar lost its momentum against major currencies, especially against the yen. The Fed decided to slow down the tightening of monetary policy, although investors were counting on it, and this was what supported the currency. The release of economic indicators in the US, including basic inflation, retail sales and industrial production, will give investors a clearer picture of the Fed’s further actions regarding tightening of monetary policy this year. The dollar index remained at around 95.740, nevertheless, there is a probability of the week’s closing at 0.25% lower. Continue reading →
Shares of Australian companies rose by 1.65%. The increase is quite impressive, if we recall the fall of 2.3% during the previous two sessions. Seoul’s markets were shocked: North Korea tested the intercontinental ballistic missile. The Australian dollar rose 0.1% and traded at $ 0.7666 on the eve of the meeting of the Reserve Bank of Australia. It is expected that the RBA will keep the interest rate unchanged, at 1.5%. The US dollar rose after the June index of activity in the industrial sector came out better than expected. Another positive factor for the US currency is a positive and stable increase in government spending on construction projects in May. Continue reading →
In Asia today, the focus of news from China-recent strict measures taken by the state concerning large banks and private companies to contain risky borrowings abroad, led to riots in the financial sector. The active sale of shares continues, and the head of the Commission on the Regulation of Banking Activities of China Guo Shuking announced his likely resignation. Such a development could lead to a rapid fall in the national currency. Nevertheless, the companies that touched on the above-mentioned events are trying to calm investors by noting that these are only standard procedures, the purpose of which is to ensure the security of the national currency. Continue reading →