Archive for: March, 2020

Weekly Market Update

Post date: 30/03/2020 08:53 The enormous volatility in financial markets continues, but at least now it comes in the form of two-way moves, rather than the relentless falls of the previous week. Stocks and credit rebounded worldwide as gargantuan programs of monetary and fiscal stimulus were announced on both sides of the Atlantic. As a…

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Weekly Market Update

Post date: 23/03/2020 09:25 The spread of the coronavirus and the extreme measures taken to control the pandemic have wrought havoc in financial markets worldwide. In currency markets, the reaction has been a headlong flight into the supposed safety of the US dollar. Every major currency worldwide fell sharply against the greenback, even the Japanese…

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Weekly Market Update

Post date: 16/03/2020 11:05 The sharp worsening of the coronavirus epidemic, leading to nationwide lockdowns in Italy and Spain, shook world financial markets. The initial reaction was to send the Euro higher, as the US yield curve evaporated and markets priced in Federal Reserve cuts all the way to zero. However, the worsening epidemic news…

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Weekly Market Update

Post date: 09/03/2020 09:00 The coronavirus epidemic became a full-on market rout last week. Equity indices fell worldwide, and the emergency 50 bp cut by the Federal Reserve brought only temporary relief. But the most volatile moves were seen in rates, as markets quickly priced in further cuts in the Federal Reserve rate and brough…

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