Article Archives (2014)

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  • 2015 Preview: Dangers of underestimating deflation Chart

    2015 Preview: Dangers of underestimating deflation

    Dec 23, 2014 18:12 | by Ashraf Laidi
    Deflation = Low wages + negative interest rates - Deflation will be the dominating theme of 2015.
  • US jobs put dollar bears in check Chart

    US jobs put dollar bears in check

    Dec 5, 2014 15:05 | by Ashraf Laidi
    The dollar index hit a fresh five-year high and USD/JPY hit fresh seven-year highs at 121.69 as the US jobs market shifted to a higher gear of improvement, bolstering chances of a 2015 Fed rate...
  • China rate cut drives lend-borrow spread to 16-year lows

    Nov 21, 2014 16:01 | by Ashraf Laidi
     China's decision to cut its benchmark interest rates for the first time in two and a half years reflects the recent deterioration in economic data.
  • NFP good enough for dollar uptrend Chart

    NFP good enough for dollar uptrend

    Nov 7, 2014 14:54 | by Ashraf Laidi
    Any disappointment from the lower-than-expected October release of 214,000 in US payrolls has been offset by further declines in the unemployment rate, reaching fresh six-year lows at...
  • BoJ expands QE, Fed exits QE, ECB expected to enter QE

    Oct 31, 2014 19:33 | by Ashraf Laidi
    Two days after the Federal Reserve exited its quantitative easing, the Bank of Japan surprises the markets by expanding its own QE and unleashing a fierce wave of buying in global equities, with...
  • FTSE-100, Dax-30, S&P500: More Downside  Chart

    FTSE-100, Dax-30, S&P500: More Downside

    Oct 10, 2014 20:28 | by Ashraf Laidi
    Is this the sell-off “everyone” has been waiting for. The month is October, the reason is Europe (partly) and inflation is at risk of becoming deflation.
  • FOMC triggers USA trifecta in USD, stocks & yields

    Sep 17, 2014 21:43 | by Ashraf Laidi
    A rallying trifecta in the US dollar, equity indices and bond yields emerged after the FOMC issued slightly more hawkish projections on the Fed Funds rate.
  • Beware of Next Week's Correction  Chart

    Beware of Next Week's Correction

    Sep 12, 2014 19:29 | by Ashraf Laidi
    Earlier this year, plenty of ink was spilled about the “January effect” –the positive correlation between stocks' January performance and their year's overall...
  • ECI Enforces USD Dynamics

    Jul 31, 2014 17:15 | by Ashraf Laidi
    Despite the several US economic releases this week (July ADP on private sector jobs, Q2 GDP, Fed decision and July non-farm payrolls and unemployment), the Q2 employment cost index released on...
  • GDP & Gold's Disinflation Plunge

    May 29, 2014 18:50 | by Ashraf Laidi
    The bigger than expected downward revision in US Q2 GDP to -1.0% from an initial reading of +0.1% mainly resulted from an inventory drawdown of 1.62% (three times what was originally expected),...
  • Falling NYSE Margin Debt not yet a Sell

    Apr 30, 2014 19:39 | by Ashraf Laidi
    The increasingly important statistic released by the New York Stock Exchange on month-end margin debt by NYSE-member firms is drawing notice after revealing the first decline in eight...
  • Draghi Boosts Euro, Rebuffs Disinflation

    Mar 6, 2014 15:56 | by Ashraf Laidi
    Another euro-positive ECB presser highlights the reasons for lower inflation, with the implication that low prices are of temporary nature.
  • Spain Exits Bailout, China Enters Downgrade Speculation

    Jan 24, 2014 16:52 | by Ashraf Laidi
    In the week when Spain exited its debt bailout program, UK posted its biggest drop in unemployment in 17 years and margins on Italian govt bonds were reduced, rumours of a China sovereign...

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