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September 29, 2017

ref :- " Most Economists Agree : Trump Tax Plan Will Widen Budget Deficit" , Bloomberg Markets

It's Friday ..... whose got the energy to go into President Trump's tax plans announced on Wednesday ? Come to that, whose got the inclination, given that it would take all we...

September 27, 2017

ref : - "Dollar Gains on Rates , US Tax Plan : Stocks Climb : Markets Wrap"  ,  Bloomberg Online

On September 8th the Dollar Index, the trade-weighted measure of the US unit's value against a basket of currencies, traded down to a low of 91.01. At the time EUR / US...

September 25, 2017

ref :- "Time spent thinking about the next financial crisis is not wasted" , by John Authers in the Financial Times 22/9/17, and "Merkel's fourth-term victory marred by rise of rightwing AfD" , the Financial Times

It may have been a fourth election win for Angela Merkel...

September 21, 2017

Thursday 21st September 2017

ref  :-  "Yellen pulls trigger to reverse QE but we're now in uncharted waters" , Ambrose Evans-Pritchard in the Daily Telegraph

No surprises from the Fed yesterday per se, though the subsequent lift in US Treasury yields and in the Doll...

September 18, 2017

ref :- General

That doyen amongst screenwiters William Goldman shook up the Hollywood establishment with the publication in 1983 of "Adventures in the Screen Trade" .  As a dissertation on his own profession and on the film industry in general, it swiftly came to regard...

September 15, 2017

Two thoughts to end the week : Sooner or later, the BoE's going to have to do more than talk a good game ..... and how bad would the N. Korea thing have to get to ruffle this market ?

ref : General, and "Economists divided as BoE ramps up rhetoric....." , The Financial...

September 13, 2017

Wednesday 13th September 2017

Any move likely from the Bank of England tomorrow and the Fed next week ? No ..... just a lot of head-scratching.

ref :- "Act or Wait ? Fed Debate Heats Up After Inflation Misses Target " , Bloomberg Markets

"The value of Sterling is largely...

September 11, 2017

Monday 11th September 2017

ref :- "China Is Striving to Contain Its Once-Diving, Now-Thriving Yuan" , Wall Street Journal , Markets

Now that's just plain silly ..... At the start of the year (Jan 3rd, to be precise), USD / CNY made a high print above 6.96  --  last week,...

September 7, 2017

As we've often mentioned, no one would ever describe Donald Trump as a classic Republican in a party political sense ..... his right-of-centre politics certainly have more in common with the broad views of the GOP than they do with those of the Democrats, but his obvio...

September 6, 2017

ref :- "Draghi could leave investors in the dark with the QE exit delayed" , CNBC Markets

We'll turn the focus away from the Korean peninsular for just a moment ..... not that there's any sign of a healthy resolution . Rather the opposite, in fact. Catching up a little...

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