Nick Smyth

31st May 19, 8:15am
US Treasury yields have drifted lower, aided by a dovish speech by Fed Vice Chair Clarida; New Zealand government bond yields moved higher yesterday; the broader theme still remains one of USD strength
US Treasury yields have drifted lower, aided by a dovish speech by Fed Vice Chair Clarida; New Zealand government bond yields moved higher yesterday; the broader theme still remains one of USD strength
31st May 19, 8:15am
30th May 19, 8:33am
Equity markets and bond yields lower, as investors remain concerned about a prolonged US-China trade war; 10 year Australian government bond fell below the RBA’s cash rate and NZ rates made record lows across the curve as markets anticipated more central
Equity markets and bond yields lower, as investors remain concerned about a prolonged US-China trade war; 10 year Australian government bond fell below the RBA’s cash rate and NZ rates made record lows across the curve as markets anticipated more central
30th May 19, 8:33am
29th May 19, 7:57am
Global rates continued to fall overnight, with the 10 year US Treasury yield hitting its lowest level since late-2017; US equities were flat-to-slightly lower; USD is generally stronger for a second night running
Global rates continued to fall overnight, with the 10 year US Treasury yield hitting its lowest level since late-2017; US equities were flat-to-slightly lower; USD is generally stronger for a second night running
29th May 19, 7:57am
28th May 19, 8:09am
Equity markets are flat-to-higher, while core European government bond yields have slipped lower after reports that the European Commission was considering fining Italy for breaching its debt rules; NZD is slightly lower to start the week
Equity markets are flat-to-higher, while core European government bond yields have slipped lower after reports that the European Commission was considering fining Italy for breaching its debt rules; NZD is slightly lower to start the week
28th May 19, 8:09am
27th May 19, 8:18am
Equity and bond markets stabilised on Friday night; USD fell for a second session running with investors starting to contemplate Fed rate cuts this year; NZD has continued to recover from its year-to-date lows reached earlier in the week
Equity and bond markets stabilised on Friday night; USD fell for a second session running with investors starting to contemplate Fed rate cuts this year; NZD has continued to recover from its year-to-date lows reached earlier in the week
27th May 19, 8:18am
24th May 19, 7:58am
Global rates and equities moved sharply lower overnight; disappointing US data sparked a turnaround in the USD, which has weakened across the board; NZD has bounced back above 0.65; NZ rates continued fall yesterday
Global rates and equities moved sharply lower overnight; disappointing US data sparked a turnaround in the USD, which has weakened across the board; NZD has bounced back above 0.65; NZ rates continued fall yesterday
24th May 19, 7:58am
23rd May 19, 8:14am
Equities and global rates have moved lower overnight after reports the US would extend restrictions to more Chinese technology firms; Fed reiterated its pledge to be patient; NZD has continued to grind lower amid building OCR rate cut expectations
Equities and global rates have moved lower overnight after reports the US would extend restrictions to more Chinese technology firms; Fed reiterated its pledge to be patient; NZD has continued to grind lower amid building OCR rate cut expectations
23rd May 19, 8:14am
22nd May 19, 8:09am
Equity markets have rebounded over the past 24 hours; Brexit continues to linger as a risk for markets; NZD made a fresh year-to-date low; bond yields have continued to edge higher
Equity markets have rebounded over the past 24 hours; Brexit continues to linger as a risk for markets; NZD made a fresh year-to-date low; bond yields have continued to edge higher
22nd May 19, 8:09am
21st May 19, 8:14am
Equity markets have remained under pressure overnight; moves in other markets have generally been contained, although the AUD benefited from the Liberal-National coalition’s unexpected election victory over the weekend
Equity markets have remained under pressure overnight; moves in other markets have generally been contained, although the AUD benefited from the Liberal-National coalition’s unexpected election victory over the weekend
21st May 19, 8:14am
20th May 19, 8:15am
Equity markets ended last week on a soft note; AUD opened higher this morning; there may be some positive knock-on effect to the NZD; USD was stronger across-the-board on Friday
Equity markets ended last week on a soft note; AUD opened higher this morning; there may be some positive knock-on effect to the NZD; USD was stronger across-the-board on Friday
20th May 19, 8:15am
17th May 19, 8:05am
Risk sentiment has continued to improve overnight, with equities making further gains and Treasury yields moving higher; USD has strengthened; NZD and AUD have continued to drift to new lows
Risk sentiment has continued to improve overnight, with equities making further gains and Treasury yields moving higher; USD has strengthened; NZD and AUD have continued to drift to new lows
17th May 19, 8:05am
16th May 19, 7:49am
Equity markets have moved higher overnight after reports that Trump would delay a decision on auto tariffs by up to six months; in contrast, weaker Chinese and US economic data pulled bond yields lower; NZD has continued to grind lower overnight
Equity markets have moved higher overnight after reports that Trump would delay a decision on auto tariffs by up to six months; in contrast, weaker Chinese and US economic data pulled bond yields lower; NZD has continued to grind lower overnight
16th May 19, 7:49am
15th May 19, 7:48am
Markets have recovered over the past 24 hours after some more optimistic-sounding comments from President Trump on the prospect of a trade deal with China; equities and bond yields moved higher while the NZD and AUD increased modestly
Markets have recovered over the past 24 hours after some more optimistic-sounding comments from President Trump on the prospect of a trade deal with China; equities and bond yields moved higher while the NZD and AUD increased modestly
15th May 19, 7:48am
14th May 19, 8:07am
China retaliated by increasing tariffs on $60b of US imports by up to 25%; US equities plunged, bond yields fell and the AUD and NZD depreciated; CNY experienced a chunky 0.8% fall
China retaliated by increasing tariffs on $60b of US imports by up to 25%; US equities plunged, bond yields fell and the AUD and NZD depreciated; CNY experienced a chunky 0.8% fall
14th May 19, 8:07am
13th May 19, 8:07am
US to increase tariffs on around $200b worth of Chinese imports to 25%; after initially falling, US and Chinese equities and US Treasury yields ended higher on the day on Friday; currency movements, including the NZD, have been contained
US to increase tariffs on around $200b worth of Chinese imports to 25%; after initially falling, US and Chinese equities and US Treasury yields ended higher on the day on Friday; currency movements, including the NZD, have been contained
13th May 19, 8:07am
12th Apr 19, 7:46am
USD has strengthened across the board, taking the NZD down to its recent lows in the process; implied volatility across a number of asset classes is at historically low levels
USD has strengthened across the board, taking the NZD down to its recent lows in the process; implied volatility across a number of asset classes is at historically low levels
12th Apr 19, 7:46am
11th Apr 19, 8:08am
Global rates lower overnight, although they have recovered marginally over the past hour after the release of the FOMC minutes; equity markets are unchanged to slightly higher while the USD is weaker; AUD has outperformed
Global rates lower overnight, although they have recovered marginally over the past hour after the release of the FOMC minutes; equity markets are unchanged to slightly higher while the USD is weaker; AUD has outperformed
11th Apr 19, 8:08am
10th Apr 19, 7:59am
Equities and bond yields have fallen and the JPY outperforming overnight; NZD is unchanged from this time yesterday, at 0.6740; EU is likely to reject Theresa May’s request for a short extension
Equities and bond yields have fallen and the JPY outperforming overnight; NZD is unchanged from this time yesterday, at 0.6740; EU is likely to reject Theresa May’s request for a short extension
10th Apr 19, 7:59am
9th Apr 19, 8:11am
US equities markets are little changed while bond yields have nudged higher, the latter supported by a further rise in oil prices; USD has weakened across the board, although the NZD has underperformed and is up only modestly
US equities markets are little changed while bond yields have nudged higher, the latter supported by a further rise in oil prices; USD has weakened across the board, although the NZD has underperformed and is up only modestly
9th Apr 19, 8:11am
8th Apr 19, 8:34am
S&P500 ended the week within touching distance of its all-time highs, while bond yields fell modestly; currency moves were contained, although the NZD was the worst performer on Friday
S&P500 ended the week within touching distance of its all-time highs, while bond yields fell modestly; currency moves were contained, although the NZD was the worst performer on Friday
8th Apr 19, 8:34am

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