Nick Smyth

15 Aug 18, 7:51am
USD has continued to push higher overnight; EUR, GBP and AUD have all made new lows for the year; NZD is down slightly on the day but has outperformed most of the G10; NZ swap rates pushed higher yesterday
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14 Aug 18, 7:42am
Turkey remains in the headlines after more volatility in the lira; developed market equities are modestly lower overnight and core bond yields are little changed; USD is stronger against emerging market currencies
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13 Aug 18, 7:56am
Macroeconomic situation in Turkey escalated into an all-out currency crisis; emerging market currencies were weaker and markets saw broad-based strength in the USD; NZD has fallen further to below 0.66; NZ rates experienced another substantial fall
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30 Jul 18, 7:51am
UST yields and US dollar fall on US Q2 GDP estimate. Fed's PCE inflation guage lower than expected. A NZD short squeeze likely. Eyes on big data and policy releases
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27 Jul 18, 8:08am
Trump and Juncker agree to hold off tariffs; EUR fell after Draghi confirmed that the ECB wouldn’t raise rates until after next summer; NZD has moved lower in sympathy with the EUR and remains firmly range-bound for now; UST yields stable
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26 Jul 18, 7:48am
US equities moved higher overnight, helped in part by some conciliatory comments from President Trump; USD weakened across the board; NZD has pushed on to 0.6825; US 10 year Treasury yield is down 1bp
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25 Jul 18, 7:58am
Markets respond to improved earnings and new China stimulus. Risk appetities rise. Copper rebounds. Eyes on US-EU summit. Bond yields stabilise
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24 Jul 18, 8:08am
Signals the Bank of Japan is readying changes to its policy framework sets off market scramble likely to echo locally today. PBOC injects more liquidity. US yields rise, curve steepens
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23 Jul 18, 8:07am
President Trump blamed China and the EU for manipulating their currencies and interest rates and again questioning the Fed for raising rates; USD fell sharply; NZD has moved up above 0.68; UST 10 year yield up 4bps on the day to 2.89%
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20 Jul 18, 8:09am
US dollar index made a fresh year-to-date high overnight; CNY made a new low for the year; NZD moved lower overnight, in sympathy with the moves in the CNY; US Treasury yields are 2 to 3bps lower on the day
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19 Jul 18, 8:14am
US claims Mexico trade deal closer, claims EU offering better deal. Markets unimpressed. But market volatility shifts lower. Local rates shift lower
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19 Jul 18, 8:06am
USD DXY rose close to its year-to-date highs during the London morning, before retreating; GBP is again the weakest performing currency; NZD has moved up close to 0.68, supported by the improvement in risk appetite and probably some position squaring
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18 Jul 18, 8:14am
Fed chairman's prepared Senate testimony adds the caveat 'for now' in relation to the rate hike track. With less hawkish stance, equity markets rise
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18 Jul 18, 8:03am
Fed intends to stick to its gradual rate rise path “for now”; US equities are higher on the day and the USD stronger; NZD is the top performing currency over the past 24 hours
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17 Jul 18, 8:34am
Fed's Powell faces Congress as markets price in another rate rise. Trade impacts will be the focus. But US growth for Q2-18 now looks like it will be reported strong
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17 Jul 18, 8:04am
NZD is one of the outperformers, up around 0.3% to 0.6776 USD; GBP is one of the worst performing currencies; Chinese activity data showed GDP meeting expectations in Q2
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16 Jul 18, 8:04am
NZD ended the week just below 0.6770, a 0.4% fall on the day while the NZDAUD fell 0.5%; US dollar had a round-trip on Friday before ending weaker against most currencies; EUR closed higher on the day at 1.1686
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16 Jul 18, 7:49am
US earnings season results take market focus. But Powell views on trade risks to be keenly observed. Major Chinese data due. UST yields slip
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13 Jul 18, 8:05am
Against a backdrop of better risk sentiment, the NZD has bounced a little, but it remains near multi-year lows; US bond yields are near unchanged on the day; AUD is the strongest performer
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22 Jun 18, 8:02am
Equity markets and global bond yields have fallen modestly overnight; GBP is stronger on the day; NZD made a new year-to-date low yesterday; NZ 10 year bond yield up 7bps
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