David Chaston

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7 Feb 19, 6:52am
Dairy prices rise strongly; US trade deficit falls; German factory orders fall; airfreight declines; RBA goes dovish; UST 10yr 2.68%; oil and gold unchanged; NZ$1 = 68.5 USc; TWI-5 = 72.8
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6 Feb 19, 8:01am
The Co-operative Bank takes a knife to most fixed mortgage rates, ending up with market leading positions at 6 months and for those three years and longer
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6 Feb 19, 7:47am
US service sector expansion slows; credit tightens; Vancouver housing cools sharply; Apple pays taxes secretly; investors love Hayne outcome; Aussie retail growth stalls; UST 10yr 2.70%; oil slips, gold stable; NZ$1 = 69 USc; TWI-5 = 73.1
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5 Feb 19, 3:59pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Tuesday; car sales strong, B&T sales volumes bounce back, commodity prices rise, bank shares zoom higher, swaps dip, NZD firms, & more
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5 Feb 19, 7:37am
Hayne Report issues 76 recommended changes; criminal charges possible; broker conflicts unresolvable; US durable goods orders fall; UST 10yr 2.73%; oil and gold down; NZ$1 = 68.8 USc; TWI-5 = 72.9
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4 Feb 19, 3:59pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Monday; SBS Bank cuts a home loan rate, building consents rise, FMT sold, bank funding even more short term, swaps & NZD unchanged, & more
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4 Feb 19, 7:24am
US jobs growth unexpectedly strong; US consumer confidence drops; world PMIs dip; China on holiday; eyes on Hayne; UST 10yr 2.68%; oil up and gold down; NZ$1 = 69 USc; TWI-5 = 72.9
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2 Feb 19, 10:02am
The KiwiSaver results are in for the December 2018 quarter and we review how high market volatility affected our retirement savings accounts, with a detailed look at Default funds
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2 Feb 19, 9:49am
David Chaston suggests that if you want to know where mortgage rates are headed next, watch what the big banks do with term deposit rates rather than where swap rates go
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2 Feb 19, 8:29am
Good US jobs growth, but part-time heavy; US factory expansion unchanged; US consumers less confident; most other PMIs weaken; AU house prices fall; UST 10yr 2.69%; oil rises and gold slips; NZ$1 = 69.1 USc; TWI-5 = 73
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1 Feb 19, 3:59pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Friday; some TD increases, Westpac says house building in balance, consumer confidence good & stable, swaps flatten, NZD firm, & more
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1 Feb 19, 8:54am
Another bank raises its key term deposit rates, even in the face of sharply falling wholesale swap rates. A finance company raised a key rate too
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1 Feb 19, 7:35am
Lame Fed signals have big impact; US jobless jump; US housing starts dive; EU finds bond cartel; China PMIs mixed; credit raters satisfied with NZ; UST 10yr 2.64%; oil and gold up; NZ$1 = 69.2 USc; TWI-5 = 73.1
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31 Jan 19, 3:59pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Thursday; low rate extended, FHBs face new pressure, NZGB yields tumble, mortgage debt up +6.1%, household deposits up +6.2%, swaps sink, NZD rises, & more
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31 Jan 19, 7:41am
Fed view in focus; US jobs growth modest; US home sales weak; Mexico growth weakens; US-China trade talks start; China decides stimulus focus; UST 10yr 2.73%; oil and gold up; NZ$1 = 68.4 USc; TWI-5 = 72.5
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30 Jan 19, 3:59pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Wednesday; no rate changes rents rising, corruption slip, biosecurity call, swaps & NZD stable, & more
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30 Jan 19, 7:43am
US consumer confidence retreats; house prices dip; US-China trade talks get harder; Huawei indicted; iron ore prices up; AU jobs growth in focus; UST 10yr 2.72%; oil and gold up; NZ$1 = 68.3 USc; TWI-5 = 72.4
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29 Jan 19, 4:38pm
Despite mortgage rates trending lower, recent moves on term deposit rates by two major banks suggest a rising trend
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29 Jan 19, 3:59pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Tuesday; TD rate changes, larger 2018 trade deficit, commission selling in spotlight, swaps stable, NZD soft, & more
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29 Jan 19, 7:51am
China on the move; equities lower; US tax cut didn't motivate companies to invest; Malaysia and EU fight over palm oil; Brexit options narrow; UST 10yr 2.73%; oil jumps and gold up; NZ$1 = 68.3 USc; TWI-5 = 72.4
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