Nick Smyth

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18th Apr 18, 8:09am
EUR has fallen back from above 1.24 after a weaker German ZEW survey; GBP made a new post-Brexit high overnight; NZD is again one of the underperformers overnight
EUR has fallen back from above 1.24 after a weaker German ZEW survey; GBP made a new post-Brexit high overnight; NZD is again one of the underperformers overnight
18th Apr 18, 8:09am
17th Apr 18, 8:07am
Fed officials warn that they shouldn’t overreact to a modest inflation overshoot. UST 10yr rangebound. Likely Fed vice-chair nominee sees lower 'neutral rate'
Fed officials warn that they shouldn’t overreact to a modest inflation overshoot. UST 10yr rangebound. Likely Fed vice-chair nominee sees lower 'neutral rate'
17th Apr 18, 8:07am
17th Apr 18, 7:55am
USD weaker on Trump comments on China and Russia, Bloomberg DXY fell around 0.3% on the day; NZD is unchanged overnight, and is one of the worst performers
USD weaker on Trump comments on China and Russia, Bloomberg DXY fell around 0.3% on the day; NZD is unchanged overnight, and is one of the worst performers
17th Apr 18, 7:55am
16th Apr 18, 8:10am
US 2-10 curve flattest since 2007. US earnings season only has downside risk. Oil prices now highest since 2014. VIX at 1 month low. Eyes on NZ CPI
US 2-10 curve flattest since 2007. US earnings season only has downside risk. Oil prices now highest since 2014. VIX at 1 month low. Eyes on NZ CPI
16th Apr 18, 8:10am
29th Mar 18, 8:23am
USD firms but other safe haven currencies fall away. Positive sentiment emerging from NAFTA talks for a change. Latest NZ business confidence data didn't move local markets
USD firms but other safe haven currencies fall away. Positive sentiment emerging from NAFTA talks for a change. Latest NZ business confidence data didn't move local markets
29th Mar 18, 8:23am
29th Mar 18, 8:12am
UST yield curve its flattest since 2007 as yields drop, then recover. Drop in tech stocks triggered the realignment
UST yield curve its flattest since 2007 as yields drop, then recover. Drop in tech stocks triggered the realignment
29th Mar 18, 8:12am
28th Mar 18, 8:18am
Portfolio cleanup moves may be behind some chunky bond market realignments as data or policy news don't give clues
Portfolio cleanup moves may be behind some chunky bond market realignments as data or policy news don't give clues
28th Mar 18, 8:18am
28th Mar 18, 7:48am
JPY and CHF are the outperformers, although still down against the USD on the day; EUR has fallen back to just above 1.2400 USD; NZD is a little weaker than this time yesterday, in line with the appreciation in the USD overnight
JPY and CHF are the outperformers, although still down against the USD on the day; EUR has fallen back to just above 1.2400 USD; NZD is a little weaker than this time yesterday, in line with the appreciation in the USD overnight
28th Mar 18, 7:48am
27th Mar 18, 8:16am
USD at one-month lows as equities stage recovery in expectation of deal with China. Willams at NY Fed not dollar-supportive. NZD firm against USD, AUD. Record UST issuance
USD at one-month lows as equities stage recovery in expectation of deal with China. Willams at NY Fed not dollar-supportive. NZD firm against USD, AUD. Record UST issuance
27th Mar 18, 8:16am
26th Mar 18, 8:17am
US equities fall sharply. UST yields fall. China threatens UST demand but options limited. Local focus shifts to arrival of RBNZ governor Orr and the new Policy Targets Agreement
US equities fall sharply. UST yields fall. China threatens UST demand but options limited. Local focus shifts to arrival of RBNZ governor Orr and the new Policy Targets Agreement
26th Mar 18, 8:17am
16th Mar 18, 8:16am
The Bloomberg dollar index is up 0.4% on the day; GBP has outperformed overnight; UST 10 year yield, at 2.82%, remains near to its recent lows; NZD has fallen down to 0.7275 USD; local swaps curve flattened sharply
The Bloomberg dollar index is up 0.4% on the day; GBP has outperformed overnight; UST 10 year yield, at 2.82%, remains near to its recent lows; NZD has fallen down to 0.7275 USD; local swaps curve flattened sharply
16th Mar 18, 8:16am
15th Mar 18, 8:09am
FX markets have been reasonably stable, with the Bloomberg DXY around 0.15% lower on the day; AUD is stronger on the day, helped by higher iron ore futures; NZD traded a very narrow range between 0.7318 and 0.7349
FX markets have been reasonably stable, with the Bloomberg DXY around 0.15% lower on the day; AUD is stronger on the day, helped by higher iron ore futures; NZD traded a very narrow range between 0.7318 and 0.7349
15th Mar 18, 8:09am
15th Mar 18, 8:03am
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US 10 year bond yield fell 3bps to 2.81%, near the low of its recent 2.80% – 2.95% trading range; heavy short positioning among speculative investors appears to be keeping bond yields contained for the moment
US 10 year bond yield fell 3bps to 2.81%, near the low of its recent 2.80% – 2.95% trading range; heavy short positioning among speculative investors appears to be keeping bond yields contained for the moment
15th Mar 18, 8:03am
14th Mar 18, 8:28am
US 10 year bond yield fell 3bps immediately after the US core CPI release; USD is generally weaker overnight, with the Bloomberg DXY near to a two-week low; NZD is the best performing currency over the past 24 hours
US 10 year bond yield fell 3bps immediately after the US core CPI release; USD is generally weaker overnight, with the Bloomberg DXY near to a two-week low; NZD is the best performing currency over the past 24 hours
14th Mar 18, 8:28am
13th Mar 18, 8:18am
Markets were quiet ahead of the US CPI data release tonight; UST 10yr yields fell 2 bps to 2.88%; NZD increased from 0.7285 to 0.7323 during the local sesssion before falling back to 0.7300 overnight
Markets were quiet ahead of the US CPI data release tonight; UST 10yr yields fell 2 bps to 2.88%; NZD increased from 0.7285 to 0.7323 during the local sesssion before falling back to 0.7300 overnight
13th Mar 18, 8:18am
12th Mar 18, 8:19am
Non-farm payrolls showed the largest monthly gain in employment since mid-2016; the 10 year Treasury yield increased 3bps to 2.89%; commodity currencies were supported by bouyant risk appetite; NZD underperformed the rest of the commodity bloc
Non-farm payrolls showed the largest monthly gain in employment since mid-2016; the 10 year Treasury yield increased 3bps to 2.89%; commodity currencies were supported by bouyant risk appetite; NZD underperformed the rest of the commodity bloc
12th Mar 18, 8:19am
2nd Mar 18, 8:18am
US equities have fallen again overnight; US Treasury yields declined slightly; USD is mixed overnight; NZD one of the stronger performing currencies; NZ swaps curve saw a notable flattening yesterday
US equities have fallen again overnight; US Treasury yields declined slightly; USD is mixed overnight; NZD one of the stronger performing currencies; NZ swaps curve saw a notable flattening yesterday
2nd Mar 18, 8:18am
1st Mar 18, 8:10am
Investors on the lookout for upside surprises in US inflation, payrolls. But equities hold as growth holds. Signs of heavy short positioning among speculative investors
Investors on the lookout for upside surprises in US inflation, payrolls. But equities hold as growth holds. Signs of heavy short positioning among speculative investors
1st Mar 18, 8:10am
1st Mar 18, 8:00am
NZD at 0.7215 USD is at three week lows; USD is a little stronger overnight; GBP was the worst performing currency as tensions mount between the EU and UK over Brexit; JPY was the best performing currency
NZD at 0.7215 USD is at three week lows; USD is a little stronger overnight; GBP was the worst performing currency as tensions mount between the EU and UK over Brexit; JPY was the best performing currency
1st Mar 18, 8:00am
28th Feb 18, 8:11am
Powell answers move UST yields higher while equity prices shift lower on Wall Street. Focus now shifts to US non-farm payrolls
Powell answers move UST yields higher while equity prices shift lower on Wall Street. Focus now shifts to US non-farm payrolls
28th Feb 18, 8:11am

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