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RISK ON After Dovish Yellen Comments Wednesday. Strong German IFO & U.K. Retail Sales
|RISK ON After Dovish Yellen Comments Wednesday. Strong German IFO & U.K. Retail Sales|
December 19, 2014 .00:00:GMT
TOP NEWS ITEMS: JP- BOJ, CA- CPI, Retail Sales
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18 December-- 16:25 GMT- Current Market Conditions
Markets yesterday moved to a robust RISK ON posture following the Fed policy decision. Fed Chair Yellen said there should be no rate hikes for the next "couple of meetings", and that policy is data-dependent. This is seen as dovish and pro-growth. In Europe, The German IFO survey and U.K. Retail Sales data improved. In Russia, President Putin said they would not expend lots of forex reserves defending the Rouble. U.S. data today has been mixed at best.
The heat map color scheme of interest rates reflects yields.
- In forex, the USD is trading higher as equity prices advance. The EUR is mostly lower on its key crosses
- The Commodity Currencies (AUD, CAD and NZD) are higher vs. the USD. Gold prices are up and oil is down.
- In the Far East, equities closed mostly higher. The Japanese 10-yr JGB yield is 0.350%. -2 bp.
- Key European bourses closing higher. The 10-yr bund yield is 0.612%, +1.9.1bp. The U.K. yield is 1.868%, +10.8bp. European peripheral bond yields are mostly lower.
- The U.S 10-yr note yield is 2.213%, +7.3bp Equities are higher.
Weekly Trading Planner Top Items (GMT):
4:30 JP Bank of Japan policy decision
5:00 JP Lead Indicators composite indicator
13:30 CA BOC CPI BOC targets inflation
13:30 CA Retail Sales consumer demand
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