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RISK ON Heading Into the Holiday Period. Equities Are Higher Again
|RISK ON Heading Into the Holiday Period. Equities Are Higher Again. |
December 19, 2014 .10:10:GMT
TOP NEWS ITEMS: JP- BOJ, CA- CPI, Retail Sales
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19 December-- 10:10 GMT- Current Market Conditions
Markets remain in a RISK ON posture early on Friday heading into Christmas week. The conventional wisdom is that fund managers want to window dress their portfolios for their end of year reports to show they are invested in the winners for the year, and this gives shares an upward bias this time of year. Key Canadian data are due on the North American open.
The heat map color scheme of interest rates reflects yields.
- In forex, the USD is trading modestly higher at this hour. The EUR is mostly slightly higher on its key crosses
- The Commodity Currencies (AUD, CAD and NZD) are mixed vs. the USD. Gold and oil prices are down.
- In the Far East, equities closed higher. The Japanese 10-yr JGB yield is 0.350%. 0 bp. The BOJ kept its easing bias.
- Key European bourses are higher. The 10-yr bund yield is 0.622%, +0.9.1bp. The U.K. yield is 1.902%, +3.4bp. European peripheral bond yields are mixed.
- The U.S 10-yr note yield is 2.229%, +2.3bp 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
Be sure to refer daily to the Global-View Economic Calendar For key items (actual data, selected charts, etc.) as they are released.
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See the FOREX FORUM. for actual data, selected charts, etc.) and comments from experienced traders to events as they happen.
John M. Bland is a founding partner of Global-View.com. He was a FX consultant to major corporations. He has also been a institutional forex trader, FX analyst for a blue chip Fed watching service and an author. John has an MBA in Finance and a BA in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.
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