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October 15, 2019

Hopes of a Brexit deal

Risk-on mood emerged at the end of the session amid optimism over a Brexit deal and strong U.S. earnings, despite renewed concerns over global growth.

October 14, 2019

Market Comment | Recent trade talks lack conviction

Last Friday’s optimism waned amid the uncertainty of a breakthrough in trade and Brexit negotiations. Separately, the U.S. cash bond market remained closed for the Columbus Day holiday.

October 11, 2019

Market Comment | Volatile markets amid trade news

Hopes of a trade deal rose in recent days underpinned the risk-on mood, although markets were very volatile during the week.

October 10, 2019

Market Comment | All eyes on trade talks

Market risk appetite improved on prospects of a limited trade deal, although volatility remains ahead of the trade talks conclusion.

October 9, 2019

Market Comment | A dash of optimism on a limited trade deal

China’s intention to conclude a partial deal improved the market risk sentiment as investors remain sensible to trade news, despite the recent escalation of trade tensions.

October 8, 2019

Market Comment | Concerns over trade talks continue to mount

Market risk sentiment worsened as trade pessimism and geopolitical risks keep intensifying.

October 7, 2019

Market Comment | Cautiousness amid trade pessimism

Caution prevails in financial markets ahead of the resumption of trade talks and FOMC meeting minutes.

October 4, 2019

Market Comment | Expectation of further Fed rate cuts boosts bond buying

Risk-off mood prevailed in financial markets this week, with key volatility indicators (VIX and the MOVE) hitting near two month highs amid a string of disappointing US activity data and worsening trade tensions between the US and Europe following WTO’s ruling.