The US dollar is bid against all the major and most emerging market currencies. An important driver is the backing up of US rates. The two-year yield, which is particularly sensitive to Fed policy is at its highest level since early June (~86 bp). The US 10-year yield is five basis points higher today at 1.77%, which is the highest in four months.
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The stock market once again proved its resiliency on Wednesday, bouncing back from extensive declines early in the session to recover most of its losses. The Dow Jones Industrials actually managed to post yet another record close with a modest gain, and although other major market benchmarks suffered declines, they weren’t significant. Moreover, some favorable news from certain pockets of....More>>>
U.S. stocks closed slightly higher on Thursday as an improving economic picture and greater clarity on Federal Reserve policy allowed the markets postelection uptrend to continue, putting the S&P 500 and Dow within reach of attaining new record closing highs.
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U.S. equities drifted lower on Thursday as many of the trade dynamics we’ve seen since the election reversed. Stocks were weaker. Bonds were stronger. The dollar weakened. Gold rose. Interest rates declined.
There was no particular catalyst for the move. Just a nagging sense that many of these trades had become overextended and were vulnerable to profit-taking and short covering. In....More>>>
Barrick Gold (NYSE:ABX) has lowered its cash costs to such an extent that even a dip in gold prices will allow the company to enhance its bottom line performance on account of its low cost structure. In fact, even though the outlook for gold prices has weakened of late, analysts still expect Barrick Gold to report strong earnings growth both next year and in the long run.
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