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UBS agrees to purchase Credit Suisse – what does that mean for sentiment?
Following tense weekend talks, UBS has agreed to purchase Credit Suisse by the end of the year for Fr 3 billion ($4.5 billion).
Commitment of traders report (COT)
Whilst traders remain net-long the US dollar, around $7 billion of net-long exposure was unwound last week alone.
Weekly COT Report: Metals continue to get hammered
The strong dollar and lockdowns in China have continued to see traders take a bearish stance on metals over the past four weeks.
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AUD/JPY’s Big Breakout Boosts Bullish Bias
For the second day in a row, the Japanese yen is the weakest major currency as today’s heavy risk-on bent leads to selling in the safe haven currency. Meanwhile, the aussie has caught a big bid despite the RBA citing “increased risks” to the household sector.
Is Sentiment About To Crack?
With US treasury yields starting to turn lower, just as the S&P500 hesitate at critical highs, we take a look at the bigger picture to see if sentiment could be about to turn for the worst.
USD/JPY resumes climb as markets embrace risk
Although the US dollar was flat-to-lower overall on Wednesday, USD/JPY saw a strong surge as the Japanese yen fell broadly and sharply on higher risk appetite.
AUD/USD approaching its 200-day MA with CapEx on tap tonight
My, what a difference a couple of hours makes. As US traders trudged into their offices this morning, it seemed as though the sky was falling: continued fears of Brexit were driving GBP/USD to 7-year lows, major equity markets were trading down by about 2% across the board, and oil (WTI) was falling back toward the widely-watched 30.00 level. Since then, each of those moves has been unwound to some extent, and in fact, both US equities and oil have turned positive on the day as of writing.
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