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Draghi, Osbourne and US Housing Market in Focus

After the plunge in oil on Monday, where risky assets sold off on back of the “no agreement”-deal in Doha, most of the lost ground was recovered yesterday. Due to the current high correlation between oil prices and risk, it seems that oil is leading the price action. On the macro front, we saw better […]

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Oil Plunges after No Agreement in Doha

Risky assets have reacted with considerable negative opening gaps following the failure to reach an agreement on a cap on the oil production in Doha. Crude Oil gapped to $38.5-area on the opening from a close above $40 on Friday, whereas equity markets also pointed lower on back of this. Fixed Income fell as investors moved […]

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VIX Highest in 3 Weeks on Concerns Over Cooling Economy

Despite a lack of news on Thursday, equity markets in the EU and US closed in negative territory over growth concerns and that the amount of tools from the Central Banks are becoming more and more limited. The minutes from the ECB March meeting showed a majority of the Governing Council agreed on additional stimulus to […]

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Dovish Fed “worries about the world”

FED Bloomberg: Fed Chair Janet Yellen’s speech at the Economic Club of New York on Tuesday reinforced that the central bank places a great weight on these market and international variables—and Deutsche Bank AG Chief International Economist Torsten Slok has a chart that shows just how worried the Fed is about the rest of the […]