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Marc Chandler has been covering the global capital markets in one fashion or another for more than 25 years, working at economic consulting firms and global investment banks.

Chandler attended North Central College for undergraduate work, where he majored in political science and the ... more

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Macro As September Winds Down
As September winds down, it seems clear that the strong momentum that many high-income countries enjoyed at the start of the quarter has eased, and this will make Q4 more challenging.
Sentiment Remains Fragile Ahead Of The Weekend
The dramatic week is finishing on a quieter note. The modest gains in US equities yesterday helped the Asia Pacific performance today.
Darkest Before Dawn
The two recent market developments, push lower in stocks, and higher in the dollar is continuing. Tuesday's gains in the S&P 500 and Nasdaq were unwound on Wednesday and this is helping drag global markets lower.
Trying To Find Solid Ground
A more stable tone is evident in the capital markets after the S&P 500, and Nasdaq rose more than one percent yesterday.
Turn Around Tuesday?
The S&P 500 tumbled for its fourth consecutive, the longest losing streak since February. The dollar strengthened broadly.
Risk Appetites Join Tokyo On Vacation
Global equity markets are off to a poor start to the week, and the dollar appears to be enjoying a safe-haven bid.
The Charts: Ugly Equities And A Range-Bound Dollar
The major central banks have met, and not one felt it incumbent upon them to take fresh policy action. The euro-dollar exchange rate continues to be mainly in a $1.17-$1.19 trading range that has dominated since the end of July.
It Was The Best Of Times, It Was The Worst Of Times
The opening sentence of Dicken's Tale of Two Cities captures the spirit of the capital markets as Q3 is winding is down. The second quarter was horrific; it appears so for nearly everyone but China. 
When Every Thing Is Said And Done, More Is Said Than Done
Asia Pacific equities have taken the march on the US. Led by a 2% rally in Shanghai, most regional markets but Australia closed the week with gains.
Powell Lets Steam Out Of Equities And Spurs Dollar Short-Covering
Profit-taking after the FOMC meeting saw US equities and gold sell-off. The high degree of uncertainty without fresh stimulus did not win investors' confidence.
Dollar Eases Ahead Of The FOMC
The dollar has been sold against nearly all the world's currencies ahead of what is expected to be a dovish Federal Reserve, even if no fresh action is taken.
The Dollar Softens Ahead Of The FOMC
The capital markets are relatively quiet so far today as the FOMC meeting gets underway. Equity markets in the Asia Pacific region, but Japan and Australia advanced, and the regional benchmark rose for the fourth consecutive session.
UK Presses Ahead, China Strikes Out At German Pork Producers, And Moody's Weighs On Turkey
A flurry of deals, including the still-evolving Oracle-TikTok tie-up, helped lift equity markets in the Asia Pacific region. South Korea's Kospi, and Indonesia, which had been battered last week, led the advance.
Dollar's Bounce: Nearly Over?
Sterling's weakness is a phenomenon of its own making. US-China tensions continue to run high as Washington has ratcheted up pressure on China and is insisting on the September 15 deadline for TikTok to change ownership or be banned.
The Critical Week Ahead
Many macroeconomic and geopolitical issues remain open and unsettling. The trade negotiations between the UK and EU have deteriorated, and the window of opportunity for an agreement is closing quickly.
Still Reluctant To Take Euro Above $1.19 But Sterling Remains Unloved
Yesterday's roller-coaster price action has not had much impact on today's activity.
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