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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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Fickle Market Tempers Enthusiasm
Brexit has run into two stumbling blocks. The first is the EU. It said that more from the UK is needed to secure an agreement. The second obstacle is domestic politics.
Non-Disruptive Brexit Hopes Remain Elevated
Ideas that a Brexit deal may be close is helping to firm sterling, while soft Chinese PPI offset the spike in food prices to show the weakness of the world's second-largest economy.
Optimism Took The Weekend Off
Japanese and Canadian markets are on holiday today. While the US bond market is closed, equities maintain their regular hours today. Asia Pacific equities rallied, led by 1% of more gains in China, Taiwan, South Korea, and Thailand.
Dollar Struggles And Key Levels Approached
A combination of softer US inflation readings and some optimism that the Brexit may not be as disruptive as it had seemed and that the prospects of another tariff truce between the US and China, weighed the dollar and encouraged risk-on plays.
Same Three Drivers In The Week Ahead But Changing Tones
Three themes have dominated the investment climate: US-China tensions, Brexit, and the policy response to the disinflationary forces. None have been resolved, which contributes to the uncertainty for businesses, households and investors.
Setback For The Greenback
Conflicting headlines about US-China trade whipsawed the markets in Asia, but when things settled down, perhaps, like the partial deal that has been hinted, net-net little has changed.
Hope Is Trying To Supplant Pessimism Today
The 1.5% drop in the S&P 500 and the deterioration of US-China relations and the prospects of a no-deal Brexit failed did not carry over much into today's activity.
Not A Good Day For Negotiators
The re-opening of Chinese markets after a long holiday did not produce the volatility that many expected.
EC Markets Unsettled To Start The Week
The global capital markets are uneasy as the risks that have dominated investors' concerns--trade and Brexit--remain front and center today.
Euro Has A 4-Day Advance And The US 10-Year Yield, A 7-Day Drop
Global growth concerns spurred by disappointing PMI data and broadening trade tensions drove capital markets last week. The dollar was mixed. The yen, euro, sterling traded higher, while the Canadian dollar, Swiss franc and Swedish krona weakened.
China Returns, ECB Record, Fed Minutes And The Week Ahead
Many high-income countries experienced little growth but strong price pressures in the 1970s. Since the mainstream economics said the two were mutually exclusive, a new term had to be created, hence stagflation.
The US Jobs Data To Close A Sobering Week
The recovery of US shares yesterday signaled today's fragile stability.
Shades Of Q4 18?
Disappointing economic data again drove US equities lower, which in turn carried into Asia Pacific activity.
Greenback Shows Resiliency, Stocks Don't
Shockingly poor ISM data sent shivers through the market on Tuesday and hand the S&P 500 its biggest loss in five weeks and took the shine off the greenback.
October Monthly
Trade, central bank policy, and Brexit dominated the investment climate in September. The US-Chinese trade conflict stopped escalating.
Dollar Jumps To Start New Quarter
The US dollar is rising against nearly every currency today as global growth concerns deepen. Japan's Tankan Survey showed large manufacturers confidence is a six-year low.
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