Asian Stocks Gain As Investors Look to Trump/Xi Summit

Talking Points Asian stocks managed gains despite a degree of geopolitical uncertainty President Trump meets President Xi on Thursday, and North Korea fired another missile The US Dollar crept lower, losing early gains Asian stocks largely gained Wednesday although their session was overshadowed by concerns about what will transpire when US President Donald Trump meets […]

Fed-Watching Asian Stocks End Tuesday Mixed

Talking Points: Asian stocks remained firmly on Federal Reserve watch on Tuesday Better industrial production numbers bolstered mainland Chinese stocks Weaker business confidence weighed on Australia’s ASX 200 index Asian stocks were mixed in a cautious Tuesday session, which perhaps isn’t surprising given the proximity of what it expected to be a crucial monetary policy […]

Asian Stocks Slip With Wall St, Eye Numerous Fed Speakers

Talking Points Asian shares followed Wall St. lower; a March US rate hike is thought ever more likely The US Dollar slipped back, but is much higher on the week Friday offers plenty of Federal Reserve commentators, most notably Chair Janet Yellen Asian markets struggled on Friday, mostly reflecting previous session’s US pullback as investors […]

Asian Stocks Gain, Look Hopefully to US Tax Plans

Talking Points Most Asian markets ended a quiet Monday session in the green The ASX was an exception, weighed down by the energy and industrial sub-sectors, which returned some recent gains With the US out for holiday, action could be slight through the European session Asian markets were generally higher on Monday, with investors reportedly […]

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Asian Stocks Hold Up, US Dollar Back in Demand

Talking Points: Asian shares held up in a session thinned by the Chinese New Year break The US Dollar perked up, reportedly on hopes for US corporate outperformance Heavyweight US data will dominate the rest of the global session Asian shares were mostly in the green on Friday, with the sight of the Dow Jones […]

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Asian Markets Slip, Trump and Brexit on Their Minds

Talking Points: Asian markets broadly lower as investors prefer haven assets while waiting for Donald Trump’s inauguration Chinese stocks were the clear exception Sterling has retraced a little, while the US Dollar has clawed back some ground Asian markets were broadly weaker on Wednesday, following Wall Street’s lead. Shares there dropped on Tuesday as investors […]