Risk Assets Steady Before Holiday Week, Weigh Practical Trading

The coming week holds a historical precedence of extremely restrictive market activity, but how far can complacency push in these already inert times? Dollar and overt risk assets will struggle for clear trend, but Pound pairs, commodities, Bitcoin and others may find more productive bearing. Talking Points: The S&P 500-led reversal through the middle of […]

The Shortfall of the S&P 500, VIX or Individual Measures of Risk

Talking Points: Sentiment – also referred to as risk appetite/aversion or risk on / risk off – represents the most comprehensive force in the market Assessing broad speculative conviction and bearing can significantly bolster the performance of your trades Each trader has their preferred metric for sentiment (S&P 500, VIX, etc), but individual measures come […]

Japanese Yen May Extend Rebound as Risk Appetite Sours

Talking Points: Commodity currencies rise as energy, material shares boost ASX 200 Yen higher as Japanese shares decline, driving anti-risk capital flows European, US stock index futures hint at further risk aversion ahead The Australian, Canadian and New Zealand Dollars traded higher in Asian trade. The move tracked gains in Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 stock index. […]

Australian Dollar Muted on Neutral RBA, Economic Data Risk Ahead

Talking Points: Australian Dollar little moved following the RBA monetary policy announcement The central bank left rates at 1.50%, seeing it at a proper level for the economy Australian GDP data is due on Wednesday, China CPI and trade balance follow What do retail traders’ buy/sell decisions hint about the Australian Dollar trend?Find out here. […]