May 24, 2017 – Market Update

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Short recap

 

Asia effected by China downgrade

Europe opening lower

Markets shifting focus from risk off set up to June FOMC meeting

1st Trump budget sent to Congress, being ignored as such?

Moody’s downgraded China to A1 from AA3, outlook to stable from negative

On the back of debt burden and its implications on public finances, and slowing growth

Only 12% of debt owned by foreigners, should not send shock waves across EM

Bernanke – BoJ should coordinate fiscal spending plan with gov to reach 2% inflation

While staying debt neutral

US housing on track

 

Equities

 

Bunge declined talks with Glencore

FiatChrysler officially facing an emission cheating legal action

Apple and Nokia friends and in love again, Apple looking to buy more from Nokia

Or more tighter partnership coming? Health, patents, royalties…

Shell selling its stake in Canadian Natural (CAD 4.1 bln)

Cyber security demand pleasing BlackBerry

McDonald’s to face some protests about wages, unions

 

HP should benefit from more stability in PC market and effects of restructuring

 

Bonds

10-yr Trys yield at 2.28%%

10-yr Bund yield at 0.41%

 

Market getting more comfortable with June rate hike (probability of 78%, two more hikes this year probability at 43%)

As the yield in 52-week bill auction comes to 1.145%, highest since 2008

And 2-yr note at 1.316% (strong auction) highest since 2008 (May 10 high at 1.360%)

 

EURUSD

US yields helped USD

Still need a deeper break of 100 HMA at 1.1182

Support clinging around 1.1160 with orders sitting there

But market is looking at 1.1100 now

Market keeps speculating about ECB change of rhetoric at June 8 meeting

Despite recent speeches by officials – not open to such thoughts: QE taper first, then rate hikes

 

USDJPY

Offers likely above 112.00 (38.2% Fibo at 111.98 and USD 2.6 bln option with strike at 112.00 expiring today)

Ichimoku at 111.81, bids likely below 111.70

50 DMA at 111.32 and 50% Fibo at 111.24 acting as support

 

Iron ore down approx. 7% on China downgrade

While its inventories keep rising in China

Prices hitting the lows of the cycle, negatively impacting AUD as well

 

Crude oil

Oil remains bid but further rise is limited due to US shale and slowing China

Crucial whether the potential cut is also on export side, not just in production

 

Upcoming

ECB’s Praet (0830 GMT)

ECB’s Draghi (1245 GMT)

Fed’s Kaplan (2200 GMT)

Fed’s Kashkari

 

FOMC Minutes – to bring a bit of hawkish tone as Fed feels that Q1 data were transitory

Minutes remind market that Fed is on the watch list going to June meeting again

Focus on interpretation of inflation, taper strategy and job market (slack/no slack)

 

Thu – OPEC/Non-OPEC meeting

OPEC meeting 0800 GMT

OPEC/Non-OPEC meeting 1300 GMT

OPEC Joint press conference 1500 GMT

Full schedule  link

Expect headlines as attendees arrive

 

Fri – G7 meeting

 

May 31 – former FBI director James Comey to testify before Senate

June 8 – ECB meeting

June 8 – UK elections

June 11/18 – French Legislative (Parliamentary) elections (a big question mark for Macron to gain majority)

June 13/14 – FOMC meeting

 

 

Should you have any questions feel free to contact me anytime.

 

Good luck Champs!

 

Mr Hawk

 

 

 

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