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Barron’s Saturday Summary; Positive on TM, C, THG, RRC

– Barron’s is positive on Toyota Motors (NYSE:TM), currently largest Japanese automaker in the world and took over GM spot as number one seller of cars in US with 20% market share. Currently stock price in 70’s is 50% off its all time high and can ……,

Market Weep Wrap-up

With equity trading subdued, the focus was firmly on bonds and commodities this week. Entering the week there was palpable anxiety among bond traders as the Treasury geared up to sell $65B in 3-, 10- and 30-year debt. Despite shaky results in the 10-yr au…,

US Market Update: Dow -7 S&P -4 NASDAQ -21

Trading is once again subdued and unsettled this morning, with US indices opening to the downside before the DJIA and SP recovered to just short of breakeven. The Nasdaq is underperforming thanks to weakness in tech names. The preliminary June University…,

FX Trading – The $18,100,000,000 question!

The numbers are staggering#8230;really incomprehensible#8230;it#8217;s the kind of stuff that if you made it up no one would believe you#8230;I#8217;m talking about the amount of money both the US and European Union have committed to this crisis:…,

Asian Market Update: China Industrial Production and Retail Sales Top Estimates, Bank Regulator Promises 7-8% 2009 GDP; BlackRock, Barclays Tie the Knot

Asian equity markets look to put a week-ending stamp of recovery on a session that saw Tokyo and Sydney indices hit fresh multi-month highs along with more good news from China. Nikkei225 tested 10,100 level for the first time since October 7th, while SP…,

KBC: Forint stronger despite pressure on central bank governor to resign

The Czech koruna remained in a narrow range on Thursday. The koruna was more influenced by the European stock market, while slightly positive revision of Czech industrial production went unnoticed. In the afternoon, the koruna was supported by the better …,

US Market Update: Dow -12 S&P -3 NASDAQ -20

US equity indices gained a bit in the premarket, but headed lower and slipped back into the red in another morning of lighter volume and little data. Comments from various high-profile figures are competing to set the tone this morning. Goldman ……,

European Market Update: Continued ‘green shoots’ expectations lift equities, energy and metal markets; USD remains on the defensive ahead of weekend G8 summit

– Data, both official and rumored out of Asia provided a strong equity lift for pan-European markets. Specifically, continued speculation that China’s May industrial output will come in ahead of the +7.7% expectations, this time out of the Ming Pao ……,

FX Trading – Is the dollar flowing down a river of hope?

We were very much warming to the idea that most of the bad news seemed to be in the dollar#8212;much of the key points posted above i.e. if we know it and you know it then it should already be in the price. …,

KBC: CEE currencies extend gains on improved regional sentiment

The Czech koruna extended its rally week as the EUR/CZK as worries about Latvia#8217;s devaluation eased and sentiment in emerging markets improved further. On the other hand fresh fundamental figures (GDP details plus the May CPI) did not bring ……,