Japan Foreign bond investment declined to ¥-151.6B in March 24 from previous ¥149.4B

Japan Foreign investment in Japan stocks fell from previous ¥-580.4B to ¥-754.3B in March 24

Crude oil bulls back in control – ANZ

Analysts at ANZ noted that crude oil prices continued their recovery after data showed a smaller than expected rise in inventories.  Key Quotes: "EIA said US inventories rose only 867 thousand barrels to 534 million barrels. A Bloomberg survey suggested the market was expecting a declin ...

Crude gains in Asia on U.S. inventories, looks ahead to rig count

Investing.com - Crude prices rose in Asia on Thursday as investors noted a lower than expected build in U.S. crude stocks and a supply disruption in Libya that benchmark up sharply overnight and awaited the latest weekly rig count data from the U.S. for further guidance. On the New York Mercantil ...

Will the US government run out of money and shutdown? – Nomura

Analysts at Nomura explained that the probability of a shutdown on 29 April has increased, but remains low, in their view. "Although the same political party controls the White House, Senate and House of Representatives, we once again approach a deadline to approve a budget to keep th ...

Base metals were higher across the board – ANZ

Analysts at ANZ explained that the Base metals were higher across the board as the rebound from last week’s sell-off continued. Key Quotes: "Aluminium was one of the best performers after another strong drawdown of inventories held on the London Metal Exchange. Stocks fell by 0.6% t ...

Dollar strengthens as ECB sources attempt to revoke recent hawkishness – ANZ

Analysts at ANZ explained that the US dollar strengthened as attention focused on Brexit and dovish reports that an ECB source said the March meeting has been over-interpreted.  Key Quotes: "There was little new in UK PM Theresa May’s speech accompanying the triggering of Articl ...

NZD/USD: catching a temporary bid from 20-d SMA?

Currently, NZD/USD is trading at 0.7035, up 0.13% on the day, having posted a daily high at 0.7046 and low at 0.7031. NZD/USD has been on the bid overnight and is carrying on with that theme as we move through the early hours of the Asina shift. Fundamentally, the day was mixed in the US sessio ...

Ivanka Trump to become a government employee – NY Times

According to a recent report by the NY Times, Ivanka Trump, the elder daughter of President Trump, is becoming an official government employee, joining her husband in serving as an unpaid adviser to her father in the White House. After announcing her plans to act as an informal adviser t ...

Wall Street ambivalent amid mixed signals from FOMC members

As the first-quarter earning reports are approaching, major US equity indices painted a mixed picture on Wednesday amid varied messages from FOMC members. While the Chicago Fed President Charles Evans supported another one or two increases this year, suggesting even a temporary 2.5% inflation woul ...

Brazil stocks higher at close of trade; Bovespa up 1.37%

Investing.com – Brazil stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Financials, Real Estate and Consumption sectors led shares higher. At the close in Sao Paulo, the Bovespa added 1.37%. The best performers of the session on the Bovespa were BM&FBovespa SA (SA:BVMF3), which ...

Forex today: Aussie leads, US yields drop but dollar robust on Fed speak

The FX space was a mixed bag today, with yields falling and the dollar unable to hold onto gains through the 100 handle in the DXY.  There were some rogue plays out there today, with the Aussie continuing with its northerly trajectory along with the kiwi and the CAD playing catch up i ...

Canada stocks higher at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite up 0.38%

Investing.com – Canada stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Energy, Healthcare and Materials sectors led shares higher. At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite rose 0.38% to hit a new 1-month high. The best performers of the session on the S&P/TSX ...