INTL UPDATE: U.S. 30-3-2016


Update: 30-3-2016 ADP Employment Report  – U.S. private sector added a net 200,000 jobs this month, matching expectations, showing resilience for employment.   The labor market remains healthy.  But selling is muted in the bond market after Yellen said Wednesday the central bank would be cautious in tightening policy given the uncertain global growth outlook. That…

INTL UPDATE: Europe


Global stocks extended losses Thursday ahead of the Easter holiday weekend, as a stronger US dollar and weaker commodities slow down the recent global rally. European equities slipped for a fourth straight session on Thursday, with weaker commodities prices and hawkish comments from another Fed official putting pressure on the broader stock market. St. Louis…

INTL UPDATE: Greece 23-3-16


    22/03 DW correspondent Bernd Riegert reports on deadly explosions in Brussels  The national security council of Belgium has raised the terror alert to level four. Air travel to Brussel΄s Zaventem airport – one of Europe΄s busiest – and train travel have been halted. All roads to the airport have been closed, more evacuations…

Commodities update: 09 Mar 16


Gold ETF Holdings Rise For 40 Consecutive Days The last 40 days  up to 08/Mar/2016  total known holdings of Gold in ETFs rose. This is the longest daily increase since inception of Gold ETFs.  This is on the backdrop  of a recent equity market rally, reassurance about the awesomeness of the “jobs” recovery, and Fed confidence…

International market update: 09 Mar 16


  Source: WSJ, Bloomberg, Reuters, Sitnokglobal.com Asian Morning Briefing: U.S. Stocks Drop After Recent Rally  U.S. stocks fell Tuesday, ending a five-session winning streak while investors returned to the safety of government bonds. Oil prices sold off sharply on fresh signals of global oversupply and weak demand. The dollar recouped losses against the euro in…

Market sensitive Tweets: 08 Mar 2016


  Sitnok World Markets ‏@SitnokGlobal 16h16 hours ago China Construction Bank Becomes First Chinese Bank to Help Set Silver Price http://on.wsj.com/1U7xTv9  Bloomberg Australia ‏@BNAustralia 18h18 hours ago Aussie’s rally with loonie set to end on rate-cut risk, BNP says http://bloom.bg/24MYyT4  pic.twitter.com/iICrmwzlAK 6″> Sitnok World Markets ‏@SitnokGlobal 19h19 hours ago China’s Imports in February declined 13.8%…