The currency correlations that matter

Yen’s surge contributes to tremors across asset classes from commodities to S&P futures

‘Golden cross’ gives S&P bulls fresh hope

Since this last technical gauge of momentum happened, stock market is up about 75%

Beware bond market anomalies

Low yields out of step with growth outlook, says Credit Suisse

Central banks back at front and centre

Fed and BoJ meetings loom with stocks near year-highs

Betting on Treasuries over Italian debt

US yields may be suppressed by strong demand from foreign investors

Turkish lira well-placed to extend gains

Central bank’s interest rate cut seen as positive for currency

Draghi’s flying circus to stay grounded

ECB expected to resist temptation to launch helicopter money

Hard yards as S&P enters bull’s graveyard

Two-month bounce leaves Wall Street shy of May 2015 record high

Sceptics doubt Brazil bounce will last

Recovery speaks to a broader improvement in EM sentiment

Correlations do fluctuate, of course

Market gauges of risk appetite were not giving the support to sentiment that they have done of late

Central bank policy tipped to favour Loonie

RBC Capital Markets believes Bank of Canada will leave rates on hold but include good news on growth

Expectations low for US earnings season

Upbeat C-suite comments or a softer buck could improve the mood

Japanese equity investors wait for BoJ

Hopes for further easing come as strong yen harries exporters

Gold rallies — but for ‘bad’ reasons

Mint ratio, which measures the relative prices of gold and silver, shows nerves about global growth

Corn planting confounds bull expectations

Price flirting with 9-month lows after USDA data

Danger to risk appetite is weak job data

Markets are vulnerable to shock given current sanguine mood

Traders bet on sustained yen strength

Forex futures data show lingering appetite for long positions in the Japanese currency

Earnings set to define Wall St direction

Investors await corporate news with trepidation

Rally in industrial commodities to build

Analysis says prospects also brighten for oil

Wall Street’s rally: what to watch for

Volatility levels, bond yields and outlook for buybacks send different signals

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