European Stocks, US Futures Rise, Dollar Steady Ahead Of Powell Hearing, Tax Debate

US equity futures in the green ahead of critical Senate debate on US tax reform and a much anticipated testimony from Jerome Powell. European stocks advance, led by oil and gas stocks after Shell fully restored its cash dividend and unveiled a bullish outlook. Asian shares slide despite the reappearance of the Chinese "National Team" which stabilized the SHCOMP selloff in the last hour.

Key Events In The Coming Week: Senate Tax Vote; Euro Inflation; GDP; OPEC, Fed Speakers

It's a busy week as traders return from the long Thanksgiving holiday, with inflation releases in the Eurozone and Japan. We'll also get the second estimate of US GDP, housing data and ISM manufacturing, UK monetary aggregates and PMIs in China. Finally, the Russia-OPEC meeting takes place in Vienna on November 30, while the Senate hearing of Fed chair nominee Powell and Yellen's testimony before Congress will be closely watched.

FX Weekly Preview: EUR Bursts Higher Again As Year-End Call For 1.2000 Return

If we do push past 1.2000 next week, sellers will be looking to fade this on some of these factors, and we also have to factor in the Dec Fed hike, which is an opportunity for the FOMC not to miss as normalisation is still very much on the agenda, albeit slightly more gradual than before. 

Frontrunning: November 24

  • Online sales surge, shoppers throng stores  (Reuters)
  • A Split From Trump Indicates That Flynn Is Moving to Cooperate With Mueller (NYT)
  • At least 85 people killed in attack on mosque in Egypt's north Sinai (Reuters)
  • Germany’s SPD Softens Stance on Merkel Talks Amid Deadlock (WSJ)
  • Irish government set to fall weeks before Brexit summit (Reuters)

The Stage Has Been Set For The Next Financial Crisis

"We are in a multidimensional and fully internationalized carry trade game, folks, which means there is a very serious and tangible risk pool sitting just below the surface across world’s largest insurance companies, pensions funds and banks, the so-called 'mandated' undertakings..."