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World Stocks Pull Back Amid Rising Concerns Of A Market Correction

For the first day in three S&P futures have pulled back modestly from record levels as some investors cautioned that gains had gone too far, too fast, European shares are mixed while Asian equities extended their longest rising streak in almost two months as continued gains in Japan and India offset the losses in Hong Kong.

World Stocks Hit Fresh Record High As Irma, Korea Rally Continues; Pounds Surges

World stocks hit new record highs on Tuesday amid a continuation of Monday's risk-on theme which unleashed a dramatic relief rally on easing North Korea tensions and signs that Hurricane Irma caused less damage than feared. The MSCI All-Country World Index gained 0.2%, hitting the highest on record with a fifth consecutive advance.

Key Events In The Coming Week: BOE, SNB, Inflation And Retail Sales

In a somewhat quieter week for economic news, this week's focus is on BoE and SNB policy meetings as well as on inflation releases in US, UK, China and others. Other releases of note include retail sales in the US, UK and China along with industrial production in US, Eurozone & China.

FX Week Ahead: It Could Be Time To Lay Off The USD A Little

After a week of arguing if the EUR is overvalued and whether the ECB will pinpoint this, we get back to the crux of the matter, which is USD weakness. We have seen US Treasury yield pressed back to levels seen in the aftermath of president Trump's, victory, but we have had two 25bp hikes in the US since then and as such, reflation has been completely priced out and more.

What Share Of Bond Markets Do Central Banks Own: Deutsche Bank Answers

In light of the upcoming ECB meeting, where Mario Draghi will be asked how he plans to reconcile extending QE with declining amounts of QE-eligible bonds, Deutsche Bank has released a useful analysis breaking down what share of bond markets the biggest central banks currently own.

FX Week Ahead: Cue The ECB To Disappoint; Buying Time For Fed To Catch Up?

After another 'interesting' non farm payrolls report, we start the week on a quiet note as the US observes the Labour Day holiday and Canada day speaks for itself.  Plenty of volatility to expect thereafter though, as it is the ECB's turn to manage market expectations, which so far show little sign of moderating as EUR longs are keen to hold positioning into a much expected tapering signal. 

FX Week Ahead - Fast Money Algos Stretch The Limits Again, Time For Redress

A common feature of the currency markets these days is to push the established themes and narratives as far they can be, and at a time when the USD is suffering on all fronts, fast money accounts are using thin market conditions to their advantage. Friday's price action emphasised this completely, as all it took was the absence of policy talk from Fed chair Yellen at Jackson Hole to set off another hit on the USD.

Goldman "Unexpectedly" Exempt From Venezuela Bond Trading Ban

"That was somewhat surprising," said Francisco Rodriguez, chief economist at Torino Capital. "I guess the logic is that those bonds are already in the hands of bondholders, so you wouldn’t be really blocking new financing." That, or the "logic" was to exempt Goldman from the trading ban until the bank can sell them without incuring a major loss...