Archive January 2024

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Week InAdvance: January 29, 2024

Mon Jan 29 Monetary Authority of Singapore announces monetary policy decision, the first under new leadership. | Tue Jan 30 UN's ECOSOC forum. | Wed Jan 31 SEC meeting. FOMC rate decision. US Treasury quarterly refunding. | Thu Feb 1 US GDP. Bank of England, ECB rate decisions. | Fri Feb 2 Groundhog Day marks Winter's halfway point. US payrolls report. | Sun Feb 4 The Grammys.


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Week InReview: January 26, 2024

China flows.

Some of the largest ETFs tracking Chinese stocks are seeing a surge in trading volume, potentially signaling revived interest. Yet the nation’s $6 trillion stock market rout reveals a painful truth: People are hopelessly gloomy about the outlook for the world’s second-largest economy. A government rescue package under consideration and a sudden cut in the bank reserve ratio show that authorities indeed are growing anxious. According to Bloomberg Economics, there is little doubt the People’s Bank of China will deliver more stimulus on top of the latest reduction in bank reserve requirements.


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Week InAdvance: January 22, 2024

Mon Jan 22 China’s central bank reveals commercial lenders’ benchmark lending rate. Paris Haute Couture week begins. | Tue Jan 23 Japan BOJ rate decision. Academy Award nominations. | Wed Jan 24 SEC to discuss SPACs, shell companies. MSRB board meeting. EC sustainable finance summit. Canada rate decision. | Thu Jan 25 US GDP. ECB rate decision. | Fri Jan 26 India's 75th anniversary of Republic Day; financial markets closed. In China, the Lunar New Year is officially celebrated in mid-February; however, the holiday rush will start on Jan. 26.


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Week InReview: January 19, 2024

Tech record.

A rally in some of the world’s largest technology companies powered the Nasdaq 100 to an all-time high. Megacaps outperformed as Apple climbed on an analyst upgrade and chipmakers jumped as Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing’s outlook spurred hopes for a global tech recovery. The euphoria is spurring fund managers to go all-in. Hedge funds hold the highest level of net-long Nasdaq 100 futures in nearly seven years.


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Week InAdvance: January 15, 2024

Mon Jan 15 US markets closed for Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. World Economic Forum opens in Davos. | Tue Jan 16 Ecofin meeting in Brussels. | Wed Jan 17 Fed's Beige Book. MIT/Fed cyber risk forum. US retail sales. | Thu Jan 18 ECB publishes account of December policy meeting. | Fri Jan 19 US Congress faces deadline to pass spending agreement before part of federal government shuts down.


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Week InReview: January 12, 2024

US CPI, Fed.

US inflation accelerated at the end of 2023, fueled by stubborn services costs, while a protracted decline in goods prices petered out. Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland President Loretta Mester said it was premature to consider cutting rates as soon as March, emphasizing that the fresh inflation data suggests policymakers have more work to do. Her Richmond counterpart, Thomas Barkin, reiterated that he’s still looking for more evidence that inflation is headed to the central bank’s 2% goal following the latest report on prices.


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Week InAdvance: January 8, 2024

Mon Jan 8 CFTC tech advisory panel meets. | Tue Jan 9 CES in Las Vegas. | Wed Jan 10 House meets on DOL fiduciary proposal. WEF's annual report on risk. | Thu Jan 11 US CPI. NATO panel meets on Russia-Ukraine war. | Fri Jan 12 Major bank earnings. NASA and NOAA publish annual assessments of global temperatures. | Sun Jan 14 Orthodox New Year.


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Week InReview: January 5, 2024

Credit. Denied.

Credit markets are having a tough start to 2024, with the combined value of the high-grade and junk markets having shrunk by about $240 billion to $13.6 trillion, the lowest since Dec. 13 according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Spreads in credit-default swap indexes, which act as a barometer of credit risk, have risen back to levels last seen in the first half of December. And that’s even before investors have absorbed the usual flood of supply of new corporate bonds that’s typical in January.



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Week InAdvance: January 1, 2024

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