- U.S. futures post mixed trading, European shares drop as Fed board disagreement, China's trade remarks spark caution
- Yuan falls to 11 year-low, increasing trade risk
- Hong Kong stocks keep underperforming amid growing Chinese hard-line narrative
Futures on the , and followed European stocks lower this morning, before rebounding mildly, as investors digested from the Federal Reserve, ahead of Chairman 's keynote address at Jackson Hole.
On the trade front, that any further U.S. tariff measures will lead to escalation further pushed traders to the side of caution.
The dropped with technology firms as hopes for further U.S. policy easing dwindled after accounts published on Wednesday from the Fed's latest meeting reiterated the July interest rate cut represented a midcycle adjustment rather than a policy shift.
After U.S. shares rallied yesterday, on a dovish interpretation of the minutes, today investors seemed to focus on another element: U.S. policymakers seemed over whether to cut rates last month, while they signalled more cohesion in being cautious toward other cuts.
The European Central Bank will also release the of its last policy meeting at 11:30 GMT, prompting more prudence from investors.
Meanwhile, the partly pared a decline after data showed France’s private sector demand picked up. European sovereign bonds mostly erased early gains after the French report. Technically, the single currency may be setting up for a small H&S bottom.
The steadied after slipping amid increased speculation of a no-deal Brexit. From a technical perspective, the trading pattern could be developing a small H&S bottom, whose upside breakout would retest the downtrend line since May.
In the earlier Asian session, stocks ended mixed, projecting lingering uncertainty over U.S. monetary and fiscal policy.
The extended its slide to a 11-year low. While dealers reported that the drop prompted state-owned banks into defensive demand, this new low could translate into new jitters in U.S.-China trade talks. Technically, the advance the breakout of the 200 DMA and the upside reversal.
Meanwhile, Hong Kong’s (-0.84%) underperformed as China confirmed the detention of a staff member of the British consulate, amid a mounting media offensive by the Asian country to defend its hard-line stance on Hong Kong's protests.
At the opposite side of the spectrum, Australia’s (+0.29%) led gains in the region.
The crawled slightly higher after slipping with Treasury yields along a falling-flag pattern, bullish following the previous rally. The structure conforms with the technical setup to garner enough interest to take on the Aug. 1 high.
slid lower even against a—mostly—weakening USD.
advanced but found resistance by the 200 DMA at the top of its falling channel for the third straight day.
- Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank hosts its annual central banking symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, starting on Thursday. Fed chair Jerome Powell will give remarks on Friday.
- The dropped 0.2%.
- Hong Kong’s declined 0.84%.
- The Dollar Index fell 0.13%.
- The British pound dipped 0.1%.
- The euro climbed 0.1% to $1.1093.
- The jumped 0.2% to 106.39 per dollar.
- The declined 0.2% to 7.075 per dollar.
- The yield on 10-year Treasurys slid three basis points to 1.56%.
- Britain’s yield fell two basis points to 0.458%.
- Germany’s yield slipped less than one basis point to -0.67%.
- Italy’s yield declined four basis points to 1.291%.
- dropped 0.2% to $1,500.01 an ounce.
- climbed 2.3% to $79.66 per metric ton.
- West Texas Intermediate crude rose 0.1% to $55.71 a barrel.