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Plunge in Turkish lira

Lower US Treasury yields have helped boost risk sentiment, sending US equities higher, led by the tech sector. Currency movements have been modest, with little fallout from a plunge in the Turkish Lira, notes Jason Wong at BNZ Markets,

Quieter mood on markets

After a hectic week, market moves were more subdued on Friday, says Nick Smyth at BNZ Markets. The S&P500 was flat, the US 10-year yield continued to hold just below 1.75% and currencies were range-bound. ...

Kiwi weakens as USD recovers

US equities have pulled back overnight after long-term US Treasury yields extended their upward trend in the afterglow of the uber-dovish FOMC statement some 24 hours ago, says Jason Wong at BNZ Markets. The USD has recovered some of its post-FOMC losses. ...

Kiwi rises after FOMC no change

Markets were trading nervously ahead of the much-anticipated FOMC announcement, with US long-term bond yields shooting higher, boosting the USD and sending equity markets lower, led by the tech sector, says Jason Wong at BNZ Markets. ...

Markets becalmed pre -FOMC

Most markets are tracking sideways, ahead of the FOMC announcement due in about 24 hours, says Jason Wong at BNZ Markets. ...

Kiwi dollar edges higher

Market moves have been modest overnight. Treasury yields have eased back slightly while the S&P500 is broadly flat., says Nick Smhyth at BNZ Markets. News that more European countries had suspended use of AstraZeneca’s Covid-29 vaccine had limited impact. The NZD has outperformed over the past 24 hours and trades this morning just under 72 cents. ...

Kiwi eases under USD gains

Global bond yields lurched higher again on Friday, with the US 10-year yield reaching 1.64%, its highest level in more than 12 months. ...

Risk on tone for markets

Markets have traded with a risk-on tone overnight, with the S&P500 rising to a new all-time high and the NASDAQ up over 2.5%. notes Nick Smyth at BNZ Markets. ...

Kiwi picks up some ground

US bond and equity markets overnight have been supported by another soft CPI reading, reducing some fear in the market about inflation risks, says Jason Wong at BNZ Markets. ...

Anzacs recover slightly on risk shift

The USD has shown broadly based weakness, helping the NZD and AUD recover a little overnight, says Jason Wong at BNZ Markets ...
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