Monday, August 26, 2013

Morning Memo: Monday, August 26, 2013

"Morning Memo" begins below this "NOTE for  NEWCOMERS" to "Morning Memo"...... Each morning, we post a short bullet-point list of noteworthy events, data, etc that find their way into the assessment of global markets.  It's far from complete and is not meant to be an exhaustive reconciliation of all things that could possibly impact stocks, bonds, currencies and commodities!  Rather, it's best viewed as a cryptic memo of "highlights", noteworthy items that took place in Asia, European and US hours.....and color-coded 'Red' for seemingly negative impact on equity markets, 'Green' for positive.
This will also serve as a useful review mechanism, as scrolling through the series of "Morning Memo" posts over time ought to summarily highlight what generally drove price action.  

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5:30am, ET....
  • Asia mostly higher on the heels of Friday's US up-trade which was helped by weaker than expected New Home Sales data which in turn dimmed imminent fears of Fed tapering.  (Editorial note:  That said, reports show Street consensus looking for beginning of tapering in September).
  • Also helping Asian markets were reports in China's Xinhua News that a gov't spokesman said the country will achieve it's 7.5% growth target this year.
  • Nikkei was one of the few markets slightly lower.
  • India...the Rupee staged an early rebound after last couple of week's bashing, but it didn't last long.  Pressure on the currency continues despite several attempts by the gov't to provide suppport.
  • Thailand...exports disappoint.  This comes on the heels of recent data showing the country in recession.
  • Europe...opened slightly higher, but faded and are now mostly in the red ahead of the US session.  Tapering talk still is front and center.
  • UK closed for bank holiday.
  • Middle East...nothing good!  Syria..Chemical attack allegations flying from both sides.  President Obama reviewing military options.  Late last week, rockets from Lebanon strike IsraelEgypt...the 'non-coup' tensions continues. Oil firm to higher.
  • US..Durable Goods...worse than expected largely due to big drop in airline orders.  Ex transportation also missed, down 0.6% vs flat exp.  Core capital goods fell 3.3%.
  • more later....
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