Investment Markets Overview — W/E 18th March 2016

The record market volatility mentioned here last week continued with a vengeance this week, caused once again by the second-guessing policy-maker intervention, aka trying to rig the markets, on a global scale. Upheavals resulted from monetary policy meetings at the Bank of Japan, the Federal Reserve’s FOMC, the Bank of England MPC, and the Swiss National Bank thrown in for good measure, as these stalwarts of “price stability” continued their “beggar thy neighbour policies,” of trying to trash their respective currency values in a futile effort to gain a competitive edge in a world of shrinking trade, itself a result of the massive debt-induced overcapacity encouraged by the said policy-makers. The anticipation and rhetoric following these meetings, despite there actually being no change to their respective interest rates or stimulus attempts, have witnessed wild swings once more within the currency, commodity, bond and stock markets. Meanwhile, alleged government corruption added to the uncertainty, as the embattled Presidents’ of Brazil and South Africa fought to stave off impeachment attempts. We expand further on the economic, market and political developments below.

18 Mar 16 .

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•Within the commodities complex . . .
•Economic data due next week includes . . .

  Two major BRICS components, Brazil and South Africa, were in the head-lines this week, but unfortunately due to concerns over corruption at the highest levels ……

Charts:
1.  Indices Weekly
2. US Retail Sales V US CPI
3. UK Unemployment V UK Ave Wages
4. Japan Trade  V  Yen Spot
5. Commodities Weekly

Table:

13 Indices, 11 columns of detailed information, for accurate analysis

“Reward for failure takes on a whole new meaning.

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  1. […] trash their respective currency values to gain a competitive edge in a world of shrinking trade, as highlighted within our weekly market overview of 18th March. Meanwhile, there were further signs of the inevitable global debt-induced overcapacity, as […]

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