Risk Aversion

Risk Aversion News

  • Putin’s Actions Seen Sparking Demand for U.S. Treasuries to Gold

    Updated 25 minutes ago

    As Russian President Vladimir Putin’s threat to invade Ukraine intensifies one of the most serious standoffs since the end of the Cold War, traditional havens such as the U.S. Treasuries, gold and the yen are poised to gain while high-risk assets from stocks to emerging-market currencies fall.

  • U.K. Bond Yields Drop Most in Five Weeks on Tensions in Ukraine

    U.K. government bonds rose, with 10- year yields falling the most in five weeks, as deepening tensions in Ukraine and reports of Russian fighter planes being put on combat alert boosted demand for haven assets.

  • Hedge Funds Faith in BOJ Easing Fades as Yen Shorts Cut

    Updated 3 hours ago

    Hedge funds are losing confidence in Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda’s ability to keep depreciating the yen to boost growth and banish deflation as they wait for a second round of monetary easing to materialize.

  • Brent Crude Drops to One-Week Low; Premium to WTI Narrows

    Brent crude declined to the lowest level in more than a week, narrowing its premium to West Texas Intermediate to a new 4 1/2 month low.

  • ETF Appetite for Fixed Income Diminishes on Reduced Money Flows

    Exchange-traded funds that buy bonds in the U.S. are losing out to equity ETFs as investors move toward riskier assets, signaling confidence in the strength of the economy.

  • Yen Gains as China Slowdown Spurs Growth Concern; Rand Rises

    The yen advanced the most in more than three weeks against the dollar as a slump in China’s currency and its stock market stoked concern growth in the world’s second-biggest economy is slowing.

  • Serb Central Bank Revises 2014 Growth Forecast to 1% From 1.5%

    Serbia’s central bank cut its 2014 economic growth forecast for the second time in three months, citing limited scope for further expansion of car output, an average agricultural season and weak recovery in the euro area.

  • Russian Stocks Fall Most in 5 Weeks as Ruble Drop Sinks Sberbank

    Russian stocks fell the most in five weeks with banks pacing declines as economic data from Australia to the U.S. damped the global recovery outlook, exacerbating a slump in the ruble this year.

  • Western Sees Spreads Narrow From Six-Year Low: Australia Credit

    Corporate bond premiums in Australia fell to a six-year low and investors including Western Asset Management Co. predict more narrowing as a global economic recovery withstands bouts of market turmoil.

  • KRW Gains Likely Short Lived on Risk Aversion: OANDA’s McPhee

    KRW’s rebound from a 4-month low versus USD will probably be “short lived” as “risk aversion” may still push greenback higher, says Stuart McPhee, technical analyst at OANDA, a provider of FX trading services. * “The main culprit presently appears to be risk aversion, and that has fueled the U.S. dollar stronger and emerging-market currencies weaker,” Sydney-based McPhee says in e-mail interview yday. “The long-term outlook for the USD is still up” vs KRW, he says, without providing forecasts * KRW closed 0.2% higher at 1,081.10/dlr yday after touching 1,087.50 on Jan. 27, lowest level since Sept. 13 * KRW rebound followed USD/KRW’s rise above upper end of Bollinger band on Jan. 24 and Jan. 27, a sign USD gains aren’t sustainable * KRW’s 14-day RSI was around 71 on Jan. 27, above the 70 level that signals to some traders a reversal is imminent

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