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This is your daily morning briefing. With commentary and analysis from Westpac's Institutional Research team, Finance AM brings you insights on today's business news, the markets, FX and more. In one short bulletin, you'll get the heads up on what will be drive markets in the day ahead.

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This is your daily morning briefing. With commentary and analysis from Westpac's Institutional Research team, Finance AM brings you insights on today's business news, the markets, FX and more. In one short bulletin, you'll get the heads up on what will be drive markets in the day ahead.

    18Sep

    18Sep

    Equity markets decoupled from other asset classes, the S&P500 down 0.8%. In contrast, bond yields and risky currencies rebounded. The BoE kept policy settings unchanged, but did say it was studying negative rates.

    • 3 min
    17Sep

    17Sep

    The US central bank upgraded its economic forecasts but indicated rates would remain near zero for a few years, all widely expected. The S&P500 is down 0.5%, while US bond yields and the US dollar rose slightly in response, as they expected an even more dovish outcome from the Fed.

    • 5 min
    16Sep

    16Sep

    Sentiment appeared to be moderately upbeat, supported by optimism on vaccines and economic recovery. The S&P500 is up 0.4%, and bond yields are slightly higher, while currencies were mixed.

    • 4 min
    15Sep

    15Sep

    US equities rose amid news on vaccine trials and the TikTok deal. The S&P500 is up 1.2%, and the USD is lower, while bond yields are little changed.

    • 3 min
    14Sep

    14Sep

    US tech stock remained under pressure, the NASDAQ down 0.6% to a one-month low, and the broader S&P500 unchanged. Some of that sentiment rippled to bond yields, while currencies were little changed.

    • 2 min
    11Sep

    11Sep

    Equity markets flipped back to a risk averse mood, the S&P500 down 1.5%. The defensive US dollar rose, and bond yields and commodities fell. Ongoing negative factors included lofty valuations, Covid uncertainty, the upcoming US election, Brexit, and US-China relations.

    • 4 min

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