Market Sentiment Hit by Trade War Worries

Market Sentiment Hit by Trade War Worries


Market sentiment analysis:

  • Trading sentiment has been hit hard by the tit-for-tat tariffs imposed by the US and China.
  • That is damaging global stocks while benefiting the markets’ traditional safe havens.

US-China trade war in focus

The imposition of new tariffs by the US on Chinese goods, and the Chinese threat of retaliation, are leading to risk-off moves in the markets, with the Japanese Yen and US Treasuries the principal beneficiaries while gold and bitcoin are in demand too, albeit less so. By contrast, money continues to flow out of global stocks.

As an example, AUDJPY is falling hard as traders see the Australian Dollar as a proxy for the Chinese economy.

AUDJPY Price Chart, Daily Timeframe (February 21 – May 14, 2019)

Latest AUDJPY price chart.

Chart by IG (You can click on it for a larger image)

In this webinar, I looked at the charts of the assets affected, at the important sentiment releases on this week’s calendar and at the IG client positioning data.

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— Written by Martin Essex, Analyst and Editor

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