Trading Video: Another Leg Down in Risk Drives Dow Lower but Not Yen Crosses

By DailyFx | August 05, 2014 AAA

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Talking Points:

• Market-wide risk trends are showing unusual contrasts in different asset classes and volatility readings

• The normally stubborn equities market continues to retreat while sensitive Yen crosses are holding out

• Rate expectations are another key theme as the Dollar shows preference for some developments vs others

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Global equities have traditionally been the last 'risk' sensitive assets to cave to slumps in sentiment. Currently, they are leading other markets - like the Yen crosses. Is this divergence a sign of another imbalance of speculative commitment that ends just as the S&P 500 and Dow come to heavy support? Or perhaps this is a result of a more systemic shift that finds late adopters in the likes of the FX's risk ranks. What should we look for to confirm a clear move on sentiment, and what pairs and markets are best positioned for the different outcomes? We weigh in on this ever-important theme in today's Trading Video.

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