Social media lit up with retail traders discussing their losses.
But no worries. Individual traders got a taste for quick gains in the options markets, and many will be back shortly.
Commodities: Canadian lumber production has been following prices higher …
… but supply is still tight.
Rates: Savings and demand deposits have grown on the back of risk aversion and an aggressive fiscal response as a result of the pandemic, according to Piper Sandler.
Over a longer period, growth in US deposits has been driven by the Fed’s QE, which boosted bank reserves since the financial crisis. According to the ECB, “without an increase in bank reserves, the total quantity of bank deposits would have fallen, broadly-speaking in line with commercial bank credit.”
Emerging Markets: Brazil’s industrial production had a v-shaped recovery (as of July).
And service-sector activity is stabilizing (as of August).
Asia-Pacific: A recovery in Japanese IT-related goods shipments could signal higher global semiconductor sales.
Food For Thought: Presidential election polls in battleground states:
Edited by Devon Lall
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