Donald Trump is due to hold a press conference in New York today which could cause market turbulence. Investors will be paying close attention to the speech for any clues on his proposed policy plans. Expectations that Trump’s promised fiscal stimulus will help boost the US economy are rife. The US market could rally if the president-elect promises to cut taxes and increase expenditure. The market holds its breath this morning in anticipation.Read More
USDJPY is struggling – The pair is slumping this morning despite a growing consumer sentiment. The consumer confidence index surpassed expectations, reaching 43.1 for December, the highest of 2016. USDJPY reached a low of 115.20. Confidence may not extend over to real consumer spending. Japan’s previous household spending numbers fell %1.5 for the month of November. Will this stronger consumer sentiment be enough to stimulate consumer consumption?