Market Brief: Markets Fall Out of Bed on a Monday

See a summary of the top market themes and trends from today's US trading session!

  • FX: The GBP was the strongest major currency today – see our take on GBP/USD and EUR/GBP – while the risk-sensitive AUD was the weakest.
  • After an unexpected win for the opposition party this weekend, the Argentine peso dumped 25% against the US dollar at one point (currently -15% on the day).
  • Commodities: Gold tacked on 1%, supported by global geopolitical tensions. Oil prices finished flat on the day.


  • US indices dropped by more than 1% across the board, driven by risk aversion as the clash between protestors and military in Hong Kong continued to escalate and Argentine markets collapsed.
  • All eleven major sectors closed lower on the day, with REITs (XLRE) falling the least and Financials (XLF) falling the most as the yield curve continued to flatten.
  • See the key economic data and market trends we’ll be watching in the coming week!
  • Stocks on the Move:
    • Three key Chinese companies report earnings this week – see our full preview.
    • Roku (ROKU) tacked on 7% following an analyst upgrade.

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