Renee Mu

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Fundamental analysis, polices, China.
Renee Mu is a Currency Analyst for DailyFX. She holds a dual Bachelor degree in Economics and Pharmacy from Peking University, as well as a Master's degree in Finance from University of Illinois at Urbana. Applying this diverse background, Renee looks at different macro and micro themes in her fundamental analysis. As a bi-cultural professional, she has particular insight regarding her native country of China and focuses on the interplay between Chinese financial markets and government policy. She also inserts her knowledge of programming and technical skills into the mix of research.



Weekly Fundamental Forecast: A Week Ending Trade War Salvo Leaves Distinct Unease for Next Week’s Trading

Sentiment was just starting to find its balance this past week when another US-China trade war headline involving the US President hit the wires. Will this theme return to prominence next week or wil...

Yuan Looks to Resumed Trade Talks, Summer Davos Forum for Outlook

The USD/CNH approaches 6.9, a key threshold once again; whether it can hold or break may be determined by the progress of resumed trade talks as well as the outlook of China’s economy.

CNH vs CNY: Differences Between the Two Yuan

What is CNH and CNY, and what differences should traders know about the two Yuan to make informed trading decisions?

Weekly Fundamental Forecast: The Week Ends with Raised Trade War Threats from Trump, ECB and BoE Rate Decisions Ahead

US-led trade wars plus the Bank of England and European Central Bank rate decisions are the top fundamental issues this week.

Yuan Awaits China’s Retaliation on US Tariffs, PBOC’s Guidance

Weak Chinese fundamentals and US threats on additional tariffs have the Yuan at risk; at the same time, it looks to China’s Central Bank for support.

Weekly Fundamental Forecast: Trade Wars and Emerging Market Pressures to Mix with Rate Decisions and Liquidity Next Week

The summer lull has come to a close, but no serious fundamental themes have been resolved during the volatility hiatus. Now, with an expected seasonal pick up in market participation; the markets wil...

Yuan Under Pressure on Resumed Trade War, Eyes on PBOC for Key Level

The resumed trade war is expected to add pressure on the Yuan; yet, whether the USD/CNH can break above 6.90 will still need a say from China’s Central Bank.

Weekly Trading Forecast: US-China Trade Talks and a Rebound in Equities Warms Speculative Interest for Next Week

This past week was off to a rocky start with concern of emerging market volatility feeding fear of financial contagion. Yet, with reports of impending talks between the US and China ahead, Turkish ma...

Chinese Yuan, Hong Kong Dollar Eye on Central Banks’ Defense At Key Levels

The PBOC has stepped in twice when the USD/CNH broke above 6.90; HKMA has intervened eighteen times when the USD/HKD hit 7.85.

Yuan May Consolidate on PBOC’s Intervention, Petro-Yuan Arbitrage Emerges

China’s Central Bank indicates that it could calm the Yuan further; at the same time, the Petro-Yuan price jumped and arbitrage opportunities have increased.

Weekly Trading Forecast: Financial Markets Shudder after US-Turkey Tensions Deteriorate

The global markets were shaken from a comfortable slide into the weekend amid the ‘Summer Lull’ as another international diplomatic crisis threatened financial stability.

Weekly Trading Forecast: US and China Raise the Trade War Stakes to Compete with Apple, Brexit and Rate Decisions

Trade wars are still one of the most comprehensive and ominous fundamental threats to the broader financial system, but its influence fell to the wayside recently amid rate decisions, top scheduled e...

Yuan Slide May Pause on PBOC’s Support; July Exports Will Reveal Trade-War Damage

China’s Central Bank has stepped in to support the Yuan and may continue to calm it. China’s trade figures will reveal damages of the US-China trade war.

China Targets at Unemployment, Financial Risks, Trade in 2nd Half of 2018

China released top goals and measures for the second half of 2018. Here are the highlights and how they could impact the currency market.

Yuan Lacks Momentum amid Weak Fundamentals and Trade War

The Chinese Yuan extended losses against the U.S. Dollar for the seventh week. Looking forward, domestic economic difficulties and the ongoing trade war could continue to challenge the country and it...

Weekly Trading Forecast: A Flood of Rate Decisions, NFPs and More Trade Wars

Though the US-EU seem to have eased tensions on trade wars somewhat, this overwhelming theme remains. And in the week ahead, it will be reinforced with a deluge of high profile event risk.

Weekly Trading Forecast: Can Markets Hold Steady Through US GDP with Trade Wars Exploding?

There is a hearty round of scheduled event risk due over the coming week from US 1Q GDP to an ECB rate decision, but it will be difficult for the market to keep focus with trade wars constantly escal...

Yuan Eyes on PBOC for Guidance; Stocks Outlook Remains Cautious Amid Trade War

China’s top policymaker seems to have shifted tone on the Yuan to more weakness; at the same time, Chinese equities could still be vulnerable as the US threatened to impose additional tariffs.

Weekly Trading Forecast: Fed Testimony, China GDP and Earnings Compete with Trade Wars

Markets are still seeking their proper level of balance following the most recent waves of President Trump's critiques and threats. With trade wars still simmering, competition for fundamental charge...

Yuan, Stocks May Retrace on Modest GDP, China’s Retaliation in Trade War

China will release the 2Q GDP print next week. Also, the country is preparing retaliatory alternatives to tariffs, to hit back against the US.