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.



USD/CNH, Hang Seng Index Broke 200-Day MA, First Time Since June 2018

Both the Yuan and the Hong Kong benchmark index broke above the 200-day MA this week.

China Reveals Economic Plan in 2019: How It Could Impact the Yuan

China held the annual top economic meeting and released the plan for 2019. Here are the highlights and how they can impact the Yuan:

Weekly Fundamental Forecast: Trade Wars, Brexit and Italy Risks Advance as Bulls Hope for Holiday Respite

The week ahead will test the mettle of holiday trading conditions. The US Thanksgiving holiday is a well-known curb on turnover in global markets which naturally breaks up speculative momentum. Howev...

Yuan May Retrace Amid Mixed Fundamentals, Resumed US-China Talks

The Chinese economy had uneven developments, bringing mixed impact to the Yuan; at the same time, the US-China trade war and PBOC’s guidance will continue to weigh on the Yuan.

Technical Forecast for Hang Seng Index, Taiwan Index

Hang Seng Index may find some support while Taiwan Index could head lower. Here are the levels to watch:

Yuan Consolidates amid PBOC’s Warning Against Speculators

PBOC’s Vice Governor warned against Yuan shorts:

Weekly Fundamental Forecast: Markets Trade the EU Summit for ECB Rate Decision and US GDP Next Week

High level fundamentals proved substantive this past week between a possible Brexit path after the EU Summit and the slowest pace of growth for China in 9 years. Ahead, the scheduled updates are stil...

Yuan Faces Eased Pressure from Equities, Awaits New Momentum

The Chinese Yuan may avoid plunging driven by sentiment from Chinese equities.

Weekly Fundamental Forecast: Unsteady Risk Trends Increase Scrutiny on China, Italy and Brexit

Following the rout in speculative assets from shares to emerging markets to Yen crosses, there is an understandable tension amongst investors.

Yuan May Extend Loss on China’s Q3 GDP, Eyes on PBOC for Reference

China’s weak economic growth could add more bearish momentum to the Yuan; at the same time, Chinese regulators may try to avoid extreme volatility.

Yuan Slid after China Cut Reserve Requirement, Eyes on PBOC Next

The USD/CNH broke above 6.90 after PBOC announced a RRR cut. The regulator’s guidance will continue to weigh on the pair.

Weekly Fundamental Forecast: Trade War Fears Cool, Equities Rally, Brexit Talks Deteriorate for Next Week

The primary fundamental drivers of the past months have taken a notable change in course or have otherwise withdrawn their influence over the broader markets. Is this renewed risk appetite and discou...

CNH, HKD Prepared for FOMC with PBOC’s Bills, Pending on Escalated Trade War

China’s Central Banks launched a new measure to support the Yuan and the Hong Kong Dollar ahead of Fed’s meeting. At the same time, concerns on the US-China trade war continue to pile up.

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.