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 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.

Weekly Trading Forecast: US and China Ensure Trade Wars, Dollar and Pound Look for Guidance

Risk trends were remarkably sanguine this past week in the face of confirmed tariffs placed by the US and China on each other. Don’t expect risk trends or benchmark FX currencies to simply igno...

Yuan, Equities Eye on US-China Tariffs, Foreign Reserves and Lending

The escalated US-China trade war and event risks from China’s Foreign Reserves and New Yuan Loans will all weight on the Chinese currency and equities.

China Says ’Ready to Fight’ in the Trade War on Eve of US Tariff Hit

China has taken a hard stance against the U.S. in the trade war, while tries to calm the Yuan and equities.

US-China Trade War: An Inevitable Conflict and The Impact on Equities, FX

What are the US and China fighting for in this trade war? How will the ‘war’ impact their economies, equities and the currency markets?

China’s PBOC Seeks to Calm Yuan, Equities ahead of US Tariff Deadline

Five PBOC officials have commented on the Yuan and Chinese equities after both tumbled. Here are what they said:

Yuan, Chinese Equities to Brace for Impact from US-China Trade Tariff Hits

The US and China’s tariffs effective next week could just be the first dominoes.

US China Trade War & a Brief History of Trade Wars – 1900 until Present

In this report, we look at some of the key events that have promoted and stymying global trade from 1900 to the latest US China Trade War.