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Bitcoin’s run continue.

The week was very quiet in the FX markets but not in the cryptocurrency market. Bitcoin was centre stage as a very important change in the algorithm was expected. Unexpectedly, it was cancelled and Bitcoin will...

10.11.2017

After a dizzying two weeks of central bank policy decisions, this week will bring the focus back to data. Volatility in FX has risen but in stocks the bullish sentiment continues. A combination of protracted global loose monetary policy and...

03.11.2017

Hawks on the run, ok, on the fly. The European Central Bank will inject 270 billion Euros into markets during Jan-Sept 2018. This, after 720 billion Euros this year. So ECB monetary policy will stay expansive, very expansive, diverging sharply...

27.10.2017

EUR/USD dropped to 1.1770 before rallying right back – Catalonia has investors worried, but not panicked. Despite the province’s political crisis, markets expect that Spain and the European Union will prevail. Faith in a dominant federal...

20.10.2017

Oil-exporters’ cartel OPEC has released its outlook for crude to trade at US$55 per barrel in 2018, about 4% higher than its current ‘reference basket’ price. While bullish on petroleum production, we think that prices might be held in check...

13.10.2017

The Swiss National Bank has had a profitable year: its foreign reserves have risen nearly CHF 80 billion to CHF 724 billion, including a September jump of CHF 7.5 billion. The sustained rise in FX is not so much due to trading, but...

06.10.2017

This week, the Reserve Bank of Australia kept rates unchanged at 1.50% while maintaining its neutral policy stance. The Reserve Bank of New Zealand has also maintained its official cash rate unchanged. In Europe, Marion Draghi mentioned that...

29.09.2017

As widely expected, the FOMC triggered the process to reduce the size of its $4.5tn balance sheet. Although the normalization process will start in October, which could be seen as a bit rushed, the pace of disinvestment will be very slow and...

22.09.2017

The Bank of England has surprised markets by its hawkish stance. Amid the meeting, the cable has seen levels unseen since the Brexit vote and has reached $1.35. The BoE now believes the economy is strong enough to take a 25 basis points hike....

15.09.2017

The European Central Bank did not change any of its key interest rates yesterday while announcing a continuation of quantitative easing (QE). ECB President Mario Draghi passed on an opportunity to talk down the steadily appreciating Euro and...

08.09.2017
 
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