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USD remained dominate despite the weak CPI read and declining mid-and-long dated US interest rate yields. With the Fed rate decision less than a month away, US curve continues to flatten suggesting a level of nervousness. Geopolitics were...

11.05.2018

As broadly expected, the Federal Reserve held rates steady on Wednesday and made minor adjustment to the accompanying statement. However, it didn’t prevent the greenback to extent gains during the week. Lately, the dollar has become the...

04.05.2018

Turkey Central Bank monetary policy left investors rather indifferent on Wednesday as they were waiting for more commitment from the monetary authority. The lira endures the same faith as EM countries, losing ground against the greenback. The...

27.04.2018

Despite a tense geopolitical situation, the single currency has finally made its way back to the infamous 1.20 level against the Swiss franc. The level has not yet broke but it is only a matter of time as investors do not feel the need to seek...

20.04.2018

ECB following in the Fed’s footsteps.

The ECB will define FX direction over the Fed and US interest rates. So when will the European Central Bank tighten money? Last week, Austrian Ewald Nowotny declared that the ECB should get on with...

13.04.2018

Global trade war is taking a larger proportion, as tit-for-tat actions from the USA, China and EU keep rising. The US threatened US$ 100 billion in tariffs and restrictions on Chinese investment, so China retaliated with punitive measures...

06.04.2018

Brink of a global “trade war”?

FOMC? What FOMC? Before Fed Chair Powell could finish his less hawkish than expected press conference, the news cycle had shifted. Of course, US president Trump was at the centre with a tweet possibly...

23.03.2018

Powell’s First FOMC Meeting In Focus.

As the US government focuses its effort on negotiating “fairer” trade conditions with its key commercial partners, uncertainty hovers over the marketplace. So far, the trade “war” has weighted on the...

16.03.2018

Despite a risk and volatility filled week, INDU closes the week with modest gains. The marathon week started with Italian elections which generated significant uncertainty while German “Grand Coalition” confirmation supported European markets....

09.03.2018

Uncertainty is dominating trading with volatility grinding higher across asset classes. Fears of a more hawkish Powell led Federal Reserve and decelerating growth prompted a sell-off in equity indices and sent US treasury yields lower....

02.03.2018
 
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