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  • Risk markets get major boost into Friday

    Two huge risk on events are propelling markets into Friday. The first is the news President Trump has signed off on the terms of a trade deal with China. The second is the news projecting a majority government in the UK election for the ruling Conservative party. US retail sales ahead. Audio update Technical highlights […]

  • Breaking down the Pound on UK election day

    The day has finally arrived. It’s UK election day and everyone will be wanting to know if those poll results were accurate this time round, with so much hanging in the balance. And yet, the reality is this, whatever the outcome, we see the most critical downside risk associated with the Pound as having been […]

  • Why the US Dollar sold off and stocks rallied

    The US Dollar is off and stocks are up into Thursday. The primary driver here has been the Fed decision, with the central bank leaving rates on hold as expected, but also making it clear, that the bias has shifted even more to the accommodative side of policy. Audio update Technical highlights EURUSD Next big […]

  • FOMC Decision Preview – Focus on the Dots

    Market volatility has been strangled in 2019 and a good chunk of the reason is central bank policy. With central banks committed to unprecedented levels of monetary policy accommodation, and all of the major central banks shadowing the Fed’s every move, there’s no longer any need for currencies to be jumping around. Audio update

  • Central bank event risk comes to the market

    The focus on Wednesday will be on developments out of the US, with the market initially taking in US inflation data, before then turning its attention to the highly anticipated FOMC policy decision. Audio update Technical highlights EURUSD Next big move seen higher, not lower GBPUSD Pushes above weekly Ichimoku cloud USDJPY Bearish while below […]

  • Pound shrugs off softer data

    Most of the data out of the UK was disappointing, and yet, this wasn’t enough to prevent the Pound from trading up to an eight-month high against the Buck. This is a testament to just how much downside risk associated with disorderly Brexit had been priced into the Pound, with the currency still showing upside […]

  • UK data highlights Tuesday calendar

    We’re coming out of a slow Monday session and although we do see a pickup in activity on the Tuesday calendar, we’re not sure how much volatility we should expect, with so much event risk weighted in the days that follow. On Wednesday, we get the Fed decision. Audio update Technical highlights EURUSD Next big […]

  • Pound and Aussie on opposite ends

    It’s been a lazy Monday in the world of financial markets. Traders aren’t all that inclined to be doing much, after all the activity in the aftermath of last Friday’s surprisingly strong US jobs report, and ahead of all the risk this week, which includes central bank decision from the Fed and ECB, a UK […]

  • Quiet Monday, but busy week ahead

    Monday’s economic calendar is thin and we’ll likely see some consolidation in markets, as participants continue to digest Friday’s robust US jobs report numbers, while looking ahead to a busy week that includes Fed and ECB decisions, a UK election and speculation around the next move with respect to US tariffs on China. Audio update […]

  • US Jobs Report – What to Expect

    There is a little more nervous tension heading into today’s monthly employment report out of the US, this after an ADP read that produced a result that was less than half of the number expected earlier this week. Audio update

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