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  • Dollar lower as hawkish bias strengthens abroad

    There was a lot more hawkishness out from central banks outside of the US this week than anything we heard from the Fed, and this reality is what helped to share the direction of a lower US Dollar. Audio Update Technical highlights EURUSD Looking to carve higher low GBPUSD Sights set higher up USDJPY Possible […]

  • US jobless claims highlights Thursday docket

    As we head into the North American open on this Thursday, things are looking up for risk assets. On the data front, we haven’t had much head turning releases but we did get some GDP data out of the Eurozone. Wrap-Up Call

  • Plenty of hawkishness to go around

    We haven’t seen a lot in the way of volatility and price action this week, but what we have seen is a clear message coming from many central banks. That message is one of hawkishness. Audio Update Technical highlights EURUSD Looking to carve higher low GBPUSD Sights set higher up USDJPY Possible bottom forming AUDUSD […]

  • Shrugging off the bad, focusing on the good

    Earlier today, there were some concerns around the drop in Chinese exports, though as we head into the North American open, none of that seems to be much of a bother, with US equity futures holding up and risk on flow working its way through the currency market as the US Dollar comes under pressure. […]

  • Leaning back to the hawkish side

    There haven’t been any major moves in financial markets in recent sessions, and it still feels like we’ve been in a bit of a lull since getting past the US debt ceiling drama. The focus should be shifting back to the Fed policy outlook, but as of yet, we haven’t had too many updates on […]

  • Australian Dollar shines after RBA surprises

    Markets are in a state of consolidation ahead of the North American open on this Tuesday. US equity futures are consolidating off fresh yearly highs, while on the currency front, the US Dollar has been consolidating gains. Wrap-Up Call

  • Equities turn south on softer US ISM data

    Some of the big headlines from Monday include US equities reversing course from yearly highs on softer US ISM data, Moody’s reaffirming a stable outlook on the US AAA rating, and oil supported on news Saudi Arabia will make a larger supply cut in July. Audio Update Technical highlights EURUSD Looking to carve higher low […]

  • The disconnect between stocks and currencies

    The US Dollar and US equities are at odds right now, seemingly on different takeaways from Friday’s US jobs report. The Dollar has walked away from the jobs report focusing on the blowout payrolls number and pricing higher Fed rates by extension. Wrap-Up Call

  • US equities race higher post US jobs report

    It feels like the latest run higher in US equities has come from the Friday US jobs report, which showed higher unemployment and softer average hourly earnings, two things that would add pressure on the Fed to lean back towards more accommodative, investor friendly monetary policy. Audio Update Technical highlights EURUSD Looking to carve higher […]

  • US yields cool off into end of week

    In recent sessions, we’ve been hearing Fed speakers leaning more to the dovish side. At the same time, US economic data has been less than impressive. All of this has helped to drive a reversal of flow resulting in lower US yields, a broad-based US Dollar sell-off, and surge in US equities. Audio Update Technical […]

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