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Today’s report: Market selling USDs and buying stocks

We come into the new week, the final week of full trade for the year, with US equities up at fresh record highs and the Pound going through a major turnaround. The catalysts for these developments come from the news of the agreed terms of the US-China trade deal and strong majority government for Boris Johnson in the UK election.   read report

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Today’s report: 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.   read report

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Special report: Breaking down the Pound on UK election day

Today’s report: 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.   read report

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Special report: FOMC Decision Preview - Focus on the Dots

Today’s report: 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.   read report

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Next 24 hours: Pound shrugs off softer data

Today’s report: 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.   read report

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Next 24 hours: Pound and Aussie on opposite ends

Today’s report: 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.   read report

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Special report: US Jobs Report - What to Expect

Today’s report: Take this latest news out of China with a grain of salt

he US Dollar is down across the board as the week gets set to wind down. Stocks are also down on the week, but have managed to recover a good chunk of the setbacks. Looking at the calendar for the day, we get German industrial production, monthly employment reports out of Canada and the US, and US Michigan confidence reads.   read report

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Next 24 hours: A different look for the GBP

Today’s report: Currencies feeling the US trade policy squeeze

The currency market has started to once again feel the impact of US trade policy, with the US administration’s soft Dollar protectionist agenda getting a lot of attention this week. Looking at performance over the past week into Thursday, currencies, along with GOLD, are up across the board against the Buck.   read report

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Next 24 hours: No one's really worrying about economic data

Today’s report: US Bill Passage Adds More Fuel to Trade Fire

US equity futures have recovered out from the recent lows, though overall, risk appetite remains suppressed into Wednesday. News of the latest US bill passage that had overwhelming support is setting up more tension between the US and China.   read report

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Next 24 hours: Now we're talking after the 2020 election

Today’s report: A story of trade wars and central bank proponomics

We come into Tuesday with the market doing an about face on risk sentiment. In our Monday call, we highlighted our suspicion with the market’s ability to hold up despite an early wave of negative headlines around the global trade outlook.   read report

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