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Daily Reports

Special report: UK jobs report preview - What to expect

Today’s report: Tuesday calendar weighted to European session

The US will get back to a fuller session on Tuesday, following the Veterans Day holiday Monday, though there isn’t much going on as far as the US calendar goes, with only second tier data and Fed speak from Clarida and Harker standing out. Instead, the focus will be on UK jobs data and Eurozone and German sentiment indicators.   read report

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Next 24 hours: Farage injects bid into Pound

Today’s report: Weekend news results in risk off open

Weekend news out of the White House that reports of the President willingness to roll back tariffs are incorrect, have definitely given risk markets a shot into the new week. Most of the calendar spotlight will be over in the UK, where we get a healthy batch of economic data. US markets will be thin on account of the Veterans Day holiday.   read report

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Today’s report: Trade deal optimism sours yet again

The market can never be too sure about trade deal updates, and after we had seen positive headlines for most of the week, things took a turn for the worse on Thursday. Looking ahead, we'll get some German trade data, a Fed Brainard speech, US Michigan confidence and the Canada jobs report.   read report

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Next 24 hours: Another record print for US equities

Today’s report: Bank of England decision highlights Thursday docket

We come into Thursday with the US Dollar extending its latest recovery and now up across the board over the past week. But it’s been a bit of a weird week when it comes to reconciling price action, with no major developments that would easily justify the Dollar push.   read report

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Next 24 hours: Light calendar, central bankers ahead

Today’s report: Waiting for the next trade deal update

It’s been an ongoing back and forth and the latest swing is to the downside, with the market feeling less optimistic about the US-China trade deal into Wednesday. Stocks have pulled back as a result, while at the same time, we’ve seen a wave of broad based demand for the US Dollar.   read report

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Next 24 hours: Slow start for FX, US equity futures extend record run

Today’s report: US-China trade updates prop sentiment

As highlighted in Friday’s US jobs report preview, the impact from the results was going to be less dramatic on account of the Fed Chair downplaying any need to move in either direction on rates at the current time. Still, risk sentiment has held up well, helped along by positive updates on the US-China trade deal front.   read report

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Special report: US Jobs Report: What you need to know

Today’s report: Where things stand ahead of the weekend

We’re into a new month as the week comes to a close and it’s been a rather busy week as far as event risk goes. The market continues to digest the latest Fed communication and will now look ahead to today’s monthly employment report, which is expected to command most of the attention.   read report

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Next 24 hours: Will the post FOMC USD slide keep sliding?

Today’s report: US Dollar lower, stocks higher on Powell comments

We had said economic data ahead of Thursday’s Fed decision wasn’t going to mean all that much, and this proved to be the case, with all of the positive US Dollar momentum from a solid round of US GDP data fizzling out after the Fed Chair said the central wasn’t thinking of raising rates.   read report

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Special report: Fed decision preview - What to expect

Today’s report: Volatility to be suppressed until end of day

Wednesday’s calendar is quite active, though at the same time, market participants won’t be wanting to get too aggressive to any releases on the economic calendar, with the Fed decision hanging in the balance.   read report

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