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Today’s report: Tensions Rise on Trump Healthcare Holdup

Thursday was an anticlimactic day with the market waiting on a result from the vote on President Trump's healthcare bill, only to hear that the vote would be delayed. The President has now threatened to leave the current Obamacare in place and move on with tax reform if the healthcare bill is not supported today. US durable goods ahead.   read report

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Next 24 hours: Pound Gets Boost from UK Retail Sales

Today’s report: Market Settles as Euro Reaches Key Levels

The trend against the US Dollar has been quite prominent over the past several days, though the market has reached a point where it looks to be taking time to reassess now that we’ve seen this extended period of Dollar weakness. Clearly, the fact that the Euro is testing important resistance is also factoring into more caution.   read report

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Next 24 hours: Yen Strength Stands Out on Wednesday

Special report: Obamacare Repeal and FX Impact

Today’s report: Too Early to Count Out the US Dollar?

Over the course of the past several days, the US Dollar has been hit hard on a more dovish Fed and concern over Trump administration policies. At the same time, the Euro has benefited from talk about an unwinding of QE and diffused French election risk, while the Pound has surged on a surprising hawkish BOE dissent and hot inflation data.   read report

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Next 24 hours: US Dollar Struggling to Catch a Bid

Today’s report: UK Data Puts Spotlight on Pound

Though most currencies were either up or sideways against the US Dollar on Monday, the Pound could not fall in line and was back under pressure, relatively underperforming. Today, UK economic data comes front and centre with CPI standing out and the bar set quite high for this key inflation reading.   read report

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Next 24 hours: Sterling Underperforms on Quiet Monday

Today’s report: G20 Lays Groundwork for US Protectionism

The US Dollar has picked up where it left off at the end of last week, with the Buck under pressure across the board. Setbacks have been mild thus far, though the trend against the Dollar has been clear as a day, with the market continuing to sell the currency post last Wednesday's more dovishly perceived Fed decision.   read report

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