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Global FX Insights

Today’s report: EU Summit, Catalonia Deadline, UK Retail Sales

FX has taken on a secondary role this week, with the ongoing bid in record high US equities in the spotlight. It's been a one way show for stocks for many years now, though this latest run has on off the rails, meltup kind of feel, especially when considering Fed policy normalization.   read report

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Draghi, UK Jobs, Fed Beige Book

Next 24 hours: FX Market Sits Back to Take in US Equity Craze

Today’s report: Draghi, UK Jobs, Fed Beige Book

The US Dollar has been doing a good job fighting its way back. The Fed outlook continues to point to higher rates and US economic data has been impressive. On the other side, the Euro and Pound have been contending with political uncertainty. Draghi, UK jobs ahead.   read report

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No Shortage of Risk Out There

Next 24 hours: Not Without a Fight

Today’s report: No Shortage of Risk Out There

The market is sitting back and waiting for price action to pick up, and there is no shortage of risk that can easily get things going. North Korea tension is back on the rise, Brexit concerns are once again in the spotlight and Spain and Catalonia remain in a deadlock.   read report

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Next 24 hours: Weekend Yellen Comments Slow USD Declines

Today’s report: Political Headwinds and Geopolitical Tension

We're off to a slow start this week. The economic calendar on Monday is thin and the market will probably spend more time thinking about all of the political headwinds and geopolitical risks at the moment.   read report

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Today’s report: Friday Docket Features US CPI, Retail Sales

The US Dollar came back under pressure this week and although the setbacks weren't intense, there are many out there calling for this move to be the start to a resumption of declines that we've been seeing for most of 2017. US CPI and retail sales ahead.   read report

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Activity to Heat Up into Back Half

Special report: Fed Minutes Preview

Today’s report: Activity to Heat Up into Back Half

The US Dollar has come back under pressure this week following a period of recovery. For the moment, fading US tax reform optimism, renewed North Korea tension and a strong technical trend, all seem to be behind the latest run of Dollar weakness.   read report

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