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Today’s report: Lots of Chop, No Clear Direction 2

Currency markets have been quite choppy in 2019, with no clear trend taking form. It seems, each time it looks as though we’re about to see a breakout, the market reverses sharply the other way. Looking at the Friday calendar, key standouts come from German and Eurozone manufacturing PMIs, Canada retail sales and CPI, and US existing home sales.   read report

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Today’s report: Lots of Chop, No Clear Direction

Currency markets have been quite choppy in 2019, with no clear trend taking form. It seems, each time it looks as though we’re about to see a breakout, the market reverses sharply the other way. Looking at the Friday calendar, key standouts come from German and Eurozone manufacturing PMIs, Canada retail sales and CPI, and US existing home sales.   read report

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Special report: BOE Decision – Thoughts and Insights

Today’s report: Dovish Fed, BOE Ahead, Trade Talks Sour

The market was expecting the Fed to deliver a dovish message on Wednesday, but was surprised nonetheless, after the central bank adjusted the dot plot to show no rate hikes in 2019. As far as today goes, attention shifts back over to the UK, with the Bank of England decision due, along with an EU Summit, where a short Article 50 extension is expected.   read report

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Special report: Fed Decision – Thoughts and Insights

Today’s report: Bracing for Central Bank Event Risk Impact

The market has been mostly quiet this week and a lot of that could have something to do with not wanting to be making any big decisions ahead of today’s event risk. The big focus on Wednesday will be the Fed decision late in the day, with not much else going on ahead of the event risk.   read report

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Next 24 hours: Stocks extend run, currencies exercise caution

Today’s report: Why the Pound can rally into this next phase of Brexit uncertainty

We’re coming out of a quiet Monday session and have continued with the consolidation into Tuesday. Even the Pound, which had been a mild underperformer in a sea of what was broad US Dollar weakness, has recovered back up to where it had been trading ahead of its Monday decline, brought on by uncertainty around next steps for Brexit.   read report

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