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Global FX Insights

Today’s report: A Shift in Mentality for FX Traders

When you look at the price action since the weekly open, it might be deceptive, with the Euro having just rallied to a fresh 2017 high, but also tracking lower on the week. Of course, this is because the gap open on Monday, to the tune of about 200 points, which makes the price action much easier to reconcile.   read report

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Next 24 hours: Euro Bulls Let Down by Dovish ECB

Special report: ECB Preview – Taking it Easy

Today’s report: Loonie Up, BOJ Unchanged, ECB Ahead

The Canadian Dollar is finally getting some relief early Thursday, outperforming across the board on the news the US government will not be terminating NAFTA at this time. Meanwhile the BOJ has left policy on hold as widely expected. Looking ahead, the market will continue to focus on global politics while also taking in the ECB decision.   read report

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Today’s report: US Tax Reform and Trade Policy in Spotlight

Markets have been moving in many directions this week, with traditional correlations less relevant in the face of various risks, or the mitigation thereof, that have been regional and sector specific. For today, it will probably be the US administration's tax reforms and talk on trade that generate the most buzz.   read report

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Next 24 hours: Euro and Pound Bid, JPY Hit, Commodity FX Crushed

Today’s report: Will the Pound’s Run Hold Up?

France election risk is out of the way and the market is turning its attention back to some of the other big themes at the moment. Geopolitical risk is one of those themes and all eyes are on developments out of North Korea to see what it might do to provoke its neighbors and escalate tension.   read report

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Next 24 hours: Keep Going or Fill the Gaps?

Today’s report: Euro Pops as France Base Case Confirmed

In our Friday special report covering France first round election risk, we warned of the possibility for an immediate jump in the Euro on the open to 1.0900. Now that this has played out on confirmation of the base case outcome in France, where will the market turn its attention and what will be the next move it takes?   read report

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