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Today’s report: Were the Fed Minutes more dovish leaning?

The Fed Minutes have come and gone, and in the end, no major surprises in the central bank communication. On the surface, the Fed followed through with the message it conveyed at the July decision, when it cut rates for the first time since 2008. However, digging a little deeper, there was evidence of some added dovishness.   read report

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Today’s report: US Dollar Relents into Mid-Week

We come into the mid-week with the US Dollar relenting after extending its recent run on a broad basis, as per the US Dollar Index. Tuesday economic data didn’t factor all that much into price action, though we did see the Euro manage to do a better job handling selling pressure from Italian political uncertainty.   read report

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Summer doldrums

Next 24 hours: Angela Props Up the Pound

Today’s report: Summer doldrums

We’re coming out of a very quiet summer Monday in which markets weren’t inclined to be moving all that much, falling victim to the doldrums of this time of year. Currencies continue to chop around, while stocks are also into a form of consolidation, despite evidence of increased downside pressure.   read report

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Next 24 hours: Euro looking for stimulus pop

Today’s report: What will be with financial markets this week?

We enter the new week with currencies mostly back on the offer against the US Dollar, though ultimately, still confined to familiar ranges, with no clear insight into the next big move. The Pound was the most interesting currency in the previous week, outperforming its peers, even trading higher against the Buck.   read report

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Today’s report: Will the bear return on Friday?

Will the bear return on this Friday to close up shop for the week? We’ve seen more downside pressure in stocks of late and there has been a clear tension with all of the downside risk out there in the global economy. Looking ahead, we get Eurozone trade and US reads including housing starts, building permits and Michigan sentiment.   read report

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Next 24 hours: Battered Pound get boost from UK retail sales

Today’s report: Search for yield getting tougher

It seems every time the market thinks the US administration is softening up on its trade stance, it is let down at the next turn. On Wednesday, all the optimism around the outlook for a trade deal between the US and China was deflated, with headlines reflecting a more downbeat bias about this prospect.   read report

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