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Daily Reports

Special report: Brexit Vote – What to Expect

Today’s report: Busy day ends with big risk in the UK

The UK House of Commons vote on Theresa May’s Brexit deal takes centre stage on Tuesday, though the vote won’t get going until 7pm London time. Heading into the vote, it’s widely expected May’s deal will be rejected. And yet, this has done nothing to stop the Pound from rallying to its highest levels since the middle of November. What gives?   read report

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Next 24 hours: Risk off run to start the week

Today’s report: Brexit headlines work back into the spotlight

We’re into the new week and a lot of the attention will be back on the fate of Brexit, with that important vote in parliament scheduled for Tuesday, in which the government will either approve or reject Theresa May’s deal.   read report

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Today’s report: What Investors Don’t Want to See on Friday

Into Friday, we’re looking at a market that wanted to be selling US Dollars this week, with currencies up across the board against the Buck. The primary driver of the price action was more confirmation from the Fed that it was falling into line with the will of the market, adopting a more accommodative outlook for 2019.   read report

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Euro breakout should turn heads

Next 24 hours: Little Substance in Dollar Rally

Today’s report: Euro breakout should turn heads

Finally some movement in the currency market, with the Euro breaking up through important 1.1500 multi-week range resistance. We believe this sets the stage for the start to a bigger run on the US Dollar. All of this coincides with a Federal Reserve that is reconsidering its stance, now in less of a rush to be raising rates.   read report

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Special report: Fed Minutes Preview

Today’s report: Wednesday All About Central Bank Risk

We haven’t seen much activity in markets this week, though things could pick up today with central bank risk all over the calendar. We get a policy decision from the Bank of Canada, the Fed Minutes, an online Q&A with BOE Governor Carney and appearances from various other central bankers.   read report

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Next 24 hours: Holiday Hangovers Dull Market

Today’s report: Not Enough USD Weakness to Turn Heads…Yet

We're back into fuller post-holiday trade and yet, market conditions have been rather calm to start the week. Investors will want to know what comes of the latest round of trade talks between the US and China and what Theresa May will do next to avoid a defeat in parliament next week.   read report

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Next 24 hours: Inflation Risk Needs to be Considered

Today’s report: Dollar Slides on Cautious Powell

Despite the stronger US jobs report, the market has since been selling Dollars and buying stocks. A lot of this is a function of the Fed Chair’s appearance later in the day on Friday, after Jerome Powell appeased investors with comments that leaned more dovish than what he had conveyed at the most recent Fed meeting.   read report

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Today’s report: Three Stories Bolstering Sentiment into Friday

There’s been a pickup in sentiment into Friday, with risk correlated assets benefiting from a few drivers. One of those drivers came from Thursday’s economic calendar. Looking ahead, the US jobs report is the standout release on Friday, though the market will also be eyeing a late appearance from the Fed Chair.   read report

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Next 24 hours: Market Finds Stability as Liquidity Returns

Special report: Why investors are praying for an awful jobs report

Today’s report: Flash Crash Moves and Worrying Implications

Market volumes still aren’t back to full form and won’t be there until next week. One of the products of thinner trade can be violent moves and that’s exactly what we’ve seen into Thursday, with a flash crash in USDJPY during the twilight zone trading hours, shaking up the FX market in a big way. What does it all mean?   read report

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Next 24 hours: Dollar Puts in Head Scratching Run

Today’s report: Where Things Stand into the New Year

We’re into 2019 and markets will start to work their way back into full form. Trading volume should pick up as many return to the desks, though we don’t believe we’ll be back to normal until next week. As things stand, the US Dollar is under pressure against the major currencies, as the market considers US specific downside risk.   read report

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