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Special report: FOMC Decision Preview - Focus on the Dots

Today’s report: Central bank event risk comes to the market

The focus on Wednesday will be on developments out of the US, with the market initially taking in US inflation data, before then turning its attention to the highly anticipated FOMC policy decision.   read report

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Next 24 hours: Pound shrugs off softer data

Today’s report: UK data highlights Tuesday calendar

We’re coming out of a slow Monday session and although we do see a pickup in activity on the Tuesday calendar, we’re not sure how much volatility we should expect, with so much event risk weighted in the days that follow. On Wednesday, we get the Fed decision.   read report

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Next 24 hours: Pound and Aussie on opposite ends

Today’s report: Quiet Monday, but busy week ahead

Monday’s economic calendar is thin and we’ll likely see some consolidation in markets, as participants continue to digest Friday’s robust US jobs report numbers, while looking ahead to a busy week that includes Fed and ECB decisions, a UK election and speculation around the next move with respect to US tariffs on China.   read report

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Special report: US Jobs Report - What to Expect

Today’s report: Take this latest news out of China with a grain of salt

he US Dollar is down across the board as the week gets set to wind down. Stocks are also down on the week, but have managed to recover a good chunk of the setbacks. Looking at the calendar for the day, we get German industrial production, monthly employment reports out of Canada and the US, and US Michigan confidence reads.   read report

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Next 24 hours: A different look for the GBP

Today’s report: Currencies feeling the US trade policy squeeze

The currency market has started to once again feel the impact of US trade policy, with the US administration’s soft Dollar protectionist agenda getting a lot of attention this week. Looking at performance over the past week into Thursday, currencies, along with GOLD, are up across the board against the Buck.   read report

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Next 24 hours: No one's really worrying about economic data

Today’s report: US Bill Passage Adds More Fuel to Trade Fire

US equity futures have recovered out from the recent lows, though overall, risk appetite remains suppressed into Wednesday. News of the latest US bill passage that had overwhelming support is setting up more tension between the US and China.   read report

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Next 24 hours: Now we're talking after the 2020 election

Today’s report: A story of trade wars and central bank proponomics

We come into Tuesday with the market doing an about face on risk sentiment. In our Monday call, we highlighted our suspicion with the market’s ability to hold up despite an early wave of negative headlines around the global trade outlook.   read report

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Next 24 hours: US restores tariffs on Brazil and Argentina

Today’s report: Shrugging off the bad and rallying on the good

Sentiment has been rather positive as things get going on Monday, this despite added uncertainty around prospects for a phase one trade deal between the US and China. Looking at the calendar for Monday, it's mostly about manufacturing data out of the Eurozone, Germany, UK, US and Canada.   read report

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Today’s report: Thin conditions, busy calendar, month end flow

Friday’s calendar won’t be short on economic data, even with the US market out for the long holiday weekend. Friday’s docket includes German retail sales, German unemployment, Eurozone inflation, Eurozone unemployment, a speech from ECB Guindos, BOE consumer credit, lending and mortgage approvals, and Canada GDP and producer prices.   read report

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Next 24 hours: Euro at 6 month low against Pound

Today’s report: US-China Trade Deal Updates Sour into Thanksgiving

Trading conditions will be super thin for the remainder of the week, with the US out for the Thanksgiving holiday. There has however been some tension around US-China trade negotiations, with China clearly unhappy about President Trump’s signing of bills in support of Hong Kong protestors.   read report

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