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Global FX Insights

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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Wrap-Up Call 2018

Today’s report: Wrap-Up Call 2018

It’s the final day of the year and trading conditions are super thin, with nothing much going on as the countdown to 2019 kicks off. Looking at FX market performance, it was the Yen that stood out as the strongest amongst the more actively traded currencies, with the Dollar also up against the others.   read report

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