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Special report: NFP Preview

Today’s report: Market Looks to US Employment Report for Direction

A tame week for FX markets, with quarter-end flow failing to produce any major swings and currencies mostly comfortable trading within familiar ranges. Much of this could very well be a function of a data light calendar and positioning ahead of today's all important monthly employment report out of the US.   read report

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Eurozone Inflation, US ADP, End of Month Flows

Today’s report: Eurozone Inflation, US ADP, End of Month Flows

Markets are fairly quiet into Wednesday, with welcome stability in commodities and equities contributing to the price action. Overall, the US Dollar and Yen are still the currencies of choice, though we have seen some selling of these currencies in recent trade on the mentioned stability. Eurozone inflation, US ADP ahead.   read report

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Less Than Ideal Backdrop for Risk Assets

Today’s report: Less Than Ideal Backdrop for Risk Assets

The backdrop of a more hawkish Fed, signaling a rate liftoff in 2015 and ongoing concern over the outlook for the global economy, have been anything but risk supportive, with the US Dollar and Yen broadly bid, while global equities decline and commodities retreat. US consumer confidence ahead.   read report

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Yellen Signals Fed Rate Hike in 2015

Today’s report: Yellen Signals Fed Rate Hike in 2015

Quite a difference in the Fed Chair’s comments this week, with Yellen decidedly more hawkish than just one week earlier. Perhaps worrying about market reaction to the latest FOMC decision, the Fed Chair made a point to come out with a more confident and decisive speech, signaling readiness for a rate hike in 2015.   read report

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Today’s report: Investors Looking to Yellen for Renewed Confidence

Risk sentiment continues to show signs of deterioration and the US Dollar is broadly bid into the latter half of the week, with the fallout still driven off the bearish implications of a lower equity market despite the more dovish Fed decision last week. All eyes on Yellen at 21:00 GMT.   read report

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USD Recovers On Hawkish Rhetoric Post FOMC

Today’s report: USD Recovers On Hawkish Rhetoric Post FOMC

Most of the price action in FX over the past 24 hours has been heavily influenced by hawkish comments from Fed Bullard and Lockhart. Bullard has said there is a ‘powerful case’ for the Fed to hike this year, while Lockhart also believes it is appropriate for the Fed to initiate liftoff in 2015.   read report

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Risk Off Flow Carries Over Into New Week

Today’s report: Risk Off Flow Carries Over Into New Week

It hasn’t been the best recipe for sentiment post last week’s dovish Fed rate decision. While the Fed dovishness leant itself to some initial currency buying, the gains haven’t been sustainable on account of offsetting concern over the outlook for global economy. Japan closed. Plenty of central bank speak today.   read report

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Fed Rocks Boat With Dovish Policy Decision

Today’s report: Fed Rocks Boat With Dovish Policy Decision

Heading into Thursday’s FOMC rate decision, there were two major camps. One camp looking for the Fed to remain on hold with a more hawkish statement, and one camp looking for the Fed to initiate liftoff, while highlighting a very gradual path to normalization. But in the end, this isn’t how it played out.   read report

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