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Global FX Insights

Next 24 hours: Low volatility backdrop no friend to traders

Today’s report: Tension simmers for now after Monday fallout

Sentiment has been propped back up a bit into Tuesday, with tension around the latest global trade escalation simmering, at least for the moment. Meanwhile, reports out of China talking more backstops to support the equity market, and another liquidity injection, have also helped to ease investor nerves.   read report

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Next 24 hours: Week kicks off with reduction in investor appetite

Today’s report: Market contends with renewed tension around trade outlook

We come into the new week with risk off screaming out on the back of renewed tension around the outlook for global trade. President Trump’s expressed displeasure with US-China trade negotiations and his accompanying warnings, have fueled a round of risk liquidation, with US equity futures plummeting in the opening hours.   read report

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Special report: US Jobs Report Preview

Today’s report: Currencies in Need of Volatility Spark

Lack of volatility continues to be a theme in markets, and as we head into the weekly close, we’re staring at a currency market with all of the actively traded pairs confined to within 1% of weekly opening levels. Friday, the focus will be on the US jobs report, US ISM non-manufacturing, US trade data, and a round of Fed speak.   read report

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Next 24 hours: Central Bank Risk Out of the Way, US Jobs Report Ahead

Special report: BOE Decision - Thoughts and Insights

Today’s report: Fed Communication Disappoints Investors

The Dollar was mostly sold across the board on the week heading into the Fed decision, though the Buck is back to making another run in the aftermath of the event risk. There were no material changes to the Fed outlook, with the central bank leaving rates on hold as widely expected. Bank of England decision ahead.   read report

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