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Next 24 hours: US-China Yo-Yo Fest Keeps on Truckin

Today’s report: FX market observations in a dull week

We’re into the latter portion of the week and price action in the FX market hasn’t been anything to write home about. Currencies remain confined to familiar ranges, waiting for that next big volatility catalyst, whenever it does decide to reveal itself.   read report

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Special report: Fed Minutes - What to expect

Today’s report: More tension between the US and China

Investor sentiment has been in deterioration mode into Wednesday, with risk markets under pressure on the news of the U.S. Senate's unanimous passing of a bill backing protesters in Hong Kong and China's subsequent retaliation threat.   read report

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Next 24 hours: Stocks extend record run, GBP profit taking kicks in

Today’s report: Yen holding up surprisingly well

The US Dollar has been weaker of late, and a lot of this has been attributed to fallout from last week’s abysmal US industrial production print, the worst in over ten years. The discouraging manufacturing update could only serve to embolden the US administration’s protectionist, soft Dollar agenda, and this has resonated with currency traders.   read report

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Next 24 hours: Is the US Dollar in the process of topping out?

Today’s report: Loose policy still propping stocks

We come into the new week with currencies still mostly sideways and unsure of their next big move against the Buck. The market is still waiting for clarity on the US-China trade deal, though the absence of clarity certainly hasn’t worried US stocks, which have once again extended their record run.   read report

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Today’s report: Another turnaround on the trade front

A turnaround in sentiment into Friday, after US trade advisor Kudlow hit the wires with comments that the US and China were down to the short strokes of a phase one trade deal. But it’s hard to put much weight behind any of these updates, which continue to jump back and forth between the encouraging and the disparaging.   read report

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Next 24 hours: Different markets, different reads

Today’s report: Currencies are nervous, stocks don't care

We come into Thursday with risk correlated FX under pressure, clearly feeling the stress associated with renewed uncertainty around the US-China trade deal outlook. We’ve since seen a softer round of economic data out of China and a disappointing employment report in Australia, that shouldn’t be doing anything to prop investor sentiment either.   read report

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