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    Abe
    8 hours ago

    Abe Wins in Japan with Tax Reforms and Referendums Driving the Dollar and the EUR

    Earlier in the Day: Some snap election gambles pay off and Prime Minister Abe demonstrated how to take advantage of an opposition party in disarray on Sunday by not only winning, but by a supermajority that will now enable the ruling Liberal Democratic Party and Komeito coalition to revise the constitution and deliver sweeping constitutional … Continue reading Abe Wins in Japan with Tax Reforms and Referendums Driving the Dollar and the EUR

    Market Outlook
    yesterday

    Pound Struggles, NAFTA weighed on the Loonie and Catalonia Still Hanging over the Euro

    Following a rise in UK inflation, the GBP struggled against the dollar, How would you sum up Sterling’s week and where do you see it going next? It’s been a dire week for the Pound, with inflation’s rise to 3% doing little in terms of support with the new BoE Deputy Governor stating that he … Continue reading Pound Struggles, NAFTA weighed on the Loonie and Catalonia Still Hanging over the Euro

    bonds
    yesterday

    Rising Yields, Upbeat Yellen Give U.S. Dollar Boost Last Week

    Last week’s price action by the U.S. Dollar was dominated by Fed member comments and political events. At the end of the week, December U.S. Dollar Index futures settled at 93.579, up 0.644 or +0.69%. The week started with Fed Chair Janet Yellen saying on October that the American economy was in good health in … Continue reading Rising Yields, Upbeat Yellen Give U.S. Dollar Boost Last Week

    Forex Snapshot
    3 days ago

    With Abe Looking Set to Take the Weekend Election in Japan, Focus Remains on the Dollar and the Effects of Spain on the EUR

    Earlier in the Day: There were no material stats released through the Asian session today, as the markets struggle with a number of driving forces through the week. On Thursday, we saw the Kiwi Dollar slump 1.71% in response to NZ First’s decision to side with Labour in a coalition government, with further declines being … Continue reading With Abe Looking Set to Take the Weekend Election in Japan, Focus Remains on the Dollar and the Effects of Spain on the EUR

    Bank of England
    4 days ago

    Bank of England Faces Conundrum, Pound Trades Lower

    On Wednesday, data released by the UK Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed average weekly earnings (excluding bonuses) rose 2.1% in August – slightly higher than the 2% forecast. However, in real terms, due to higher inflation, they fell 0.4% on the year before. The swaps market is expecting an 80% chance of a rate … Continue reading Bank of England Faces Conundrum, Pound Trades Lower

    Forex Trading Signals - October 18, 2017
    4 days ago

    NZ First Tanks the Kiwi with UK Retail Sales and Trump to Drive the Pound and the Dollar

    Earlier in the Day: Macroeconomic data released through the Asian session this morning was on the heavier side and included Japan’s September trade figures, 3rd quarter GDP together with September industrial production and fixed asset investment numbers out of China and Australia’s September employment data. Japan’s trade surplus widened in September, with exports rising by … Continue reading NZ First Tanks the Kiwi with UK Retail Sales and Trump to Drive the Pound and the Dollar

    GBP
    5 days ago

    The Pound’s Fate Depends on Politicians

    The Pound is doing well so far, but the third week of October may change a lot for the British currency. We’re talking not only about the statistical reports, a lot of which are going to be published this week. It’s also about the problems that are in slumber right now but may wake up … Continue reading The Pound’s Fate Depends on Politicians

    pound
    5 days ago

    UK Inflation at 5-Year High, Pound Falls on Carney’s Comments

    The likelihood of a rise in UK interest rates, for the first time in a decade, gained momentum on Tuesday as UK CPI edged up from 2.9% to 3.0% – its highest level since April 2012. Bank of England Governor Mark Carney did nothing to dispel a rate hike as he gave evidence to the UK Treasury … Continue reading UK Inflation at 5-Year High, Pound Falls on Carney’s Comments

    eur gbp
    5 days ago

    China’s National Party Congress in the Spotlight, with Draghi and UK Employment Figures to Drive the EUR and the GBP

    Earlier in the Day: There were no material stats released through the Asian session this morning, leaving the markets to consider China’s Premier Xi Jinping’s opening speech at China’s National Party Congress. With the U.S administration ruffling global feathers, a shift in foreign policy and sentiment towards relations with the U.S is a possible outcome … Continue reading China’s National Party Congress in the Spotlight, with Draghi and UK Employment Figures to Drive the EUR and the GBP

    nafta
    5 days ago

    NAFTA Negotiations Extension Drives Mexican Peso, Canadian Dollar Higher

    There were no major U.S. reports on Tuesday, but there were major events that drew the interest of traders. Trade officials said Tuesday they were extending the negotiations towards a new NAFTA trade deal into next year. This was good news for the Mexican Peso and Canadian Dollar which posted solid gains against the U.S. … Continue reading NAFTA Negotiations Extension Drives Mexican Peso, Canadian Dollar Higher

    Pound
    6 days ago

    Carney Talks Inflation and Potential Move, Pound Drops after the Data

    The Pound has seen fast trading and will continue to remain volatile today as Bank of England Mark Carney’s comments are digested via his dialogue with the British Treasury. Industrial Production numbers will come from the States today. Questions and Answers Churn Traders, Volatile Pound Next Few Hours The Pound has traded in a volatile … Continue reading Carney Talks Inflation and Potential Move, Pound Drops after the Data

    bitcoin
    6 days ago

    Bitcoin Trades near All-Time Highs, the Ethereum Hard Fork, and the Slow March to $6,000

    Despite the massive run-up in price, the psychological level of $6,000 was not breached, and the BitStamp all-time high presently sits at $5,846.43. The same can be said for BitFinex’s BTC/USD pairing, which now has a new $5,920 all-time high, serving as a final pre-breakout resistance level. We have a similar situation with Kraken’s XBT/EUR pair, €5,000 was not shattered, and the all-time high is currently holding at €4,899. Bitcoin prices have consolidated since the big surge last week and currently are trading … Continue reading Bitcoin Trades near All-Time Highs, the Ethereum Hard Fork, and the Slow March to $6,000

    currencies
    6 days ago

    RBA Minutes Weigh on the AUD, with UK Inflation and Carney to Drive the Pound

    Earlier in the Day: Macroeconomic data out of the Asian session this morning was limited to New Zealand’s 3rd quarter inflation figures, which were better than forecasts, easing some pressure on the Kiwi Dollar, though the numbers were certainly well below Q3 estimates released in August, where the annual rate of inflation had been estimated … Continue reading RBA Minutes Weigh on the AUD, with UK Inflation and Carney to Drive the Pound

    support and resistence
    7 days ago

    Asian Equities Move Forward, with Yellen Delivering Dollar Support

    Earlier in the Day: The markets responded to the softer than forecasted inflation figures and upbeat retail sales data out of the U.S, with Asian equities on the march through the session this morning, as sentiment towards the prospects of a December rate hike by the FED eased further, following the more dovish than expected … Continue reading Asian Equities Move Forward, with Yellen Delivering Dollar Support

    dollar
    7 days ago

    Dollar Investors Worried about North Korea, Tax Reform and Low Inflation

    The U.S. Dollar was under pressure against a basket of currencies from the start last week as investors reacted to a number of factors. The week started with the dollar hovering near a ten week high, supported by strong U.S. wages data from the week before which gave investors confidence that the Federal Reserve will … Continue reading Dollar Investors Worried about North Korea, Tax Reform and Low Inflation

    British Pound
    8 days ago

    The Pound Relies on Theresa May

    The British Pound is recovering, but right now it’s hard to tell how fast the correction will be. There are still a lot of speculations around Theresa May, the British Prime Minister and the key player in the Brexit procedure, but not as many as earlier. The reason why the Pound plummeted last week was … Continue reading The Pound Relies on Theresa May

    Bitcoins
    8 days ago

    Bitcoin is the King of the Hill

    Say whatever you want about bitcoin but the world’s favorite cryptocurrency seems to have shrugged off all of its recent woes to rocket past the $5,000 mark, with no sign of stopping. $5800 to be precise… As the daily chart shows, this rise encounters no resistance or any counter signals. The price is well above … Continue reading Bitcoin is the King of the Hill

    10 days ago

    China Trade Figures Impress with Retail Sales and Inflation to Drive the Dollar

    Earlier in the Day: Macroeconomic data out through the Asian session was on the lighter side this morning, with material stats limited to New Zealand’s September Business PMI and China’s trade data, while the RBA also released its financial stability review. The NZ Business PMI softened slightly in September, but was still considered to be … Continue reading China Trade Figures Impress with Retail Sales and Inflation to Drive the Dollar

    US Dollar Index
    11 days ago

    FOMC Meeting Minutes Weigh on the Dollar with Draghi and the EUR in Focus

    Earlier in the Day: Economic data through the Asian session was limited to Australia’s new home loan figures for August, which was Aussie Dollar positive, a 1% rise in new loans coming in ahead of a forecasted 0.5% increase. The Aussie Dollar showed little response to the figures, with the key driver through the Asian … Continue reading FOMC Meeting Minutes Weigh on the Dollar with Draghi and the EUR in Focus

    US Dollar Index
    12 days ago

    The Dollar and the FOMC Meeting Minutes in Focus for the Day

    Earlier in the Day: Economic data out of Australia this morning was limited to October’s consumer sentiment figures, but off the back of yesterday’s upbeat business confidence numbers for September, there will be hopes of a boost to domestic consumption in the wake of the figures released. It’s in fact the first time since late … Continue reading The Dollar and the FOMC Meeting Minutes in Focus for the Day

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