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Market Sentiment Remains Balanced For This Week’s Open

After the week long celebration of The Chinese Lunar New Year Holiday, we are witnessing a gradual return to higher volatility, as Asian institutional banks and investors re-open for a fresh week of trading. Prior to the US Opening Bell, risk-oriented assets were recovering on a tone of relief following last week’s equity decline into […]

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Mild Risk Aversion Ahead of Key Risk Events

mild risk aversion

Mild risk aversion has been the dominant play across multiple asset classes for the first trading day of the week, as investors remain cautious ahead of key risk events this week. Continuing concerns surrounding tomorrow’s Brexit vote, a dovish FOMC on Wednesday, weak Q4 earnings, and the resumption of US-China Trade talks on Wednesday are […]

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US Political Developments Alter Financial Market Behavior

Today’s trading session was fairly light on the economic docket side, so market participants looked towards fixed income & news headlines for direction and bias. Today’s Spot FX price action was marked by a continuation of the soft dollar sentiment that began on last week, as most dollar-denominated currency pairs climbed higher on growing US […]

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FOMC Meeting Minutes Reveal A Favorable Economy

Federal Reserve Bank Chicago

Within the hour following the release of January’s FOMC meeting minutes, we have witnessed a bout of volatility that has shifted risk assets from maintaining a positive position for the day, but now towards risk aversion and slight concern about the effects of inflation. In January’s meeting minutes, which was Janet Yellen’s last meeting as […]

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Non-Farm Payrolls Data Is Not Good For All

The US dollar is currently benefiting from today’s news and market headlines concerning the monthly Non-Farms Employment Data , US Unemployment rate, and Average Hourly Earnings rate. The data is showing that the US economy is becoming more healthier & stronger. But, we are seeing the opposite response in risk markets, as investor rotate out […]

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Gold and US Dollar modestly unchanged With No FOMC Surprise

The outcome of today’s Federal Open Market Committee’s (FOMC) statement was to no surprise for many investors, as the FED did what was expected and kept interest rates and the U.S. monetary policy unchanged. This was Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen’s final FOMC meeting as presiding Chair of the Federal Reserve. The statement provided an upbeat […]

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Senator Marco Rubio Sends US Dollar Higher on Tax Vote

As we draw closer to the holiday season and the end of the 2017 year, it is typical to witness a mild liquidity drain as market participants pull away from their trading platforms and prepare for the new year of trading. Whenever there is a thinning in market volume, any shifting news headline released to […]

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New Zealand Dollar Weakness May End Soon

Post the 2017 New Zealand General Election back on September 23rd, The New Zealand dollar still continues its descent into further bear territory spawned by an unexpected turn of events from this year’s elections. The incumbent National Party was clearly leading in the polls and was expected to have the majority of votes prior to […]

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The Economic Drivers of the Euro Rally

Economic Drivers Behind Euro Rally

Since the start of the trading week, we have witnessed a parabolic shift in demand for EUR/USD since it has rallied ~258 pips from the weekly opening price. This boost in euro-sentiment is a suitable sign of relief that political concerns from the European Union are not as alarming for the time being. The first […]

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US Dollar Falling On Solid GDP and Consumer Confidence

Today was a great day for US Fundamentals as both the third quarter US Preliminary GDP data and the US Consumer Confidence came in above their expected reading. However, despite the solid readings in both reports, we are still witnessing softness in the greenback, which is contrary to what most analyst assumed would happen prior […]

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