MARKET INSIGHTS

Week Ahead | Weekly outlook: February 4th to 8th | Are RBA’s and BoE’s interest rate decisions going to continue the dovish tone?  | 04/02/2019

Entering the new week, two interest rate decisions, the RBA’s and BoE’s could have wider implications than expected. After a number of central banks are turning dovish due to the rising global...

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Daily Commentary | USD strengthens after January’s employment report  | 04/02/2019

The greenback got some support after the US employment report for January and the ISM manufacturing PMI showed stronger than expected readings. Analysts point out that the solid jobs report and...

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Daily Commentary | Market focus on US employment report | 01/02/2019

Market focus today is expected to be on the release of the US employment report for January, with its NFP figure. Should the unemployment rate (3.9%) and the average earning s growth rate (+3.2%...

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Daily Commentary | FOMC remains dovishly on hold and the USD tumbles | 31/01/2019

The FOMC remained on hold at +2.5% as was widely expected and maintained a clear dovish tone in the accompanying statement. The highlights of the accompanying statement included a alteration from...

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Daily Commentary | All eyes on the FOMC  | 30/01/2019

Today at 19:00 (GMT) the FOMC is to announce its interest rate decision and is widely expected to remain on hold at +2.5%. Fed’s Funds Futures implied yesterday, that the market had fully priced...

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Daily Commentary | UK braces for second Parliament vote on Brexit | 29/01/2019

The UK parliament is to vote on Theresa May’s revised Brexit plan, with 60 days left for the UK to leave the EU. Analysts currently seem to maintain the opinion that should Theresa May’s plan B...

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Week Ahead | Weekly outlook: January 28th to February 1st | FOMC interest rate decision, Brexit, NFP and US-Sino trade negotiations to keep the markets on the edge of their seats.  | 28/01/2019

Entering the new week, with the partial US government reopened at least for now, the FOMC interest rate decision on Wednesday has already started to affect the USD’s direction. Also the US-Sino...

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Daily Commentary | USD weakens in anticipation of Fed’s meeting | 28/01/2019

The greenback weakened against a number of its counterparts, as investors focus on Fed’s interest rate decision on Wednesday. The market seems to be expecting the Fed to signal a possible pause of...

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Daily Commentary | ECB remains on hold at 0.0% and dovish comments weaken the EUR | 25/01/2019

ECB remained on hold at 0.0% as was widely expected, however a number of dovish comments weakened the EUR substantially in the following hours. The decision per se along with the accompanying...

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Daily Commentary | UK Parliament aims for best case scenario | 24/01/2019

Various reports and according to Liam Fox, the UK Secretary of State for International Trade, the UK parliament is aiming to avoid a hard or No deal Brexit. Strong action is also said to be taken...

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