MARKET INSIGHTS

Daily Commentary | UK inflation data to drive sterling ahead of BoE | 12/09/2017

• Today, GBP traders will have their gaze locked on the UK CPI data for August. Expectations are for both the headline and core rates to have risen, something we agree with, given that the nation’...

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Daily Commentary | Safe havens tumble as North Korea doesn’t conduct missile test | 11/09/2017

• Markets opened in a risk-on mood today, as North Korea did not conduct any missile tests to celebrate the 69th anniversary of its foundation. Investors may have anticipated something like that,...

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Week Ahead | September 11th – 15th | BoE, SNB policy meetings, US and UK CPIs, other key data in focus | 08/09/2017

• The main event is probably the BoE gathering. We don’t expect any action at this meeting, given the stagnant business investment for Q2.

• We expect the SNB to repeat that the franc...

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Daily Commentary | Draghi tries to jawbone EUR, but the currency does not obey | 08/09/2017

• Yesterday, the European Central Bank decided to keep all three of is interest rates unchanged as was widely expected. In the statement accompanying the decision, the Bank left untouched the...

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Daily Commentary | The spotlight falls on the ECB policy meeting | 07/09/2017

• Today, investors will be sitting on the edge of their seats in anticipation of the ECB policy gathering. Given that no change in rates is expected, market focus may be on whether the Bank will...

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Daily Commentary | Fed officials express concerns on inflation and rate hikes | 06/09/2017

• The dollar came under selling interest yesterday, while the probability for another Fed hike this year slid, following remarks by three Fed officials who expressed concerns with regards to low...

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Daily Commentary | RBA stands pat; remains concerned on AUD | 05/09/2017

• The RBA kept its policy unchanged today, as was widely anticipated. The statement accompanying the decision was little changed from the previous one, with the Bank remaining content with strong...

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Daily Commentary | ECB headlines ruin EUR/USD bull fiesta | 04/09/2017

• On Friday, the US employment report for August disappointed in all fronts. NFP rose a mere 156k, missing estimates of 180k, while prints for June and July were revised down. The unemployment...

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Week Ahead | September 4th – 8th | ECB, BoC, RBA, and Riksbank policy meetings, key data in focus | 01/09/2017

• The main event will probably be the ECB policy gathering. Market focus may be on whether the Bank will remove more dovish aspects from its forward guidance.

• In Canada, the BoC is...

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Daily Commentary | Solid US data help the dollar to recover further | 31/08/2017

• The dollar continued to recover on Wednesday following stronger-than-expected US economic data. The greenback has been in a recovery mode since Tuesday and accelerated after both the ADP...

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