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Live FX market analysis – 16 April 2019 (video)

OANDA Senior Market Analyst Craig Erlam discusses this week’s key financial market events and gives his analysis of a variety of FX charts. Craig gives his views on EURUSD (14:55), GBPUSD (19:16), EURGBP (22:21), AUDUSD (23:49), USDCAD (25:45), GBPCAD (27:38), ...

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Risk on as China growth beats estimates

  Aussie surges as growth tops forecasts AUD/USD climbed to the highest in almost two months after the Chinese economy grew more than expected in the first quarter. The economy expended 6.4% from a year earlier, beating economists’ forecasts of ...

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Markets steady ahead of China trade data

  Data seen mixed The release of March’s trade data out of China is unusually late today, and markets are being held in limbo in the process. Expectations are that exports would rise 7.3% y/y after a 20.8% decline in ...

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Live FX market analysis – 9 April 2019 (video)

OANDA Senior Market Analyst Craig Erlam looks ahead to what could be another very interesting week in the FX markets. An emergency EU Brexit summit, ECB meeting, Fed minutes, new US tariffs and more all feature in this week’s webinar ...

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Global growth downgrade hits sentiment

  IMF downgrades 2019 growth forecast In its latest World Economic Outlook report, the IMF trimmed its 2019 global growth forecast to 3.3% from 3.5% in its previous report in January. That would be the weakest growth rate in a ...

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EUR/GBP – Three days until Brexit, again

Biggest week yet for Brexit, until the next one Brexit drama may be ramping up and desperation kicking in, but traders remain in quite a relaxed mood as we navigate through another hugely important week in the process. May has ...

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Risk rally stalls in Asia

    US Indices retreat Despite the strong US nonfarm payroll report on Friday, risk appetite took a breather in the Asian session, probably intimidated by the not-so-strong close on Wall Street. Across the equity space, there was broad weakness, ...

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Gold – remains weighed down by USD

Will USD continue to drag on gold? The dollar may be trading a little softer today but another strong day on Thursday is keeping the pressure on gold which has been weighed down by it over the last couple of ...

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GBP/USD – Edges lower as May requests more time

PM hopeful of another short extension I’m not sure what the public fear more, an potentially indefinite backstop or indefinite negotiations. Theresa May requested another short extension from the EU on Friday to get a Brexit agreement through Parliament, as ...

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