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Will the Eurogroup move the euro?

After Fed officials did not offer news but still helped the dollar against commodity currencies, the focus moves to Brussels. Finance ministers discuss the Greek case with an ever-growing demand for debt relief from the IMF. They would prefer to keep things stable until after the Brexit referendum, but is...

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AUD/USD extends falls on China scare, stronger USD

The Australian dollar remains under pressure and it extends its falls. A drop of over 50 pips on the day sends it to a low of 0.7153, the lowest since early March. The incessant talk about China’s credit bubble is weighing on...

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German ZEW misses with 6.4, current conditions higher

German ZEW Economic Sentiment comes out at 6.4 points, well below 12 points expected. On the other hand, the Current Conditions components missed with 53.1 points, above 48.9 predicted.  EUR/USD is not going anywhere fast, consolidating its earlier slide. The German ZEW Economic Sentiment was...

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What Trump vs. Clinton means for currencies [Video]

The latest Real Clear Politics polling average already shows a dead-heat race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. The candidates are very different not only in foreign policy but also for markets. We discuss the potential for currency markets in the road to the November elections. Politics will play a bigger role in...

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Speculation continues – Live Market Open

A new week begins with seemingly contradicting talk from Fed officials regarding the June hike. Also opinion polls for the US elections show a mixed picture and the greenback looks decidedly mixed. Join me for a live market open, hosted by FXStreet: walking though recent developments and their impact on...

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USD/CAD reaches the highest in a month – 3 reasons

The Canadian dollar is having a terrible week and Friday is no different. USD/CAD is tackling resistance at 1.3170, the highest in a month, completing a 700 pip run from the lows. Is this still a correction? It seems like a change of course. Here are 3 reasons for the fall: Fresh fall in oil prices...

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The Fed re-awakens – Live Market Open

From almost no chance for a Fed hike to a wide open door, the Fed went hawkish and the greenback certainly likes it. The Fed-fest is not over as today we’ll hear from a major dove, among other events. Join me for a live market open, hosted...

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AUD/USD extends falls on Fed minutes – lines to watch

The Australian dollar was already the weakest link. We outlined three reasons for the weakness and now the pair dropped on the other driver of the pair: the USD. The Fed went to the hawkish side, leaving a wider door open for a June rate hike. While they remain data dependent, the bullish tone comes...

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No Brexit? GBP/USD shoots 100 pips higher

There is more evidence that Britain will stay in the EU also after the June 23rd referendum, at least according to yet another opinion poll. This joins previous polls by YouGov, ICM and ORB that all showed the same trend. The IPOS Mori poll shows an absolute majority for...

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