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Euro-zone inflation at -0.1% as expected

Euro-zone inflation ticks up from -0.2% to -0.1%, as expected. This is the fourth consecutive month of a negative number, but it can be blamed on oil prices. The unemployment rate remains at 10.2% also as expected. Also core inflation comes out as predicted...

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Learn all about EUR/USD – webinar at 13:00 GMT

What are the forces moving the world’s most popular currency pair? What is going on now and where is it headed next? It has been quite turbulent since peaking two years ago and this week is clearly a critical one for the king...

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US GDP Q1 revised to 0.8%

The United States was expected to upgrade the GDP estimate for Q1 2016 to an annualized level of 0.9% instead of 0.5% reported in the first release. See how to trade the US GDP with EUR/USD The US dollar gained some ground ahead of the publication. Later in the day we have a revision of...

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June hike? Watch out for these 6 key events [Video]

After the Fed meeting minutes the door is wide open to rate hike in June. The word June appeared 6 times in that document. While the door is open, the Fed will not necessarily walk through this door. If they are indeed data dependent, here are 6 events to watch out for. Video ...

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USD retreats ahead of hard data

The greenback slides against most currencies in an oil-inspired risk-on sentiment. Now, we finally get some hard data: durable goods orders will give us some significant figures on Q2 growth and investment trend eyed by the Fed. Also watch out for jobless claims, pending home sales and two Fed...

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AUD/USD pressured on low investment

Investment continues falling in Australia. Capital Expenditure (capex) dropped by 5.2% in Q1 2016, much worse than a fall of 3.2% predicted. there is a small silver lining with an upwards revision of Q4 from a rise of 0.8% to 1.8%. Nevertheless, this isn’t good news. The Reserve Bank of...

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BOC not too dovish – USD/CAD falls

As expected, the Bank of Canada leaves rates unchanged at 0.50%. The statement is not extremely dovish. They see current monetary policy as appropriate and do not provide hints of further rate cuts. Regarding the inflation mandate, the BOC sees risks as roughly balanced.  USD...

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Brexit or Bremain? 3 things to look out for [Video]

Less than a month is left towards the EU Referendum in the UK and the impact on currencies is growing by the day. We highlight three things to watch out for regarding the sentiment, understanding where the wind is blowing and what’s priced in. While the Remain campaign is currently in the lead, ...

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Back to risk – Live Market Open

The mood is more positive in markets with commodity currencies looking stronger, the yen looking weaker and more optimism in general. Will this prevail? The euro is still looking for a direction. Join me for a live market open, hosted by...

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