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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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GBP/USD Forecast May 23-27

GBP/USD posted strong gains last week, climbing 150 points. The pair closed the week just under the 1.45 line. This week’s key event is Second Estimate GDP. Here is an outlook on the major events moving the pound and an updated technical analysis for...

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Hard US data for the data-dependent Fed

The Fed is leaning to the hawkish side but stressed that it is data dependent. In the penultimate week of May, we get both an update on the worrying first quarter with updated GDP data as well as a look at Q2 with fresh durable goods orders. In addition, top...

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AUD/USD Forecast May 23-27

AUD/USD lost ground for a fourth straight week, posting modest losses. The pair closed at 0.7219. This week’s highlight is Private Capital Expenditure. Here is an outlook on the major market-movers and an updated technical analysis for AUD/USD. The Fed meeting minutes were...

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NZD/USD Forecast May 23-27

The New Zealand dollar dropped under the weight of the greenback and settled in a lower range. Trade balance and the annual budget release are this week’s events. Here is an analysis of fundamentals and an updated technical analysis for NZD/USD. There were quite a few releases ...

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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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Forex – Yen slightly weaker in light Asian data day

USD/JPY changed hands at 113.28, up 0.02%, while AUD/USD traded at 0.7150, down 0.10%. The Reuters Tankan Index for February came in at 7 from 6 in the previous month. The U.S. dollar index, which measures the greenback's strength against a trade-weighted ...

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