Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Tuesday, February 20

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Tuesday, February 20

Global stocks see ‘red’, oil markets are mixed, and with little economic U.S. data on tap, the markets focus turns to the U.S. Treasury department. Here are the five things you need to know.

The Week Ahead: Higher US Inflation Fails to Spark Dollar Revival

The Week Ahead: Higher US Inflation Fails to Spark Dollar Revival

Inflation anxiety triggered a sell-off in global stock markets with the Fed expected to ramp up their interest rate hike path yet the dollar did not benefit as higher rates have already been priced in by the market.

Dollar Dives on Confidence with No Support from Fundamentals

Dollar Dives on Confidence with No Support from Fundamentals

The dollar remains under pressure, building on yesterday’s slide in the Euro session, as the market seems to be losing confidence in the long-run state of the U.S. economy.

Looking at a Future Without SWIFT: Financial Institutions and Blockchain

Looking at a Future Without SWIFT: Financial Institutions and Blockchain

In this second installment of our miniseries on “Demystifying Cryptocurrencies, Blockchain-based Applications and Opportunities in the B2B Payments Space,” we will address how a decades old "messaging service" — SWIFT — is likely to be displaced for good by blockchain applications.

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, February 12

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, February 12

Investors are bracing for another bumpy ride this week after market volatility has returned with a vengeance, delivering the biggest rout in global stocks in a number of years.

The Week Ahead: US Dollar Surges Amidst Volatility

The Week Ahead: US Dollar Surges Amidst Volatility

The U.S. dollar had its strongest week against major currency pairs in twelve months. Even as the United States is suffering a bout of political uncertainty, the dollar became a safe haven as stocks and bonds saw massive moves this week.

Demystifying Cryptocurrency: Blockchain-based Applications and Opportunities in the B2B Payments Space

Demystifying Cryptocurrency: Blockchain-based Applications and Opportunities in the B2B Payments Space

The first installation in this blog miniseries in partnership with Ripple, the Solutions for Business team at OANDA will demystify the world of cryptocurrencies and present corporate audiences with the benefits and opportunities of B2B blockchain-based payment applications.

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, February 5

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, February 5

Global stocks had the biggest decline in two-years overnight and central banks will dominate this week again with monetary policy decisions.

The Week Ahead: Dollar Rebounds After Strong Jobs Report

The Week Ahead: Dollar Rebounds After Strong Jobs Report

The release of the U.S. nonfarm payrolls proved to be the much needed shot in the arm after the greenback was under pressure for most of 2018. Job gains surpassed expectations but more importantly the hourly wages came in higher, giving the Fed a potential green light to hike 3 or 4 times in 2018.

Dollar Support Lukewarm despite Fed’s ‘Hawkish-hold’

Dollar Support Lukewarm despite Fed’s ‘Hawkish-hold’

Yesterday, as expected, the Fed held the overnight interest rate target range steady between +1.25 – 1.50% in a unanimous vote (9-0). 

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, January 29

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, January 29

On Wednesday, the Federal Open Market Committee gathers for Chair Janet Yellen’s final meeting on interest rates before her term ends. It's also jobs week in the U.S. and employers are expected to have added more jobs in January than previous months.

Protect your Profits with Cash Flow Visibility & Risk Management

Protect your Profits with Cash Flow Visibility & Risk Management

FX volatility can negatively impact corporate earnings, leave the bottom line of a business in bad shape, and ultimately diminish shareholder value. How can corporates mitigate the problems caused volatility and turn it into opportunity?

Trump's Davos Speech makes Headlines

Trump's Davos Speech makes Headlines

It’s been an interesting week as events made headlines and shook up financial markets. Donald Trump’s speech at Davos was eventful, and as expected, Trump pushed his America first agenda while making the argument for fair and reciprocal trade.

Dollars Downfall Remains Intact, ECB Next

Dollars Downfall Remains Intact, ECB Next

It was another mixed picture overnight, as capital markets digested the weakening dollar and a protectionist push from the U.S. Meanwhile, the market looks for clues on policy-makers’ appetite for rolling back stimulus and thoughts on strengthening EUR currency.

Invoice Tracking & Reporting for B2B Companies

Invoice Tracking & Reporting for B2B Companies

Cash flows that are the lifeblood of all businesses. Commercial organizations of all sizes are under pressure to improve efficiency and effectiveness. We cover 5 payments trends to help B2B companies successfully manage cash flows.