Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, April 23

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, April 23

U.S. Treasuries begin the week on the back foot, crude oil prices have eased, and monetary policy adjustments for the European Central Bank and Bank of Japan. Here’s what you need to know this Monday.

5 Rules for Finding the Perfect Local Partner when doing Business Abroad

5 Rules for Finding the Perfect Local Partner when doing Business Abroad

In this third installation of our new series on the impact of foreign exchange on small to mid-sized companies, we look at five key things to look for when choosing a local partner when doing business in overseas markets.

Week Ahead: Central Bank Comments Boost U.S. Dollar

Week Ahead: Central Bank Comments Boost U.S. Dollar

The highlights for the market this week will be the rate statements from the European Central Bank and the Bank of Japan alongside the release of the first estimate of the first quarter growth in the U.S.

Dollar Supported by Higher Yields

Dollar Supported by Higher Yields

After three days of backing up, sovereign yields are somewhat steady. The market is talking about the possibility of an inverted U.S. yield curve in the coming quarters. In FX, the yen saw selling pressure as President Trump and Japanese PM Abe agreed to work closely on bi-lateral trade. Here are 5 things you need to know.

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, April 16

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, April 16

Despite geopolitical and Middle East risks the FX market remains somewhat subdued. Nevertheless, with the U.S. pushing its twin deficits up while also increasing interest rates, dollar bears continue to look for selling opportunities.

Week Ahead: Dollar Looks to Retail Sales With Syrian Anxiety in the Background

Week Ahead: Dollar Looks to Retail Sales With Syrian Anxiety in the Background

The Syrian conflict concerns faded at the end of the week and boosted the USD versus the JPY and the CHF. Next up for the markets will be the release of retail sales data in the U.S. and the Bank of Canada rate statements.

FX Risk Management Best Practices: The 5-step Guide for SMBs

FX Risk Management Best Practices: The 5-step Guide for SMBs

In this second article of our new series on “The impact of foreign exchange on small to mid-sized companies" we look at five of the best practices that SMBs can follow to lower foreign exchange risk and focus on growth.

Dollar Gains Limited by Geopolitical Risks

Dollar Gains Limited by Geopolitical Risks

Capital markets remain uneasy as growing geopolitical tensions rattle equities and commodities. Adding fuel to the fire is yesterday’s FOMC’s March meeting minutes which we cover here.

Have Cash, Will Travel: For Smaller Companies, FX Markets Offer Risk and Opportunity

Have Cash, Will Travel: For Smaller Companies, FX Markets Offer Risk and Opportunity

In the first installation of our new series on “The impact of foreign exchange on small to mid-sized companies" we look at how these sized businesses can effectively manage FX volatility.

Week Ahead: Trade War Anxiety and NFP Miss Sink U.S. dollar

Week Ahead: Trade War Anxiety and NFP Miss Sink U.S. dollar

The U.S. dollar closed the week mixed against major pairs after the U.S. non farm payrolls (NFP) headline jobs number failed to meet expectations. Fed Chairman Jerome Powell spoke on Friday and reassured investors the central bank would be gradually increasing borrowing costs in the U.S.

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, April 2

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, April 2

This shortened trading week features inflation and unemployment figures in Europe, the March U.S. and Canadian jobs report, and an interest-rate decision down-under.

Week Ahead: U.S. Dollar Rises Ahead of Jobs Data

Week Ahead: U.S. Dollar Rises Ahead of Jobs Data

The greenback had a positive week ahead of the Easter holiday. The first week of April will kick off with a plethora of U.S. economic data, the most important of all the U.S. nonfarm payrolls.

Fed’s Ideal Inflation Measure Rises, Claims at 45 Year Low

Fed’s Ideal Inflation Measure Rises, Claims at 45 Year Low

The rise in annual inflation is the latest sign of strengthening inflation pressures that could encourage the Fed to continue raising interest rates this year.

OANDA Exchange Rates API app now available on Microsoft Dynamics 365

OANDA Exchange Rates API app now available on Microsoft Dynamics 365

Today we announced the launch of the OANDA Exchange API application on AppSource, Microsoft's marketplace for business apps, to offer OANDA Rates® to all Microsoft Dynamics 365 customers.