Dollar Slows Down After U.S. Jobs Miss

Dollar Slows Down After U.S. Jobs Miss

The U.S. dollar was mixed Friday. The GBP deserves a special mention as positive Brexit rumors pushed it 0.61 percent higher against the USD. The American currency lost momentum as the U.S. non farm payrolls (NFP) headline jobs number disappointed with a 130,000 added positions, instead of the forecasted 188,000.

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, October 1

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, October 1

Canada’s loonie, the Mexican peso, along with North American stock futures have gained overnight after the U.S. and Canada confirmed a deal to save the ‘old’ NAFTA, now named USMCA – United States, Mexico, Canada agreement.

Strong Dollar Awaits Jobs Report to Validate Further Fed Hikes

Strong Dollar Awaits Jobs Report to Validate Further Fed Hikes

The Fed delivered its anticipated third rate hike of 2018 and the final GDP for the second quarter was 4.2 percent. The main event in the next week will be the release of the biggest economic indicator on Friday, October 5 when the U.S. nonfarm payrolls is published. Here’s what you need to know.

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday September, 24

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday September, 24

Global equities are under pressure as China called off planned trade talks with U.S., potentially triggering an escalation in the tariff war between the world’s largest economies.

Week Ahead: U.S. Dollar Recovers Ground Ahead of Fed Meeting

Week Ahead: U.S. Dollar Recovers Ground Ahead of Fed Meeting

The U.S. Federal Reserve will host its two-day meeting on Tuesday and Wednesday. The Federal Open Market Committee will publish a statement followed by a press conference by Fed Chair Jerome Powell.

A rate lift by the U.S. central bank is highly anticipated and has been priced in to the dollar putting more focus on the words of the Fed chief.

No tariffs, now tariffs, what gives?

No tariffs, now tariffs, what gives?

The possibility of a new round on tariffs on Chinese goods is not helping equity markets this morning.

Deflection or negotiation, whatever the reason, markets continue to wait for the counter punch before throwing all in. China is not expected to be a willing dance partner in proposed trade talks later this month if the Trump administration goes ahead with the additional tariffs expected later today.

Week Ahead: Trade Tensions Return as U.S. Tariffs on China Lift Dollar

Week Ahead: Trade Tensions Return as U.S. Tariffs on China Lift Dollar

In this week ahead, we cover mixed expectations on NAFTA, as Canada seems ready to make concessions while the U.S. and Mexico are ready to forge ahead, even if it’s only a bilateral deal. We also analyze European inflation, Chinese tariffs, and gold.

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, September 10

 Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, September 10

Trade talks, tariffs threats, EM contagion fears and central bank decisions are dominating asset price moves this month. Add geopolitical risks and U.S. impeachment possibilities to the mix and it’s expected that market volatility will remain elevated for some time.

Week Ahead: Trade Tensions and Strong U.S. Employment Lift Dollar

Week Ahead: Trade Tensions and Strong U.S. Employment Lift Dollar

The U.S. dollar rose on Friday against all major pairs after a strong U.S. nonfarm payrolls report was published.

The U.S. added 201,000 jobs, but more importantly hourly wages beat expectations in August coming in at 0.4 percent. The market has priced in a rate hike by the Fed when Federal Open Market Committee members meet on September 25–26.

3 of the Worst Currency Devaluations in History (and 1 to Watch for Today)

3 of the Worst Currency Devaluations in History (and 1 to Watch for Today)

Continuing the increasing trend of shocking currency developments in recent years, global foreign exchange markets have witnessed drastic events recently.

Join us in this article as we take a look at 3 of the most severe currency devaluations in history—as well one to watch out for—and what businesses can learn to protect themselves from risk.

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Tuesday, September 4

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Tuesday, September 4

Topping investors’ agenda this week is the Sino-U.S. trade dispute and Canada NAFTA talks - which are both threatening to escalate along with EM fallout as Argentina’s austerity measures shake emerging markets.

Trade Deal Versus Trade War Balance

Trade Deal Versus Trade War Balance

Risk aversion has risen as the NAFTA 2.0 negotiations between Canada and the U.S. continue but comments from both sides make it seem as though a deal is not close.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has emphasized that Canada is not seeking a deal at any costs, and that it would be better to have no deal than a bad one.

Powell, Puppets, and Politics

Powell, Puppets, and Politics

This Monday we covering a round-up of everything from equities to NAFTA to the Malaysian Ringgit and more. Here’s everything you need to know to kick-start your week.

Week Ahead: U.S. Dollar Drops After Powell Stresses Gradual Approach to Rates

Week Ahead: U.S. Dollar Drops After Powell Stresses Gradual Approach to Rates

The greenback was waiting for U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Powell’s speech at the central bank summit in Jackson Hole. Despite the market already pricing in two U.S. rate hikes in 2018, the somewhat dovish remarks from Powell did not add support to the U.S. dollar.