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Week Ahead: Market reaction to Fed Hike and Dovish ECB

Week Ahead: Market reaction to Fed Hike and Dovish ECB

A hawkish Fed and a dovish European Central Bank gave the edge to the USD this week. Donald Trump scored diplomacy points in Singapore by North Korean leader Kim while trade war fears are once again at the forefront as the Trump administration announced new tariffs on Chinese goods on Friday.

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, June 11

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, June 11

Investors’ focus now shifts from last week’s disastrous G7 meeting in Canada to tomorrow’s Trump-Kim summit in Singapore and a plethora of major central bank rate announcements later this week.

Week Ahead: Dollar Struggles as Geopolitics and Central Banks Take Spotlight

Week Ahead: Dollar Struggles as Geopolitics and Central Banks Take Spotlight

Prepare for an eventful week! The Fed will kick off its June 2-day FOMC meeting on Tuesday and is expected to announce a 25 basis points rate hike. The same day President Donald Trump will be in Singapore for the much-anticipated meeting with North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un. Simultaneously, U.K. Prime Minister, Theresa May, will ask her party to overturn changes to the E.U. withdrawal bill.

Week Ahead: Dollar Ends Rally Awaiting U.S. Retail Sales Data

Week Ahead: Dollar Ends Rally Awaiting U.S. Retail Sales Data

The USD continues to gain versus emerging market currencies as more signs of a global growth slowdown appear. The U.S. consumer price index came in under expectations and raised concerns on how many rate hikes could the Fed get way with in 2018.

Week Ahead: Dollar Slows Down Awaiting Employment Data

Week Ahead: Dollar Slows Down Awaiting Employment Data

Dovish central bank rhetoric from the European Central Bank and the Bank of Japan has increased the anticipation for the U.S. Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee on Wednesday, May 2. Data has put three more rate hikes firmly on the table.

Focus on Draghi – ECB to be Positive

Focus on Draghi – ECB to be Positive

At today’s ECB meeting, investors watched for any clues that Euro policy makers are preparing a shift in stimulus plans for their June meeting. Here’s what market consensus believes ECB President Draghi will do.

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.

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

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

Global equities have advanced overnight as ‘trade-war’ concerns take a back seat to economic optimism following last Friday’s U.S. jobs report. Here are the 5 things you should know to start out your week.

Week Ahead: Dollar Retreats as Trade War Talk Escalates

Week Ahead: Dollar Retreats as Trade War Talk Escalates

U.S. Employment Data and 4 Central Banks - including RBA, BOJ, BOC, and ECB - will guide markets this week. Here's what you need to know.

Notable Week for Prominent Central Bankers

Notable Week for Prominent Central Bankers

Inflation figures will be released for both the U.S. and eurozone; we’ll also hear from a number of central bankers including the heads of the Federal Reserve, European Central Bank and Bank of England.

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.

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.

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday January 22

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday January 22

Despite the distraction of a U.S. government shutdown, the focus of capital markets this week will return to the more upbeat message of the global growth upswing and a couple of G7 central banks monetary communications.

U.S. Dollar Vulnerable to Political Drama

U.S. Dollar Vulnerable to Political Drama

The US dollar remains weak versus most majors due to downward pressure from the government shutdown. The House of Representatives passed a short-term funding bill, but it did not get enough votes to pass the U.S. Senate.

U.S. Dollar Looking for a Toe Hole

U.S. Dollar Looking for a Toe Hole

The EUR dismissed the European Central Bank's attempt to talk the currency down this week, while the ‘big’ dollar continues its efforts to hold onto yesterday’s advance.