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Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, July 30

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, July 30

A host of G10 central banks are on tap to offer their monetary policy decisions – the Bank of Japan, Reserve Bank of India, Bank of England, and the Federal Open Market Committee.

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: Geopolitical Tensions Moderate Ahead of U.S. Jobs Week

Week Ahead: Geopolitical Tensions Moderate Ahead of U.S. Jobs Week

Holidays in the United Kingdom and the United States will make for a short trading week, but one that will be filled with economic data releases alongside new reports from US-China and US-North Korea relations.

Week Ahead: Dollar Rises Amid Italian Coalition and China-US Trade Uncertainty

Week Ahead: Dollar Rises Amid Italian Coalition and China-US Trade Uncertainty

The dollar rally is back on after two of the largest parties in Italy agreed to form a coalition government and Japanese inflation retreated. Although there is no plan for Italy to exit the European Union, it could put the idea to the test with its fiscal strategy.

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.

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.

Week Ahead: Fed Rhetoric to Drive Dollar

Week Ahead: Fed Rhetoric to Drive Dollar

The FOMC's meeting statement was slightly hawkish and notes from the meeting revealed the U.S. central bank upgraded its economic projections from December and expects the 2 percent inflation target to be met in the mid term.

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.

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.

Week Ahead: Dollar Fails to Gain Traction Despite Positive Inflation

Week Ahead: Dollar Fails to Gain Traction Despite Positive Inflation

The greenback is down against most major pairs after the US added only 148,000 jobs - well below expectations. Meanwhile, the opposite is true for Canada.

Central Bankers in Focus on Monday

Central Bankers in Focus on Monday

It’s been a relatively slow start to what is otherwise likely to be a busy week for the markets, with appearances from two notable central bankers: FOMC voter Neel Kashkari and Bank of England Chief Economist. 

Busy week ends with disappointing US jobs report

Busy week ends with disappointing US jobs report

The greenback fell when the US non farm payrolls (NFP) report showed the US economy added only 261,000 jobs, 50,000 short of the forecast.

Global Political Uncertainty in Driving Seat

Global Political Uncertainty in Driving Seat

Fed speakers are divided. Doves say it's a mistake to keep raising interest rates with low inflation. Hawks urged that waiting could be a bigger mistake and that inflation will catch up. Is a December rate hike is still on the table?