Federal Reserve

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 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: 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.

The Week Ahead: US Tax Reform to Guide Markets Ahead of Holidays

The Week Ahead: US Tax Reform to Guide Markets Ahead of Holidays

The much-awaited December rate hike came, but the US dollar remains vulnerable to the outcome of the Republican tax reform vote.

US Tax Reform, Brexit, and Bitcoin to Dominate into Year End

US Tax Reform, Brexit, and Bitcoin to Dominate into Year End

December will be dominated by Donald Trump’s pledge on tax reform, Brexit negotiations, and Bitcoin's remarkable run. 

The Week Ahead: Dollar Weaker After Hawkish Comments From Central Banks

The Week Ahead: Dollar Weaker After Hawkish Comments From Central Banks

American fundamentals have been mixed and rising concerns about the Trump administration’s ability to pass pro-growth policies are weighing on the dollar despite Central Bank efforts.

The Week Ahead: Dollar Struggles Despite Fed Rate Hike Boost

The Week Ahead: Dollar Struggles Despite Fed Rate Hike Boost

Political risk drags the US dollar down despite the U.S. Federal Reserve hiking interest rates by 25 points. See why investors are skeptical about Washington right now.

Gold Slightly Lower as Fed Surprises With Upbeat Rate Statement

Gold Slightly Lower as Fed Surprises With Upbeat Rate Statement

Gold has dipped in the Thursday session while markets had priced in a rate hike at almost 100%, and the Federal Reserve did not disappoint.

The Week Ahead: US Political Risk and Data to Guide Markets

The Week Ahead: US Political Risk and Data to Guide Markets

The US dollar is regaining momentum after the Commerce department upgraded its first quarter GDP estimate from 0.7 percent to 1.2 percent.

Five Things The Markets Are Talking About: Thursday, April 6

Five Things The Markets Are Talking About: Thursday, April 6

The Fed and Trump have the US dollar in trouble after the FOMC minutes yesterday made it clear that shrinking the +$4.5T balance sheet will be a priority for U.S policy makers in the coming years.

Five Things the Markets Are Talking About: Thursday, March 16

Five Things the Markets Are Talking About: Thursday, March 16

As expected, the Fed raised rates by +25bps, but the outlook of the accompanying statement and Fed Chair Yellen’s press conference was very much less ‘hawkish’ than anticipated.

Market Update: Oil Tumbles For Second Day, ECB in Focus

Market Update: Oil Tumbles For Second Day, ECB in Focus

The ECB is stealing the spotlight temporarily from the Federal Reserve today as it announces its latest monetary policy decision and hopefully offers some guidance for the rest of the year.

Fed vs ECB: How can businesses manage conflicting monetary policies?

Fed vs ECB: How can businesses manage conflicting monetary policies?

With the Fed set to make further rate hikes and the ECB continuing its love for Quantitative Easing, we examine the effect these contradictory monetary policies are likely to have on organizations reliant on the near-term Dollar/Euro spreads.