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Central Bank Activism: A Grain of Salt with Fed and BoC Announcements

Central Bank Activism: A Grain of Salt with Fed and BoC Announcements

In a world rife with geopolitical unpredictability – businesses hang their decisions off any monetary policy snippets emanating from Central Banks. Here's why corporates shouldn't react to the Fed and Bank of Canada’s every word. 

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.

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.

Dollar Drops in Thanksgiving Week with US Taxes in Spotlight

Dollar Drops in Thanksgiving Week with US Taxes in Spotlight

The US dollar depreciated on Friday touching a five-week low against major currencies. European PMIs beat expectations while US's disappointed. US President Donald Trump will meet with Senate Republicans to discuss the vote on the Senate bill to be voted later in the week.

Politics drive Dollar while Fundamentals boost Euro

Politics drive Dollar while Fundamentals boost Euro

The Trump Administration scored a major victory in Congress passing the tax overhaul bill by a vote of 227–205 while Brexit negotiations continue but there has been a recent string of concerns regarding how well thought out the whole divorce strategy really is. Here's your week ahead.

Politics Drive Dollar while Fundamentals boost Euro

Politics Drive Dollar while Fundamentals boost Euro

The Trump Administration scored a major victory in Congress passing the tax overhaul bill by a vote of 227–205 while Brexit negotiations continue but there has been a recent string of concerns regarding how well thought out the whole divorce strategy really is. Here's your week ahead.

Loonie Takes Flight After Inflation Report

Loonie Takes Flight After Inflation Report

After a two-year low in June, data on Friday showed that Canada’s annual inflation rate picked up last month. Here's what else you need to know.

The Week Ahead: Political Risk to Drive Dollar

The Week Ahead: Political Risk to Drive Dollar

The turmoil in Washington continues to be the main driving factor for markets with the potential testimony of former FBI Director James Comey on Wednesday-the biggest event risk for the greenback.

Covering the spread: A look back at the year’s most challenging currency pairs

Covering the spread: A look back at the year’s most challenging currency pairs

We recap how widening spreads with the dollar have affected businesses across the globe. Here are the most volatile currency pairs we examined.

The Week Ahead: Italian referendum has the ECB on alert

The Week Ahead: Italian referendum has the ECB on alert

A government mandate forces Italian pollsters to stop their work two weeks preceding the Italian vote on constitutional reforms, reducing the anxiety about the No result. Italians headed to the polls on Sunday, December 4 and while the referendum is not about a potential Italexit (Italeave?) it could mark the beginning of the end for Italy’ membership in the European Union.

The Week Ahead: Trump Reflation Comments Boost USD

The Week Ahead: Trump Reflation Comments Boost USD

The dollar is higher versus most major pairs as it continues to surge in the aftermath of the 2016 presidential election. The shock victory by Donald Trump is being taken in stride by the market after the initial recalibration of democratic win expectations. The dollar had been higher for most of the year given the Fed’s insistence a rate hike is coming. The comments by president-elect Trump on spurring growth by ending the austerity that has been prevalent in the developed world following the 2008 crisis has boosted the currency and global stocks higher.