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H2 Currencies to Watch

H2 Currencies to Watch

Read our six-article series on what businesses need to know about a variety of global currencies in the second half of 2018. We focus on political, economic, and financial events that will affect these currencies. We cover the Canadian Dollar, Mexican Peso, Euro, Australian Dollar, Pound Sterling, and emerging markets.

The Week Ahead: Dollar Looking to Regain Momentum

The Week Ahead: Dollar Looking to Regain Momentum

Despite the dollar rally losing steam as softer economic data was released the U.S. Federal Reserve kept the June rate hike on the table boosting the greenback on a monetary policy divergence basis.

The Week Ahead: Dollar Drops After Rate Hike

The Week Ahead: Dollar Drops After Rate Hike

The USD is weaker against major currencies across the board after the Fed hiked rates for the third time since the financial crisis.

The Week Ahead: Trump Presser Weakens Dollar Awaiting US Inflation Report

The Week Ahead: Trump Presser Weakens Dollar Awaiting US Inflation Report

The defining moment of the week for the USD came as the first press conference of the President-elect Donald Trump unfolded. Few details on topics the market cared like infrastructure spending or fiscal stimulus were shared while the most combative aspects of his campaign were in full view. Inauguration on Friday, January 20 starts the countdown for the first 100 days of the Trump era that is expected to deliver bold action that could see the USD appreciate across the board

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.

Week Ahead: USD Loses Momentum Ahead of Employment Data Week

Week Ahead: USD Loses Momentum Ahead of Employment Data Week

The week of October 31 to November 4 will be one of the busiest on record. Central banks, employment and growth data will be published in the middle of the final stretch of the U.S. elections. The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) and the Bank of Japan (BOJ) will release statements on late Monday EDT. The U.S. Federal Reserve will release its Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) statement on Wednesday, November 2 at 2:00 pm EDT. The Bank of England (BoE) Super Thursday on November 3 will kick off at 8:00 am EDT. The week will wrap up with the release of the U.S. non farm payrolls (NFP) report on Friday, November 4 at 8:30 am EDT.