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Bitcoin Opens for Future Business

Bitcoin Opens for Future Business

Trading in Bitcoin futures began in Tokyo last night, as the Chicago Board of Options Exchange became the first major exchange to offer the contracts pegged to the cryptocurrency. Similar contracts will start trading in a week on the CME Group as a test whether institutional money will go after Bitcoin.

US Tax Uncertainty Hammers Dollar

US Tax Uncertainty Hammers Dollar

The market is speculating about the chances of a US tax overhaul and the impact of the developments in Saudi Arabia. The coming week will bring important data releases including Inflation figures from the UK, the US, and Canada.

The Week Ahead: Hurricanes Hit Number of Jobs but Not Wages

The Week Ahead: Hurricanes Hit Number of Jobs but Not Wages

The US dollar is higher across the board against major pairs, but had a mixed performance Friday in the aftermath of the release of the US non farm payrolls (NFP) report. Here's what you need to know going into this week.

Pound Eyes Bank of England Objectors

Pound Eyes Bank of England Objectors

The FX market is relatively quiet with a focus on BoE rate decision. The EUR/USD hit a fresh two-year high yesterday after expectations that the ECB may begin phasing out its ‘easy’ policy.

Super Thursday: Politics and Monetary Policy Take Center Stage

Super Thursday: Politics and Monetary Policy Take Center Stage

Pick your poison. Today is a pivotal day for capital markets with three major events: 1. ECB monetary decision, 2. UK Parliamentary elections and 3. Comey’s U.S senate testimony.

The Week Ahead: Geopolitics to Cloud Central Bank Outlook

The Week Ahead: Geopolitics to Cloud Central Bank Outlook

Higher political risk in 2017 was forecasted and so far it hasn’t disappointed.

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.

Trigger Article 50 and Be Done With It: Wednesday, March 29

Trigger Article 50 and Be Done With It: Wednesday, March 29

U.K PM Theresa May has written a letter that will be delivered by hand to E.U Council President Donald Tusk at around 07:30 EST. The triggering of Article 50 is expected to spark long-term volatility for the pound.

Five Things The Markets Are Talking About: Monday, March 27

Five Things The Markets Are Talking About: Monday, March 27

Investors are questioning Trump’s reflation trade now that the U.S healthcare reform bill failed to make it onto the ‘floor’ Friday.

Five Things The Markets Are Talking About: Thursday, March 23

Five Things The Markets Are Talking About: Thursday, March 23

The fact that the President is struggling to push his bill has raised doubts over whether he can win support for his pro-growth economic policy measures.

Five Things The Markets Are Talking About: Monday, March 6

Five Things The Markets Are Talking About: Monday, March 6

With geopolitical risk dominating early trading – North Korea fired four ballistic missiles into nearby waters – this is another busy economic event week.

Five Things The Markets Are Talking About: Thursday March 2, 2017

Five Things The Markets Are Talking About: Thursday March 2, 2017

Fed-funds futures contracts suggest traders now expect the Fed to lift interest rates this month. Currently, the market shows a +80% probability for an increase on March 15, more than double the probability accessed on Tuesday.

The Trump effect: Can businesses hedge against the US-UK “special relationship”?

The Trump effect: Can businesses hedge against the US-UK “special relationship”?

As Trump gets a taste for bilateral trade with the U.K., we explore how corporates can gain from spikes in sterling against the dollar, while minimizing inevitable falls as Brexit negotiations bite.

Five Things The Markets Are Talking About: Thursday February 2, 2017

Five Things The Markets Are Talking About: Thursday February 2, 2017

For anyone looking for significant clues to the future of Fed policy, yesterday’s FOMC statement was a real letdown. The announcement mostly reflects U.S policy makers’ caution in a time of political upheaval. Nevertheless, the Fed indicated that they remain on track to gradually raise short-term interest rates this year.