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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.

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, February 12

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, February 12

Investors are bracing for another bumpy ride this week after market volatility has returned with a vengeance, delivering the biggest rout in global stocks in a number of years.

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.

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?

Catalonia Relief Supports Equities and EUR

Catalonia Relief Supports Equities and EUR

European markets took relief from Catalonia stopping short of declaring immediate independence from Madrid yesterday. Here are the 5 things you should know.

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.

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: Dollar Struggles After US Jobs Miss

The Week Ahead: Dollar Struggles After US Jobs Miss

The U.S. non farm payrolls (NFP) grew by 138,000 jobs in May short of the 180,000 forecasted. Here's how employment is affecting the US Dollar.

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Thursday, May 25

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Thursday, May 25

There were no surprises from the Fed yesterday, so market focus now shifts to Vienna to see if OPEC and non-OPEC members officially extend last November’s production cut deal to support global prices.

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Thursday, May 18

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Thursday, May 18

Investors bet that President Trump’s policies would boost growth and unwind inflation, but those moves have intensified this week. Stocks, bonds, and yields are under pressure.

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.

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, May 1

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, May 1

Global yields have rallied while equities have climbed as a deal by U.S Congress to avert a government shutdown overshadows weaker economic data from China and the U.S.