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Dollar Support Lukewarm despite Fed’s ‘Hawkish-hold’

Dollar Support Lukewarm despite Fed’s ‘Hawkish-hold’

Yesterday, as expected, the Fed held the overnight interest rate target range steady between +1.25 – 1.50% in a unanimous vote (9-0). 

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, January 29

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, January 29

On Wednesday, the Federal Open Market Committee gathers for Chair Janet Yellen’s final meeting on interest rates before her term ends. It's also jobs week in the U.S. and employers are expected to have added more jobs in January than previous months.

How Will Markets Respond to Dip in US Stocks?

How Will Markets Respond to Dip in US Stocks?

US futures fall under pressure, a day after the Dow closed above 23,000 for the first time ever. Though there are no major triggers for this morning’s decline, the finger is being pointed at the softer Chinese economic data and unrest in Spain.

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: Dollar Firmer Ahead of Jobs Week

The Week Ahead: Dollar Firmer Ahead of Jobs Week

Hawkish rhetoric from the US Federal Reserve and Trump administration tax reform proposal boosted the greenback ahead of a busy week that will be wrapped up by the biggest indicator in the markets the US non farm payrolls.

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, August 21

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, August 21

The Fed’s Yellen and ECB President Draghi will gather for the Jackson Hole economic symposium. Focus will be on Yellen’s speech on financial stability, and will Draghi will provide clarity on ending Euro QE?

The Week Ahead: Dollar Rebounds on Strong Jobs Report

The Week Ahead: Dollar Rebounds on Strong Jobs Report

After the nonfarm payroll report added 222,000 new positions to US economy, the US dollar is higher against most major pairs except one.

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.

Five Things The Markets Are Talking About: Thursday, April 13

Five Things The Markets Are Talking About: Thursday, April 13

Capital markets were heading into an Easter holiday stupor before President Trump “intentionally” shook things up in a press conference late Wednesday afternoon.

The Week Ahead: Retail Sales and Inflation Next for Dollar

The Week Ahead: Retail Sales and Inflation Next for Dollar

The US jobs report missed expectations, weakening the dollar and raising questions about the economy. Other major pairs have fallen due to risk aversion following the geopolitical events around the globe.

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.