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Week Ahead: Trade Tensions and Strong U.S. Employment Lift Dollar

Week Ahead: Trade Tensions and Strong U.S. Employment Lift Dollar

The U.S. dollar rose on Friday against all major pairs after a strong U.S. nonfarm payrolls report was published.

The U.S. added 201,000 jobs, but more importantly hourly wages beat expectations in August coming in at 0.4 percent. The market has priced in a rate hike by the Fed when Federal Open Market Committee members meet on September 25–26.

Fed’s Ideal Inflation Measure Rises, Claims at 45 Year Low

Fed’s Ideal Inflation Measure Rises, Claims at 45 Year Low

The rise in annual inflation is the latest sign of strengthening inflation pressures that could encourage the Fed to continue raising interest rates this year.

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

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

Global equities have advanced overnight as ‘trade-war’ concerns take a back seat to economic optimism following last Friday’s U.S. jobs report. Here are the 5 things you should know to start out your week.

Week Ahead: Dollar Mixed Ahead of Retail Sales, Inflation and North Korea Meeting

Week Ahead: Dollar Mixed Ahead of Retail Sales, Inflation and North Korea Meeting

The U.S. dollar ended up mixed against major pairs after the release of the U.S. nonfarm payrolls report for February and news of a potential meet up between North Korea and American leaders.

Week Ahead: Dollar Fails to Gain Traction Despite Positive Inflation

Week Ahead: Dollar Fails to Gain Traction Despite Positive Inflation

The greenback is down against most major pairs after the US added only 148,000 jobs - well below expectations. Meanwhile, the opposite is true for Canada.