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Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Friday, November 16

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Friday, November 16

Earlier this week U.K PM Theresa May agreed a draft Brexit withdrawal agreement with Brussels. Her cabinet backed it on Wednesday – but there have since been resignations.

Six government ministers, including Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab, one of the architects of the deal, quit yesterday, raising the possibility that she could face an open challenge to her leadership.

U.S. Dollar Flying High on Hawkish Fed Statement

U.S. Dollar Flying High on Hawkish Fed Statement

The U.S. dollar rose against most major pairs on Friday. Only the Japanese yen was able to gain against the mighty greenback. The FOMC statement eased concerns that the Fed would hint at a pause in its tightening of monetary policy.

Strong Fundamentals Boost Dollar with U.S. Midterms in Focus

Strong Fundamentals Boost Dollar with U.S. Midterms in Focus

The dollar is higher against major pairs on Friday after the release of the October U.S. non farm payrolls (NFP) report showed a massive 250,000 jobs gain and the fastest wage growth pace since 2009. U.S. fundamentals have been solid and boosted the U.S. dollar higher despite rising political risk ahead of the U.S. mid-terms next week.