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Week Ahead: U.S. Dollar Recovers Ground Ahead of Fed Meeting

Week Ahead: U.S. Dollar Recovers Ground Ahead of Fed Meeting

The U.S. Federal Reserve will host its two-day meeting on Tuesday and Wednesday. The Federal Open Market Committee will publish a statement followed by a press conference by Fed Chair Jerome Powell.

A rate lift by the U.S. central bank is highly anticipated and has been priced in to the dollar putting more focus on the words of the Fed chief.

Week Ahead: U.S. Inflation Expectations & European Growth Concerns

Week Ahead: U.S. Inflation Expectations & European Growth Concerns

The U.S. Federal Reserve is expected to hike rates 2 - 3 more times this year and with heightened inflationary pressures the third rate hike becomes more tangible. Here’s your week ahead.

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). 

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.

Central Bank Decisions to dominate Busy Week

Central Bank Decisions to dominate Busy Week

The US dollar appreciated during the week as the tax reform inched closer to reality while the highly anticipated December meeting of the Fed is expected to bring a 25 basis points rate hike.

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, October 23

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, October 23

Markets wait for the next big development in Spain where Catalan separatists are expected to deliver a response after PM Rajoy moved on the weekend to impose federal authority on the region.

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, October 16

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, October 16

Political uncertainty ensues as an approaching deadline over Catalonia’s bid for independence and Austria’s Sunday election outcome has convinced many to book some profits.

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.

FX in the Age of Central Bank Activism: What have we Learned?

FX in the Age of Central Bank Activism: What have we Learned?

We take a look back at this blog series that tackles the increasing role of Central Banks and what challenges treasurers, CFOs, and financial professionals might face.

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 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, September 25

Five Things the Markets are Talking About: Monday, September 25

In Germany Sunday, Angela Merkel won her fourth term as Chancellor but how did this affect the US dollar? Here are 5 things you should know as we kick off this week.