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NFP Preview: Is the US Dollar Poised for a Bounce Back?

After slipping for the past three weeks, the US Dollar Index is testing key previous support at the 103.00 level, potentially setting the stage for a bounce on solid jobs data.

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S&P 500, DJIA, Gold: How 40+ Years of Fed Rate Cuts Have Impacted Stock Markets and Gold

The start of a new Fed rate cut cycle doesn’t necessarily lead to the “obvious” bullish reaction in the S&P 500 and DJIA that the “don’t fight the Fed” mantra would have you believe... read on to see the actual data!

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Fed Meeting Recap: FOMC Sends Doves (And Gold) Flying

It appears clear that the next change to interest rates will be a rate cut, and the question now is when exactly the Fed’s easing cycle will begin.

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December 13, 2023 08:10 PM

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2024 Market Outlook: US Dollar in Focus as Central Banks Pivot

Why the US dollar could benefit from fewer rate cuts than expected following a relatively quiet 2023...

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US Dollar Analysis: USD/JPY Dips Ahead of BOJ, Fed

USD/JPY is showing signs of rolling over, but remains in a longer-term uptrend ahead of the BOJ and Fed

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October 30, 2023 06:56 PM

US Dollar Analysis: Fed's Hawkish Hike Boosts Buck

The US dollar rises as the Fed still expects another rate hike and only two rate cuts next year

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September 20, 2023 07:23 PM
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Japanese Yen Analysis: Will USD/JPY Break its Short-Term Range?

USD/JPY is holding steady near its highest levels of the year, with traders watching the well-defined short-term range from 145.00-146.60...

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Gold Price Analysis: Gold to See 6th Down Day as Real Yields Hit 14-Year Highs?

Gold is threatening to close lower for its 6th straight day, with potential to extend its drop toward $1865 before finding support...

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British Pound Analysis: GBP/USD Bulls Boosted by Bets on BOE Bazooka

GBP/USD is approaching near-term resistance around 1.2800 ahead of tomorrow’s retail sales report...

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Fed Meeting Instant Analysis: USD/JPY Slips as Fed Flips Fully Data Dependent

USD/JPY edges lower after Fed Chair Powell emphasizes patience...

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US Dollar Analysis: GBP/USD Has a Look Below 1.2850 Support Ahead of the Fed

GBP/USD is trading at a two-week low under previous-resistance-turned-support at 1.2850, potentially opening the door for a deeper retracement if the Fed is hawkish

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July 24, 2023 10:49 PM
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S&P 500 Analysis: Fed delivers a more “Hawkish Hold,” Stocks Slip

The S&P 500 is still holding this week’s breakout above key previous resistance in the 4325 area, keeping bullish hopes alive

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Gold Analysis: Fed “Hawkish Hold” Likely, H2 Outlook Key

Gold is poised for a potential breakout around the Fed meeting after spending the last 4 weeks consolidating in a tight $50 range.

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Canadian dollar analysis: BOC surprises with a hike, USD/CAD falls to trendline support

USD/CAD is falling to test a key trend line after the BOC surprised markets with a 25bps interest rate increase

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June 7, 2023 03:24 PM
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Interest rate risk: what is it and how can you mitigate its impact?

Interest rate risk tells bond traders how much their portfolio will diminish when a central bank hikes its rates. Learn how to manage interest rate risk with diversification and hedging strategies.

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May 25, 2023 12:30 PM
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US dollar analysis: Fed threads the needle, still sees no cuts

Powell appears to be threading the needle between leaving the door open for additional rate hikes while remaining responsive to the current banking stresses.

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May 3, 2023 08:31 PM

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BoE lifts interest rates to highest since 2008

A 25-basis point rate hike was mostly priced in, especially in light of the latest inflation data that was released on Wednesday

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Fed meeting preview: Dollar Index at 1-month lows ahead of tight decision

We agree with the market’s expectation that Jerome Powell and company are likely to deliver a 25bps interest rate hike this month, though we certainly wouldn’t be shocked to see the central bank hold fire for now.

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FOMC meeting recap: Powell not hawkish enough, traders price in 50bps of cuts by EOY

Fed Funds futures traders are pricing in a full 50bps of interest rate cuts by the end of the year!

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February 1, 2023 08:07 PM
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FOMC meeting preview: 50bps hike likely, but will the 2023 dots rise above 5%?

While there seems to be a clear consensus that the central bank should slow its pace of rate hikes, the ultimate question for this week’s meeting will revolve around the so-called “terminal rate,” or how high the Fed will have to push interest rates next year before pausing the rate hike cycle.

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December 12, 2022 08:21 PM
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Markets looking for higher Central Bank terminal rates

Major central banks around the world have been hiking rates at an unprecedented pace in order to try and cap inflation, which in some countries is at or near 40-year highs.

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