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Week Ahead: Continued NFP and Central Bank fallout, RBA, and earnings

With fallout from last week’s events, along with the RBA, markets may continue to be volatile this week.

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February 3, 2023 08:22 PM

European Open: FTSE bulls eye new highs, NFP on tap

We wrap off the week with today’s NFP report at 13:30 GMT, but first we’ll see if bulls can retain control of the FTSE 100 following yesterday’s breakout.

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February 3, 2023 04:45 AM

ECB hikes 50bps, as expected. Another 50bps hike to come in March

During the press conference, Christine Lagarde seemed to be talking out of both sides of her mouth.

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February 2, 2023 04:42 PM

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European Open: EUR/GBP probes YTD high ahead of BOE and ECB meetings

With the Fed having delivered their 25bp yesterday, it is now over to the BOE ECB today, who are expected to hike by 100bp between them.

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February 2, 2023 05:04 AM
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ECB Preview: All about forward guidance

While a 50 basis point hike is fully priced in, there’s still a lot of uncertainty in terms of forward guidance...

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Currency Pair of the Week: EUR/USD

With the FOMC and the ECB meetings, along with a treasure trove of important economic data from the US and Europe, EUR/USD should be volatile this week.

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January 30, 2023 04:41 PM
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EU markets ease on mixed European PMIs

There were some downside surprises with French and UK services, and German manufacturing, all disappointing expectations

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Index in Focus: Nikkei 225 Index

Will the BoJ act when it meets on Wednesday? Traders aren’t taking any chances and are selling the Nikkei 225 ahead of any surprises.

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Index in Focus: China A50

The markets seem to be willing to look past the bout of Covid raging through China at the moment. As a result, traders see an opportunity to buy stocks.


FTSE (UK 100) rallying on two positive macro stories to start the new year

The index is gaining nearly 1.5% to start the new year, and more importantly, it has rallied up to test its highest level in seven months...

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January 3, 2023 03:27 PM

Dow hits key level as stocks extend rally

Investors have now digested those hawkish central bank meetings, but what's next?

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Hawkish ECB causes EUR/AUD to breakout

With a double bottom target and a flag target above, EUR/AUD still has some work to do.

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December 16, 2022 04:47 PM
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US Data Dump dominates central banks

With Thursday’s poor economic data and the Fed still hiking rates (albeit at a slower pace), a recession may be in the cards for the US!

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December 15, 2022 09:29 PM
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European Open: FTSE bulls eye 7600 - SNB, BOE and ECB up next

The bullish bias on the FTSE is holding up so far, and attention now moves over to central bank meetings with the SNB, BOE and ECB over a 7-hour period today.

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December 15, 2022 06:03 AM

S&P digesting market’s (over)reaction to Powell speech

Perhaps the markets were not expecting the Fed Chair to explicitly imply that the FOMC will indeed hike by 50bps in December

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December 1, 2022 11:47 AM
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DAX: China concerns hurt sentiment

More strict mobility curbs were implemented over the weekend

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November 28, 2022 12:00 PM
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Stocks extend rally despite China concerns

Highest number of daily Covid cases have been recorded in China.

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Growth concerns replace inflation woes

…But stock markets keep on rising for now.

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Eurozone stocks turn lower as PMIs remain in contraction

Economic activity remains rooted deeply in negative territory, due to the soaring cost of living, rising interest rates and elevated levels of uncertainty.

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Pound, FTSE unimpressed by fiscal statement

Tax hikes are going to chock any chances of economic growth that there might be...

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November 17, 2022 01:00 PM
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FTSE falls as optimism fades

UK investors more worried about a deteriorating global economy, than are hopeful about the US and other central banks easing rate hikes


Two trades to watch: GBP/USD, FTSE

GBP/USD rises as BoE to kick ofF QT. FTSE outperforms on China COVID rumors .

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November 1, 2022 08:48 AM