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EUR/USD’s near-term bullish channel intact amidst ECB hawkishness

Recent comments from ECB policymakers suggest that “gap” between interest rates on the two sides of the Atlantic will be smaller than expected...

Index in Focus: S&P 500

Worse than expected economic data, continued high inflation, lower retail earnings, and a hawkish Fed are all reasons to expect that the S&P 500 Index may head lower.

ECB members turning more hawkish. But do markets believe them?

The ECB is providing more hawkish comments while the BOE is less sanguine due to slow expected growth.

May 17, 2022 07:49 PM

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Markets pricing in central bank rate increases over the next year

Traders should watch the change in expectations of interest rates vs current rates.

Stocks: Oversold bounce likely to fade

The lack of any fundamental news means today's bounce is questionable

European Open: The euro perks up ahead of German ZEW report

Whilst EUR/USD remains within a 150-pip range, momentum has turned higher from the midway point and hints at a run for 1.0600.

May 10, 2022 06:49 AM

Weekly COT report: Traders flip to net-short exposure on the euro

Traders flipped to net-short exposure to euro futures for the first time since early January last week.

Ahead of the Fed: S&P 500 Index

The result of today’s FOMC meeting has potential for volatility in the S&P 500 index.

Sentiment turning positive in Europe

Investors have welcomed Macron’s performance in the French election debate, while Ukraine conflict is no longer having the same impact on asset prices

Disappointing ECB kicks the can to June

Despite higher inflation, the ECB maintained its path for asset purchases and offered little new guidance.

April 14, 2022 04:48 PM

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April 14, 2022 11:09 AM

European Open: Singapore’s CB tightens policy, ECB unlikely to follow suit

The Singapore dollar made the baulk of currency moves overnight as the MAS tightened policy. We don’t expect the same level of excitement from the ECB.

ECB preview: No policy adjustments expected

The ECB is due to announce its interest rate decision on Thursday at 12:45 GMT to a deteriorating economic backdrop. No change to policy is expected.

April 12, 2022 04:59 PM

Hawkish ECB and dovish BOE send EUR/GBP higher

ECB’s Holzmann wants to raise key interest rates to 0% by yearend.

March 29, 2022 08:01 PM

EUR/USD: Polarity principle points to plunging prices

At this point, the odds favor a retest of the 1.0800 level in the coming weeks...

March 23, 2022 05:31 PM

Index in Focus: S&P 500

The S&P 500 has been extremely volatile over the last few weeks, primarily due to rising interest rates and the Russian/Ukraine war.

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March 14, 2022 08:41 PM

ECB flips to a more hawkish tone

Although the ECB pledged to speed up the pace of bond tapering, it also increased its forecast for inflation and lowered its forecast for growth.

March 10, 2022 09:06 PM

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Two trades to watch: EUR/GBP, DXY

EURGBP edges lower ahead of ECB rate decision. US Dollar index, DXY, rises with US inflation in focus.

European Open: Volatility takes a breather, ECB and US CPI up next

After a turbulent couple of weeks, it has been refreshing to see volatility subside and allow traders to regroup and prepare for upcoming events.

ECB preview: A tough balancing act just got harder

The ECB are due to announce their interest rate decision as the fear of stagflation grows.

March 8, 2022 05:21 PM

EUR/USD: Watch out below if 20-month lows at 1.1125 give way!

The ongoing military clash in Ukraine may soon drive EUR/USD to its lowest levels in more than 20 months

Index in focus: FTSE 100 outperformance intact, key levels to watch

The current market environment has been a near “perfect storm” scenario for the types of stocks in the FTSE index holds!

BP to exit Russian State Owned Rosneft Stake

If there is one positive from Russia's attack on Ukraine, it has been how Putin's needless act of aggression has managed to unite a previously fragmented association of countries and their people into a global coalition fighting for Ukraine.