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European Open: The DAX hits a 20-month low, ISM services in focus

The DAX is against the ropes on recession fears, ahead of several key data points from Germany, Europe and the US today.

Currency Pair of the Week: EUR/USD

With inflation data and manufacturing data from both the US and the EU this week, EUR/USD could be volatile.

June 27, 2022 04:45 PM

FOMC recap: Fed hikes rates 75 bps, dot plots show much more to come!

The Fed statement said that it is “strongly committed to returning inflation to its 2% objective” and that it ”expects the labor market to remain strong”.

June 15, 2022 09:05 PM

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EUR/USD in focus as ECB holds ad-hoc meeting ahead of FOMC

Euro rebounds as ECB tries to address fragmentation risks, ahead of a likely 75 basis point hike from the Fed

June 15, 2022 12:43 PM

FOMC Preview: Could the Committee hike 75bps?

With inflation continuing to increase and the Unemployment Rate at its lowest since February 2020, is it time for the Fed to surprise the markets and hike rates by 75bps?

June 13, 2022 08:33 PM

Powell said it- Not considering 75bps rate hike! Do markets believe him?

Based on today’s price action so far, it doesn’t seem like the markets are taking Powell seriously.

May 5, 2022 04:47 PM

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.

European Open: USD/JPY hugs 130 like an old friend it's about to leave

USD/JPY has been trading in a 20-pip range around 130 over the past 12 or so hours - a level we don’t expect to see it anywhere near this time tomorrow.

FOMC meeting preview: 50bps a “done deal” but balance sheet update will be key

Of course, with a 50bps move already fully discounted, the Fed’s interest rate decision is unlikely to be a market mover by itself...see what traders will be focused on instead!

Forex Friday: Dollar Bulls, Pound Bears Exhausted

In this week’s edition, we discuss the dollar and its impressive rally, and ponder over the pounded pound

April 29, 2022 02:30 PM

SP500 - a dead cat bounce or a stronger recovery Part II?

This morning, the Federal Reserve followed the lead of the ECB last week to deliver a hawkish surprise. The Feds dot plots showed the median dot in 2022 rose to 1.875%, consistent with another six rate hikes in 2022, in line with market expectations.

FOMC hikes rates 25bps as expected, but statement says more hikes to come!

The FOMC has a plan to raise rates steadily over the course of the year and run off the balance sheet.

March 16, 2022 08:18 PM

US open: Stocks rise as Russia's stance softens, Fed in focus

US stocks are pointing to a strong open as hope of a truce in Ukraine grow, as Beijing pledges more support to the economy and ahead of the Fed rate decision.

Two trades to watch: EUR/USD, Oil

EUR/USD rises towards 1.10 ahead of the Fed rate decision. WTI crude oil rises after 11% declines in 2 days.

European Open: Sentiment gets another spring in its step ahead of FOMC

Equity markets were higher overnight as ongoing peace talks provided glimmers of hope the war could wind down.

The dollar rallies ahead of the FOMC meeting (but will it after?)

The US dollar index sits just below a 22-month high ahead of FOMC meeting, the outcome of which could be the fine line between an extended rally or reversal tomorrow.

FOMC meeting preview: 25bps pencilled in, but balance sheet and dot plot updates key

It seems unlikely that Jerome Powell and Company will rock the boat dramatically this week, but the US dollar could still gain ground - see why!

March 14, 2022 06:39 PM

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FOMC meeting recap: Flexible statement but hawkish Powell has risk appetite reeling

Fed Chairman Powell used the press conference to refine the central bank’s message, striking a much more hawkish note than the more tepid monetary policy statement... and sending risk assets reeling.

January 26, 2022 08:31 PM

FOMC meeting preview: Is there still a “Fed put”?

Traders expect this week’s Fed meeting to be the proverbial “calm before the storm” of aggressive Fed tightening throughout the rest of the year - see what the possibilities are!

January 24, 2022 07:28 PM

Asian Open: Inflation now deemed to be ‘entrenched’, not transitory

The Fed are now on track to complete tapering by March and potentially hike three times in 2022, irrespective of whether maximum employment has been achieved.

FOMC increases tapering, sees 3 rate hikes in 2022 AND 2023

FOMC members expect inflation for 2021 to be 5.3%, 2.6% for 2022, and 2.3% for 2023

December 15, 2021 08:09 PM

Diamonds at NASDAQ 100 highs

Nervousness ahead of the Fed and profit taking heading into year-end appear to be taking a toll on stock indices.

December 14, 2021 06:02 PM

Fed Recap: Taper time

It is time begin tapering the extraordinary money stimulus bond buying of $120 billion bonds per month.

November 3, 2021 08:40 PM