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Crude Oil Outlook: Demand Potential vs OPEC Supply Policies

Crude Oil Outlook: Oil charts are set to gear up this week with a confluence of factors including economic growth metrics, geo-political tensions, inventories, and OPEC policies.


AUD: Dreary domestic economy heightens risk RBA may abandon tightening bias

The largest and most important part of the Australian economy is struggling under the weight of higher borrowing costs, adding to the risk the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) may be forced to start lowering policy rates sooner than other central banks, keeping the Australian dollar under pressure.

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March 6, 2024 02:01 AM

AUD/USD weekly outlook: AU GDP figures in focus for the RBA

Australia’s economy is slowing, but there’s a chance GDP could come in softer than the RBA’s own forecast. And that could weigh on AUD/USD on renewed RBA-cut bets.

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March 3, 2024 01:00 PM

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EUR/USD analysis: ECB day arrives with US GDP also in focus

The European Central Bank (ECB) is likely to acknowledge that the current state of the Eurozone economy, with growth hovering around zero, is not great. However, it will probably highlight more forcefully signs suggesting that inflation is not making swift progress towards their 2% target, particularly in light of the persistent pressure on wages.

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January 25, 2024 10:28 AM

Canadian Dollar Analysis: USD/CAD Tests 1-Year Highs After Strong US GDP

USD/CAD has rallied each of the first four days so far this week to trade above 1.3800, essentially the pair’s highest level since last October...

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October 27, 2023 02:33 PM

The largest economies in the world

What are the top 10 biggest economies in the world? Find out with our complete guide to the economies by GDP, GDP per capita and PPP GDP.


Velocity of money: definition, formula and uses

The velocity of money is calculated by dividing a nation’s GDP by its money supply. The level of velocity indicates how quickly money cycles through households and businesses in an economy.

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May 31, 2023 07:45 PM

USD/JPY outlook could change dramatically with key events in focus

With the BoJ and FOMC meetings, and key US data including GDP, Core PCE Price Index and nonfarm payrolls report all to come, the USD/JPY outlook could change dramatically and perhaps multiple times over the next several days.

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April 27, 2023 11:56 AM

Sentiment improves as China data boosts hopes of 5% growth

The government’s recent 2023 growth target of ‘around’ 5% seems to be on track according to the NBS, which helped commodity FX and indices rise during the Asian session.

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March 15, 2023 03:20 AM
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Canada Q4 GDP worse than expected, but January starting on the right foot

The Canadian GDP was much worse than expected, however the GDP Price Deflator was also weak.

February 28, 2023 03:05 PM

USD/CNH: Dollar remains supported ahead of key data

If we see continued strength in US data, this will further boost the hawkish Fed bets

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February 23, 2023 11:57 AM
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US data dump provides little new info for the Fed

Although Durable Goods was stronger than expected, there is little to take from the other data points, as it was from so long ago.

January 26, 2023 04:48 PM
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Stronger US data maintains goldilocks scenario for risk assets

As well as GDP, there were positive surprises in Jobless claims and durable goods orders

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January 26, 2023 02:20 PM

Markets steady ahead of GDP, earnings and CB meetings

There are still a few important macro pointers that investors will be watching this week ahead of a very busy next week

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January 26, 2023 12:41 PM
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How GDP affects forex trading

GDP releases are crucial events on the forex trading calendar, measuring the percentage change in the economic output of a country. New GDP rates are highly anticipated by forex traders because of what they mean for the country’s economy and what policies central banks and government may enact in response.

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January 6, 2023 03:42 PM

Australia’s GDP disappoints, savings ratio heads lower

Whilst Australia’s Q3 GDP was expected to soften relative to Q2, it came in softer than expected. And whilst household spending remains apparent, it is to the detriment to savings.

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December 7, 2022 01:36 AM

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Canadian Q3 GDP surprises to upside but the Canadian Dollar moves lower

USD/CAD made a large move higher today, though it doesn’t seem like it was based on fundamentals.

November 29, 2022 04:04 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

Q3 GDP shows the US is out of a technical recession, does it matter?

Today’s US data did little to help traders change their minds regarding the possibility of a 75bps hike at next week’s FOMC meeting.

October 27, 2022 05:04 PM

Q3 GDP shows the US is out of a technical recession, does it matter?

Today’s US data did little to help traders change their minds regarding the possibility of a 75bps hike at next week’s FOMC meeting.

October 27, 2022 05:04 PM
Forex trading

Antipodean double header data review - NZ GDP and AU jobs

With some calm restored to Wall Street overnight, attention today tuned to the release of Q2 NZ GDP and the Australian August labour force report for August.

September 15, 2022 05:03 AM
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ASX200 Afternoon Report September 7th 2022

The ASX200 trades 100 points lower at 6727 at 3.05pm

September 7, 2022 06:19 AM