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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!

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January 24, 2022 07:28 PM

Draghi’s hawkish surprise gives euro a boost, but can it last?

ECB President Draghi is once again the king of curveballs. After delivering what was arguably a dovish statement early on in his press conference, and […]

ECB: Calibration is the new tapering

Mario Draghi spent most of the press conference trying to convince the audience that tapering doesn’t actually exist, and even if it did it wasn’t […]

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December 8, 2016 02:40 PM

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BoE day finally arrives!

So, the Bank of England day finally arrives and the rate decision is due in less than half an hour, but will it be a […]

Fed lands a direct hit as the currency war crossfire continues

Military analysts often draw a distinction between “hot” wars, which involve armed military conflict between nations, and “cold” wars, where enemy factions use economic and […]

ECB Recap: Better late than never for euro bears

After massively disappointing traders’ high hopes back in December, “Super” Mario Draghi and company were not going to make the same mistake again. Expectant traders […]

USD/JPY surges as BOJ crosses the negative interest rate Rubicon

The normally tranquil Friday Asian session of trade was rudely interrupted this week by a surprise decision from the Bank of Japan. The excitement started […]

ECB President Draghi pops EUR bulls’ balloons

Any time markets are volatile, traders look to perceived “leaders” to tell them everything is going to be alright (see the popularity of CNBC’s recent […]

No Santa Claus rally for USD/JPY

For those intrepid traders still tracking the markets on Christmas Eve, today’s breakdown in USD/JPY could be a big development with repercussions that stretch into […]

ECB Recap: Krampus Draghi delivers two unimpressive lumps of coal to EUR/USD bears

Yesterday, we asked whether Saint Draghi would bring a shiny new present or a lump of coal to expectant EUR/USD bears. Today we learned that […]

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December 3, 2015 02:28 PM

EUR/USD hovering dangerously near March low ahead of ECB

So, the ECB day finally arrives and as usual, the European stock and bond markets are finding good support, causing yields and the euro to […]

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December 3, 2015 11:55 AM

ECB Preview: Will Saint Draghi bring a present to expectant bears?

‘Twas the night before Draghi, when all through the market Not a trader was trading; they were waiting for their targets The trading plans were […]

Is EUR/USD on sale for Cyber Monday?

In what’s become a 21st century tradition, workers across the United States and elsewhere are shuffling to their desks with only one thing in mind […]

DAX surges on speculation ECB will surprise next week

It might be a data-void session and investors in the US are away for Thanksgiving holiday, but European stocks are again in a rally mode, […]

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November 26, 2015 11:57 AM

BOE’s “Super Thursday” lives up to its billing…for GBP bears

As my colleague Fawad Razaqzada noted earlier today, traders were waiting with bated breath for the Bank of England’s “Super Thursday” festivities to kick off […]

ECB Recap: Draghi fulfills dovish fantasies, EUR/USD breaks 1.12

In one the least surprising moves of the month, the European Central Bank refrained from making any changes to monetary policy in today’s meeting. The […]

EUR/CAD: Technical signs point to potential bullish break

As we noted earlier this morning, traders are hyper-focused on tomorrow’s ECB meeting as the most market-moving fundamental event this week, though there’s certainly a […]

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October 21, 2015 07:47 PM

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ECB Preview: Will Draghi be dovish enough for EUR/JPY?

My wife’s grandfather lives alone. That probably seems like an unusual way to begin an article about European monetary policy and EUR/JPY, but bear with […]

EUR/JPY: Draghi’n the euro down

The release of this morning’s European Central Bank (ECB) monetary policy statement was predictably uneventful, with the central bank leaving its main refinancing rate at […]