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FOMC hikes 25bps, as expected. More rate hikes to come?

Today’s FOMC meeting was uneventful. However, Powell’s press conference which followed provided less hawkish comments for the markets to feast on

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Big miss for ADP Employment Change; weather cited

Will the weather effect from today’s ADP Employment Change have the same effect on January’s NFP report?

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US open: Stocks fall as Snap disappoints & ahead of the Fed

Stocks are heading southwards after Snap, a usual canary in the coal mine, posts the slowest revenue growth since going public in 2017 and as investors await the Fed rate decision.

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Russell: US indices look to extend gains as FOMC decision looms

The market has been quick to dismiss the Fed’s hawkishness and price in a lower terminal interest rate in recent meetings...

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Yesterday 01:25 PM
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Two trades to watch: Gold, Oil

Gold lacks direction ahead of the Fed meeting. Oil looks to Fed & OPEC+ meeting.

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European Open: Tight ranges ahead of NFP but implied volatility perks up

The conclusion of the FOMC meeting at 19:00 GMT is hands down the main even, so we could be in for a session of tight ranges beforehand (and fireworks after).

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BoE Preview: MPC might be split but 50 bp hike likely

The GBP/USD could be heading to 1.25 if the BoE does not deliver a dovish surprise.

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January 31, 2023 08:00 PM
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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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How much higher can gold move?

By the reaction after today’s ECI, it looks like gold bugs still mean business.

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January 31, 2023 07:01 PM
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US Q4 Employment Cost Index helps the Fed’s soft landing scenario

Will there be signs that the Fed intends to hike by an additional 25bps at it March meeting?

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January 31, 2023 03:23 PM

Shell Q4 earnings preview: Where next for Shell stock?

All eyes are on whether Shell will enlarge its share buyback after delivering record profits and strong cash generation in 2022.

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US open: Futures pare earlier losses as the Fed meeting begins

Futures pared earlier losses after US labour cost data comes in weaker than expected a sign of cooling inflation. The data comes as the Fed meeting kicks off ahead of tomorrow's decision and as earnings continue to roll in.

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January 31, 2023 02:06 PM
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Reddit stocks: what meme stocks are trending?

Reddit has become a hub for social-media driven traders and investors that have proven their ability to move the markets, injecting huge volatility into stocks like GameStop and AMC. But what stocks are grabbing attention on Reddit today?

Two trades to watch: EUR/USD, USD/CAD

EUR/USD falls ahead of EZ GDP data. USD/CAD rises on Fed jitters, falling oil & ahead of CAD GDP.

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January 31, 2023 08:27 AM
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European Open: China’s PMI squeeze in a surprise expansion, GBP/AUD turns higher

China’s PMI beat expectations and expanded, which could give global growth prospects a boost as China continues to reopen

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January 31, 2023 05:40 AM
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Australia’s retail snails weigh on December's trade figures (again)

Australia’s retail sales were down a lot more than expected in December, suggesting much of the hype had died over the Black Friday Sales and Cyber Sales Monday in November.

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January 31, 2023 02:03 AM
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Looking to stay away from FED, BOE, and ECB this week? How about AUD/CAD?

Since October 2022 the pair has been moving higher and has recently hit the 61.8% Fibonacci retracement level

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January 30, 2023 08:14 PM

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US indices hit by profit-taking

…But the trend remained bullish ahead of key earnings and central bank meetings

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January 30, 2023 05:42 PM
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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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US open: Stocks fall as the Fed meeting comes into focus

US stocks are falling with the Nasdaq leading the charge lower, as Fed jitters emerge. With so much good news priced in will the Fed live up to expectations?

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January 30, 2023 01:57 PM

Apple Q1 earnings preview: Where next for AAPL stock?

Apple’s most important quarter for sales was hit by supply chain disruption in China.

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Two trades to watch: DAX, Oil

DAX falls ahead of GDP data. Oil slips in early trade with OPEC+ coming into focus.

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January 30, 2023 08:13 AM
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European Open: $82 continues to defy WTI crude bulls

Despite hopes of a rebound in demand due to China’s reopening, oil bulls have repeatedly failed to help WTI crude oil close above $82 – and momentum now points lower.

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January 30, 2023 04:39 AM