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Central banks current monetary policy - Where to next?

Major central banks around the world, except for the BOJ, are in tightening mode on the back of increasing inflation.

Currency Pair of the Week: EUR/GBP

With ECB members on the wires this week trying to talk down fragmentation in the Eurozone, along with CPI from the UK, EUR/GBP could be volatile this week.

June 21, 2022 04:59 PM

Should traders be worried about the ECB and fragmentation risk?

Rising interest rates and the end of bond buying from the European Central Bank (ECB) have led to concerns over fragmentation risk across the single currency bloc. Read on for an explanation of what fragmentation risk is – and what trading opportunities it may bring.

June 16, 2022 11:19 AM

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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

Italy leads EU stocks lower amid fragmentation risks

Lack of anti-fragmentation support packages from the ECB is unnerving investors

June 10, 2022 12:14 PM

ECB pre-commits to 25bps hike in July; fragmentation talk worries Euro traders

If yields rise and spreads widen between the peripheral countries and the core countries, the ECB could re-enter the market and buy debt of the peripheral countries to bring down yields.

June 9, 2022 04:59 PM

US open Stocks set for muted start, initial jobless claims rise

US stocks are set to open mildly lower as jobless claims rise and ahead of tomorrow’s CPI data.

June 9, 2022 02:00 PM

Two trades to watch: EUR/GBP, S&P500

EUR/GBP rises on ECB day! S&P500 awaits jobless claims and tomorrow's inflation data.

EUR/CHF set for breakout as focus turns to ECB

It is all about whether the ECB will follow other central banks in signalling a 50-basis point hike, or a more standard 25 for July.

European Open: ECB and the euro in focus, WTI bulls eye $124

The conclusion of today’s ECB meeting is the only game in town today, which has seen the yen and euro rise against the dollar just hours ahead of it.

Get ready for the ECB to hike rates (just not tomorrow)

The ECB are set to announce their monetary policy decision tomorrow, where the focus will be on forward guidance for rates from July onwards.

Stocks: Weakness persists amid central bank tightening

Against a backdrop of fast interest rate hikes, this is far from being an ideal environment for stock markets.

Stocks rise ahead of a busy week

Will the positively last or will central bank tightening and inflation concerns come back to haunt investors?

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

Markets pricing in central bank rate increases over the next year

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

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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 form 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