Oil Commodity
Oil markets dipped on Thursday, weighed down by rising crude inventories and production in the United States as well as a stronger dollar, which potentially hampers fuel consumption in countries that use other currencies at home. Brent crude futures, the international benchmark for oil prices, were at $56.12 a barrel,...
US Dollar Currency
The Fed promises to start shrinking their balance from October and has kept the rate unchanged. However, committee’s forecasts caused a powerful wave of dollar growth immediately after the publication. The committee is set to hold a third raise this year and expects to face three more rises the...
US Dollar Currency
The struggling greenback has finally found a lifeline after the Federal Reserve maintained its intention to raise interest rates in 2017 and begin the process of trimming the balance sheet. Before the Fed announced its decision, there were high expectations that monetary policymakers would drag interest rate expectations lower for...
Federal Reserve
The dollar advanced against a basket of major currencies on late Wednesday, rising to a one-week high after the Fed’s rate-setting committee decided to set October as the starting date of unwinding their overloaded balance sheet, while they also agreed to keep interest rates unchanged as markets had projected....
NYSE Stock Echange
Wall Street continued its record-setting run on Wednesday, although gains slowed compared with previous sessions, as investors dissected the Federal Reserve’s latest policy announcement. After an uneventful day, the benchmark S&P 500 Index eked out minor gains in the final hour of trading, closing up 0.1% at 2,508.25. That was...
Janet Yellen - Federal Reserve
As expected the US Federal Reserve fired the starting gun on its plans to reduce the size of its balance sheet, with plans to begin the process next month, though with an initial $10bn roll off, it is likely to take a very long time, so much so you could...
US Dollar Currency Yen
The US dollar is the main driver of the currency markets after the Federal Reserve (Fed) delivered a surprisingly hawkish accompanying statement on Wednesday. Cable retreated to 1.3448 (minor 23.6% retrace on August – September rise) following the Fed decision and rebounded shortly after. The better-than-expected August retail sales data released...
US Dollar Currency
While geopolitical tensions escalated after the US President used stronger language against North Korea at his first speech in front of global leaders at the UN on Tuesday, the dollar showed relatively little reaction slipping near its two-year lows. Markets instead were more cautious about the FOMC decision to be announced later today, while they...
Reserve Bank of New Zealand
The kiwi dollar was the largest mover among major currencies on Wednesday, rising to a 1-1/2 month high after a poll showed New Zealand’s ruling National Party has a wide lead over the opposition ahead of a general election at the weekend. The other big mover in relatively subdued trading...
Oil Commodity
Oil prices rose on Wednesday after Iraq’s oil minister said OPEC and other crude producers were considering extending or even deepening a supply cut to curb a global glut, while a report showed a smaller-than-expected increase in U.S. inventories. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were up 33 cents,...