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Euro Currency
Talking Points Investors have shown a positive reaction to the Catalonian leaders’ action Catalonian situation isn’t going away, it is only delayed The bitcoin price broke the $4900 mark yesterday Today's FOMC minutes would provide us more detail about the Fed's stance towards its monetary policy European markets and US futures...
Theresa May
Talking Points Asian equities have outperformed the US stock markets this year Theresa May has the support of her party and from the public The weaknesses in the dollar could be a short-term thing Prime Minister Rajoy would have no choice but to use the force to restore the...
US Dollar Currency
Talking Points The September job report would be a good gauge to measure the output impairment The Bureau of Labour Statistics has already issued a number of warnings about the US NFP data The Fed is betting on higher GDP growth as we march towards the end of this...
Donald Trump
Talking Points Traders are mindful of Catalonian Independence news could hit the newswire anytime The US ADP data is always parsed for hints about the upcoming US NFP number European markets and US futures are trading lower as investors are caught on Catalan independence situation. Even though Catalan President Carlos...
DAX
Talking Points The rally in the dollar is petered out Spanish markets are the talking point amid investors The EZ economic data is supporting the ECB stance European markets and US futures are fragile as the process of picking a new Fed chief looms. The fresh trigger for the dollar...
Donald Trump
Talking Points Trump Lashed More Sanctions On Korea Dust Settled And US Indices Reacted To Fed’s Decision German Election Would Be The Focus For The Weekend Trump Lashed More Sanctions On Korea The Asian markets are focused on the geopolitical tensions because the ongoing war of words between Trump and Kim...
Donald Trump
Talking Points Trump Lashed More Sanctions On Korea Dust Settled And US Indices Reacted To Fed’s Decision German Election Would Be The Focus For The Weekend Trump Lashed More Sanctions On Korea The Asian markets are focused on the geopolitical tensions because the ongoing war of words between Trump and Kim...
Europe
Talking Points Rift in hard and soft economic data Sterling Bullish Due to Three Main Reasons ECB Ready Rift in hard and soft economic data Retail sales below forecast and downward revision Industrial production underwhelming Empire state and Michigan guiding you towards a ditch The rift continues between the soft data...
Great British Pound Currency
Topics Sterling is facing a hard cold reality The Bank of England will have no other option but to let the inflation run higher Don't be fooled by the current sell-off in the gold price European markets are extending their sell-off from yesterday and picking up the momentum where Asia...
Bitcoin
Better be safe than sorry Bitcoin has been a key market for risk-off trading during the recent volatility spikes When markets are hard to predict, the smart money is always keen to play it safe. That’s exactly what “hedge your risk” was coined for. The current bull market traces...
Topics Damages caused by Hurricane Irma are still colossal The dollar index has bounced back up from its two years lows Oil traders are also paying attention to the comment of the Saudi oil minister The US Futures and European markets are enjoying the relief rally. Investors are feeling somewhat...
Mario Draghi
Topics ECB Faces Cat & Mouse Game Well-Tailored Statement ECB May Go On Autopilot in January Euro Bets Skewed For Bullish Move We have less than four months left before the ECB asset purchase program ends, and the president of the ECB, Mario Draghi is reticent about the future path...
Great British Pound Currency
Talking Points Two Factors Supporting Gold ISM Non- Manufacturing and Fed Speeches Matter Sterling At 1.30, For How Long? Aussie GDP q/q Expanded Two Factors Supporting Gold North Korea may have another missile test any day (as there have been a few reports that the country is preparing for such event)....
Reserve Bank of Australia
Talking Points Chinese Caixin Services PMI Printed Strong Number No Change By The RBA More Data To Watch European futures are trading mildly higher as the dust settles from North Korea's Hydrogen bomb test. As we said yesterday, when it comes to the geopolitical tensions, investors are increasingly becoming immune...
Chinese Stock Market
Markets to act like a zoombie ahead of the US NFP data Euro could pop well above the 1.20 mark against the dollar Dollar bulls are keeping their hopes up especially after a stellar revision of the Q2 US GDP European market and US futures are trading higher ahead...
China
Eurozone Inflation and French Labour Reforms Under Focus The Chinese manufacturing PMI reading (51.7) came ahead of the market forecast (51.3) The dot plots are telling us a very different picture in comparison to the Fed fund rate. The ECB's last piece of the puzzle is keeping them on a leash...
US Dollar Currency
Risk on trade is back in town More economic sanctions on North Korea could trigger some serious reaction DAX and Euro relationship matters The major reason that we are seeing the risk on trade coming back to life is mainly due to the measured approach by the US. The...
Oil Commodity
Oil And Dollar To Gain From Harvey More Bullish Move Still On Cards Stock markets have rattled over in Asia and things are looking ugly over in Europe as well. It is a risk off mode and safe havens such as gold and the Japanese Yen extended their gains...
European Central Bank
Dormant Inflation Kills The King Dollar ​ Gold At The Mercy of Fed and Geopolitics Fed In Rear Mirror and ECB To Show Path Dormant Inflation Kills The King Dollar  The FOMC committee members were all over the place rather than showing a united front during their FOMC minutes.  However,...
Federal Reserve FOMC Stocks
Sceptical About Dollar Rally Hawkish FOMC Minutes Could Push Gold Lower UK Earning Data Could Save Sterling API Data Tumbled While Focus on Crude Inventory European markets are  keeping their attention on the upcoming FOMC minutes. The saggy inflation data could have an influence on the Fed minutes. The...
US Dollar
Risk off trade a major theme Gold eased off but not no major sell off Dollar Index moving higher on Dudley's comment Oil price struggles due to lack of demand The US futures show that markets would extend their gains and investors would also continue to reward the equity...
US Dollar Japanese Yen
Japan Overwhelms While China Underwhelms Global Arena Looks At Trump Temper Bearish Bets At A Record Level Since 2013 No Hope For Sterling Bounce Oil Lower After OPEC Supply Spikes Japan Overwhelms While China Underwhelms  Investors in Europe are tracking the gains over in Asia and they are more optimistic...
Euro Dollar
The Dollar Index Bounce Strongly On Cards Euro Weaker Against Dollar But Strong Against Sterling The Dollar Index Bounce Strongly On Cards  The US JOLTS data also gave traders hopes that the US firms will keep employing and the pace of hiring would be solid. At the same time, there...
Chinese Yuan
Chinese Trade balance shows global growth improving Fed will focus on PPI and CPI data for a rate hike US NFP tail wind for the dollar stops Oil traders focus on compliance Gold changes gear The Chinese trade balance data is weighing on the sentiment over in Europe and...
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The US NFP data was released and in the initial reaction the dollar moved higher, Treasuries fell and the equity markets loved the news. The US non-farm employment number came ahead of the expectations with the reading of 209K while the forecast was for 182K. At 180K the market...
Gold Commodity
US NFP would impact the gold price Technicals are showing some important signals Investors have one focus, which is what the impact of the US non-farm payroll data on the Fed interest rate hike will be. The odds are very low that we are going to see another rate...
Australian Dollar Currency
It’s well known that a higher exchange rate is a headache for the RBA, so AUD’s break of 80c made this a core focus of today’s statement. The higher AUD was clearly attributed to a weaker USD, yet as this issue is out of their hands they may not fancy...
Euro Currency
A snapshot of large speculator's poitioning from the weekly CFTC report and analysis of related futures markets. - US Dollar index is now net short for the first time since June 2014 - The Canadian Dollar saw the largest week change of net positioning (+18.6k) which saw an increase of 10.4k...
Currencies
A snapshot of the economic calendar and notes on potential catalysts for markets next week. USD: The US Dollar continues dive in freefall fashion as soft data, negative Whitehouse sentiment and technicals point lower. Next week provides a broad look at the US economy as it includes inflation, employment and business...
Janet Yellen - Federal Reserve
Despite the mention of balance sheet reduction beginning 'relatively soon' markets sent the Dollar to fresh lows as they continue to doubt fed's ability to raise once more this year. Summary of the July meeting (read full statement) The labour market has continued to strengthen and that economic activity has...

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