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As we entered the New Year, it became obvious that the lack of further Central Bank support in December threatened the fragile recoveries that have been seen around the globe in the post-Financial Collapse environment............read more...
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Seth Dompreh, 26 March 2016, 12:53
Oil has stayed resilient during the past few weeks, despite occasional risk-off sentiment. Crude prices rose to their highest in three months in early March, at $42.49/barrel for WTI and $42.54/barrel for Brent...
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Seth Dompreh, 26 March 2016, 12:52
Gold embarked on an aggressive recovery in the first quarter of 2016, buoyed by a slump in Federal Reserve rate hike expectations...
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Seth Dompreh, 26 March 2016, 12:49
The diverging paths for monetary policy fosters a long-term bullish outlook forUSD/JPY, but the Federal Reserve’s and the Bank of Japan’s (BoJ) wait-and-see approach may continue to drag on the exchange rate especially as Janet Yellen and Co. look to further delay their normalization cycle...
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Seth Dompreh, 26 March 2016, 12:47
Coming into Q1’16, our main theme for EUR/USD was that, because market participants would be wholly fixated on seeing what the European Central Bank and the Federal Reserve would do in their March meetings, neutrality would prevail........read more...
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Seth Dompreh, 26 March 2016, 12:40
The US Dollar took a dangerous tumble through the first quarter, throwing into doubt the currency’s ambitions after more than four years of advance...
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Seth Dompreh, 26 March 2016, 12:37
A rebound in risk appetite, falter in the Dollar and push to extreme dovish monetary policy defined the close of the past quarter. What does the second quarter hold for the benchmarks of the FX, capi...Continue Reading...
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Seth Dompreh, 26 March 2016, 12:35
Analysts at Brown Brothers Harriman explained that sterling is the weakest of the major currencies...
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Vasilii Apostolidi, 26 March 2016, 09:06
On the face of it, the latest government update on how the U.S. economy performed in the fourth quarter looked a bit more encouraging. Growth was revised to a 1...
Market News
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Francis Dogbe, 26 March 2016, 08:38
I see so many traders fail unnecessarily. It hurts so much seeing them sabotage themselves over and over and over again and they don’t even notice it. One of the main reasons traders keep themselves from success is my favorite psychological concept called ‘cognitive dissonance...
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Francis Dogbe, 26 March 2016, 08:34
With just four days packed with economic data and the European Central Bank set to begin its expanded debt purchases, German government bonds look to extend their advance next week...
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Francis Dogbe, 26 March 2016, 08:29 #ECB
1 Jobs, Jobs, Jobs The highlight of the week is the Labor Department’s March jobs report, due out Friday. Hiring remained robust through the turn of the year, with nonfarm payrolls growth averaging 228,000 over the past three months. The unemployment rate has hovered at 4.9% since January...
Weekly Trends
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Francis Dogbe, 26 March 2016, 04:07
The US dollar managed to claw back some of its previous losses on the week leading to Easter. US CB Consumer Confidence, Janet Yellen's speech, and the buildup to the all-important Non-Farm Payrolls report all stand out. These are the important events on forex calendar...
Weekly Trends
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Francis Dogbe, 26 March 2016, 04:04
This week’s tragic events in Brussels had an only temporary impact on risk sentiment, which has been reflected in our risk index remaining broadly stable. This may not come as a major surprise as geopolitical tensions are generally not treated as sustainable market drivers...
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Vasilii Apostolidi, 25 March 2016, 23:45 #forex
Don’t be fooled by the recent spike in oil prices. The world continues to drown in excess supply. U.S. oil stockpiles skyrocketed by 9.4 million barrels last week to 532.5 million barrels, according to figures released on Wednesday by the U.S. Energy Information Administration...
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Seth Dompreh, 25 March 2016, 23:45
U.S. stocks broke a five-week winning streak on Thursday as a strengthening dollar weighed on commodity-related shares. Major indexes ended the session nearly unchanged, paring losses late in the day. The Dow Jones industrial average .DJI closed up 13.69 points, or 0.08 percent........read more...
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Seth Dompreh, 25 March 2016, 23:41
Another U.S. interest rate hike “may not be far off” after the Federal Reserve stood pat last week and made only minor downgrades to economic forecasts, St. Louis Fed President James Bullard said on Thursday........read more...
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Seth Dompreh, 25 March 2016, 23:36
Japan’s central bank is stepping up its efforts to kick-start the country’s struggling economy by taking a key interest rate into negative territory. The Bank of Japan said Friday that it will cut the rate on current accounts that commercial banks hold with it to minus 0...
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Seth Dompreh, 25 March 2016, 23:31
UK Retail Sales is likely to add some momentum to the Sterling if we were to get a surprise release today. At any rate, because of the referendum, I would only take a trade if we get our tradable deviation… 5:30am (NY Time) UK Retail Sales Forecast -0.7% Previous 2.3% DEVIATION: 0.5% (BUY GBP -0...
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Seth Dompreh, 25 March 2016, 23:29