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A rocky start to 2016 is taking its toll on the outlook for U.S. economic and job growth this year...
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Francis Dogbe, 8 April 2016, 00:13
The yen has been flying again on Thursday, after the prospect of intervention in the currency markets to stem its appreciation was played down by a number of officials including Prime Minister Shinzo Abe...
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Francis Dogbe, 8 April 2016, 00:07
It is hard to look beyond the EU Referendum for factors that will drive GBP...
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Vasilii Apostolidi, 7 April 2016, 23:29 #forex
The repeated attribution of risk to international factors within the Fed’s latest assessment may be sparking a search for safety. If there was a prize for volatility, the USD/JPY would be walking up to the podium right now and shaking the hand of a dignitary...
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Vasilii Apostolidi, 7 April 2016, 23:04 #forex
With dollar-yen falling to 17-month lows below Y108 Thursday, with no sign of a larger rebound, the FX market was wary about what Japanese officials may say or do in the coming weeks...
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Vasilii Apostolidi, 7 April 2016, 21:59 #forex
Both the FX decoupling trade and the global currency war have come to an abrupt end of late, and many clients think this is the result of a coordinated effort by G20 officials to prop up global markets. USD has emerged as the biggest loser of these developments...
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Vasilii Apostolidi, 7 April 2016, 20:59 #forex
The following are the latest technical setups for EUR/USD, USD/JPY, GBP/USD, AUD/USD, NZD/USD, and USD/CAD as provided by the technical strategy team at Barclays Capital. EUR/USD: Our decision to turn bearish is being frustrated by the lack of downside follow through...
FXWIREPRO: Gold Rallies Towards 1245 on Weak Dollar After Fed Remains Cautious Over Rates Gold has inched higher on Thursday as demand for yellow metal was boosted after yesterday’s dovish Fed statement...
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Roberto Jacobs, 7 April 2016, 20:06
USD/JPY: a Call for Vigilance - Scotibank Analysts at Scotiabank noted that JPY is outperforming with a 1.3% gain, rising in tandem with gold in an environment of elevated uncertainty...
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Roberto Jacobs, 7 April 2016, 19:57
EZ in a Worrying Situation - BNP In respect of the EZ, analysts at BNP Paribas explained that despite concerns at the beginning of the year, the effect of financial stress on growth should remain contained...
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Roberto Jacobs, 7 April 2016, 19:55
EUR/USD: Consolidation at Current Levels Likely to Continue - Lloyds Analysts from Lloyds Bank point out that EUR/USD is trading at the upper limit of its medium-term range and a consolidation over the coming sessions at current levels is likely...
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Roberto Jacobs, 7 April 2016, 19:53
USD/CAD Consolidates Daily Gains USD/CAD consolidates near daily highs after rising more than 150 pips throughout the day as renewed weakness in oil prices weighed down the loonie. USD/CAD reached a peak of 1.3180 during the American session as WTI futures struck a low of $36.70 a barrel...
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Roberto Jacobs, 7 April 2016, 19:51
GBP/USD: Bears Target Feb Lows on 1.38 Handle GBP/USD is refuelling for another attempt at the downside to close the week, heading for a possible test of the 1.4000 handle to meet recent lows of 1.4004. GBP/USD is heavily offered on the back of Brexit fears...
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Roberto Jacobs, 7 April 2016, 19:49
Then policy makers switched to shifting interest rates and inflation targets came into favor, remaining so today even after being blamed in some quarters for enabling the recent financial crisis...
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Francis Dogbe, 7 April 2016, 19:19
The euro has stabilized against the US dollar at higher levels over the last week, while US dollar has held up better than expected in the face of still broad-based selling pressure triggered by the more dovish policy shift from the Fed, notes BTMU...
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Vasilii Apostolidi, 7 April 2016, 19:10 #EUR/USD
USD/JPY: Weak Confidence Weighs - BTMU Analysts at Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi explained that recent market reactions have clearly revealed the uncertainty surrounding QQE with a negative interest rate. Key Quotes: "Next week, USD/JPY is likely to drop further...
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Roberto Jacobs, 7 April 2016, 19:00
AUD/NZD: The Pair has Rebounded from the Level of 1.1260. What’s Next? Since the end of March the pair AUD/NZD has been declining. The pair again failed to break strong resistance level 1.1260 (ЕМА200 Fibonacci 38.2% to the last wave of decline since November 2011...
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Roberto Jacobs, 7 April 2016, 18:59
AUD/NZD: Prior to the Meeting RBA on 3 May At the beginning of this week at the RBA left interest rate unchanged at the level of 2.0%. This level has been maintained since June 2015. However, the following up comments of the bank were aimed at lowering in the AUD...
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Roberto Jacobs, 7 April 2016, 18:53
EUR/GBP: The Pair is Overbought The pair EUR/GBP failed continuing downward movement rebounding from strong resistance level of 0.7820 (ЕМА200 on the weekly chart and Fibonacci 50% to the last wave of decline from the highs of August 2013). The pair fell by 1800 points from the level of 0...
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Roberto Jacobs, 7 April 2016, 18:51
EUR/JPY Remains Vulnerable Near 1-Month Lows EUR/JPY fell sharply on Thursday as the yen regained strength on safe-haven demand while the euro was underperforming across the board...
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Roberto Jacobs, 7 April 2016, 18:46