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By Yellen’s own measure, she should be raising rates

By Yellen’s own measure, she should be raising rates

4:28pm today (Adam Button)

Is Janet Yellen behind her own curve? Yellen’s Jackson Hole speech included a technical note detailing the construction of the Fed’s new labor market conditions index. Interesting commentary from Macro Man who points out where previous rate hiking cycles have … Continue reading ... »

7 stories you might have missed last week

7 stories you might have missed last week

2:53pm today (Adam Button)

Here are some of our most-read stories last week: How Switzerland gets away with blatantly manipulating its currency The euro coil is tightening but the trend is clear Goldman Sachs technical analysis of GBP/USD Two headlines from the FOMC minutes … Continue reading → »

UK firms need to adapt to the variable rate of sterling

UK firms need to adapt to the variable rate of sterling

1:19pm today (Mike Paterson)

So says Allister Heath in The Telegraph Businesses should do what they can to hedge exchange rate risk – but they should never moan about it, let alone lobby for the authorities to help them out. They should treat it … Continue reading → »

Germany’s Merkel says there needs to be a bilaterally agreed ceasefire in Ukraine

Germany’s Merkel says there needs to be a bilaterally agreed ceasefire in Ukraine

1:08pm today (Mike Paterson)

says peace is possible in Ukraine but both sides must engage new sanctions against Russia are not the main consideration at the moment but can not rule out new ones in the future is situation deteriorates finding a diplomatic solution … Continue reading → »

184 convoy vehicles now back in Russia

184 convoy vehicles now back in Russia

12:41pm today (Mike Paterson)

out of the 227 that were reported to have entered Ukraine yesterday left through the same crosssing point by which they had entered no checks made by Ukrainian border guards or customs officers According to Ukrainian spokesman Lysenko again RIA … Continue reading → »

Russian aid convoy leaving Ukraine

Russian aid convoy leaving Ukraine

12:19pm today (Mike Paterson)

And laden up with production equipment from Ukrainian military plants according to Ukrainian military spokesman, Andriy Lysenko equipment has allegedly been taken from the  Topaz plant which makes Kolchuga,a type of radar system and from a factory in Luhansk that … Continue reading → »

Is the Fed Closer to Raising Rates?

Is the Fed Closer to Raising Rates?

3:49am today (Rajyavardhan Pasari,)

Amid the excitement of the Jackson Hole Symposium, a number of Fed officials took the opportunity to opine in on policy. Are they moving closer to the first hike? »

Weekly Trading Forecast: Can the Dollar Extend its Bull Trend?

Weekly Trading Forecast: Can the Dollar Extend its Bull Trend?

3:29am today (David Rodriguez, Quantitative StrategistJohn Kicklighter, Chief Currency StrategistIlya Spivak, Currency StrategistMichael Boutros, Currency StrategistDavid Song, Currency AnalystDavid de Ferranti, Currency Analyst)

The Dollar rallied for its sixth consecutive week, and the progress showed through in key extensions for EURUSD, GBPUSD and USDJPY. Can the greenback maintain its drive alongside the S&P 500's own surge? »

Dollar?s Best Rally in 18 Months Will Stall Without Catalyst

Dollar?s Best Rally in 18 Months Will Stall Without Catalyst

3:06am today (John Kicklighter, Chief Currency Strategist)

Without a turn in speculative appetites, groundswell in the market’s rate forecasts or material drop in other majors; the dollar’s rally is likely to stall. »

Trading Video: Dollar and Stock Run to Struggle Without Backing

Trading Video: Dollar and Stock Run to Struggle Without Backing

1:21am today (John Kicklighter, Chief Currency Strategist)

We review the markets in the Weekend Trading Video. »

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