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Decisions, decisions on trading the FOMC

Decisions, decisions on trading the FOMC

5:07pm today (Ryan Littlestone)

On Monday I asked the question; Are dollar bulls setting themselves up for disappointment ahead of the Fed? I had been watching the levels in USD/JPY hold prior to today and they’ve all been blown now. 103 is the next … Continue reading → »

Hilsenrath: GDP report intensifies debate on when to hike rates

Hilsenrath: GDP report intensifies debate on when to hike rates

4:56pm today (Adam Button)

WSJ Fedwatcher Jon Hilsenrath is out with his take on the Fed and GDP: The numbers don’t sharply change the narrative for Yellen The economy is now moving largely in line with the Fed’s June predictions He spends most of … Continue reading → »

It’s not always the war that breaks a country, it’s the cost

It’s not always the war that breaks a country, it’s the cost

4:49pm today (Adam Button)

The Ukraine is fighting a battle on two fronts. The civil war along its Eastern border and a battle to remain solvent. The country attempted to sell local currency debt today and was able to raise about 820 million hryvnia … Continue reading → »

Watch for a Banco Espirito Santo bombshell as stocks close out

Watch for a Banco Espirito Santo bombshell as stocks close out

4:41pm today (Ryan Littlestone)

The Portuguese bank at the centre of all the problems the last couple of weeks is due to report H1 earnings sometime shortly and while stocks close out it could spark some moves for the Portuguese open tomorrow. As Europe … Continue reading → »

Stampede out of bonds today as the market leans toward hawkish Fed

Stampede out of bonds today as the market leans toward hawkish Fed

4:29pm today (Adam Button)

The five-year Treasury auction was super-strong yesterday at 1.720%. Less than 24-hours later those notes are at 1.773%. There’s pain right across the curve with 10s up 7 bps to 2.53%. And around the globe with German 10s up 5 … Continue reading → »

USDOLLAR Tests June High; Overbought for First Time in 2014

USDOLLAR Tests June High; Overbought for First Time in 2014

4:15pm today (David Song, Currency Analyst)

The Dow Jones-FXCM U.S. Dollar Index has shown the first overbought reading for 2014 as the outlook for the world’s largest economy improves. »

102.70/80 cleared as USD/JPY eyes 103

102.70/80 cleared as USD/JPY eyes 103

4:05pm today (Ryan Littlestone)

Finally some proper volatility and it’s most welcome. USD/JPy has cleared offers and tech resistance at 102.70/80 to a high of 102.87 and we’ve broken back above the old Feb support line. USD/CHF  is still trying to make meaningful inroads … Continue reading → »

Could the US dollar bulls be jumping the gun again?

Could the US dollar bulls be jumping the gun again?

3:46pm today (Adam Button)

Traders have tried to buy US dollars ahead of Fed events for the past two months and been burned repeatedly. If Yellen comes out a signals a more hawkish Fed (even a slightly more hawkish stance) that’s probably all the … Continue reading → »

Technical analysis: USD/CAD hits 1.09, clearing resistance

Technical analysis: USD/CAD hits 1.09, clearing resistance

3:34pm today (Adam Button)

USD/CAD is at the highs of the day up a half-cent to 1.0905. It’s the highest since June 11 and the fourth day of gains in the past 5. Not much in the way of resistance now until the June … Continue reading → »

Russia says EU energy sanctions will cause price increase in Europe

Russia says EU energy sanctions will cause price increase in Europe

3:19pm today (Ryan Littlestone)

EU energy sanctions are an irresponsible step Russia will weigh “unconstructive” EU attitude in future ties The Russian foreign ministry issues a statement on EU sanctions. Mike’s not going to be happy if it costs him more money to make … Continue reading → »

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