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AUD/NZD steady near recent highs

AUD/NZD steady near recent highs

52 minutes ago (Adam Button)

In an usual event, the Australian dollar was the top performer last week while the kiwi lagged. The pair is also the best performer today as it hovers near last week’s highs. The trouble for this pair is that after … Continue reading → »

White House pleged new sanctions against Russia this week

White House pleged new sanctions against Russia this week

55 minutes ago (Adam Button)

White House adviser Blinken says the US will take action this week on new sanctions against Russia, according to a Reuters headline. Others have hinted at this but it still puts some headline risk into the market for whenever the … Continue reading → »

US sells 2-year notes at 0.544% vs 0.545% expected

US sells 2-year notes at 0.544% vs 0.545% expected

6:02pm today (Adam Button)

Results of the 2-year Treasury note auction. Highest since May 2011 The when-issued bid was 0.545% $29 billion sold No biggie but rising Fed expectations are definitely creeping into the front end and putting a big flattener on the curve. »

FX volumes down but better volatility spurs optimism

FX volumes down but better volatility spurs optimism

5:57pm today (Adam Button)

The Bank of England’s semi-annual survey of the foreign exchange market showed an average daily turnover of $2.402 trillion in April, that’s up 7% from October but down 6% year-over-year. A table offers a sense of what currencies are traded … Continue reading → »

USD/JPY Sits at Former Support (101.80-102.00); Lower-High in Place?

USD/JPY Sits at Former Support (101.80-102.00); Lower-High in Place?

5:30pm today (David Song, Currency Analyst)

The Dow Jones-FXCM U.S. Dollar Index struggles to hold above the 10,470 pivot, while the JPY & CAD sit a key junctures ahead of the major U.S. event risks. »

Marc Faber stays gloomy but likes Hong Kong shares: chart

Marc Faber stays gloomy but likes Hong Kong shares: chart

5:16pm today (Adam Button)

Marc Faber chewed out CNBC in an appearance today and said stocks will fall 20-30%. Then again, he’s had the same act for years. On a positive note, he said Chinese shares were breaking out and suggested buying Hong Kong … Continue reading → »

We didn’t do it part 8 – Ukraine rebel commander denies shooting down Malaysian plane

We didn’t do it part 8 – Ukraine rebel commander denies shooting down Malaysian plane

5:08pm today (Ryan Littlestone)

According to RIA news, rebel commander Igor Strelkov says that insurgents under his command in eastern Ukraine had no BUK missile launchers. He also says that he had no BUK launchers under his command. While everyone is still claiming they … Continue reading → »

France the shining light through the gloom of Monday’s stock markets close

France the shining light through the gloom of Monday’s stock markets close

4:53pm today (Ryan Littlestone)

FTSE flat Cac +0.3% Dax -0.5% Ibex -0.1% FTSE Mib -0.6% European bonds Italy 2.67% -4bp Spain 2.48% -5bp Portugal 3.57% -7bp Germany 1.15% flat Bond yields continue to fall in the south with Spain and Italy hitting new lows. »

US 2Q GDP, FOMC and NFPs Take the Reins on High Event Risk this Week

US 2Q GDP, FOMC and NFPs Take the Reins on High Event Risk this Week

4:50pm today (David Maycotte,)

The US Dollar faces a bevy of significant economic data this week that may have a strong and lasting impact in shaping interest rate expectations. »

BBVA cuts euro forecast

BBVA cuts euro forecast

4:44pm today (Adam Button)

BBVA now sees EUR/USD at 1.28 in Q2 2015 compared to 1.34 previously. For the end of this year, they now see 1.31 compared to 1.35 previously. »

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