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The trend is your friend.

The trend is your friend. Currency Markets There was an intense focus on Italy Wednesday thanks to speculation that its new coalition government would request that the ECB write-off the bank’s QE-acquired debt of EUR250bn. Panic ensued with the EURUSD plunging to 1.1760 before recovering after the report was denied. But the Italian political noise […]

Live FX Analysis – 15 May 2018 (Video)

It’s been an interesting month in financial markets in which the dollar has rediscovered its mojo, geopolitical risk has remained heightened, US corporates have shown their strength and central banks around the world have become less bullish. Ahead of another busy data week, Senior Market Analyst Craig Erlam gives his views on the markets at […]

Trump Now Pledges to Save ZTE

China has welcomed a pledge from Donald Trump to help save ZTE, one of China’s biggest telecoms companies.The firm has suspended operations after the US last month banned American companies from selling it components. ZTE had admitted to making illegal shipments to Iran and North Korea.But Mr Trump has now tweeted he will work with […]

A crowded tale of the tape

A crowded tale of the tape Global equity markets revelled in their most favourable showing since early March after clement CPI  figures led to hopes of a Goldilocks economy in the US. But as senescent as this view is becoming, with the Federal Reserve Board looking to remove emergency accommodation, it’s perhaps not the best narrative to […]

US CPI takes the dollar off the boil

US CPI takes the dollar off the boil Currency Markets U.S. Consumer Price Index increased 0.2 percent in April, less than the 0.3 percent rise projected. Naturally, there was a bit of disappointment from the Dollar Bulls after the critical index fell a notch short of quenching bullish views on the US inflation outlook. Mind […]

Oil Highest Since 2014 as US Exits Iran Deal

Oil Gains Drive US Futures Higher It’s been a relatively positive start to trading in Europe on Wednesday, with much of the attention falling on US President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal. Oil is back trading at three and a half year highs this morning after Trump confirmed that the […]

Trump Announcement Eyed as Stocks Slip Again

Oil Pares Gains Ahead of Iran Decision US futures are tracking their European counterparts lower ahead of the open on Tuesday, as traders await an announcement from US President Donald Trump on Iran. Trump is widely expected to announce that the US is withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal later on today, despite the best efforts […]

All eyes will be on this week’s US CPI report

All eyes will be on this week’s US CPI report Following a very solid, but softer than expected jobs report; the USD remains in an advantageous position but perhaps short-term speculators are a bit oversubscribed heading into the week. The primary driver of late continues to be data surprise index between the rest of the world (soft) […]

Shaky Shaky

Shaky Shaky Holiday thinned trading conditions in Singapore and the rest of Asia today suggests liquidity will be tight. However, with headline riks evolving,  traders will remain ever so vigilant. Global equity sentiment remains a bit shaky as concerns over rising commodity prices and higher interest rates continue to suggest lower corporate margins for the […]

Is the US Dollar Finally Ready for Prime Time Again ?

Is the Dollar Finally  Ready for Prime Time Again? After a tumultuous week marked by a USD rally that caught everyone by surprise,  testing recent trader fortitude should come early in the week after US Treasury yields moved lower into the weekend.  The rise in US yields is thought to be the primary driver behind the USD […]