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Upbeat Powell sends gold to 16-month low

Gold has steadied in the Wednesday session after posting sharp losses on Tuesday. In North American trade, the spot price for one ounce of gold is $1226.78, down 0.08% on the day. On the release front, U.S housing numbers were softer than expected. Building Permits dropped to 1.27 million, shy of the estimate of 1.33 million. […]

GBP/USD – British pound slips to 10-month low as CPI misses mark

The British pound continues to lose ground and has dropped perilously close to the symbolic 1.30 line. In Wednesday’s North American session, the pair is trading at 1.3044, down 0.53% on the day. On the release front, British CPI remained steady at 2.4%, missing the estimate of 2.6%. U.S housing numbers were softer than expected. […]

USD/CAD – Canadian dollar dips, investors eye US housing numbers

The Canadian dollar continues to have a quiet week. In the Wednesday session, USD/CAD is trading at 1.3238, up 0.37% on the day. In economic news, there are no Canadian events. In the U.S, markets are expecting mixed construction numbers – Building Permits are expected to climb to 1.33 million, while Housing Starts are forecast to […]

Is BoE Rate Hike in Doubt After Inflation Data?

GBP slides as core inflation falls below BoE target Focus is back on the central banks on Wednesday as we await the second appearance this week of Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell and the Bank of England’s interest rate plans are questioned following some softer inflation numbers. The pound is tumbling again on Wednesday after […]

EUR/USD – Euro dips to 2-week low, Eurozone CPI hits 2 percent

EUR/USD is lower in the Wednesday session, following the downward trend which was seen on Tuesday. Currently, the pair is trading at 1.1619, down 0.37% on the day. The pair is currently at its lowest level since July 2. On the release front, Eurozone Final CPI edged up to 2.0%, matching the estimate. Final Core […]

Fed Powell advances the dollar

Wednesday July 18: Five things the markets are talking about U.S assets get another leg up from rookie Fed Chair Jerome Powell who again expressed optimism over the U.S’s economic growth and stable inflation, telling Congress yesterday that domestic data should keep the central bank on track to raise “gradually” short-term interest rates. However, as […]

USD/JPY advances to six month high post-testimony

Economy faces years of strong jobs growth in a low inflation environment The dollar continued to push higher in Asian trading, building on gains made in the previous session after Fed Chairman Powell’s described the US economy as in a good place during his semi-annual testimony before the Senate Banking Committee. He said he sees […]

Dollar Stronger on Safe Haven Flows OANDA Market Beat Podcast

OANDA Senior Market Analyst Alfonso Esparza reviews the major upcoming market news, macro analysis and economic indicator releases that will impact currencies, stocks other asset classes. Subscription available on iTunes and GooglePlay Tune in every Tuesday and don’t miss a beat as we cover the hottest trends impacting the markets in the week […]

GBP/USD – UK job numbers disappoint, send pound lower

The British pound has posted considerable losses in the Tuesday session. In North American trade, the pair is trading at 1.3160, down 0.57% on the day. On the release front, British employment numbers disappointed the markets. Wage growth remained pegged at 2.5%, matching the estimate. Unemployment rolls expanded by 7.8 thousand, higher than the estimate […]

Gold slips to 13-month low, Powell testimony next

Gold has posted sharp losses in the Tuesday session. In North American trade, the spot price for one ounce of gold is $1231.77, down 0.20% on the day. On the release front, Industrial Production rebounded in June with a gain of 0.6%, after a decline of 0.1% in May. Later in the day, the U.S […]