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28
Jan

German Prelim GDP, US Core PCE Price Index, Revised UoM...

The dollar continues to appreciate on Thursday reaching multi-month highs against most other major and emerging market currencies as markets continue to price in the latest hawkish...

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Equities, Gold plunged and the USD surged as Fed Chair Powell sounded more hawkish than expected

Equities, Gold plunged and the USD surged as Fed Chair ...

On Wednesday, all focus was on the FOMC January meeting. As highly expected Fed confirmed the end of QE tapering or pandemic QE by early March’22 and subsequent liftoff (gradual ra...

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27
Jan

Markets Down After FOMC Announcement, Apple, McDonald’s...

Following the rather hawkish monetary policy announcement by the Federal Reserve, the dollar appreciated against most other major and emerging market currencies, while equity valua...

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Fed indicates liftoff and QT ‘soon’ and moves from tapering to tightening as widely expected

Fed indicates liftoff and QT ‘soon’ and moves from tape...

Federal Reserve issues FOMC statement: Indicators of economic activity and employment have continued to strengthen. The sectors most adversely affected by the pandemic have improve...

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26
Jan

FOMC Decision, Intel, Boeing, Tesla Earnings

The U.S. dollar remains at an elevated level against many other major and emerging market currencies ahead of a central bank decisions today. Pairs like the USD/MXN and USD/INR are...

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Gold surged ahead of Fed on Ukraine tensions; Wall Street slumped; what’s next?

Gold surged ahead of Fed on Ukraine tensions; Wall Stre...

Powell/Fed may sound less hawkish than expected, especially on QT Powell has a history of less hawkish Q&A sessions to keep Wall Street stable Fed may hike three times in 2022 inst...

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25
Jan

German Ifo Index, U.S. Consumer Confidence, House Price...

As the dollar significantly strengthened its position at the beginning of the week, not only was the USDX up, which contains a basket of mostly major currencies, but also most emer...

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Wall Street plunged on lingering Russia-Ukraine/US geopolitical tensions and the concern of faster Fed tightening

Wall Street plunged on lingering Russia-Ukraine/US geop...

Wall Street plunged Monday on lingering Russia-Ukraine/US geopolitical tensions and the concern of faster Fed tightening. Dow Future stumbled almost -1400 points from the early Eur...

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24
Jan

Manufacturing and Services PMI reports from Germany, th...

Forex markets were quite mixed these days with the dollar ending Friday slightly lower, even though it was gaining some ground for most of last week. The New Zealand dollar continu...

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Dow tumbled on lingering tension between Russia-U.S. over Ukraine

Dow tumbled on lingering tension between Russia-U.S. ov...

Wall Street tumbled Friday on lingering tension between Russia-U.S. over Ukraine. On Thursday Wall Street also stumbled after Biden said he is expecting a ‘minor incursion order’ b...

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USDJPY edged down as US weekly jobless claims hit 3-month high

USDJPY edged down as US weekly jobless claims hit 3-mon...

·         Jobless claims indicate a subdued labor market in January amid Omicron disruptions ·         Gold surged, while Dow slid on Omicron spikes in China and lingering Russia-U...

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21
Jan

Cryptos and Equities Lower, Canada Retail Sales, U.S. L...

Forex markets were quite mixed these days with the dollar trading overall only slightly stronger against other majors. The New Zealand dollar continued to weaken with the NZD/USD p...

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20
Jan

German PPI, Eurozone CPI, U.S. Home Sales, Jobless Clai...

The U.S. dollar traded overall weaker against other majors and also reversing its gains against multiple emerging market currencies with pairs like the USD/ZAR and USD/INR trading ...

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Gold jumped on increasing geopolitical tensions between Russia-Ukraine/U.S./NATO; Dow plunged

Gold jumped on increasing geopolitical tensions between...

Gold (XAU/USD-spot) made a two-month high around 1842.71 early Wednesday (US session) on increasing geopolitical tensions between Russia-U.S. over Ukraine. US / global bond yield e...

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19
Jan

United Kingdom CPI, U.S. Building Permits, U.S. Housing...

The U.S. dollar moved slightly higher on Tuesday against other majors and also in most significant dollar-emerging market pairs like the USD/MXN, USD/INR and USD/RUB. Cryptos conti...

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Wall Street plunged on soaring US bond yield amid the concern of elevated inflation, faster Fed tightening, and an imminent Russia-Ukraine conflict

Wall Street plunged on soaring US bond yield amid the c...

Wall Street plunged Tuesday on soaring US bond yield above +1.86% amid the concern of elevated inflation and faster Fed tightening. There was speculation in the long weekend that F...

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18
Jan

Italian Trade Balance, U.S. Housing Market, Business Co...

The U.S. dollar was trading overall quite stronger by Tuesday morning against other majors and also in most significant dollar-emerging market pairs like the USD/MXN, USD/INR and U...

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Oil jumped on growing supply constraint and elevated demand amid fading Omicron disruptions

Oil jumped on growing supply constraint and elevated de...

Oil (WTI-Feb Exp) jumped almost +6.24% in the last week, making a high around 84.45 on growing supply constraint and elevated demand amid fading Omicron disruptions. Oil soared alm...

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17
Jan

Italian CPI, Canada Manufacturing Sales, BoJ Interest D...

While the U.S. dollar traded overall stronger against other major currencies in emerging markets the sentiment was a bit mixed with pairs like USD/ZAR, USD/TRY and USD/MXN continui...

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Dow slumped on subdued economic data, mixed report card by banks, and hawkish Fed talks, but Nasdaq outperformed on Netflix boost

Dow slumped on subdued economic data, mixed report card...

Wall Street closed the mix Friday as Dow slumped -0.56% on subdued economic data, earnings by banks and hawkish Fed talks, but Nasdaq outperformed and jumped +0.59% on Netflix boos...

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