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FX Week Ahead: All Eyes On BoC
Investors will be looking at another slow week ahead. The Bank of Canada’s monetary policy meeting stands out. UK releasing its latest inflation data and Australia reporting on its monthly jobs data this week.
China Recommends Ceasing UST Purchases Fuelling Gold Recovery
The gold price was something of a proverbial roller coaster this week, caught between opposing forces of a weaker US Dollar providing support and a risk-off environment fuelling supply.
FX Week Ahead: Payrolls, BoC And RBA Meetings
December's first week is shaping up to be a busy one with a hectic economic calendar for most of the G7 currencies.
Further Signs Of Strengthening In The Eurozone
The Euro had opened last week on a somber note as reports about the coalition talks in Germany put Angela Merkel in a weak spot. Economic data in the Eurozone has so far remained strong.
Oil Price Comes Into Focus As The OPEC Meets
Crude oil prices have stabilized since the first decision in 2016. Ahead of this week’s meeting, WTI crude oil futures were seen closing last week near the $60 a barrel mark.
Famous Traders: Richard Dennis – “The Prince Of The Pit”
In the world of financial markets trading, Richard Dennis is a legendary figure. Not only did he achieve huge success as a commodities trader, earning the moniker “Prince of the Pit”, he also went on to launch the famous “Turtle Traders Group”.
UK Inflation Rate Remains Flat As Employment Levels Fall
UK consumer prices remain flat in October with UK employment weakening as the economy stagnates.
Markets Still Not Convinced About Faster Pace Of Rate Hikes From The Fed
Following a brief period of uncertainty, the markets breathed a sigh of relief as President Trump picked FOMC member, Jerome Powell to head the central bank for the next five years.
Weekly Commodities Wrap: China Data Weakness Weighing On Copper
Despite a weaker US Dollar this week, copper prices fell back as the latest data out of China highlighted weakness in the economy with industrial output, fixed asset investment and retail sales undershooting expectations over the last month.
EU Commission Autumn Forecasts Upbeat
The EU Commission released its autumn economic forecasts last week. As widely expected, based on the recent trends in the economy and the receding political risks, the euro area economy is expected to continue maintaining its bullish momentum.
JPY Up On GDP Jump As AUD Falls On Weak Wage Growth Data
JPY was stronger over the European morning following the latest data, realized overnight, which showed that Japanese GDP grew 0.3% over Q3. The increase is a result of a 0.5% positive contribution from net exports.
Oil Prices Stall As Market Caught In The Cross-Fire
Oil prices have fallen back over recent days despite the continued tension in the Middle East as rising rig counts and higher US shale output have created downward pressure.
Riksbank Stays Neutral. QE Extension Unlikely: Meeting Minutes
The Swedish central bank, the Riksbank released its monetary policy meeting minutes from October. The minutes showed that the central bank expects the soft patch to continue.
FX COT Update: Sterling Shorts Reversed As BOE Begins Tightening
Non-Commercials reversed their net short positions in Sterling last week buying 3k contracts to take the total position to 1.3k contracts. Sterling short positioning has been steadily squared over the last month as investors adjusted their exposure.
Forex Week Ahead: Inflation And GDP Reports
Inflation and GDP data will be the main dominating themes this coming week. Data from the Eurozone, Canada, the United States, the UK, and Sweden will show the overall inflationary trends during the month of October.
Weekly Commodities Wrap: Gold Surges Despite Weaker Global Demand
Precious metals shot up in price this week benefiting from US Dollar weakness as concerns grow over a potential US tax overhaul with reports that an important corporate tax cut could be delayed by another year.
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