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NOK Expected To Strengthen As Preparation For A Norges Bank Rate Hike Begins
The improving Norwegian economy and closing of the output gap underlined the hawkish outcome from the Norges bank meeting. The central bank sounded more hawkish as the likelihood of a Norges bank rate hike in September increased.
UK Inflation, Jobs And BoE In Focus
The week ahead turns out to be a busy one with UK inflation, jobs and BoE coming into focus. According to the median estimates, UK’s inflation rate is expected to rise at a slower pace of 2.8% for the month of February.
Forex Week Ahead: FOMC And BoE In Focus
The week ahead is somewhat quiet on the economic front, but the FOMC meeting that is due this Wednesday will dominate the news wires.
Bank Of Canada Holds Interest Rates Steady
The Bank of Canada held its monetary policy meeting last Wednesday. As widely expected, the central bank of Canada holds interest rates steady at 1.25%.
ECB Tweaks Policy Guidance But Euro Falls On Trade War Fears
The European Central Bank held its monetary policy meeting last week. The ECB tweaks policy guidance in an apparent shift, the central bank was seen removing the easing bias from its forward guidance.
Hiring Rises In February, Unemployment Rate Steady At 4.1%
Hiring rises in February in the United States as more people were seen joining the workforce, underlining the fact that the U.S. economy could potentially continue at the same pace without overheating.
FX COT Update: JPY Shorts Unwinding Rapidly
Non-Commercials reduced their net long positions in the Euro last week selling 5k contracts to take the total position to 133k contracts.
FX Week Ahead: U.S Inflation, SNB And Norges Bank Meetings
Economic data for the week ahead will slightly take a back seat with only a few central bank meetings lined up. The Swiss National Bank will be holding its quarterly monetary policy meeting this week.
Risks Of Dovish Forward Guidance In The March ECB Monetary Policy Meeting
The European Central bank will be meeting for its monetary policy meeting later today. According to the economists polled, the central bank is expected to put its monetary policy unchanged with interest rates and the repo rates staying the same.
BoJ Hawkish Outlook Expected In This Weeks Monetary Policy Meeting
The Bank of Japan will be holding its monetary policy meeting later this week on Friday. The BoJ’s meeting comes on the heels of the ECB meeting on Thursday.
Forex Markets – March 2018 Monthly Outlook
The U.S. dollar was seen making a comeback in the month of February as the once deemed to be weak currency was seen making signs of a temporary bottom. The sentiment in the U.S. dollar was lifted by a mix of broad fiscal and monetary policy signals.
Traders Increase Long Positions On Forex Into March ECB
How have the trader sentiments shifted? Orbex examines trader commitment in our weekly FXCOT report. Following a few weeks of position squaring, investors have started rebuilding their long positions heading into the March ECB meeting this week.
FX Week Ahead: Central Bank Meetings
The markets head into a busy week that sees some of the major central bank monetary policy meetings lined up. This week, the RBA, the Bank of Japan, the ECB and the BoC will be holding their monetary policy meetings.
Weekly Commodities Wrap: US Dollar Rallies On Powell’s Hawkish First Testimony Sending Metals Lower
Gold prices continued lower this week, extending losses from the prior week as the market reacted to the first testimony from new Fed Chair Powell.
ECB January Meeting Minutes: A Turnaround From December
The minutes revealed a stark turnaround from officials who had at the previous meeting discussed opportunities for tweaking the language of its monetary policy in order to prepare the markets for potential tightening.
US Dollar Rallies As New Fed Chair Gives Hawkish First Testimony
The US Dollar strengthened in late trading yesterday in reaction to comments made by new Fed chairman Powell during his first testimony.
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