Tag Archive: Bank of Japan (BoJ)

No rest for the weary

No rest for the weary No rest for weary as the markets will get bombarded by events risk from virtually every angle this week. Trade war, elections, US data, Fedspeak, Eurozone inflation and the Bank of Canada (BoC)Business Outlook Survey…
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Winds of Trade War Howling ( OANDA Bloomberg Radio)

Stephen Innes, Head: Trading Asia Pacific, Oanda, discussed the war of attrition we are seeing on trade tariffs between the U.S. and China with Bryan Curtis and Paul Allen. He goes onto look at haven demand, how U.S. goods could…
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The winds of a trade war are howling

The winds of a trade war are howling The winds of a trade war are howling as a tariff -induced polar vortex has frozen out investors dead in their tracks. It’s been an intense 24 hours of attrition which has…
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World Cup effect weighing on volumes

World Cup effect weighing on volumes Volumes are running low confirming the World Cup effect, but the lack of any substantial data has also contributed to the downturn in volume. Equity Market Risk off sentiment continues to dog equity markets…
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Dollar rises on falling risk appetite

Monday June 18: Five things the markets are talking about Global trade is again top of capital markets agenda, as dealers and investors are now officially worried about the intensifying confrontation between the U.S and China. Global equities are trading…
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Mario Draghi , the master of the dark art of central bank communiqué

Mario Draghi, the master of the dark art of central bank  communiqué After last week’s dramatic price action dubbed “the biggest week of the year” we have another potpourri of events to side-track from the World Cup games this week….
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Dollar Higher After Fed Hike and Dovish ECB

The US dollar gained against all major pairs this week. A hawkish Fed and a dovish European Central Bank (ECB) gave the edge to the American currency. Donald Trump scored diplomacy points in Singapore by meeting with North Korean leader…
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Dollar is King, but trade tensions cap risk appetite

Friday June 15: Five things the markets are talking about This was always going to be a big week for capital markets and it has not disappointed. Bond prices continue to rally and global equities trade under pressure as Sino-U.S…
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Back to the drawing board 

Back to the drawing board  Despite a hawkish  Fed hike last night the USD failed to rally. Without reading too much into the usual FOMC exercise in verbal gymnastics. The USD dollar couldn’t find a grip above near-term resistance after …
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Hawkish Fed Boosts US Dollar But Tariffs Bring Currency Down to Earth

The US dollar is lower against major pairs after the U.S. Federal Reserve raised the benchmark Fed funds rate by 25 basis points on Wednesday. The move was heavily anticipated by the market, but the strong pace of the US…
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