Tag Archive: European Central Bank (ECB)

OANDA Trading Asia market update JPY and EUR in focus

Japanese Yen USDJPY has been the focus of the Asia session as the US dollar is doing what it does best and that strengthens after facing a short period of adversity. Buoyant risk markets and higher US yields make for…
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Still picking up the FOMC pieces and tying up a few loose ends

Still picking up the FOMC pieces and tying up a few loose ends US markets  Risk sentiment is buoyant this AM with US equity trading higher. The greenback advanced to a two-week high against G-10 while EM currencies are bucking…
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Picking up the pieces post FOMC

US President Trump said to suggest he is going to call China President Xi tomorrow, which should be soothing news for a lot of cross assets none more so than Chinese equity markets. Keeping an eye on this one.! US…
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Look to Fed’s Powell for help

Wednesday September 26: Five things the markets are talking about Global stocks are trading mixed ahead of today’s FOMC rate decision, with Asian shares closing out higher, while Euro bourses are a tad down as Italy’s budget talks continue to…
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OANDA Trading Asia market wrap

Activity picked up considerably mid-morning after a sluggish start. Currencies Despite the FED rate hike fully baked in,  currency traders have gone through their there ceremonial jockeying for position ahead of this critical announcement given the markets outsized focus on tonight’s…
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Predictably quiet Asia session ahead of the FOMC

Its been one of those predictably quiet Asia sessions ahead of the FOMC but a few highlights none the less MSCI With Asia markets back in full swing today after the local holiday, finally some good news for China equities…
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Fed and trade threats to drive markets

Monday September 24: Five things the markets are talking about Global equities are under pressure as China called off planned trade talks with U.S, potentially triggering an escalation in the tariff war between the world’s largest economies. Note: U.S’ tariffs…
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A Cautious FOMC?? : dovish tail risks abound

US Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell is expected to reaffirm his cautious approach to monetary policy this week, potentially paving the way for an extended rally in the Australian dollar. The Aussie has battled back from below US71¢ less than…
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Bring on the FOMC !

FOMC  The FOMC meeting next week has a hike fully priced in so the focus will be on the dot plots and the follow-up presser which has dollar bulls questioning their near-term positions. The meeting will be overly scrutinised to…
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