Tag Archive: Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC)

U.S. Adds 164,000 Jobs in April; Unemployment Falls to 3.9%

By the numbers: April non-farm payroll (NFP) +164K vs. +192Ke Change in private payrolls: +168K vs. +190Ke Change in manufacturing payrolls: +30K vs. +20Ke Birth-death adjustment: +260K vs. +65K prior US March payrolls revised to +135K; Feb Revised to +324K…
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U.S Dollar steady ahead of Jobs Report

Friday May 4: Five things the markets are talking about Global markets attention now turns to the health of the U.S. economy, with wages growth and jobs data due in a few hours (08:30 am EDT). On Wednesday, the Federal…
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U.S Dollar’s Deja Vu

Thursday May 3: Five things the markets are talking about Global equities saw some pressure overnight as the market now shifts their focus away from the Fed and back to corporate earnings season and Sino/U.S trade talks. Most G10 currency…
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Fed Likely on Hold, but what about the Dollar?

Wednesday May 2: Five things the markets are talking about Overnight, equities have gained in Europe after they declined in Asia, as many return from holidays to digest the latest earnings reports and shift their focus to today’s Fed rate…
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Dollar Stronger on Possibility Fed to Step up Tightening Pace

The US dollar rose on Tuesday against all major pairs. The greenback started to rally in April and even though the ISM manufacturing index was lower than expected it did little to dent the advance of the currency. Employment data…
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U.S Dollar Shines Despite Labour Day Recognition

Tuesday May 1: Five things the markets are talking about Global equities again nudge a tad higher during a holiday shortened trading week in which many markets across both Europe and Asia are shut in observance of Labour Day. The…
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Shaky Shaky

Shaky Shaky Holiday thinned trading conditions in Singapore and the rest of Asia today suggests liquidity will be tight. However, with headline riks evolving,  traders will remain ever so vigilant. Global equity sentiment remains a bit shaky as concerns over…
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Dollar Bulls Lack Conviction

April 30: Five things the markets are talking about The week offers a plethora of new data along with monetary policy announcements from the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) later this evening and the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) on…
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Tighter G14 Race in Malaysia than expected ( OANDA Podcast BFM Radio Kuala Lumpur)

MARKETS PRICE IN MORE COMPETITIVE GE14 Stephen Innes, Head of Trading in Asia-Pacific, OANDA, Singapore gives his insights on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership and its potential impact.  He also shares his views on the impact of elections and oil prices…
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Is the US Dollar Finally Ready for Prime Time Again ?

Is the Dollar Finally  Ready for Prime Time Again? After a tumultuous week marked by a USD rally that caught everyone by surprise,  testing recent trader fortitude should come early in the week after US Treasury yields moved lower into the weekend. …
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