John has over 8 years of experience specializing in the currency markets, tracking the macroeconomic and geopolitical developments shaping the financial markets. John applies a mix of fundamental and technical analysis and has a special interest in inter-market analysis and global politics.

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Intraday Analysis 22nd June 2018

Daily Forex Market Preview, 22/06/2018 The Bank of England’s monetary policy meeting held yesterday saw officials keeping interest rates steady at 0.50% as widely expected. However, this came amid three dissenting votes including that of the BoE’s chief economist, Andrew Haldane. The central bank also signaled that it would begin to unwind...


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Intraday Analysis 21st June 2018

Daily Forex Market Preview, 21/06/2018 The U.S. dollar was seen posting gains on Wednesday. Economic data was sparse. In the overnight trading session, New Zealand’s quarterly GDP numbers were reported. Data showed that New Zealand’s GDP advanced at a pace of 0.5% as widely expected. However, the Kiwi dollar continued to extend losses. The e...


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ECB holds rates steady. Signals QE exit plans.

The European Central Bank's monetary policy meeting was held last week. As widely expected, the central bank left the key interest rates unchanged at last week's meeting. The main refinance rate which is at zero percent, the deposit rate which is at -0.40% and the marginal lending rate which is at 0.25% were left unchanged. However, invest...


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Intraday Analysis 20th June 2018

Daily Forex Market Preview, 20/06/2018 The U.S. dollar managed to turn fairly stronger on the day on Tuesday. Economic data was limited. The U.S. building permits data showed an increase of 1.30 million. This was slower than the estimates of a 1.35 million increase. Housing starts fared better, rising 1.35 million and marked the highest incre...


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Inflation likely to put BoE back on rate hike cycle

The Bank of England's monetary policy meeting is scheduled for this week on Thursday. According to the economists polled and the market watchers, the UK's central bank is expected to leave interest rates unchanged at this week's meeting. The central bank had last hiked interest rates in November 2017 by 25 basis points, bringing the interest ...


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Intraday Analysis 19th June 2018

Daily Forex Market Preview, 19/06/2018 The U.S. dollar was seen trading mixed on Monday with a slight risk aversion putting the safe haven yen and the Swiss franc on the front foot. Economic data was relatively light on the day. The markets continue to remain cautious on escalating trade war rhetoric between the U.S. and its trading partners ...


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Intraday Analysis 18th June 2018

Daily Forex Market Preview, 18/06/2018 The markets opened on Monday to the news over the weekend about the U.S. President Trump announcing fresh tariffs on China. The Trump administration imposed a 25% tariff on about $50 billion on goods imported from China in response to alleged theft on intellectual property rights. China retaliated by ...


2018-06-18 Read more

FX Week Ahead: BoE and SNB expected to remain on the sidelines

After a busy week of central bank line ups last week, interest rate hikes and announcements of tapering the QE program, the week ahead promises to be a lot quieter despite a few central bank meetings lined up. The Bank of England and the Swiss national bank will be holding their respective monetary policy decisions this week. No major changes...


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Intraday Analysis 15th June 2018

Daily Forex Market Preview, 15/06/2018 The euro posted strong losses on the day as the ECB’s monetary policy meeting saw Mario Draghi announcing an end to QE in December 2018. While the current QE at the pace of 30 billion euro is expected to run until September, a reduced amount of 15 billion euro is expected to continue until December. D...


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Intraday Analysis 14th June 2018

Daily Forex Market Preview, 14/06/2018 The U.S. dollar was seen trading weaker on Wednesday following the FOMC statement where the central bank hiked interest rates by 25 basis points as widely expected. The FOMC also announced that it was looking to squeeze in an additional rate hike for the fourth time this year. While the markets were v...


2018-06-14 Read more

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