RBA

As the currency markets progress into the final weeks of July, the main highlights of the week include the FOMC meeting on Wednesday. The Fed is expected to keep monetary policy on hold. Investors are likely to focus on any forward guidance that will be issued by the Fed this week. Questions still remain on the pace of rate hikes as well the bal...

2017-07-26 John Benjamin Read more
Yen BoJ

The week ahead will open in the backdrop of the French elections which will be the main overriding theme. Monday is a bank holiday in Australia and New Zealand. Traders will be focusing on the ECB and the BoJ’s meetings this week. No changes are expected from both these meetings this week with the respective central bank chiefs likely to reiter...

2017-04-24 John Benjamin Read more
UK Supreme Court_Ruling_Brexit

The week ahead will see a continuation to the Brexit storyline as reports confirm that the UK's Supreme Court will be giving its verdict on the High Court decision in November. Elsewhere, Australia and New Zealand will be releasing the quarterly inflation figures while the U.S. and the UK will see the preliminary GDP numbers for the fourth quart...

2017-01-23 John Benjamin Read more
Fundamental Analysis Brief

Traders and investors are likely to recover quickly from the Christmas and New Year break as the economic calendar starts off on a busy note during the first trading week of the year. On a monthly timeline, January is likely to see focus turning back to the economy and the fundamentals although there is a possibility that the central banks will ...

2016-12-29 John Benjamin Read more
ECB GDP Draghi

Following an uneventful week which saw the Bank of Canada and the European Central Bank maintaining the status quo, the pace of economic data is seen to be slowing in the coming week. While last week was all about inflation numbers, this week the focus shifts to GDP numbers coming out of the US, UK, and France. US third quarter GDP growth Th...

2016-10-24 John Benjamin Read more
Uk inflation_BoE_2003

Yen falls as Abe expected to unleash 28 trillion yen in stimulus Australia quarterly inflation 0.40%, stokes RBA rate cuts in August UK GDP rises 0.60%, more than expected, but GBP unmoved US durable goods orders post biggest decline in two years Traders await FOMC statement later this evening Today’s Economic events Au...

2016-07-27 John Benjamin Read more
FED RBNZ_New Zealand Dollar

The markets were busy today with economic data including mixed New Zealand trade balance, a weaker Australian CPI and a soft GDP expansion in the UK, with RBNZ and FOMC meetings due later in the day. Today’s Economic events Australia CPI q/q -0.20% vs. 0.30%; trimmed mean CPI q/q 0.20% vs. 0.50% Japan all industries activity m/m -1.20% ...

2016-04-28 John Benjamin Read more