April BoC meeting

The week ahead is somewhat quiet on the economic front, but the FOMC meeting that is due this Wednesday will dominate the news wires. Heading into the meeting, the market expectations are high that the Federal Reserve will hike interest rates by 25 basis points at this week's meeting. This would mark the first rate hike for this year. Simultaneo...

2018-03-23 John Benjamin Read more
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The central bank monetary policy meetings continue to dominate another week, this time with the FOMC and the BoJ meetings. The Fed is expected to meet on Wednesday where it is all set to announce its balance sheet normalization program. No changes are expected to interest rates at this week's meeting, but the press conference held by Janet Yelle...

2017-10-22 John Benjamin Read more
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

The markets will be looking to a busy week as a fresh economic report for the month of April dominates the headlines, for the most part, this coming week. On Monday, most of the markets are closed on account of the Labor Day holiday. The pace of the economic releases picks up with the data from the U.S. standing out. This week will see key econ...

2017-05-01 John Benjamin Read more
FOMC

The first trading month of the year is now history as traders shift focus to a busy week. Among the central bank meetings, the FOMC and the BoE meetings are likely to overshadow the Bank of Japan's meeting this week. Still, no changes to monetary policy are expected this week from either of the central banks. In the UK, the Brexit bill is likely...

2017-01-30 John Benjamin Read more
Federal Reserve

The U.S. Federal Reserve concludes its two-day monetary policy meeting today. At 1900 GMT, the FOMC will release its monetary policy statement, alongside announcing the short-term fed funds target rate and the FOMC economic projections. Thirty minutes later, the decision will be followed up by the press conference from Janet Yellen. This will be...

2016-12-14 John Benjamin Read more
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The U.S. Federal Reserve meeting on Wednesday is likely to overshadow all other economic events over the week. After nearly a month of the markets rallying in anticipation of a Fed rate hike, the markets are geared up for a second rate hike in almost a year after the initial 25 basis points increase. Across the Atlantic, the Bank of England’s me...

2016-12-12 John Benjamin Read more
ECB interest rates

As traders look to a new trading month and the last one for this year, the month of December looks promising as far as volatility is concerned. There are a lot of fundamental event risks that promises to keep the markets volatile and offer short-term trading opportunities. Here's your guide to the key fundamental events scheduled for this mont...

2016-11-30 John Benjamin Read more