forex monthly outlook

The euro currency posted declines for the second consecutive month with the pace of declines accelerating further. The common currency fell to fresh yearly lows. The declines came following the developments in Italy and a broad slowdown in the economic activity in the Eurozone. The U.S. dollar continued to post gains amid improving economic f...

2018-06-06 John Benjamin Read more

The week ahead will see the U.S. dollar take a back seat as the baton is passed over to the European Central Bank (ECB) and the Bank of Japan (BoJ). Both the central banks are expected to make no changes to monetary policy. However, forward guidance will be a key factor, especially for the ECB. Elsewhere, New Zealand will be reporting on the ...

2017-07-17 John Benjamin Read more
RBNZ_Forex_0805

The week will see a continuation of the key economic indicators from across the world. The week starts off with the French election results in the main backdrop, and the baton will be passed on to Germany which will be holding elections next. On the economic front, China will be reporting the monthly inflation figures on Wednesday while it will...

2017-05-08 John Benjamin Read more
OPEC agrees to production cut

The month of April saw one the markets pass through some of the significant headwinds to political uncertainty. In the Eurozone, all eyes were on the French elections which saw the first round of voting qualifying the centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron and the far-right leaning candidate, Marine Le Pen. With the second round of voting due in a ...

2017-05-02 John Benjamin Read more
Theresa May_Brexit_1

The month of February was short and rather mixed as far as the currency markets were concerned. The U.S. dollar was weaker, interestingly against the Mexican peso and the Turkish lira. Both these currencies came under immense pressure since November after Donald Trump won the elections. Both the respective central banks continued their efforts t...

2017-07-26 John Benjamin Read more

With the first trading week of the New Year, 2016 underway, it’s back to business for the markets at large. Last year witnessed the historic Fed rate hike liftoff, and the focus into the next year brings about some interesting questions as far as the currency markets are concerned. So what does the New Year hold for the forex markets and which a...

2016-01-04 John Benjamin Read more

With 2016 just around the corner, traders are more or less likely to ease back enjoying the brief holiday spell ahead of the markets returning to normalcy, coming Monday. In retrospect, the year 2015 has been one full of surprises with expectations bouncing off the peaks and troughs throughout the year. So how was the year 2015 for the forex mar...

2015-12-30 John Benjamin Read more