monthly outlook

The month of August was seen to be relatively quiet as far as economic data was concerned. With the summer month coinciding with low volumes, the markets were broadly stable. The lack of economic data pushed the focus on the trade policies by the U.S. The sanctions imposed on Turkey sent the Turkish lira sharply lower. The effect was seen as ...

2018-09-04 John Benjamin Read more
May 2018 FX Markets Monthly Outlook

In this May 2018 FX markets monthly outlook, The U.S. dollar emerged from a spell of selling as the greenback managed to emerge as one of the top currencies with gains last month in April. The USD was only second to the Canadian dollar which advanced 0.41% and was the top performing currency for the month in March. The rebound in the U.S. dol...

2018-05-02 John Benjamin Read more
Monthly Outlook - January 2018

The month of December was underscored by slow markets despite a few economic events and monetary policy changes. As widely expected, the U.S. Federal Reserve raised the short term interest rates at the FOMC meeting held on December 13. The Fed funds rate was hiked by 25 basis points with the futures markets already pricing in the move. Despit...

2018-01-17 John Benjamin Read more
October 2017 calendar

September was marked by some big events that include the FOMC, ECB meetings in the backdrop of the German elections. The month was largely a non-event with most of the outcomes coming in line with market expectations. The ECB managed to match the expectations although it did not make any major changes. The market reaction was also very well man...

2017-10-22 John Benjamin Read more
September 2017 calendar

The month of August largely passed off as a non-event with most of the markets trading flat. The US dollar continued to weaken during the month as investor sentiment continued to drop. The weakness in the greenback was spurred by both economic and political developments. North Korea stood out on the international scene as the nation first start...

2017-09-06 John Benjamin Read more
ECB_Financial events_June_0106

The month of May was marked by the French presidential elections which saw the pro-European candidate, Emmanuel Macron clinching a victory. The euro which was previously trading subdued posted sharp gains as political risks in the eurozone faded. The sentiment in the U.S. dollar took a hit. Investors are still clueless about President Trump's ...

2017-07-26 John Benjamin Read more