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Daily Forex Market Preview, 28/06/2018 The RBNZ's monetary policy meeting held in the overnight session showed that the central bank left the overnight cash rate unchanged at its meeting as widely expected. The New Zealand dollar was seen falling sharply on the RBNZ’s decision as a result. The day ahead is relatively quiet with the U.S....

2018-06-28 John Benjamin Read more

The markets head into the final week of the third quarter of the year. The economic calendar is relatively light over the course of the week. GDP reports make the major theme as the U.S. and the UK will be reporting on the final revised GDP numbers for the first quarter. Elsewhere, Canada will be releasing its monthly GDP numbers. Data from t...

2018-06-25 John Benjamin Read more
ECB and BoJ Meetings

As the markets head into the final week for the month of April, the economic calendar continues to steam ahead with lot of economic releases. Central bank meetings take the spotlight this week with both the European Central Bank and the Bank of Japan lined up. No changes are expected from either of the central bank meetings this week. However...

2018-04-24 John Benjamin Read more
Final GDP releases

The week ahead will see a somewhat slower pace of economic data released accentuated by a short trading week. Most of the markets, including the U.S. and Europe will be closed on Friday on account of the Good Friday holiday. After a busy last week, which saw the Fed hiking interest rates and monetary policy meetings from the Bank of England ...

2018-04-03 John Benjamin Read more
Trump Trade War

Five Fronts in the Trade War The Donald Trump Trade War began as the president signed a proclamation to place tariffs on steel and aluminum on Thursday in the first concrete step in his quest to reduce the bulging US trade deficit. The resulting steps as well as fallout will be a driving force for markets in the weeks/months ahead. Major d...

2018-03-23 Ashraf Laidi Read more
monetary policy meetings

The week ahead will the Bank of Japan and the European Central Bank meetings. Both the monetary policy meetings will come into focus as the previous week's announcement from the BoJ and the ECB's meeting minutes suggested that the central bank could be turning the corner. On the economic front, labor market data will be coming up on Wednesday...

2018-03-20 John Benjamin Read more
home sales

The U.S. economic data seems to have picked up momentum according to reports from last week. Across most areas, economic reports indicate a strong surge in activity, including a revised higher third quarter GDP. New single family home sales rose 6.2% in October. New home sales consisting of a single family home rose by 6.2% in October, to an a...

2018-01-25 John Benjamin Read more
FX Week Ahead 27.11.17

FX Week Ahead 27.11.17 Economic data next week will be focusing on the U.S. inflation figures amid a rather slow week. Traders will also focus on the confirmation hearing for the proposed Fed Chair, Jerome Powell. His nomination is expected to pass without any surprises. The U.S. tax reforms vote will also be held next week putting most of ...

2018-03-12 John Benjamin Read more
Federal Reserve

US GDP was higher than expected in Q3, printing 3% against expectations of 2.7%, remaining broadly unchanged over the year so far at 3% in Q1 and 3% in Q2. This latest reading comes despite the economic destruction caused during a particularly harsh US storm season over August and September. The damage caused by the storms is visible in the decl...

2018-01-25 James Harte Read more
ECB Draghi

The week ahead will be marked by central bank meetings that include the BoC, the Swedish Riksbank, and the ECB. The ECB's meeting will, however, dominate the wires. On the economic front, the US and the UK's advance GDP reports will be coming out alongside the quarterly inflation data from Australia. Here's a quick recap into this week's econo...

2017-12-12 John Benjamin Read more