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
RBNZ_Kiwi

The markets head into a slow week. From the US Fed speakers include Janet Yellen who will be speaking next week. A rather busy week from the US will see the GDP revisions for the second quarter alongside the core PCE price index data. In the eurozone, preliminary inflation numbers from Germany, Spain, and France will culminate with the flash i...

2017-10-22 John Benjamin Read more
NFP_March nonfarm payrolls

The slow pace of the markets is likely to come to an end as traders prepare for a busy September. The week ahead will start off on a somewhat slow note but picks up the pace by mid-week. Economic data includes key market moving events such as the US GDP numbers and the flash inflation data from the Eurozone. Canada will also be reporting on th...

2017-08-28 John Benjamin Read more
Yen_JPYUSD_Trends_0108

Quiet Summer Trading Typically, JPY markets see relatively little movement in August while JPY itself tends to see a minor appreciation. Risk appetite is usually more moderate over the less active summer-vacation month, and USD is vulnerable to downward pressure from export hedging ahead of Japan’s mid-August Obon holiday. Hedging and repatriat...

2017-08-01 James Harte Read more