Crude Oil - Buying continues in WTI Crude oil

March was a roller-coaster month for the markets. Sentiment and themes flipped repeatedly, especially with flows dominating the final days of the month as the end of quarter loomed. The British pound was the top performer of the month, while the Swiss franc and Australian dollar lagged. In the quarter, the Japanese yen led the way, while the ...

2018-04-10 Ashraf Laidi Read more

Lost in the noise of Friday’s hurricane-ridden US jobs report was another strong report from Canada. Canada is the miraculous nation, who has yet to witness a real-estate crash after emerging unscathed from the 2008-2009 market crisis. Its central bank has also raised interest rates two years after an oil-recession. On Friday Canada’s labour ma...

2017-11-02 Ashraf Laidi Read more
US Flag_Department of Commerce

Many traders believe that today is a big day, and it will actually give them some clues about September Federal Reserve decision on whether to raise the interest rate again or not, depending on the upcoming Jobs Report, which will be released later today. However, this is not the case. The Federal Reserve’s decision is not connected with the Jo...

2017-09-01 Nour Eldeen Al-Hammoury Read more
Euro coin on Italian flag

Let's start with the Euro today and then, you might want to read about Italy’s possible innovation, which can be the next big thing in Europe and the world. Earlier this week, the Euro shocked the banks around the world, rising well above 1.20 mark,  the level most of the investment banks considered it would take more than 5 years for the Euro ...

2017-08-31 Nour Eldeen Al-Hammoury Read more
US Dollar Bill

After five months of consecutive declines, reaching the lowest level since April of last year around 92.50’s, the US Dollar has been trading within a very tight range, with no clear break to the upside or the downside. Long-Term Support Area Since the beginning of the month, the US Dollar index is trading within our plan, outlined in many p...

2017-08-24 Nour Eldeen Al-Hammoury Read more
USD Index_3005

After the US Jobs Report outcomes, which came in much better than expected, estimates were rising that the Federal Reserve will still be able to raise the Fed Fund Rate in September and probably in December. Such outcomes and the notable rise in the estimates of two more rate hikes this year has pushed the US Dollar higher at the beginning of l...

2017-08-14 Nour Eldeen Al-Hammoury Read more
Janet Yellen

After weeks and months of denying that the economic slowing down is transitory, we get more and more signs that the US economy is indeed slowing down, which in return would hold off the Fed from raising rates this year. Today, almost the entire core economic releases showed a shocking readings, including Retail Sales, Core Retail Sales, CPI and...

2017-07-14 Nour Eldeen Al-Hammoury Read more
FOMC

In the next few hours, eyes will turn toward the Federal Reserve once again, as we are expecting the FOMC Meeting Minutes. The US market has been closed due to the 4th of July holiday, which led the markets to experience a drop in volatility and liquidity over the past two days. Yet, volatility is likely to spike higher today ahead of the FOMC ...

2017-07-26 Nour Eldeen Al-Hammoury Read more
Bank_rate decision

The US Dollar Index failed to stabilize last week, even after central bankers have sent a clear message to the market that the easy monetary policies are coming to an end. Such remarks were supposed to push currencies higher. The US Dollar Index failed to stabilize above 96.30’s support area and dropped all the way to 95.60’s. However, at the b...

2017-07-04 Nour Eldeen Al-Hammoury Read more
Dollar majors_Fed rate hike

The US dollar index has been witnessing one of the strongest sell-off. The decline last week was the second in the periods between April and June. After rising to the strongest levels above 103.00, just around January, the US dollar index has been in a steady decline ever since. The USD Index has retraced nearly 61.8% of the gains registered fr...

2017-07-26 John Benjamin Read more