The economic calendar for the week ahead is relatively quiet following a busy start to the month last week. Among the central bank meetings, the Bank of Canada's monetary policy meeting stands out. Heading into the BoC meeting, the markets are somewhat divided on whether the BoC will hike rates or not this week. The European Central Bank will...

2018-07-09 John Benjamin Read more

The markets open to a busy trading week which marks the first week of the third quarter. Focus turns to some of the key economic indicators across most of the G7 currencies. Starting off the week we have the BoJ Tankan Survey where manufacturing and non-manufacturing PMI's will be released. Alongside, the UK and the Eurozone's monthly manufac...

2018-07-02 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

After a busy week of central bank line ups last week, interest rate hikes and announcements of tapering the QE program, the week ahead promises to be a lot quieter despite a few central bank meetings lined up. The Bank of England and the Swiss national bank will be holding their respective monetary policy decisions this week. No major changes...

2018-06-18 John Benjamin Read more

Economic data for the week ahead will culminate in a busy three days starting from Wednesday. The FOMC meeting is scheduled for Wednesday followed by the ECB's monetary policy meeting on Thursday and concluding with the Bank of Japan's monetary policy meeting on Friday. While rates are expected to remain unchanged with the ECB and the BoJ, th...

2018-06-11 John Benjamin Read more
fx week ahead

After a rather volatile week, especially since Wednesday and the continued narrative of the Italian political crisis, the week ahead will see investors turning their attention back to the fundamentals. The U.S. dollar takes a back seat this week with no major market moving events lined up. A big week is in store for the Australian dollar whic...

2018-06-04 John Benjamin Read more
BoC and Eurozone Inflation

The economic calendar for the week ahead is relatively quiet with most of the reports scheduled around Thursday and Friday. With the start of a new trading month, the U.S. nonfarm payrolls report is scheduled for release covering the month of May. Besides the U.S. payrolls report, the ISM manufacturing PMI and the ADP private payrolls report ...

2018-05-28 John Benjamin Read more
Fed minutes and UK data

The economic calendar for the week ahead is broadly limited to some key themes of Fed minutes and UK data. The FOMC meeting minutes will be coming out on Wednesday which is likely to remain in the spotlight. On the economic front, the UK will see a busy week. Data this week includes the inflation, retail sales and GDP numbers coming up. The d...

2018-05-21 John Benjamin Read more
BoE and RBNZ Meetings

The economic calendar for the week ahead will see the BoE and RBNZ Meetings. The RBNZ’s meeting is due on Wednesday and this comes ahead of the quarterly inflation expectations report earlier in the week. Still the central bank is not expected to hike rates at this month’s meeting. Following on the heels of the RBNZ meeting, the BoE meeting is l...

2018-05-07 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