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
April BoC meeting

The markets are looking towards new trading week, marking the start of the second quarter. The economic calendar is looking busy, at least where the USD is concerned. With Monday being the Easter bank holiday, the European markets are expected to remain shut. US Payrolls and RBA meeting are up. Data from the U.S. will start with the ISM’s man...

2018-04-10 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
April BoC meeting

The week ahead is somewhat quiet on the economic front, but the FOMC meeting that is due this Wednesday will dominate the news wires. Heading into the meeting, the market expectations are high that the Federal Reserve will hike interest rates by 25 basis points at this week's meeting. This would mark the first rate hike for this year. Simultaneo...

2018-03-23 John Benjamin Read more
Final GDP releases

Economic data for the week ahead will slightly take a back seat with only a few central bank meetings lined up. The Swiss National Bank will be holding its quarterly monetary policy meeting this week. The 3-month LIBOR rate is expected to remain unchanged. Later, the Norges bank will be holding its monthly monetary policy meeting. Norges bank...

2018-03-23 John Benjamin Read more
Fed meeting minutes and US inflation

The markets head into a busy week that sees some of the major central bank monetary policy meetings lined up. This week, the RBA, the Bank of Japan, the ECB and the BoC will be holding their monetary policy meetings. Despite the line up of the central bank meetings, no major changes are expected from either of the central bank monetary policy de...

2018-03-23 John Benjamin Read more
Italian elections and US revised GDP

The week ahead will be marked with investors turning their attention to the Italian elections and US revised GDP. Although the risks are limited as far as the euro currency is concerned, any surprise results could indeed bring volatility to the markets. On the economic front, data this week will focus on the revised GDP estimates from the U.S. W...

2018-03-23 John Benjamin Read more
UK revised GDP

Economic data for the week ahead will focus on the key themes of revised GDP figures from the UK and the monthly wage data. After last week's inflation data showed that consumer prices increased 3.0%, the wage growth figures will be closely watched. The second revised estimates for the fourth quarter of 2017 will also be coming out with estimate...

2018-03-23 John Benjamin Read more
Inflation, retail sales and GDP

Inflation, retail sales and GDP mark the major theme for the week ahead. The UK will be releasing the monthly inflation figures for January followed by retail sales data later in the week. The inflation data will come after the BoE voted to keep rates unchanged. Retail sales figures will be closely watched data as the previous month showed a 1.5...

2018-02-20 John Benjamin Read more
FOMC, Eurozone GDP

The markets will be looking towards a busy week ahead as the end of month flash data will dominate the headlines. Alongside the busy week the FOMC meeting will be held on Wednesday. This will be one of the final FOMC meetings that will be chaired by the Fed Chair, Janet Yellen. Most of the data will be surrounding the U.S. economy as importan...

2018-03-20 John Benjamin Read more