Daily Market Comment – Sterling stumbles as no-deal Brexit fears strike back

Posted on July 17, 2019 at 7:48 am GMT

Pound touches 27-month lows as no-deal Brexit concerns resurface Dollar capitalizes, and may have more room to recover for now Oil sinks as Washington hints at “progress” with Iran Canadian inflation data coming up Sterling stumbles as no-deal worries wreak havoc The pound came under fire on Tuesday, falling by more than one big figure against the dollar to touch lows last seen in April 2017, as the risk of a no-deal Brexit popped back on the market’s radar. The [..]

Daily Market Comment – US retail sales & Powell’s remarks to set the tone

Posted on July 16, 2019 at 7:55 am GMT

US retail sales and remarks by Powell top the agenda today UK jobs data may be watched as Brexit news flow remains limited Kiwi ticks up, despite lingering RBNZ rate-cut speculation EU Commission chief awaits Parliamentary confirmation Dollar looks to US retail sales and Powell’s remarks The greenback recovered some ground to start the week, in the absence of any noteworthy US news to drive the price action. That may change today though, with the release of the nation’s retail [..]

Canadian inflation expected to fall back in June, confirm temporary bounce – Forex News Preview

Posted on July 16, 2019 at 6:44 am GMT

Canada will publish June inflation data on Wednesday at 12:30 GMT as well as retail sales numbers for May on Friday, also at 12:30 GMT. Following, the Bank of Canada’s surprisingly overcautious tone at the last policy meeting, investors will be watching to see if the upcoming data support the Bank’s view that the recent uptick in growth and inflation is temporary. However, that may still not be enough to halt the Canadian dollar’s advance against the US dollar, which [..]

Daily Market Comment – Stocks aim for new records as Chinese data lift sentiment

Posted on July 15, 2019 at 8:24 am GMT

US stocks eye new record highs as earnings season begins Dollar pulls back as markets digest Powell’s cautiousness Kiwi outperforms on Chinese data, looks to crucial inflation numbers Solid Chinese data calm slowdown fears, boost risk appetite Global markets kicked off the week in a risk-on mood, with the major US stock indices set to open at new record highs and commodity currencies like the kiwi outperforming in the FX arena, following a batch of encouraging Chinese data. As expected, [..]

Week ahead – Flurry of key data eyed as markets digest Powell’s cautiousness

Posted on July 12, 2019 at 11:45 am GMT

After Fed chief Powell all but guaranteed a July cut, things could quiet down a little next week, as the agenda is dominated by economic data. Growth figures from China may shed light on how much damage the trade war has inflicted, while in the US, retail sales numbers will be among the final pieces of the puzzle before the next Fed meeting. Inflation stats from New Zealand and Canada are also on tap, with some UK data perhaps attracting [..]

Technical Analysis – USDCAD plummets to 8½-month low; negative bias remains

Posted on July 12, 2019 at 6:25 am GMT

USDCAD is plunging today towards a fresh eight-and-a-half month low near 1.3030, following the pullback on the 1.3145 resistance level, which overlaps with the 20-day SMA. Technically, the RSI indicator is declining in negative territory, approaching the oversold zone, while the stochastic oscillator posted a bearish crossover within the %K and %D lines in the middle of the 20 and 80 level, strengthening its bearish view on price. Should prices tumble below Friday’s trough, support could be found around the [..]

Daily Market Comment – Dollar weaker after Powell flags rate cut; US stocks hit all-time highs

Posted on July 11, 2019 at 8:26 am GMT

Fed Chair Jerome Powell and FOMC minutes bolster case for a July rate reduction US dollar slips after Powell’s remarks, reversing NFP-driven gains Euro rebounds, eyes ECB minutes; pound and loonie up too US stocks hit record highs but Bitcoin plunges Powell testimony all but confirms rate cut in July Markets were in buoyant mood on Thursday as Fed Chairman Jerome Powell gave his strongest indication yet that the Federal Reserve will slash interest rates at the July 30-31 meeting. [..]

Daily Market Comment – All eyes on Powell as markets seek rate cut confirmation; dollar at 3-week high

Posted on July 10, 2019 at 8:07 am GMT

Powell’s testimony awaited as investors seek clues on rates following mixed data US dollar continues to advance higher as odds of 50 basis points cut are erased Pound and aussie extend declines on rising rate cut expectations Bank of Canada expected to hold rates Markets are praying for a dovish Powell Fed Chairman Jerome Powell’s testimony will be today’s and the week’s focal point as investors attempt to gauge how dovish policymakers will be when they meet for their next [..]

BoC meeting: Staying neutral in a dovish world – Forex News Preview

Posted on July 8, 2019 at 2:21 pm GMT

The Bank of Canada (BoC) is expected to stand pat when it wraps up its policy meeting at 14:00 GMT on Wednesday. Given the streak of strong data, policymakers could maintain a relatively sanguine tone, highlighting that rates are unlikely to be cut or raised anytime soon. With other major central banks preparing to ease, a neutral BoC would argue for a stronger loonie overall. The Canadian economy has been performing better than most other developed nations lately. The labor [..]

Daily Market Comment – Dollar surges after strong US jobs report but stocks slide

Posted on July 8, 2019 at 8:06 am GMT

US dollar roars higher on surprise jump in US payrolls But stocks are sold off as investors trim expectations of aggressive Fed rate cuts Attention now turns to Powell’s semi-annual testimony in Congress for policy clues Strong US jobs report puts dollar back in the front foot The US dollar was trading close to Friday’s highs today when it surged on the back of a much better-than-expected nonfarm payrolls report. The US economy added 224k jobs in June, significantly higher [..]

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