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Fed on hold as expected – JPY pairs collapse after no action from the BoJ

Markets had been range trading ahead of the Federal Open Market Committee’s decision as there were doubts on how the recent terrible US unemployment report would affect the outlook in the US economy. With the decision to keep rates on hold and place quite a dovish statement with a few downgrades on growth and the […]

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FX Majors rangy, stocks bounce back ahead of FOMC

On Tuesday, markets were trading sideways to lower on back of Brexit concerns and the important Fed meeting, taking place this evening. DAX has hit our first target from our Orderbook in our weekly update. Market participants have scaled back the expectation of a rate hike in light of the recent US employment report, which […]

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S&P is flirting with trend resistance – EURUSD with engulfing patterns

On Thursday, European stocks lost for second day in a row and looks to end the week with a loss for the second week in a row. Especially Financial and Utilities have been under pressure. In the US, markets are also looking fragile, but the S&P is resilient and flirting with trend resistance projected from […]

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FOMC Hawks send Risky Assets on the Offer

US equities traded higher ahead of the FOMC, but was hammered following the minutes from the April meeting, which revealed a more hawkish tone than expected. This has reignited rate speculation that the Fed potentially will have a rate increase installed for the June meeting (against September), assuming that the US will continue show a […]

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JPY Bid on Strong Japanese GDP. FOMC Minutes in Focus Today

Despite upbeat figures from the US economy on Tuesday, markets closed in negative with leading indexes down around 1% (S&P -0.9%, Dow -1%, Nasdaq -1.3%). Fixed income yields were bought on back of renewed rate speculation in the US sending the US Dollar on the bid as we had anticipated. US Housing Starts, CPI and […]


All eyes on BoE, UK Inflation Report

Following three days of decent gains in US and EU equities, markets were sent lower yesterday with US indices down around 1% on back of weak earnings from Disney and Macy’s which triggering concern that US consumers holding back on the spending. This made investors flee into safer havens and fixed income yields fell.  In […]

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FOMC, RBNZ Unchanged, BoJ surprises – JPY tumbles

Yesterday, The FOMC kept rates unchanged at 0.5% as we expected, but markets reacted very turbulent with first sending the US Dollar higher as the reference to global risks were removed, but ended the day trading lower as the market realised that no rate hikes were mentioned in the statement. Interest rates in the US […]


Mixed Sentiment Ahead of FOMC, Oil in new 2016 highs

Markets have been trading more or less sideways in the beginning of this week in light of key statements from the Federal Open Market Committee in the US and important macro figures for developed markets coming up.  Despite oil printing new 2016 highs, weak figures (Durables, Services PMI, Consumer Confidence) from the US put a […]

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Busy week ahead – Central Banks, GDPs in focus

Despite an upbeat close in the US equity markets on Friday, Asian equities have softened going into this week on back of a drop in oil, which seems to be the main driver for risk taking at the moment. In currencies, the weakened considerably last week on speculation that the Bank of Japan would introduce […]


Markets Neutral on FOMC Minutes – USDJPY Tanks

Most markets were trading sideways ahead of the FOMC minutes yesterday as investors were looking for further clues with regard to the monetary policy in the US, but this revealed nothing new. Emphasis on external risks were mentioned and while some members have been voicing a rate hike in April, this would be a big […]