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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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RBA surprises markets – sending rates to historical lows

Despite a UK Bank Holiday, markets were very active yesterday. From Europe, upbeat PMIs from the manufacturing sector, European markets were mixed yesterday as risk aversion spilled over from the Asian session. In the afternoon, US figures triggered a sell-off in the US Dollar, which has continued overnight printing new 2016 lows against the CAD, […]

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Risk Aversion and US Dollar weakness still the theme

Equity markets were on the retreat on Friday and the US Dollar took another leg lower against most peers. Despite evidence that growth in the Euro zone is picking up, the markets focused on the US sentiment figures, which revealed a drop in the Chicago PMI as well as a slight deterioration in the U. […]