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US growth outlook jitters send US Dollar on the retreat

Despite little activity in the equity markets yesterday due to Easter holidays, FX markets saw some action. Solid February Pending Home Sales and better than expected Dallas Fed sentiment, was not enough to put pressure on US yields. The Good Trade Balance fell short of expectations and a downgrade of the growth outlook from the Atlanta Fed, sent the US Dollar on the […]

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Stocks manages to steer through Brussels explosions

Risk aversion in Asia and a terror-attack in Brussels were apparently not significant enough for equities to drop in Europe and the US (at time of writing). Even in Belgium, where several explosions spread fear into the Euro zone, the BEL20 index posted a small gain. Upbeat regional and composite PMI and ZEW figures from […]

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Risk taking subdued post FOMC rally

Last week, besides the main event from the FOMC, many other central banks followed suit in posting dovish comments on the monetary outlook in light of the recovery in global growth taking longer time than anticipated. Markets are trading on back of the monetary events taking place and this creates a lot of noise for […]