Tag: AUD

The Euro is circling the drain

The Euro is circling the drain Instead of a major roadblock, the ECB was a significant catalyst for the US dollar. And it is tough to argue against the intensity of the EUR downside move as the ECB didn’t just disappoint to the dovish side they were overtly dovish pushing back rate hike expectation well […]

ECB – Monetary policy summary June 2018

Main refinancing rate 0.00% Marginal lending facility 0.25% Deposit facility -0.40% Monthly asset purchases €30 billion QE to end by the end of December Asset purchases expected to be tapered to €15 billion from Oct to Dec Decision on asset purchases still depends on incoming data ECB to keep rates unchanged at least until summer […]

Hawkish Fed Boosts US Dollar But Tariffs Bring Currency Down to Earth

The US dollar is lower against major pairs after the U.S. Federal Reserve raised the benchmark Fed funds rate by 25 basis points on Wednesday. The move was heavily anticipated by the market, but the strong pace of the US economy could mean more rate hikes. The latest projections from the US central bank now […]

U.S Producer price index

The Producer Price Index for final demand rose 0.5 percent in May, seasonally adjusted, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Final demand prices advanced 0.1 percent in April and 0.3 percent in March. (See table A.) On an unadjusted basis, the final demand index moved up 3.1 percent for the 12 months ended […]

Fed to hike, but what next?

Wednesday June 13: Five things the markets are talking about Yesterday’s data showed that U.S consumer prices climbed in May, a further sign price pressures stateside are solidifying. The Fed, which began its two-day policy meeting yesterday, is watching price data closely as it weighs the path of short-term interest rates. This afternoon, Fed officials […]

Switching Hats 

Switching Hats  After rallying into the historic Singapore summit, stock indexes are little changed and for the most part, trading sideways as we enter the business part of the week. Dealers have switched hats, discarding well-worn geopolitical “Tams”, in favour of the lightly used central bank” Porkpie Hat” and taking dead-eye focus on the trio […]

Fed Hike Priced In But Market to Focus on Powell’s Words

The US dollar is higher against major currencies on Tuesday after American inflation came in better than expected ahead of the eagerly anticipated Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) two day meeting. A 25 basis points rate hike has been priced in for months with the CME FedWatch showing a 96.3 percent probability of a lift […]

Dollar Seeks Central Bank Guidance

Tuesday June 12: Five things the markets are talking about The Trump-Kim summit came and went with little market movement. Instead, investors and dealers remain focused on a plethora of macro-events and data coming over the next few days. The meeting has produced much positive symbolism, but little in the way of substance as vague […]

Geopolitics and Rate Calls to Dominate Busy Week

Monday June 11: Five things the markets are talking about Investors’ focus now shifts from last weekend’s disastrous G7 meeting in Canada to tomorrows Trump-Kim summit in Singapore and a plethora of major central bank rate announcements later this week. Market mood remains cautiously ‘risk-on’ as we begin one of the busiest weeks of the […]

Market Scuttlebutt 

Market Scuttlebutt There’s a high level of circumspection associated with this weekend’s G7 meeting as President Trump prepares to enter the G-7 lion’s den. Usually, a non-event for markets but with all the focus on escalating trade tensions amongst long-standing G-7 allies, there’s a good reason for investors to be chary as this meeting is […]