Tag: CHF

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 […]

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 […]

Dollar Struggles as Geopolitics and Central Banks Take Center Stage

The US dollar is lower against major pairs this week as the market prepares for an eventful week. The U.S. Federal Reserve will kick off its June Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting on Tuesday June 12. The two day meeting is expected to end with the announcement of a 25 basis points rate hike. […]

Dollar in demand ahead of G6+1

Friday June 8: Five things the markets are talking about Global equities saw red overnight, as tech stocks continued their retreat in the Asian session, while in Europe, stocks has been hampered by disappointing industrial production data from Germany. All market negativity is supporting investors’ risk-off mood ahead of today’s G7 summit beginning in Quebec, […]

U.S Weekly Jobless Claims Drop as Labor Market Gains Steam

The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, pointing to a further tightening in labor market conditions. The robust labor market and firming inflation have cemented expectations the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates next week. Many economists believe the U.S. central bank will hike rates two more times after its […]

CBRT Raises Rates, Pushing Turkish Lira Up

The Turkish lira has aggressively rallied this morning after the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey raise the one-week repo rate by +100 bps to +17.75%. Over 60% of FX dealers were expecting a tighter monetary policy, but by +25 to +50 bps. USD/TRY has fallen to a one-week low of $4.4570 (-1.83%), down […]

Dollar softer ahead of G7 Summit

Thursday June 7: Five things the markets are talking about G6 + 1 Despite global equities extending gains overnight on growing investor confidence in global growth, the markets attentions is turning towards the G7 conference that begins tomorrow in Quebec, Canada. Expect this summit to be an intensive affair amidst heightened trade tensions between the […]

Canada: Building permits, April 2018

Municipalities issued $7.8 billion worth of building permits in April, down 4.6% from March. Declines were reported in every component except commercial buildings. Residential sector: Multi-family dwellings lead the decline In the residential sector, the value of permits issued by municipalities fell 4.3% to $5.1 billion in April. Five provinces posted declines led by British […]

Canada: International Merchandise Trade, April 2018

Canada’s exports rose 1.6% to a record $48.6 billion in April, while imports were down 2.5% to $50.5 billion. As a result, Canada’s merchandise trade deficit with the world narrowed from $3.9 billion in March to $1.9 billion in April. In real (or volume) terms, exports rose 1.2% and imports fell 2.4%. Exports reach record […]