Tag: Dean’s FX

US Jobs Report to Guide Markets

The US dollar is higher across the board versus major pairs ahead of the U.S. non farm payrolls (NFP) on Friday. The release of private payrolls on Wednesday at 230,000 jobs in September beat the market forecast of 185,000 positions. The NFP is expected to show a gain of 190,000 jobs when it is published […]

Italy: risk on, risk off?

Wednesday October 3: Five things the markets are talking about European markets have so far shrugged off losses in Asia to post gains this morning amid hopes that Italy’s budget deficit could be lowered, but concerns about the country’s debt and budget plans remain. The EUR (€1.1573) has rallied from yesterday’s six-week lows on hopes […]

Risk sentiment is shifting and headline-driven

Tuesday Oct 2: Five things the markets are talking about Capital markets are in a sombre mood as a number of reasons for caution come to the fore. Brexit rhetoric and the Italian government’s fiscal plans top the agenda, followed closely by trade deals and tariffs and political drama in Washington. Amid the risk-off mood […]

New Nafta supports loonie

Monday October 1: Five things the markets are talking about Canada’s loonie, the Mexican peso, along with North American stock futures have gained overnight after the U.S and Canada confirmed a deal to save the ‘old’ Nafta, now named USMCA – United States, Mexico, Canada agreement. In Asia, trading volumes were below normal overnight, with […]

Strong Dollar Awaits Jobs Report to Validate Further Fed Hikes

The US dollar is mixed against major pairs on Friday. The dollar gained against the JPY, EUR, GBP and CHF but depreciated against the commodity pairs (CAD, AUD and NZD). Fundamental data in the US supported the dollar: the Fed delivered its anticipated third rate hike of 2018, the final GDP for the second quarter […]

Look to Fed’s Powell for help

Wednesday September 26: Five things the markets are talking about Global stocks are trading mixed ahead of today’s FOMC rate decision, with Asian shares closing out higher, while Euro bourses are a tad down as Italy’s budget talks continue to be a source of concern. The Italian government has until tomorrow to outline its fiscal […]

If in doubt, look to the Fed for direction

Tuesday September 25: Five things the markets are talking about It’s a return to the drawing board for many investors who are now back online beginning their holiday shortened Asian trading week. Euro equities are trading mixed following a “get back to basics” Asian session as investors ponder the outlook for global trade and U.S […]

Brexit sterling shorts back to July 2016 levels

“Bear” pound speculators hold nearly the same amount of net short positions in sterling as they did in July 2016. This would suggest that the markets worries about how the Brexit divorce on March 29, 2019 will look, and the uncertainty surrounding it, has got back to levels it was at just after the referendum […]

Fed and trade threats to drive markets

Monday September 24: Five things the markets are talking about Global equities are under pressure as China called off planned trade talks with U.S, potentially triggering an escalation in the tariff war between the world’s largest economies. Note: U.S’ tariffs on +$200B in China goods took effect at midnight, while China’s counter tariffs on +$60B […]

US Dollar Recovers Ground Ahead of Fed Meeting

The US dollar bounced back on Friday, but could not offset the losses suffered during the week. The greenback was lower against most major pairs at the end of five days. Traders adjusted their positions before the weekend giving some breathing room to the USD. The U.S. Federal Reserve will host its two-day meeting on […]