Tag: Dean’s FX

Risk off moves supported by tit-for-tat trade dispute

Tuesday June 19: Five things the markets are talking about The trade dispute between the two economic superpowers, U.S and China, is getting ugly very quickly and has triggered a global sell-off of riskier assets and flight toward safe haven assets. The fallout is pressuring global equities and providing support for U.S treasuries, gold and […]

Dollar rises on falling risk appetite

Monday June 18: Five things the markets are talking about Global trade is again top of capital markets agenda, as dealers and investors are now officially worried about the intensifying confrontation between the U.S and China. Global equities are trading under pressure over the escalating protectionist standoff between the two largest economies, along with crude […]

Dollar Higher After Fed Hike and Dovish ECB

The US dollar gained against all major pairs this week. A hawkish Fed and a dovish European Central Bank (ECB) gave the edge to the American currency. Donald Trump scored diplomacy points in Singapore by meeting with North Korean leader Kim. Trade war fears were once again at the forefront as the Trump administration announced […]

Dollar is King, but trade tensions cap risk appetite

Friday June 15: Five things the markets are talking about This was always going to be a big week for capital markets and it has not disappointed. Bond prices continue to rally and global equities trade under pressure as Sino-U.S trade tensions threaten to escalate, while capital markets weigh diverging monetary policies from the European […]

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 […]

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, […]