Tag: Dean’s FX

US Dollar Surges Amidst Volatility

BoE Signals Higher Interest Rates in the UK The US dollar had its strongest week against major currency pairs in twelve months. Even as the United States is suffering a bout of political uncertainty the dollar became a safe haven as stocks and bonds saw massive moves this week. The signing of a federal budget […]

USD/CAD – Loonie flash plummets on weaker jobs report

Canada Jan Net Jobs -88,000 From Dec Canada Jan Net Jobs Forecast At +10,000 Canada Jan Full-Time Jobs +49,000; Part-Time -137,000 Canada Jan Avg Hourly Wages +3.3% From Year Ago Canada Labor Force -73,700 In Jan From Dec Canada Jan Participation Rate At 65.5% Vs 65.8% In Dec Canada’s unemployment rate ticked up last month […]

Equities Lose $5 Trillion as Bulls Slay Bulls

Friday February 9: Five things the markets are talking about **Stateside, the House of Representatives has approved the bill to fund the U.S government and has raised spending limits over two-years, it is now sending the measure to President Trump.** Investors should expect market turbulence to continue this year as pullbacks and volatility become more […]

Pound jumps on ‘Hawkish’ BoE

Thursday February 8: Five things the markets are talking about The global equity markets remain unnerved as U.S bond yields again trade atop of their four-year highs after U.S congressional leaders reached a two-year budget deal to raise government spending by almost +$300B. The bi-partisan deal is expected to stave off a government shutdown, while […]

Beware: FX Space is Calm, but Appearances can be Deceiving

Wednesday February 7: Five things the markets are talking about Risk-averse sentiment seems to have cooled for the time being as a number of the major indexes rebound in the overnight session. Note: From a volatility standpoint, the forex market space appears tranquil when compared to other asset classes like equities or bonds. The rebound […]

Equity and Crypto Pain Persists

Tuesday February 6: five things the markets are talking about The global equity rout extended overnight as Asian and European markets followed Wall Street and tumbled, sending equity indexes toward the biggest three-day slide in nearly three-years. Volatility in stocks has pushed a number of investors to unwind equity bets and head to the ‘mighty’ […]

Equities Slump Deepens; Dollar Steady

Monday February 5: Five things the markets are talking about Global stocks have extended their biggest decline in two-years overnight while the ‘big’ dollar steadies outright against G10 currency pairs. Sovereign treasury yields continue to creep higher, while crude oil prices again come under pressure as U.S explorers raised the number of rigs drilling for […]

Dollar Rebounds After Strong Jobs Report

US added 200,000 positions in January The US dollar rose against major pairs on Friday. The release of the U.S. non farm payrolls (NFP) proved to be the much needed shot in the arm after the greenback was under pressure for most of 2018. The job gains were above expectations but more importantly the hourly […]

By the numbers: U.S January NFP fallout

Non-farm payrolls: +200k vs. +148k prev. Private payrolls: +196k vs. prev. +146k) Manufacturing payrolls: +15k vs. prev. +25k Unemployment rate: +4.1% vs. prev. +4.1% Average hourly earnings: +0.34% m/m, +2.9% y/y vs. prev. +0.4% m/m, +2.7% y/y Workweek hours: 34.3 vs. prev. 34.5 – -0.2 U.S 10-year yield: +2.83% U.S employers added +200,000 jobs in […]

What to look for in U.S payrolls (NFP)

Friday February 2: Five things the markets are talking about The U.S labor department is expected to report that 2018 has kicked off with a pickup in hiring. Market consensus is looking for non-farm payrolls (NFP) to rise by +180k last month, while the unemployment rate continued to hover atop of +4.1% – its lowest […]