US Futures Higher After Second Plunge This Week

Indices Remain Vulnerable After Entering Correction US futures are trading slightly in the green ahead of the open on Friday, a day after stock markets once again tumbled leaving indices in correction territory. As we saw on Thursday, this isn’t necessarily indicative of calm returning to the markets. The Dow recorded declines of more than […]

GBP/USD – Pound Gains Ground as BoE Hints at Rate Increase

The British pound has posted gains in the Thursday session, erasing the losses seen on Wednesday. In North American trade, GBP/USD is trading at 1.3919, up 0.29% on the day. On the release front, the Bank of England maintained interest rates at 0.50%, but hinted at earlier and larger rate hikes. In the US, unemployment […]

Calm Returns to Markets Ahead of BoE Event

US Futures Flat After Uneventful Session in Europe A sense of calm appears to be gradually returning to financial markets as we near the end of the week, with indices in Europe trading a little lower and US futures flat after ending Wednesday’s session in a similar manner. While volatility in the markets has eased […]

Are BoE Interest Rate Expectations Too Bullish?

BoE to Release New Economic Forecasts Alongside Rate Decision The Bank of England holds its first monetary policy meeting of the year this week, after which it will release the quarterly inflation report alongside its monetary policy decision and hold a press conference with Governor Mark Carney. The event – which is often referred to […]

GBP/USD – Pound Under Pressure, BoE Rate Decision Next

The British pound is lower on Wednesday, as the currency has been under pressure for most of the week. In the North American session, GBP/USD is trading at 1.3883, down 0.48% on the day. On the release front, British Halifax HPI declined 0.6%, below the estimate of +0.2%. This marked the first decline since June. […]

Weekly FX Market Update – 6 February 2018 (Video)

It’s been an extremely turbulent 24 hours in the financial market with the Dow recording its largest ever daily points drop as panic set in and traders tried to work out what was triggering such a strong sell-off. Markets have stabilized a little on Tuesday but there remains some concern among traders which continues to […]

GBP/USD – Pound Drops to 2-Week Low After Global Sell-off Boosts Dollar

The British pound remains under pressure this week. In Tuesday’s North American session, GBP/USD is trading at 1.3951, down 0.15% on the day. On the release front, there are no British events on the schedule. The US trade deficit widened, climbing to $53.1 billion and missing the forecast of $52.1 billion. In the US, JOLTS Jobs […]

GBP/USD – Pound Drops as UK Services PMI Disappoints

The British pound has posted considerable losses in the Monday session. In North American trade, GBP/USD is trading at 1.4009, down 0.79% on the day. On the release front, the focus was on the services sectors. British Services PMI slowed to 53.0, missing the estimate of 53.0 points. Later in the day, the UK releases British […]

Dollar Struggles Despite Fed Optimism

Eurozone Manufacturers Still Extremely Bullish Despite Stronger Euro It’s been a positive start to trading on the first day of the month, with markets in Europe trading well in the green and US futures ticking a little higher as well. It’s been a busy morning of economic releases and broadly speaking, the data is very […]