Tag: Market Pulse

CAC slips as Trump tariffs spook investors

The CAC index has started the week with sharp losses. In the Monday session, the CAC is at 5436, down 1.2% on the day. On the release front, there are no eurozone or French indicators. The highlight of the day is the opening of the ECB Forum, which kicks off with a speech from ECB President Mario Draghi. […]

USD/CAD – Canadian dollar slips to 1.32 on trade tensions

The Canadian dollar is trading sideways in the Monday session. Currently, USD/CAD is trading at 1.3183, up 0.05% on the day. On Friday, the pair broke above the 1.32 line for the first time since June 2017. On the release front, there are no major events on the schedule. On Tuesday, the U.S releases building […]

DAX slides as Trump slaps tariffs on China

The DAX index has started the week with sharp losses, continuing the downward trend seen on Friday. Currently, the DAX is at 12,834, down 1.35% on the day. On the release front, there are no German or eurozone indicators. The highlight of the day is the opening of the ECB Forum, which kicks off with a speech […]

Markets in risk averse mode after tariffs

US and China trade spat heats up We’re seeing a slightly risk averse tone in financial markets at the start of the week after the trade spat between the US and China ramped up over the weekend. Both countries have laid out plans to impose tariffs on one another on 6 July which is making […]

EUR/USD – Euro Trading Sideways, ECB Forum Next

EUR/USD has ticked lower in the Monday session. Currently, the pair is trading at 1.1597, down 0.10 on the day. In economic news, it’s a quiet start to the week, with no major releases. The highlight of the day is the opening of the ECB Forum, which kicks off with a speech from ECB President […]

Mario Draghi , the master of the dark art of central bank communiqué

Mario Draghi, the master of the dark art of central bank  communiqué After last week’s dramatic price action dubbed “the biggest week of the year” we have another potpourri of events to side-track from the World Cup games this week. There’s more than enough risk events to keep things exciting with a plethora of central […]

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 […]

USD/CAD – Canadian dollar slides to 1-year low as Trump Prepares China Tariffs

The Canadian dollar continues to lose ground in the Friday session, after strong gains on Thursday. Currently, USD/CAD is trading at 1.3129, up 0.18% on the day. Earlier in the day, the Canadian currency dropped to its lowest level since June 2017. On the release front, Canadian Manufacturing Sales is expected to fall to 0.6%. […]

Markets pressured ahead of tariff announcement

More Trump Tariffs Causing a Wobble in Markets It’s been a relatively mixed start to trading in Europe on Friday and the US is on course to post small losses at the open, as the focus shifts from central banks back to trade. US President Donald Trump is expected to announce tariffs on $50 billion […]

European stock markets soar as ECB dampens hopes of rate hike

The DAX index has steadied on Friday, after posting sharp gains on Thursday. Currently, the DAX is at 13,104, down 0.04% on the day. On the release front, German WPI posted a strong gain of 0.8%, well above the estimate of 0.3%. In the eurozone, Final CPI rose to 1.9% and Final Flash CPI climbed to […]