No stopping the US dollar runaway train at the moment

No stopping the US dollar runaway train at the moment US Markets  The US dollar is on a rampage as awe-inspiring beat on both the ADP and ISM services index combined with very supportive  Fed speak sent the US dollar Read More

Asia Wrap: India or Italy the risk is yours !!

USD Asia tracked through a tight range watching the EUR move from the sidelines with China and South Korean markets out. INR the major focus USDINR moves lower trading with heavy tone on headlines that the Government is in talks Read More

Oil’s the word

Oil’s the word  Oil markets: frenzied action Oil has sprung another gusher overnight, and in roaring fashion clocked an eye-watering 3 % surge. Brent has hit $85 while WTI has hit $75.40 – the highest levels in over four years. Read More

USD is still very data-dependent , so it will be tricky to trade

For any follow-up, I’m contactable  on Reuters Messenger, via the BBG terminal or my mobile numbers USD is still very data-dependent, so it will be tricky to trade US Rates  The markets are pricing in a higher probability of the Read More

Italian ” fondere”

The Euro  EUR continues to leak lower as Italy’s government has shattered the budget and challenged the EU’s mandate. BTPs have driven a good chunk of the move lower.  The Euro was holding on the 1.1600 handles by a thread, Read More

OANDA Trading Asia market update JPY and EUR in focus

Japanese Yen USDJPY has been the focus of the Asia session as the US dollar is doing what it does best and that strengthens after facing a short period of adversity. Buoyant risk markets and higher US yields make for Read More

Still picking up the FOMC pieces and tying up a few loose ends

Still picking up the FOMC pieces and tying up a few loose ends US markets  Risk sentiment is buoyant this AM with US equity trading higher. The greenback advanced to a two-week high against G-10 while EM currencies are bucking Read More

OANDA Trading Asia market wrap :: dazed and confused

Dazed and confused  It was a hectic day in Asia as virtually everyone had a different read or take of yesterday’s FOMC. I guess we can assume that the extremely mixed trading session was a result of the markets extremely Read More

OANDA Trading Asia market wrap

Activity picked up considerably mid-morning after a sluggish start. Currencies Despite the FED rate hike fully baked in,  currency traders have gone through their there ceremonial jockeying for position ahead of this critical announcement given the markets outsized focus on tonight’s Read More

Headline overload

US Markets Another case of headline overload overnight. US markets closed lower overnight due to some factors including, trade war phase 2, more political turmoil ahead of US midterm after reports surface ahead Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was resigning from Read More