Tag: US

Too Many Rate Hikes Could Harm Economy

Central bankers need to be careful not to increase interest rates too quickly this year because that could slow the economy too much, St. Louis Federal Reserve President James Bullard told CNBC on Thursday.Wall Street expects the Fed to raise rates at next month’s meeting, in the first of what’s seen as at least three […]

EUR/USD – Is the Rally Running Out of Steam?

Are We Looking at an Overcrowded Market? It’s difficult to find anyone at the moment that isn’t bullish on this pair in the long term and under the current circumstances, they may have a point. However, these markets don’t move in a straight line (even bitcoin as the last couple of months has shown us) and […]

US Indices on Course For Full House

Futures Point to Full Week of Gains After Sharp Correction US equity markets could end the week with a full house of gains as long as indices manage to hold onto the small gains being seen in futures ahead of the open. This would also bring an end to two shocking weeks for equity markets […]

US Markets Regain Composure After Rough Two Weeks

Encouraging Gains in US Futures It would appear stock markets are starting to regain some of their composure following a couple of very volatile weeks in which US indices fell more than 10% from their record highs. The Dow and S&P 500 both posted more than 1% gains on Wednesday and futures are seeing similar […]

Fundamentals Remain Positive Despite Sell-Off

Despite the recent fluctuations and concern about major corrections in global equity markets, Craig Erlam, senior market analyst at Oanda, says fundamentals, like corporate earnings, remain positive. CAC Climbs on Strong German, Eurozone GDP Reports Futures Higher But Market Remains Vulnerable Will it be a Valentines Day Massacre for the Dollar?

Futures Higher But Market Remains Vulnerable

Inflation and Retail Sales Data Eyed Markets Gradually Stabilize US futures are pointing to a stronger open on Wednesday, building on the small gains posted at the start of the week and offering some hope that stability is slowly returning to the markets. Given the volatility that we’ve seen over the last week or so, […]

OANDA Weekly Podcast With Jazz FM

A look back at the Business week with Jonny Hart from the Jazz FM Business Breakfast and OANDA Senior Market Analyst Craig Erlam. US Dollar Surges Amidst Volatility USD/CAD – Loonie flash plummets on weaker jobs report

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 […]

Second US Government Shutdown Underway

U.S. government funding lapsed Friday as Congress’ efforts to pass a spending bill fizzled out in the Senate for the second time in less than a month.Despite bipartisan support for a massive budget agreement, Congress failed to approve a funding plan before the midnight Thursday deadline. It is just the latest example of gridlock on […]

Senate Passes New Spending Bill

Congress moved one step closer early Friday to setting a major spending increase, following hours of drama on the Senate floor that led to the second partial government shutdown in less than a month.The Senate passed a short-term funding bill and cleared the way for a boost to military and domestic spending. Senators voted 71-28 […]