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NFP Preview: Wage growth in focus as inflation concerns persist

March 8, 2018 1:21 PM
February US jobs data, which will be reported on Friday morning by the US Department of Labor, is poised to take on increased importance for markets and investors.

EUR/USD may retest highs amid ECB, US jobs, tariff disputes

March 7, 2018 4:54 PM
If US and European markets have not had enough volatility to deal with this week amid the specter of possible trade wars stemming from US President Trump’s plans to impose hefty import tariffs and the European Union’s swift threats of retaliation, more potential volatility triggers are on the way.

AUD/USD at a critical juncture ahead of key Australian and US releases

March 5, 2018 2:15 PM
The US dollar slid sharply late last week due in part to President Trump’s announcement of impending U.S. import tariffs on steel and aluminum, sparking fears of global trade wars on the horizon.

Week Ahead: Italian Election, Central Banks, and US Jobs in Focus

March 2, 2018 1:31 PM
Two primary catalysts for the return of sharply elevated market volatility emanated from the U.S. – Fed Chair Jerome Powell’s hawkish testimony in front of the US Congress, and US President Trump’s announcement regarding sizeable import tariffs on steel and aluminum.

NFP Recap and Week Ahead

February 2, 2018 11:24 AM
The official US jobs report for January that was released on Friday morning was highly positive, easily beating expectations on both the headline data and, very importantly, wage growth.