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The Week Ahead: US Tax Reform, Central Bank Speeches and Policy Meeting Minutes

November 17, 2017 1:04 PM
The week ahead will be slower in terms of economic data than the past week. Contributing to this slowdown will be the major Thanksgiving holiday in the U.S. Aside from speeches by heads of key central banks, including the European Central Bank, Reserve Bank of Australia, Federal Reserve, and Swiss National Bank, the week will be dominated by the rel...

Yellen’s policy silence pressures dollar and supports gold

August 25, 2017 1:22 PM
The heavily anticipated speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen in Jackson Hole on Friday disappointed Fed-watchers who were hoping for a glimpse into possible monetary policy moves on the horizon. The speech was long on commending regulatory actions taken after the financial crisis, but very short on any clues about interest rates or other asp...

EUR/USD braces for Yellen and Draghi at Jackson Hole

August 23, 2017 2:11 PM
A combination of highly anticipated speeches from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and European Central Bank President Mario Draghi at the Jackson Hole Symposium later this week has the potential to shake EUR/USD out of its recent trading range.

GBP/USD poised for potential breakdown after fall to key level

August 22, 2017 11:49 AM
The US dollar rebounded on Tuesday morning, ahead of the highly anticipated speech by Fed Chair Janet Yellen at the Jackson Hole Symposium towards the end of the week, helping push the already heavily-pressured GBP/USD to fall towards a major support level at 1.2800. After closely approaching this key level on Tuesday morning, the currency pair pare...

USD/JPY path of least resistance still to downside

April 24, 2017 1:11 PM
The Dollar Index (DXY) gapped lower overnight as the outcome of the French election underpinned the euro, which makes up a big portion of the index. Despite the DXY’s weakness, the USD/JPY gapped higher as the news also undermined perceived safe haven assets such as gold and yen. But the gains for the USD/JPY were short-lived and the daily chart of ...