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ECB had to hike by 50 bps but euro slips

ECB provided no forward guidance and/or commitment to future hikes...

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March 16, 2023 01:31 PM
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European Open: SNB come to the rescue of Credit Suisse, ECB up next

The SNB (Swiss National Bank) has swept in to provide much needed liquidity to Credit Suisse, which should soothe some concerns over risk to the financial system.

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March 16, 2023 06:17 AM
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ECB Preview: 50bps hike may still be on the cards

Hot inflation is likely to outweigh concerns over financial stability, potentially leading the ECB to disappoint market’s substantial re-pricing of policy rates.

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EUR/USD: Rally potential after hot Spanish and French CPI readings

The ECB had already planned a half-point rate move in March, and these stronger readings are likely to bolster officials who say that more big moves are needed beyond that to get inflation under control.

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February 28, 2023 01:46 PM

ECB hikes 50bps, as expected. Another 50bps hike to come in March

During the press conference, Christine Lagarde seemed to be talking out of both sides of her mouth.

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February 2, 2023 04:42 PM
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European Open: EUR/GBP probes YTD high ahead of BOE and ECB meetings

With the Fed having delivered their 25bp yesterday, it is now over to the BOE ECB today, who are expected to hike by 100bp between them.

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February 2, 2023 05:04 AM
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Hawkish ECB causes EUR/AUD to breakout

With a double bottom target and a flag target above, EUR/AUD still has some work to do.

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December 16, 2022 04:47 PM
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US Data Dump dominates central banks

With Thursday’s poor economic data and the Fed still hiking rates (albeit at a slower pace), a recession may be in the cards for the US!

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December 15, 2022 09:29 PM
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European Open: FTSE bulls eye 7600 - SNB, BOE and ECB up next

The bullish bias on the FTSE is holding up so far, and attention now moves over to central bank meetings with the SNB, BOE and ECB over a 7-hour period today.

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December 15, 2022 06:03 AM

ECB hikes 75bps as expected; Scraps forward guidance

The tone set by the removal of forward guidance and the lack of information regarding QT led the markets to believe this was a dovish hike.

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October 27, 2022 07:56 PM

ECB hikes 75bps as expected; Scraps forward guidance

The tone set by the removal of forward guidance and the lack of information regarding QT led the markets to believe this was a dovish hike.

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October 27, 2022 07:56 PM
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European Open: The DAX meets resistance ahead of today’s ECB meeting

The DAX may have tracked global equities higher, but it finds itself on a key resistance level ahead of today’s ECB meeting. And that makes it a pivotal level for traders.

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October 27, 2022 05:09 AM
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European Open: The DAX meets resistance ahead of today’s ECB meeting

The DAX may have tracked global equities higher, but it finds itself on a key resistance level ahead of today’s ECB meeting. And that makes it a pivotal level for traders.

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October 27, 2022 05:09 AM
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EUR/AUD could trade above 1.6500!

EUR/AUD has been moving higher on the back of interest rate differentials. Will it continue if the ECB hikes 75bps next week and the RBA only hikes 25bps the week after?

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October 19, 2022 08:39 PM
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EUR/AUD could trade above 1.6500!

EUR/AUD has been moving higher on the back of interest rate differentials. Will it continue if the ECB hikes 75bps next week and the RBA only hikes 25bps the week after?

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October 19, 2022 08:39 PM
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ECB members working the wires today to try and prop up Euro

The ECB must have been excited when it saw its currency rising vs the Pound

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September 26, 2022 08:58 PM

EUR/USD probes parity as ECB hikes by 75 basis points

The ECB said inflation remains far too high and is likely to stay above target for an extended period.

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September 8, 2022 01:53 PM

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European Open: The DAX taps 13k ahead of ECB, Powell speech in focus

ECB day is here and we finally get to find out whether they’ll hike by 50 or 75bp, before handing over the mic to Jerome Powell.

ECB hawks out in force ahead of Eurozone CPI; EUR/GBP

Hawkish ECB speakers over the last few days, combined with the lack of BOE speakers, have sent EUR/GBP to its highest level since July 6th.

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August 30, 2022 04:50 PM
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Euro turns lower after ECB delivered 50bps hike

The ECB has indicated that further normalisation of interest rates “will be appropriate.”

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July 21, 2022 02:38 PM
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Two trades to watch: EUR/USD, FTSEMIB

EURUSD rises ahead of the ECB rate decision. Italy's FTSEMIB falls as Draghi looks set to resign.

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July 21, 2022 08:20 AM
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European Open: FTSE 100 warns of reversal at resistance, ECB up next

We have identified a range within the range for the FTSE 100, and several technical clues hint at a potential swing high in place.

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Will EUR/AUD continue to break lower?

The key question for EUR/AUD is, “Will the ECB be more hawkish than the RBA?”

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July 20, 2022 07:55 PM