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The pound is sent into the ground during thin Asian trade

The combination of the UK’s mini-budget and general flight to the US dollar has sent the pound broadly lower and GBP/USD to a new record low.

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Week Ahead: Central Bank fallout, more pain for the Pound, and inflation data

Will this week be a volatile and chaotic as last week? Will markets continue with last week’s trend, or will there be profit taking along the way?

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September 23, 2022 05:17 PM

GBP/USD freefall: Where will it stop?

The 1985 low in the 1.0500 area could beckon in due time, but given the deeply oversold reading on the 14-day RSI, we would expect a short-covering bounce before then...

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September 23, 2022 12:06 PM

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Gold falls below $1650 as US Dollar soars

Recession fears are causing both GBP/USD and EUR/USD to move lower. As a result, the US Dollar is moving higher. This leaves traders nervous to buy the dip in Gold as it moves to its lowest level since April 2020.

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September 23, 2022 11:25 AM
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Forex Friday: USD, GBP, TRY, CHF and JPY

In this week’s edition, we discuss the dollar’s latest big gains following this week’s central bank meetings, among other things.

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SNB hikes 75bps, but Franc’s not satisfied

The SNB hiked rates by 75bps today. However, the inconspicuous comments by the central bank left EUR/CHF weary as to if there are more to come.

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September 22, 2022 05:05 PM
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Bank of England hikes rates by 50bps; More to come?

Despite a rate hike by the BOE of 50bps, GBP/USD is near 37-year lows. Why? Because the Fed hiked rates by 75bps yesterday and said that more rate hikes are on the way.

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September 22, 2022 12:38 PM
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USD/JPY dives but is government intervention effective?

Is the BoJ undoing the government’s attempt to shore up the yen?

FOMC as expected; markets extremely volatile during presser.

As for other central bank meetings: within the next 20 hours markets will hear from the BOJ, SNB, Norges Bank, BOE, and SARB.

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September 21, 2022 04:45 PM

US Dollar Index reaches highest level since June 2002 ahead of the Fed

Be wary of a “Buy the rumor, sell the fact” trade in the US Dollar after the Fed’s decision later today.

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September 21, 2022 10:33 AM
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Implied volatility spikes, BOJ gets active ahead of FOMC

Rising yields ahead of the FOMC meeting has seen the BOJ announce bond purchases, and implied volatility has risen notably for the next 24-hours.

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The SNB could surprise (again) with a larger than expected hike

The SNB (Swiss National Bank) are expected to hike interest rates tomorrow, which would send their rate above zero for the first time since 2011.

Sweden’s Riksbank hikes rates 100bps, but the Krona doesn’t care!

The Riksbank feels like it got burnt one to many times by not raising interest rates enough. Therefore, it raised rates by 100bps today and said there is more to come.

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September 20, 2022 04:34 PM

Canadian CPI lower than expected. Are the BOC rate hikes working?

CPI for August out of Canada was lower than expected. As a result, EUR/CAD is trading higher on the day.

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September 20, 2022 10:36 AM

GBP/USD: Why pound parity (1.00) is a potentially plausible prospect

The eerie similarities to the mid-1980s hint that GBP/USD could fall toward parity (1.00) in the coming quarters...

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September 20, 2022 09:48 AM
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US open: Stocks drop on Fed jitters

Stocks head lower as nerves set in ahead of the Fed's rate decision tomorrow and after the Swedish central bank hiked rates by 1%, ahead of forecasts.

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September 20, 2022 09:06 AM
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Technical Tuesday: S&P, gold, USD/CAD and AUD/NZD

In this week’s edition, we are getting technical on S&P 500, gold, USD/CAD and AUD/NZD

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RBA Meeting Minutes continue to point to a slowing of RBA rate hikes and what next for the AUDUSD

The focus this morning for local markets has been on the RBA Board meeting minutes for September and for possible clues it contained as to the Board’s view around the pace of future interest rate hikes.

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September 19, 2022 11:21 PM
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Is USD/CAD ready to pull back?

With significant resistance above, the chance of stronger than expected inflation data, and the possibility of a “less hawkish than expected” Fed, it Is possible that the pair will move lower.

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September 19, 2022 03:15 PM

Currency pair of the week: GBP/USD

With both the FOMC and the BOE meetings this week, GBP/USD could be in for quite a bit of volatility.

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September 19, 2022 11:46 AM
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Commitment of traders report (COT): Bears pile into silver, GBP and JPY

Traders increased net-short exposure to metals (most notably silver), but also increased their bearish outlook on GBP and JPY futures.

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September 18, 2022 10:31 PM

Michigan Consumer Sentiment data as expected. The table is set for the FOMC!

The FOMC meets on Wednesday and is likely to lift the Fed Funds rate by 75bps from 2.5% to 3.25%.

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September 16, 2022 12:08 PM
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USD/CNH closed above 7.000 for first time in 26-months

Despite attempts to stabilise the yuan, USD/CNH has reached 7.000 as policies between the Fed and PBOC continue to widen.