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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.

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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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RBA Preview and what next for the AUDUSD

Next Tuesday, the RBA meets again and is widely expected to raise the cash rate. Once again, the main question will be by how much.

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July 29, 2022 07:14 AM
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Traders see continued rate hikes over the next year, despite concerns of a recession

Will central banks be able to raise rates fast enough to keep higher inflation at bay, while simultaneously keeping the world out of a recession?

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July 18, 2022 03:30 PM

Bank of Canada recap: BOC surprises traders with a 100bps hike, USD/CAD falls below 1.30

The BOC’s relatively hawkish stance could keep USD/CAD capped below 1.3080.

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July 13, 2022 10:33 AM

Bank of Canada preview: BOC poised to hike another 75bps

The Bank of Canada will conclude its regular monetary policy meeting on Wednesday and traders are bracing for another rate hike…

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July 11, 2022 02:06 PM
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Bank of Mexico hikes 75bps after higher inflation reading

Will USD/MXN continue lower? It may depend on whether the central bank decides to hike another 75bps at its August meeting!

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June 24, 2022 10:57 AM
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Bank of Mexico hikes 75bps after higher inflation reading

Will USD/MXN continue lower? It may depend on whether the central bank decides to hike another 75bps at its August meeting!

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June 24, 2022 10:57 AM
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USD/JPY: Bullish momentum has stalled, but uptrend intact until Fed blinks

Looking ahead, expectations for FOMC policy will be a major driver for USD/JPY...

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May 16, 2022 01:15 PM

RBNZ come out swinging with their most aggressive hike in 22 years

In true RBNZ style, the central bank came out swinging with a punchy 50 bps hike to tame inflation (and inflation expectations).

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April 12, 2022 11:08 PM
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Poland hikes rates 100bps to stem inflation; USD/PLN

The NBP is looking to stem rapidly rising inflation due to the Russia/Ukraine war.

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April 6, 2022 10:48 AM
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Banxico hikes rates 50bps; USD/MXN testing key support

The Central Bank of Mexico increased interest rates by 50bps and revised its inflation forecasts higher. However, it seems that USD/MXN traders were already expecting it!

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March 25, 2022 10:36 AM
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Lower headline Mexico CPI. Will Banxico hike tomorrow?

January headline CPI was weaker than December’s while the Core CPI was stronger. How will Banxico interpret this data?

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February 9, 2022 11:20 AM
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Asian Open: RBNZ are expected to hike, but by how much?

How NZD pairs react today will likely be driven by whether RBNZ hike by 25 or 50 bps, and how hawkish that hike is deemed to be in their last meeting of the year.

BoE preview: Too soon for a hawkish bias despite soaring inflation

The BoE will make its monetary policy announcement on Thursday. Even though inflation has surged to over 3%, GDP growth was softer than expected. With the furlough scheme winding up at the end of the month the BoE is likely to be in wait and see mode.

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September 20, 2021 08:50 AM
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10 Central Banks – Where they stand towards normalizing policy

With the world beginning to gain control over the coronavirus pandemic, watch for central banks to continue to normalize monetary policy

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September 17, 2021 07:34 AM

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With elections out of the way, the Norwegian Krone looks at oil and the Norges Bank

USD/NOK seems to have reverted to its normal self, which is trading inversely to oil and a hawkish central bank

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September 15, 2021 11:43 AM

ECB Preview: Will the ECB taper bond purchases?

The ECB is due to make its monetary policy announcement on Thursday 9th September. With inflation at its highest level in over a decade will the ECB be start to taper bond purchases.

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September 6, 2021 04:14 AM
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Hungary hikes again!

The National Bank of Hungary raised rates by 30 bps to lift its benchmark interest rates to 1.5%

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August 24, 2021 11:59 AM

Fed tapering: what does tapering mean and how will it impact markets?

Monetary policy – particularly in the US – impacts global markets. As the Fed starts to talk of its tapering timeline, we take a look at what that really means and how it could play out on US stocks, indices and global assets.

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August 23, 2021 07:54 AM

Who is Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell?

The Federal Reserve guides monetary policy in the United States, but who executes the mandate of the central bank? Read on for everything you need to know on Fed chair Jerome Powell.

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August 10, 2021 07:09 AM
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Higher Turkish inflation ahead of central bank meeting

With higher inflation today, traders will be watching to see if Kavcioglu falls under pressure from Erdogan to cut rates!

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August 3, 2021 03:09 PM