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Forex Friday: It is all about the pound

In this week’s edition, we discuss the pound’s extreme volatility amid the BoE’s intervention and government’s questionable policy response to soaring cost of living crisis in the UK.

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Gold and the trap door Part III

Gold has spent the past two- and a-bit years trading in a wide range between $1670 and $2070.

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September 6, 2022 12:05 AM

US ISM Manufacturing PMI data should delight the Fed!

Today’s US ISM Manufacturing PMI for August shows that the US is on solid ground. As a result, the US Dollar Index made new 20-year highs.

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September 1, 2022 03:16 PM

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DXY hits the brakes - will the Euro fly right by?

The initial reaction in the FX market was as expected yesterday after Fed Chair Powell’s hawkish remarks at Jackson Hole.

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August 29, 2022 11:19 PM

Gold attempts breakout as yields dip

Investors appear convinced the Fed will slow down rate hikes despite officials indicating otherwise.

US Dollar rips higher on economic data, Fed speakers

Today’s US ISM Manufacturing PMI and hawkish Fed speakers were bullish for the US Dollar. Will the DXY continue to move higher?

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June 1, 2022 03:04 PM
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US open: Stocks fall as oil rises and inflation, Fed fears return

US futures are set for a negative start, parring some of last week’s impressive gains with the Fed’s tightening plans in focus and the prospect of higher inflation as the EU bans most Russian oil imports.

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May 31, 2022 08:50 AM
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US open: Futures hold steady ahead of the Fed minutes

US futures are holding steady on Wednesday after a mixed closed in the previous session, which saw tech stocks take a hammering.

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How to Buy US Dollars

The US dollar has risen to its strongest level for two decades thanks in part to safe-haven inflows amid geopolitical tensions and fears of rate hikes from the Fed. Discover the different opportunities with the US dollar.

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May 6, 2022 08:00 AM
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Gold falls to two-month lows as relentless dollar strength overwhelms bulls

The yellow metal is trading down by more than -5% since peaking near $2,000 last week and is now testing its lowest level in more than two months.

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April 27, 2022 11:27 AM

FOMC meeting preview: 25bps pencilled in, but balance sheet and dot plot updates key

It seems unlikely that Jerome Powell and Company will rock the boat dramatically this week, but the US dollar could still gain ground - see why!

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March 14, 2022 02:39 PM

US Dollar soars on Russian invasion

Look for the technical levels to see where price may pause or even reverse!

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What does the surprise BOE and less dovish ECB mean for the US Dollar Index (DXY)?

The 97.90/98.25 area is an extremely important area for the DXY

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December 17, 2021 01:29 PM
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What does the US dollar have to say about gold ?

After making fresh cycle highs overnight at $1877, gold slumped to close near $1850 after robust U.S. economic data sent the U.S. dollar, real yields, and nominal U.S. yields higher.

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November 16, 2021 10:51 PM

Weekly COT Report - 22nd April 2019

A summary of the weekly Commitment of Traders Report (COT) from CFTC to show market positioning among large speculators.

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April 21, 2019 06:03 PM

USD/CHF - Suspected Correction Stalls At A Pivotal Level

Near the end of March, we outlined USD/CHF’s potential to rebound before its next leg lower. With the rebound having since occurred, we’re now watching closely for signs of bearish momentum to return.

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April 8, 2019 09:04 PM

USD/JPY To Finally Close Its Gap With Yields?

With bond yields continuing to fall, it’s becoming too difficult for other markets to ignore and raises the prospects that sentient could finally crack. And that could see a lower USD/JPY.

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March 28, 2019 12:45 AM

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US FX Handover – 27 March 2019

See a summary of the top FX themes and trends from today's US session!

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March 27, 2019 11:54 AM

European FX Handover – 25 March 2019

See a summary of the top themes in trends from today's European session!

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March 25, 2019 04:48 AM

USD/CHF Nearing a Make-or-Break Test of Resistance

If you had checked USD/CHF’s exchange rate at Friday’s close and a mere 30 minutes after Monday’s open, you wouldn’t think anything was amiss…at least if you didn’t have any stop losses within 100 pips!

USD/JPY Shrugs Off Mixed PMI Data, Trump on Tap

After turning in the strongest performance among the major currencies yesterday, the US dollar is once again near the top of the relative strength charts today.

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February 5, 2019 07:30 AM

USD/JPY Consolidating in the Calm Before the US-China Talk and FOMC Storm

For once, the weekend brought little in the way market-moving economic developments, and with Australian traders out on holiday, the FX market has seen a quiet start to the week.