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EUR/USD: another sharp move likely as markets await Yellen

June 6, 2016 1:34 PM
<p>The US dollar is attempting to make a comeback after being hammered on Friday on the back of a very poor jobs report from the world’s largest economy. The dollar bears are worried that the Fed’s Janet Yellen may spoil the party for them in a speech later today as she may stand firm on her recent call that a rate hike in “coming months” is still l...

Yellen pulls a dove out of the Fed's hat

March 29, 2016 6:30 PM
<p>As we noted yesterday, market volatility was expected to pick up as we moved through the week as the top-tier data releases and traders at their desks gradually ramped up. Today we’re getting our first look at that phenomenon, with Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen making some waves at her speech to the Economic Club of New York.</p>

Fed lands a direct hit as the currency war crossfire continues

March 18, 2016 3:50 PM
<p>Military analysts often draw a distinction between “hot” wars, which involve armed military conflict between nations, and “cold” wars, where enemy factions use economic and political means to jockey for an upper hand against their rivals. While we feel the term “currency war” is a bit overhyped by the media, the recent easing actions by the world...

FOMC Recap: Doves flying high as Fed drops two dots

March 16, 2016 6:35 PM
<p>As we noted in <a href="">yesterday’s FOMC Preview report</a>, any Fed fireworks wouldn’t come from the monetary policy decision <i>per se</i>, but rather how today’s meeting shaped the conversation around the timing of the next rate hike in ...