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FOMC quick preview: what’s more important: employment or inflation? Currencies to trade in both cases

FOMC quick preview: what’s more important: employment or inflation? Currencies to trade in both cases

Dec 17, 2014 19:40
The Fed convenes for the first time after QE ended and for the last time this year. This meeting consists of updated forecasts and a press conference. The focus is on the...

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GBP/USD Forecast Dec. 15-19

GBP/USD Forecast Dec. 15-19

Dec 14, 2014 19:25
The British pound posted strong gains last week, as GBP/USD climbed about 120 points. The pair closed just shy of the 1.57 line. The upcoming week is a busy one, highlighted...
  • USD/JPY Forecast Dec. 15-19
    USD/JPY Forecast Dec. 15-19
    USD/JPY continues to show movement in December, as the yen gained close to 300 points last week. This week’s...
    on Dec 14, 2014 16:17
  • EUR/USD Forecast Dec. 15-19
    EUR/USD Forecast Dec. 15-19
    EUR/USD experienced new lows but made a big comeback, riding on USD weakness . In the last full week of the year,...
    on Dec 13, 2014 12:30
  • Forex Weekly Outlook Dec.15-19
    Forex Weekly Outlook Dec.15-19
    The US dollar retraced some of the previous gains but managed to retrace the retracement as well. Japan’s Lower...
    on Dec 12, 2014 16:43

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NZD/USD Forecast Dec. 15-22

NZD/USD Forecast Dec. 15-22

Dec 14, 2014 20:19
The New Zealand dollar reached new lows but certainly managed to recover, thanks to the RBNZ. We now have quarterly GDP among other events in a busy week for the kiwi. Here...
  • AUD/USD Forecast Dec. 15-19
    AUD/USD Forecast Dec. 15-19
    The Australian dollar lost more ground last week, as AUD/USD dropped to its lowest level since June 2010. The...
    on Dec 14, 2014 13:08
  • USD/CAD Forecast Dec. 15-19
    USD/CAD Forecast Dec. 15-19
    The Canadian dollar resumed its losing ways, dropping over 100 points last week. USD/CAD closed the week...
    on Dec 14, 2014 11:36
  • AUD/USD Forecast Dec. 8-12
    AUD/USD Forecast Dec. 8-12
    The Australian dollar lost over 100 points last week, as AUD/USD dropped to its lowest level since July 2010....
    on Dec 7, 2014 11:29

Basics & Industry»

Interview with Itai Furman, Run down of TLTRO, NFP and oil – Market Movers #28

Interview with Itai Furman, Run down of TLTRO, NFP and oil – Market Movers #28

Dec 12, 2014 08:23
Itai Furman, a treasurer at Intel, lays out his views on investing, market liquidity, the impact of the Fed on money markets and lots more. In addition to his interesting...

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Yellen has a couple of bullish comments – USD rebounds

Yellen has a couple of bullish comments – USD rebounds

Yellen explains it is not a change in policy and sounds relatively bullish, even though the decision is data dependent. This is happening after the Fed released a balanced statement that eventually hurt the dollar. We are seeing the dollar rebound very nicely during the press conference as Yellen sounds bullish about the economy and says rates are

AUD/USD setting new 4 year lows on Yellen hawkishness

AUD/USD setting new 4 year lows on Yellen hawkishness

The Australian dollar entered the Fed decision as maybe the most vulnerable currency. The central bank in the land down under wants AUD/USD to see 0.75, China is slowing down and so are prices of Australia’s export commodities. It seemed alright at first: The Fed statement was quite balanced on all accounts, and this allowed

EUR/USD loses a couple of support lines on Yellen’s couple comment

EUR/USD loses a couple of support lines on Yellen’s couple comment

Euro/dollar is trading below the 1.2360 line, erasing gains seen in the previous week. The pair was already hit by some EZ QE talk, managed to lift its head temporarily on a balanced FOMC statement, but then came Yellen. We usually see the full reaction to Fed decisions taking time. What are the levels to watch? Yellen basically said

USD/CAD forms double top amid bullish Yellen, bullish oil

USD/CAD forms double top amid bullish Yellen, bullish oil

The Canadian dollar got a boost from oil prices: this helped the loonie gain against the greenback, with USD/CAD falling below 1.16. The balanced rate statement from the Fed even sent the pair lower. There were quite a few reasons to see the pair as topping out, and now we have a double top, that

Fed removes “considerable time” but calls for patience – USD eventually slides

Fed removes “considerable time” but calls for patience – USD eventually slides

No more “considerable time” but “monitoring inflation closely”. It does use the word “patience” regarding the rates. This is a very balanced statement meant not to rock the boat. Dollar initially stronger, but falls afterwards. It all changes with Yellen’s press conference: Updates: Yellen explains patience  – USD rebounds EUR/USD loses a couple of support lines

FOMC quick preview: what’s more important: employment or inflation? Currencies to trade in both cases

FOMC quick preview: what’s more important: employment or inflation? Currencies to trade in both cases

The Fed convenes for the first time after QE ended and for the last time this year. This meeting consists of updated forecasts and a press conference. The focus is on the wording regarding the rate hike: will the Fed remove the “considerable time” phrase and pave the way for a rate hike? It depends on

Flight To Safety Dominates Markets

Flight To Safety Dominates Markets

With Russia gripped by a currency crisis that threatens to pull the country’s economy deep into recession and possibly trigger wider economic damage, global markets are in full flight to safety mode. The US dollar is up against most majors, with investors buying bonds while selling equities. The ruble continues to come under massive selling

Join a live coverage of the Fed decision from 18:45 GMT

Join a live coverage of the Fed decision from 18:45 GMT

The Fed makes its last decision of the year. It is of high importance because it is the first one after QE ended and it is accompanied by a press conference by Chair Yellen and updated Fed forecasts. The focus is on two words related to the interest rate: “considerable time”. Will the Fed look at improving

EUR/USD falls below 1.24 on fresh ECB QE talk

EUR/USD falls below 1.24 on fresh ECB QE talk

Tension towards the highly anticipated Fed decision made way for some nerve wrecking news from the old continent: a fresh statement about Quantitative Easing in the euro-zone hits the euro. EUR/USD is falling through 1.24. The low so far is 1.2385. Support awaits at 1.2360, followed by 1.2280. Resistance is at 1.2450 and 1.25. News: Fed removes “considerable

USD Bull Cycle – How much further can it run? – Credit Suisse

USD Bull Cycle – How much further can it run? – Credit Suisse

The dollar had a good 2014, running strong across the board as the Fed unwinds stimulus. Are we set for a correction in 2015 or can the dollar continue running long? Alvise Marino & Anezka Christovova of Credit Suisse weigh in: Here is their view, courtesy of eFXnews: “We project a roughly 5% DXY appreciation over