Truce in trade and dollar domination – MM #180


We start with an update on the trade war between the US and China, continue to the strength of the US Dollar and preview the next two weeks. Originally published here.

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  1. China-US trade: Don’t call it peace, it’s only a truce. The two largest economies decided to put off a trade war. What does it mean for broader markets? We analyze the news and try to understand: is the beginning of an improvement or just a temporary truce?
  2. US Dollar Domination: The greenback is on the rise, gaining ground across the board. What is behind the move? We dive into the root of the change: from growth, through fiscal to monetary policy and try to understand what’s next.
  3. Preview: The FOMC meeting minutes, a barrage of Fed speakers, key data in the UK, GDP updates and many other events await traders in the second part of May.

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Yohay Elam – Founder, Writer and Editor I have been into forex trading for over 5 years, and I share the experience that I have and the knowledge that I’ve accumulated. After taking a short course about forex. Like many forex traders, I’ve earned the significant share of my knowledge the hard way. Macroeconomics, the impact of news on the ever-moving currency markets and trading psychology have always fascinated me. Before founding Forex Crunch, I’ve worked as a programmer in various hi-tech companies. I have a B. Sc. in Computer Science from Ben Gurion University. Given this background, forex software has a relatively bigger share in the posts.

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