Volatility is back with a vengeance and the perky pound – MM #173

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Markets are rocking and rolling with high volatility coming back. We analyze what’s going on before moving to the pound and previewing a busy week.  Originally published here.

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  1. Markets are moving: Stocks are falling and even when they rise, the movements are much sharper than they used to be. How long will it last? Does the VIX precede the moves or exacerbate them? How is it related to the real economy? What is the role of perceived inflation here? We dive into the action.
  2. Perky pound: The BOE surprised by going hawkish. They do have a reason to push up the pound, but it remains on shaky ground especially with Brexit uncertainty.
  3. Preview:  The US inflation report is left, right, and center, the next trigger for stock markets and everything else. In addition, watch out for US retail sales, consumer confidence and quite a few other events.

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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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