January Market Overview

January Market Overview
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Monthly Currency Trading News $Us Dollar: Dollar rallied at the end of 2015 following the rate rise mid December and FOMC expectations of continuing improvement in the economy. January 2016 started with increased Unemployment Claims and ISM manufacturing and non-manufacturing PMI below expectations. This followed with greatly improved ADP Non-Farm and Non-Farm Employment Change and […]

October Market Overview

October Market Overview
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Monthly Currency Trading News $Us Dollar: The month started with Non-Farm Employment Change well below expectations, increased Unemployment Claims with Unemployment Rate remaining at 5.1%. Disappointing ISM non-manufacturing PMI and Trade Balance followed. FOMC minutes indicated the belief that the US recovery is likely to remain insulated from the China slowdown keeping the central bank […]

September Market Overview

September Market Overview
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‘the future of tomorrow is not reflected in the data of yesterday!’ -Clifford Bennett $Us Dollar: The month started with ADP Non-Farm Employment Change, Non-Farm Employment Change, ISM manufacturing PMI well below expectations, improved Trade Balance and increased unemployment claims. Unemployment Rate reduced to 5.1%. Second week brought reduced Unemployment Claims and Improved PPI m/m. […]

August Market Overview

August Market Overview
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More than $5 trillion has been wiped off the value of global shares in August. Clifford Bennett : “This is a diabolical market, the worst I have seen in a lifetime”. “An Inconvenient truth for the bears”  “THE TOP BIG FOUR ECONOMIES IN THE WORLD WERE ALL STABLE OR ACCELERATED THROUGH THE FIRST HALF OF THE YEAR!” […]

July Market Overview

July Market Overview
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Forex Trading News $Us Dollar: The month started with disappointing jobs data despite increased Consumer Confidence and the reduction in Unemployment Rate to 5.3%. Core retail sales unexpectedly dropped in June, Trade Balance, Unemployment Claims and PPI increased. Fed Chair Yellen in her testimony to Congress 15 July stated that the Labor market has continued […]

The Flow-on Effects of New Zealand’s Interest Rate Cuts

The Flow-on Effects of New Zealand’s Interest Rate Cuts
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RBNZ cut Kiwi rates You might have heard a lot of chatter regarding the New Zealand Reserve Bank’s decision to cut interest rates in New Zealand. This obviously has an impact on the economy, but sometimes it can be difficult to cut through the financial talk to get a clear picture. Here’s our take on […]

May Market Overview

May Market Overview
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Forex Trading News $Us Dollar: The month started with lower than expected trade balance and manufacturing PMI, improved Non-Farm Employment Change and unemployment rate remaining at 5.4%. The second week brought lower than expected retail sales and subdued prelim consumer confidence despite reduced unemployment claims. Building permits and core CPI came above expectations, home sales […]

The Second Trading Quarter

The Second Trading Quarter
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Monthly Newsletter – Forex Psychology with Saira Khalid Welcome to the new quarter of 2015 starting afresh in April. This is your time to shine in the second Trading quarter. The Day light saving ends and the London open times are tradeable for most in the Australian market. Here is a guide to know the […]

Strong Payrolls, Strong USD

Strong Payrolls, Strong USD
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Forex Market News US Feb Non-Farm Payrolls Change +295K v +235Ke US Feb Unemployment Rate 5.5% v 5.6%e That explains it all!   Strong US data sent the USD higher across the board. The market certainly got what it was looking for, although the wages growth component was slightly disappointing. UST yields rallied, oil traded heavily […]

Global Equities Spoil the USD Rally, For Now

Global Equities Spoil the USD Rally, For Now
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Forex Market News Not a great deal to report after yesterday’s disappointment from the RBA ! Although the spike higher in the AUD in the preceding minute before the official release at 2.30pm has sparked some growing concern. The USD looked good at the start of the week but has once again stalled at the […]