2017 in Review

2017 in Review
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2017 in Review For me, the story of the year is in interest rates. Rates are key to the movement of currencies, being that currencies are very susceptible to interest rate movements as they are an interest rate bearing product. Across the globe we have had slow rising growth and that has been key to […]

September 2017 Market Overview

September 2017 Market Overview
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September 2017 Market Overview $Us Dollar:  The month started with improved ISM Manufacturing and disappointing Non-Farm Employment Change, Non- Manufacturing PMI , Average Hourly Earnings m/m, Unemployment Rate and Unemployment Claims. Crude Oil Inventories improved. Mid-month met disappointing PPI m/m, Core Retail Sales and Retail Sales m/m. CPI m/m improved as did Unemployment Claims and […]

August 2017 Market Overview

August 2017 Market Overview
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August 2017 Market Overview $Us Dollar:  The month started with disappointing ISM Manufacturing and Non- Manufacturing PMI. Non-Farm Employment Change improved. ADP Non-Farm Employment Change came below expectations as did the Unemployment Claims. Unemployment Rate and Average Hourly Earnings m/m came in line. Crude Oil Inventories were disappointing, while Mid-month met disappointing PPI m/m, CPI […]

July 2017 Market Overview

July 2017 Market Overview
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$Us Dollar:  The month started with improved ISM Manufacturing and Non- Manufacturing PMI. Non-Farm Employment Change improved. ADP Non-Farm Employment Change came below expectations as did the Unemployment Claims, Unemployment Rate and Average Hourly Earnings m/m. Crude Oil Inventories were disappointing. Mid-month met improved PPI m/m, slightly increased Unemployment Claims, while CPI m/m, Core CPI […]

June 2017 Market Overview

June 2017 Market Overview
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 June 2017 Market Overview $Us Dollar:  The month started with improved ADP Non-Farm Employment Change and Unemployment Rate. Unemployment Claims came well below expectations, as did Non-Farm Employment Change. ISM Manufacturing PMI came above, ISM Non- Manufacturing PMI below expectations. Average Hourly Earnings m/m came in line at 0.2%. Mid-month saw unchanged PPI m/m.  CPI […]

May 2017 Market Overview

May 2017 Market Overview
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May 2017 Market Overview $Us Dollar:  The month started with improved ISM Non- Manufacturing PMI and Non-Farm Employment Change,  ADP Non-Farm Employment Change and ISM Manufacturing PMI came below expectations. Fed kept interest rates on hold. Average Hourly Earnings m/m came in line, Unemployment Claims reduced and Unemployment Rate down to 4.4%. PPI m/m increased […]

April 2017 Market Overview

April 2017 Market Overview
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April 2017 Market Overview $Us Dollar: The month started with much improved ADP Non-Farm Employment Change while Non-Farm Employment Change came well below expectations. Average Hourly Earnings m/m and ISM Manufacturing PMI came in line, Non-Manufacturing PMI well below. Ood news came with Unemployment Claims reduced and Unemployment Rate down to 4.5%. Mid-month saw disappointing […]

March 2017 Market Overview

March 2017 Market Overview
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March 2017 Market Overview $Us Dollar: The month started with disappointing Core Durable Goods Orders m/m and Preliminary GDP g/g. This followed with improved CB Consumer Confidence, ISM Manufacturing and Non-Manufacturing PMI and Unemployment Claims. ADP Non-Farm Employment Change and Non-Farm Employment Change came well above expectations, as did PPI m/m, CPI m/m and Core […]

February 2017 Market Overview

February 2017 Market Overview
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February 2017 Market Overview $Us Dollar: This month started with improved ADP Non-Farm Employment Change and Non-Farm Employment Change, ISM Manufacturing and Unemployment Claims. CB Consumer Confidence, Average Hourly Earnings m/m, ISM Non-Manufacturing PMI and Unemployment Rate came below Expectations. Fed Funds Rate remained at 0.75%. Second week saw improved Crude Oil Inventories, improved Unemployment […]

January 2017 Market Overview

January 2017 Market Overview
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January 2017 Market Overview $Us Dollar: The year started with improved ISM Manufacturing and Non-Manufacturing PMI,  Average Hourly Earnings m/m and Unemployment Claims. Unemployment Rate came as expected. ADP Non-Farm Employment Change and Non-Farm Employment Change came well below expectations as did with Crude Oil Inventories. Most FOMC officials agreed that Trump’s policies may lead […]

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