FOMC 29th April 2015: Is the US heading back towards 2013 woes?

Most recently the US was reporting positive numbers across the range and a large part of the conversation was around interest rate hikes and  a higher interest in the USD Bond market. The FOMC meeting has changed the spectrum of the ongoing conversation with no talk preluding to an interest rate hike or relative timeframe. GDP for […]

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SNB has pulled the Goalie

The SNB has in an unprecedented manner removed its 1.20 guarantee against the EUR. SNB had spend millions in the past supporting the guarantee of 1.20 but with the majority of share held by cantonal bank and individual investors the SNB is structured different to most central banks and has a a fiscal responsibility to […]

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2015 Outlook on Currencies

2015 saw a bullish market on the USD rates with Janet Yellen being tipped across the range to increase interest rates in Q1. Official minutes however made a clear indication that this is not the case at least until April. The major SP500 started with losses on major downs on the commodity pricing changes with […]

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The Reserve and Central Banks that matter and the ones that don’t

For us traders having an edge is everything. We can get it from history, technical analysis, ability to read between the lines and on opportune occasions from a friend of a friend who works for a government statistics or financial institutions.

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AUDUSD edges lower before employment data

The Australian Dollar is holding its breath around the .9280 zone awaiting some NAB business confidence data today and Westpac consumer sentiment data tomorrow.

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A storm is brewing – USD a rising star for no reason

After last weeks horrendous US NFP data dwarfed the ECB decision to take interest down to .05%  – the markets are still not convinced that the US is in trouble.

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Gold prices up in Asia – Indian Gold season

Gold is pegging towards bullish pastures with the festivities of Onam earlier this week and Diwali, the festival of lights, ahead.

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EURCHF Bull opportunities ahead – Swiss Central Bank defences on guard

Swiss Central Bankers are on high alert are ready to intervene should the EUR lose further value and bring the cross rate closer to the 1.20 franc per euro.

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