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  1. USDJPY outlook not helped by oil

    USDJPY outlook not helped by oil

    Will the plunge in the Japanese yen of the last 2 1/2 years help restore Japan’s trade balance into surplus? Japan had long stood out in the industrialised world with its a growing balance of payments trade surplus from the 1980s until early 2011thanks to a weak a currency and vast exporting machine. Read more

  2. EURGBP: How far the bounce?

    EURGBP: How far the bounce?

    The US dollar made notable gains as US new home sales regained the 500K mark for the first time in seven years and inflation bounced from negative territory to 0%, showing its first improvement in nine months. Read more

  3. USD crushed on Fed rethink, euro biggest weekly gain in 4 years

    USD crushed on Fed rethink, euro biggest weekly gain in 4 years

    The US dollar suffered its biggest weekly decline since November 2011, with the US dollar index tumbling 2.5% and EURUSD rallying 3.8% on the week, showing the largest advance since October 2011. The FTSE-100 broke (and closed) above the 7,000 for the first time in its Read more

  4. BoE’s MPC talking down the pound

    BoE’s MPC talking down the pound

    The pound has been hit by yet another speech from a member of the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee. Today it was BoE’s. chief Economist Andy Haldane, noting that risks of prolonged slowdown inflation may force policy makers to Read more

  5. USD licks post-FOMC wounds

    USD licks post-FOMC wounds

    The US dollar suffered one of the biggest 1-day declines in nearly two years as the Federal Reserve dropped its pledge to be ‘patient’ in normalizing monetary policy, while downgrading its latest economic forecasts and suggesting it “will not be impatient” in acting on interest rates. Read more

  6. What type of trader are you?

    What type of trader are you?

    There are many different ways to trade the markets – but which one suits you best? Depending on your strategy, mentality, and personality, there are several approaches you can use to maximise your trading potential. Read more

  7. Fed Preview: Patience won’t be transitory

    Fed Preview: Patience won’t be transitory

    Although oil prices rallied more than 20% following the January Fed decision, their swift decline to fresh six-year lows raises questions about whether the Fed will underestimate threat of deflation as it did with GDP growth over the last three years. Read more

  8. PPI reminds the Fed, sterling extends tumble

    PPI reminds the Fed, sterling extends tumble

    If last Friday’s message from non-farm payrolls was a reminder of a recovering and healthy US jobs market, today’s producer prices index report is a reminder that not only deflation has crept into suppliers’ pipelines but, Read more

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