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  1. Wages overshadow jobs growth

    Wages overshadow jobs growth

    Both the US dollar and bond yields head lower as stocks extend losses following a mixed US jobs report, which is ultimately supporting the disinflation theme, further alleviating expectations of a 2015 rate hike (which remains our view). Read more

  2. Fight the Fed, not the bond market

    Fight the Fed, not the bond market

    As today’s release of the minutes from the 16th-17th December meeting further boosts equity to new intraday highs, Read more

  3. Euro sub 1.20 plunge could worsen as central banks dump

    Euro sub 1.20 plunge could worsen as central banks dump

    The euro began the first full trading week of 2015 by breaking below the $1.20 level for the first time in four years to end up hitting a nine-year low of $1.1864. Read more

  4. Ashraf Laidi: 2015 FX outlook

    Ashraf Laidi: 2015 FX outlook

    The Federal Reserve’s main challenge will be maintaining its intention to normalise monetary policy without risking prolonged declines in inflation from plunging commodities and a surging US dollar. Read more

  5. SNB’s negative rates panic is not enough

    SNB’s negative rates panic is not enough

    This morning’s Swiss National Bank decision to enter negative interest rates (-0.25% on deposits) one week after deciding against it at last week’s quarterly meeting has been prompted by the collapsing ruble situation, Read more

  6. Yellen boosts dollar despite “considerable period”

    Yellen boosts dollar despite “considerable period”

    The final Fed meeting of the year triggered a 40-point rally in the S&P500, posting the biggest percentage gain since October 2013, courtesy of an unexpectedly dovish FOMC statement. Fed chair Yellen sounded more hawkish at her press conference, Read more

  7. Ruble crashes, FX turns to loonie

    Ruble crashes, FX turns to loonie

    Russia’s shock rate hike by 650 basis points prompted a short-lived bounce in the rouble, only to see it falling to a new low of 79.10 rouble per US dollar and as much as 100 roubles per euro. Read more

  8. Dangerous signal in the S&P 500 & other equity indices

    Dangerous signal in the S&P 500 & other equity indices

    The following sobering analysis on the S & P 500 reinforces our expectations that recent record highs in US equity indices will not be revisited before at least six weeks. Read more

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