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Markets raising what FED did? 

Initial Jobless Claims increased, tapering postponed? Market analyst – IFC Markets Wednesday we finally had the event of the week, the FED meeting, and their announcement. And continuing of FED announcement, Thursday we had employment numbers that missed the market expectation.  FED held the interest rates at 0 – 0.25%, and now we have 9 Hawkish members […]Read More

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Market open lower, what just happened?

Sell-off started or just correction? By: Ahura Chalki Market analyst – IFC Markets Wall Street opened lower today as the Chinese stock market sell-off and the US weaker than expected data lead the market emotions!  Despite Yesterday’s favorable report of Tesla, and while the market is waiting for Megacap reports, investors are optimistic about the reports, […]Read More

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Focus on the Data, but Politics Still in Play

By: Stuart Cowell After last week’s focus on US stimulus, Brexit, vaccine rollouts, virus worries, and lockdowns, attention will turn back to fundamentals with heavy data slates around the world. However, politics will still be an issue near term. On the immediate radar are the runoff elections in Georgia which will determine control of the […]Read More

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Equity futures boosted further from US data

  By: Andria Pichidi The Dollar rose following the better industrial production figures and Retail sales, leaving EURUSD at session lows of 1.1268 from 1.1285, and USDJPY at session highs of 107.51 from 107.45. US industrial production rebounded 1.4% in May, shy of expectations, following a downwardly revised -12.5% (was -11.2%) in April, which is a […]Read More

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US futures are little changed ahead of Powell

  By: Andria Pichidi Positive headlines on an experimental vaccine and upbeat comments from Fed Chair Powell helped to boost investor confidence yesterday and so far today, with bond markets under pressure amid a backdrop of rallying global stock markets. American biotech Moderna announced further progress in its development of a vaccine for the coronavirus. […]Read More

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Equities to shakedown beyond December 2018?

  By: Stuart Cowell USA500, Daily Risk-off positioning has returned to dominance in global markets, which in currency markets has meant Yen and Swiss franc gains juxtaposed to underperformance in the dollar bloc, other commodity currencies and many developing world currencies, with the Dollar in the middle of these groups, losing group to its major […]Read More


FX Update – March 5 2020

  By: Stuart Cowell USDJPY, H1 The Dollar has come back under pressure versus its major counterparts as the 10-year Treasury yield dropped sharply back under 1.0%. The US currency posted a five-month low against the Yen and tracking back to recent trend lows versus the Euro, though fared better against the dollar bloc and developing-world currencies. Positioning in […]Read More