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Daily Market Comment – Fed confirms rate cuts loom, dollar crumbles

Posted on June 20, 2019 at 7:45 am GMT

Fed was remarkably dovish, sending the dollar lower BoE meets today; sterling may gain a little on reaffirmation of tightening bias Loonie flies as BoC may be the sole ‘island of neutrality’ Dollar tanks, gold soars as Fed signals incoming cuts The Fed kept rates unchanged yesterday, but the meeting wasn’t short of excitement as policymakers endorsed the market’s expectations for rate cuts as much as possible. One official voted for an immediate cut, while the Committee as a whole [..]

Daily Market Comment – Fed meets; will Chair Powell be dovish enough?

Posted on June 19, 2019 at 7:53 am GMT

All eyes on Fed – Powell may have trouble satisfying the bears Euro cruises lower as Draghi signals more stimulus Stocks roar higher as Trump-Xi agree to meet at G20 UK & Canadian inflation data coming up Fed meeting: Dovish, but enough to appease the market? The main event today will be the Fed policy decision at 18:00 GMT, followed by a press conference from Chairman Powell half an hour later. A more dovish tone seems almost certain in light [..]

Daily Market Comment – Markets await central bank signals; pound slides

Posted on June 18, 2019 at 8:07 am GMT

Markets look to ECB forum today for easing hints – Draghi torpedoes euro Pound takes another hit ahead of more Tory leadership votes Aussie drops after RBA minutes reaffirm dovish stance Traders await signals as central bankers gather under one roof Markets continue to trade in a relatively quiet manner, with limited movements in most currencies and stocks as investors remain wary of increasing their risk exposure ahead of pivotal events this week – most notably, the Fed decision tomorrow. With [..]

Daily Market Comment – Oil, gold up on Middle East tensions; dollar steady ahead of US retail sales

Posted on June 14, 2019 at 8:03 am GMT

Brent crude extends gains following tanker attack in Gulf of Oman; gold lifted too Dollar heads for weekly gains as US retails sales and Fed meeting eyed Aussie and kiwi sag on growing rate cut bets Oil jumps on renewed tensions in Middle East Market sentiment was mixed on Friday as ongoing trade uncertainty and a flare up in Middle East tensions were partly offset by growing expectations that the Fed will come to the rescue of a weakening economic [..]

Daily Market Comment – Yen up on trade deal pessimism; pound down on failed bid to block no-deal Brexit

Posted on June 13, 2019 at 8:11 am GMT

Major pairs struggle against the yen as the market mood sours on low hopes of a US-China trade deal US dollar also supported from risk-off despite softer-than-expected inflation data Pound gains then falls again as opposition MPs fail to get backing for legislation blocking a no-deal Brexit Safe havens back in demand Fading hopes that there could be a breakthrough in the stalled trade talks between the United States and China at the G20 summit weighed on market sentiment for [..]

Daily Market Comment – Dollar drifts lower ahead of US inflation data; euro edges up on Trump tweet

Posted on June 12, 2019 at 8:17 am GMT

US dollar drifts lower as markets await US inflation data for Fed rate clues Stocks turn negative as Trump says he’s “holding up the deal” with China Euro eyes fresh highs, gets a lift from Trump’s currency comments Risk appetite fades as US-China deal looking unlikely at G20 US stocks ended their five-day winning streak as hopes that the US and China would still be able to get the trade negotiations back on track at the G20 summit fast dwindled. [..]

Daily Market Comment – Relief rally on Mexico deal continues; stocks and dollar advance

Posted on June 11, 2019 at 8:19 am GMT

Markets extend relief rally following US-Mexico deal that averted tariffs on Mexican imports Dollar and stocks edge higher, but gains capped amid doubts about Trump-Xi meeting at G20 Pound slips on GDP contraction; unable to find much support from hawkish BoE comments Risk appetite recovers further after US-Mexico truce The US dollar continued to edge higher on Tuesday, lifted by recovering Treasury yields as demand for safe-haven government bonds ebbed after President Trump struck a deal with Mexico over illegal [..]

Daily Market Comment – Dollar bounces back from soft jobs report on Mexico-US migrant deal

Posted on June 10, 2019 at 8:22 am GMT

Risk appetite recovers after the US unexpectedly suspends planned tariffs on Mexico indefinitely US dollar and global stocks boosted but Fed rate cut bets remain high following weak NFP report Disappointing Chinese data also limits risk-on as yuan hits fresh 2019 lows Markets lifted by surprise US-Mexico deal It was a positive start to trading on Monday as markets were greeted by some rare good news. President Trump unexpectedly suspended tariffs on all Mexican imports indefinitely late on Friday as [..]

Daily Market Comment – Stocks buoyed by hopes of US-Mexico deal; dollar crawls higher ahead of NFP

Posted on June 7, 2019 at 8:30 am GMT

Markets hopeful the US and Mexico can reach a deal on migration to avert tariffs Dollar inches higher ahead of May nonfarm payrolls report Euro firmer after ECB meeting as Draghi fails to provide strong easing signals Optimism about US-Mexico talks lifts markets Global stock indices were headed for weekly gains as expectations that the US Federal Reserve and other central banks around the world would soon cut interest rates to counter the damaging impact of rising trade tensions lifted [..]

Daily Market Comment – Dollar see-saws on mixed data, trade risks; euro steady ahead of ECB

Posted on June 6, 2019 at 8:24 am GMT

US dollar stabilizes after roller-coaster session amid mixed data and little progress in US-Mexico talks Euro eases from 7-week highs as ECB meeting eyed for direction Oil plunges on rising stocks, global growth jitters but gold soars Fragile risk sentiment as hopes of Mexico deal fade Markets were mostly in a risk-averse mood on Thursday as hopes of a quick deal between the United States and Mexico over illegal migration were dashed after President Trump tweeted yesterday that “not nearly [..]

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