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USD suffers as Fed Decides to Wait and See, while BOJ Starts New Experiment


The U.S. dollar ends the week quiet after a day of losses caused by the Fed’s decision to maintain its wait-and-see approach to hiking rates. Political back-and-forth shakes the GBP on statements from British Foreign Secretary of a swift Brexit...


USD bounces back after dovish tone in Draghi’s post ECB decision comments


Following the European Central Bank's decision to keep rates and the size of its bond buying program unchanged, the greenback managed to counter a week of underwhelming economic data and rising speculation that the Fed won't hike rates...


Forex News

BOE a non-event, USD up this week as risk aversion hits markets

Bank of england

USD had a good week on risk aversion flows. The Bank of England’s meeting concluded in the major central bank admitting that more will need to be done to spark the economy and signaled that accommodative measures are here to stay...


Lower than expected jobs creation does not help the case for USD stength


The U.S. dollar has recommenced its sell-off this morning after Non-Farm payrolls failed to meet expectations, but found some ground later in the session. Payrolls rose by only 151K in the month of August, failing to meet expectations of 180K...


Forex Outlook

The Week in Focus: Sept. 26 – 30 Outlook

Currency Wars

The central bank decisions of the last few days have led to a reshuffle. The euro zone’s headline inflation rate is about to gradually increase. In the US, core inflation is slowly drawing nearer to target. We expect the DAX to outperform the S&P 500...


The Week in Focus: Sept. 19 – 23 Outlook


With the Fed and the BOJ meetings on the horizon, we expect the Fed to sit tight but hike in December, while the BoJ is likely to dash hopes of further significant monetary policy easing, thus adding to the downward pressure in USD/JPY pair...


Forex Research

Post Brexit Fed, ECB, BOE and BOJ Watch


The world seems different these days following the Brexit vote and two days of a sell-off in the markets. The GBP is at its lowest level in three decades and the safe haven currencies are back in demand. So, what's next for the major central banks?


Yen Gains “Extremely Concerning”


Speaking about the possibility of intervention by the Bank of Japan to stem the alarming rise in the yen, the Japanese Minister of Finance expressed concern about the recent JPY rally, while the BOJ Governor said his focus is on price stability...


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