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GDP in the U.S. Disappoints, Losses for the “Buck” Across the Board


In addition to poor economic data, the U.S. dollar is not only vulnerable to statements from the current administration as it pertains to global competitiveness, but also to its tone in managing relationships with neighbors and other nations...


U.S. Dollar Is Reverting Back to Its Traditional Safe-Haven Status


The greenback has long benefitted in times or financial or geopolitical chaos for its perceived safety and the USD has reverted to its status as a traditional safe-haven in recent days as terrorist attacks in Turkey and Germany rattled investors...


Forex News

USD Sticking to Weekly Ranges While the UK Passes First Brexit Hurdle


The U.S. dollar is trading in mixed direction as it has throughout the week with statements and political developments driving fluctuation in the absence of major data. The Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index shows relatively flat USD so far in February...


NFP Report and Stellar Euro-zone Data Put the USD Under Pressure


The U.S. economy added 227k jobs in January, up from 156k in December, but the drop in wage growth means less inflation and reduced odds of more aggressive rate hikes by the Fed. As a result, the USD post-NFP release rally quickly faded...


Forex Outlook

The Week in Focus: Feb. 20 – 24 Outlook

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Political risks in the euro zone are likely to keep Bunds well underpinned through next week, while the EUR/USD is expected to continue fluctuating in the coming days, with the release of the FOMC meeting minutes likely to ensure a slight USD uptrend...


The Week in Focus: Feb. 13 – 17 Outlook

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If Marine Le Pen had her way, France would follow the UK example and leave the EU which would probably mean the end of the monetary union. Rightfully so, investors around the world are watching the polls and are growing increasingly nervous...


Forex Research

Commerzbank View of 2017: The year of politics

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Investors will have to keep a close eye on politics next year. We believe Donald Trump’s policies will stimulate economic growth and inflation only to a limited degree. That said, his election has triggered a long overdue reappraisal of the US economy...


Amplify Trading’s New Year Outlook


As we wind down an interesting year for the global markets, Amplify's Head of Trading, Piers Curran, provides his 2017 insights. Here is a summary of what Piers thinks about some of the biggest issues facing the global financial markets in 2017...


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