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USD Gains Despite Dismal Jobs Numbers; Global Market Risks Abound


Payrolls rose by only 98K in March, failing to meet an already low 180K estimate. Adding insult to injury, last month’s print was also downwardly revised. In addition, wage growth slowed to 2.7% year over year, down from 2.8% in February...


The Bleeding Stops for the US Dollar; FX Market Volatility Fading


The USD registered its worst week in months, after the Fed hiked rates but offered a more dovish outlook citing uncertainties ahead, while political developments in Europe relaxed pre-elections anxiety and eased volatility in the currency market...


Forex News

Poor US Jobs Data Sinks the USD while the EUR Reaches 7-Month High


The greenback lost across the board following a dismal jobs report. The U.S. economy only added 138K jobs in May, missing expectation of 182K rise. In addition, March and April’s readings were downwardly revised by a total of 66K jobs...


Tough Week for the USD Allows Other Majors to Reach Year’s Best Rates

Currency Wars

It has been an eventful week with eyes on the political turmoil brewing in Washington, disturbances in global markets, and renewed volatility. The slew of news lately has not aided the “buck,” with economic indicators failing to meet estimates...


Forex Outlook

The Week in Focus: June 19 – 23 Outlook


The ECB’s billions are increasingly filtering through to the real economy, thus putting the euro zone on track for several years of decent growth in the range 1½% to 2%. In many quarters this will be seen as a restoration of economic health...


The Week in Focus: May 29 – June 2 Outlook

The map of Europe on the face of a two Euro coin

The EUR/USD exchange rate recently broke above 1.10 and climbed above 1.12. The question on everyone's mind now is How much further can the EUR go? Hard to tell – but it appears safe to say that the air is getting thinner for EUR...


Forex Research

The ‘Grand Old Party’ and the U.S. dollar


A close examination of past administrations, major events on the world stage which have occurred since the end of the 1960s, and the US dollar trends, can provide a great insight of what the future might have in store for the greenback...


Commerzbank View of 2017: The year of politics

Happy New Year

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...


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