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All Things Forex Trading Room: EUR and USD New Trading Week Outlook


As the new trading week gets underway, we explain why the EUR and the USD will be the two currency majors that will take the center stage in the days ahead and explore the near-term outlook for the single currency and the greenback...


All Things Forex Trading Room: Has the USD Strengthened Too Fast, Too Soon?


With the currency market quieting a bit ahead of the important events next week, we take a close look at the USD and ponder if the greenback's too-fast, too-soon rally against the other major currencies might be due for a welcome price correction...


Forex News

U.S. Nonfarm Payrolls increase by 248,000 in September; unemployment declines to 5.9%


Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 248,000 in September, and the unemployment rate declined to 5.9 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. July and August nonfarm payroll readings revised higher...


ECB Keeps Rates Unchanged, Draghi Expected to Outline ABS Purchase Plan

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No surprise from the European Central Bank as policy makers keep rates unchanged across the board at 0.05%, 0.30% and -0.20% respectively. The ECB President Draghi is expected to offer details on the bank's purchases of asset backed securities...


Forex Outlook

FOMC October 28-29 Meeting Outlook


With the Fed's October 28-29 meeting right around the corner, we examine the prospects for an end of the U.S. central bank's Quantitative Easing program and its potential impact on the U.S. dollar. Here is the outlook from ATFX Currency Management...


ECB, BOE and NFP- What to Expect?


The September meetings of the European Central Bank and the Bank of England, coupled with the U.S. Nonfarm Payrolls report, will take the center stage in the week ahead. Here is the outlook from the strategy team at ATFX Currency Management...


Forex Research

Official data points to loss of momentum in UK economy


Financial markets focused on the more downbeat indicators of construction and industrial production that some say might be a sign that the UK economy may be losing steam along with its largest trading partner the eurozone...


Inflation is too low in the Eurozone


It's not clear what the European Central Bank can do about the problem. Mario Draghi and his colleagues are faced with a stubborn inflation which remains stuck at 0.8%, well below the central bank's 2% target for the currency zone...


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