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USD Gains Despite Dismal Jobs Numbers; Global Market Risks Abound

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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

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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...

 

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GBP Soars on Snap Election Announcement by Prime Minister Theresa May

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In a surprise announcement, British Prime Minster Theresa May triggered a GBP rally as she called for an early general election for June 8th. May is seeking to consolidate power in an attempt to strengthen her hand for Brexit negotiations...

 

President Trump’s Comments Send the USD Spot Index Below 200-day MA

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The Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index dropped below its 200 day moving average after President Donald Trump said the dollar is “getting too strong.” Many analysts have labeled the comments as “verbal intervention” to weaken the greenback...

 
 

Forex Outlook

The Week in Focus: Apr. 24 – 28 Outlook

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The elections in France are likely to dominate movements in EUR exchange rates. Against this backdrop, the ECB meeting is likely to take a back seat, while he recent weakness of the economy and inflation in the US are weighing on the USD...

 

The Week in Focus: Apr. 17 – 21 Outlook

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The purchasing managers‘ indices (PMIs) ought to have maintained their high levels in April. So far, upbeat business sentiment has not been confirmed by a corresponding increase in “hard” data. The Chinese GDP should grow by 6.8% in Q1...

 

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

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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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