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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

Fed Minutes Weaken U.S. Dollar, French Election Drama Turns Optimistic

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Market watchers interpreted the Minutes as a sign of hesitation from Fed officials who appeared less concerned about inflationary growth exceeding their desired 2.0% annual target and want to see further consistency in economic growth...


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...


Forex Outlook

The Week in Focus: Feb. 27 – Mar. 3 Outlook


Strong support in polls for the euro-sceptic French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen may continue to weigh on the euro, while speculation that rising US inflation will prompt higher rates from the Fed might keep lending support to the US dollar...


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...


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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