Category Archives: Forex Fundamental Analysis

EU Risk Weighs On Euro, FX In Flux On Global Yields

Finding the desire to discuss forex markets this morning in the wake of the worst mass shooting in US history is a challenge. But with heavy hearts, the global markets trudge on, searching for opportunities realizing these tragedies are becoming all too commonplace. And as cynical as that may seem, that is the reality we’ve come to accept. FX Markets Peering at the screens this morning, it’s apparent that US yields are providing the primary catalyst for the USD revival. But the deep-seated tension in Spain is […]

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Seasonal Second Wind For The U.S. Dollar?

In this article we look at a couple of key potential catalysts that will shape the tactical view on the at a time when the USD bull market is looking very tired. The chart in question appeared in the latest edition of the Weekly Macro Themes report as part of a broader discussion on the tactical outlook for the US Dollar Index. The chart: historical averages show an apparent tendency for the US dollar to get its second wind around this time of the year… The seasonal […]

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Q4 Kicks Off With Dollar Strength, RBA Next

By Kathy Lien, Managing Director of FX Strategy for BK Asset Management. The fourth quarter begins with a mild rally in the . Monday’s U.S. economic reports were very strong with the index hitting a 13-year high. The data shows that factories are booming and prices are rising. Although part of this strength can be attributed to hurricane related supply-chain disruptions and energy costs, there is still underlying strength in the manufacturing sector as we’ve seen similar improvements in the and regions – two areas not affected […]

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Broken Windows: War, War, What is it Good For?

The currency markets have felt the sting of geopolitical tension in 2017. As soon as Donald Trump placed his hand on the Bible and officially became the 45th President of the United States on 20 January, temperatures began to rise in the global pressure cooker. Thanks to Washington’s latest feuds with North Korea , the dollar index – which records the USD against 6 other major currencies – has been slumping in the wake of weaker U.S. producer prices, making forex traders lose confidence in pairs like […]

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Catalonia Referendum Raised Euro Risks

The pair is falling at the beginning of October. Right now, the most serious threat to the European integrity principle is posed by Spain, where they held the referendum last weekend relating to Catalonia’s exiting the country. In the next several days, the news from Spain will be the main catalyst for the EUR/USD pair movements. The things the Spanish government will say, the way the country’s authorities and the outers will respond – this is what will be the reason how deep the main currency pair […]

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Currency Pairs Continue Their Movement Of Last Few Days

The beginning of the new month will likely not bring a drastic change to the financial markets – currency pairs will continue their movement of the last few days. The European currency is likely to continue its trend of strengthening from local minimum levels, and this movement will be helped by the data on the in the Euro area. This output is expected at 9%. Further movement on the currency pair will depend on new statistics and from the main speakers, Janet and Mario , whose speeches […]

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Forex Overview For 2nd October: EUR/USD, GBP/USD, USD/JPY

Forex Analysis EUR/USD; October 2 , 2017 | sgtmarkets.com During the night, the euro weakened strongly against the dollar and after yesterday’s referendum on independence of Catalonia (from Spain). Conflicts with the police, the possibility of declaring independence in a few days, shook the common European currency. This morning, the euro is exchanging for $ 1.1759, which at the beginning of the European session shows a weakening of the euro by 0.39%. At 09:45 hours, the figures on the (production) index of procurement managers in the strongest […]

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Sterling Stumbles Into Q4, Gold Dims

Sterling got off to a rough start during Monday’s trading session after weaker than expected data from Britain’s manufacturing sector, suggested that the economy could be losing momentum. Growth in UK’s manufacturing sector eased in September, as the fell to 55.9 from August’s 56.7. This report has compounded the disappointment felt from last week’s soft UK reading for Q2, which was the weakest since 2013. As we enter the final trading quarter of 2017, Sterling could find itself in trouble and exposed to downside risks, as the […]

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Euro Faces Rough Times | Investing.com

The looks set for a week of volatility after a referendum over the weekend by the Catalonian government in Spain where voters overwhelmingly voted to break away from Spain. With over 40 percent voter turnout and 90 percent declaring a ‘Yes’ vote for independence, Carles Puigdemont, Catalonia’s regional leader has promised to present the results to parliament ASAP, which would then move forward with steps to grant the voters there wish of independence. The Prime Minister of Spain and the central government from Madrid are not going […]

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