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26
May

Good Morning Traders

US indices finished yesterday’s trading higher after the release of the FOMC’s May meeting minutes showed no signs that FED could turn more hawkish to curb rising inflation. S&P 500 rose 0.95%, Nasdaq jumped 1.51% while Dow Jones gained 0.60%. Indices from Asia-Pacific are traded mixed today. Nikkei dropped 0.15%, S&P/ASX 200 and Kospi fell […]

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24
May

The Morning Brief

US indices rallied yesterday with S&P 500 gaining 1.86%, Dow Jones adding 1.98% and Nasdaq moving 1.59% higher. Russell 2000 gained 1.10% Moods deteriorated after close of the Wall Street session with S&P 500 futures trading over 1% below cash close Indices traded lower during today’s Asian session. Nikkei dropped 0.8%, S&P/ASX 200 moved 0.2% […]

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20
May

Talking GBP/CHF

Release of the UK retail sales report for April this morning turned out to be a positive surprise. While retail sales were 4.9% YoY lower in April, the market expected a drop of 7.1% YoY. On a month-over-month basis retail sales showed an unexpected increase of 1.4% (exp. -0.2% MoM). This was the first positive […]

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20
May

The Day Ahead

European indices set for higher opening UK retail sales with unexpected monthly increase in April Industrial production and jobs data from Poland Futures markets point to a higher opening of the European cash session. Downward move on Wall Street slowed yesterday while Asian indices gained during a session today, setting stage for a higher opening […]

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18
May

Talking EUR/GBP

A pack of inflation data from the United Kingdom was released this morning at 7:00 am BST. Headline CPI inflation accelerated from 7.0% to 9.0% YoY in April. Monthly increase in prices amounted to 2.5% MoM. While both YoY and MoM readings look very high, it should be noted that in both cases data missed […]

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18
May

The Morning Brief

US indices finished yesterday’s trading with large gains. S&P 500 jumped 2.02%, Dow Jones moved 1.34% higher and Nasdaq gained 2.76%. Small-cap Russell 2000 rallied 3.19%. Stocks in Asia traded mixed. While Nikkei and S&P/ASX 200 traded 0.7% higher, Kospi gained just 0.1% and indices from China dropped. DAX futures point to a flat opening […]

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17
May

US Retail Sales Inline With Expectations

US retail sales data for April was released at 1:30 pm BST.  Report came in line with expectations and did not trigger any major moves on the markets. Highlights of the report: • Headline: 0.9% MoM vs 0.9% MoM expected (0.7% MoM previous) • Ex-autos: 0.6% MoM vs 0.4% MoM expected (1.4% MoM previous) EURUSD saw relatively […]

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17
May

ECB Set Hawkish Tone

Hawkish comments from ECB members support euro EURUSD continues to recover from recent drops. The main currency pair broke above the 1.05 mark today. Euro is trading almost 1% higher against the US dollar. Such a good showing of EURUSD is partially driven by weak USD, that is the second worst performing G10 currency today. […]

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17
May

The Day Ahead

European indices set to open higher US retail sales data on the agenda Lagarde and Powell to deliver speeches European futures markets point to a higher opening of the cash trading session on the Old Continent. While the Wall Street session yesterday was mixed, moods improved during today’s Asian session, allowing indices from the region […]

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17
May

Talking Australian Dollar

The Australian dollar is the best performing G10 currency today. AUD got a lift following the release of RBA minutes from its latest meeting in early-May. Document showed that the Bank was considering three different rate hike options – 15 basis points, 25 basis points and 40 basis points. A 25 basis point increase was […]

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