Tag: US dollar

Financial Market Preview for April 11-15

The minutes of the FOMC meeting showed its members aren’t ready to raise rates in the next meeting later this month. But a June hike is still a possibility. In any case, the USD continues to lose ground – mostly…

Financial Market Preview for April 4-8

The labor market in the U.S. isn’t slowing down as the recent NFP showed another gain of 215K and a modest bump in wages. The markets are likely to keep digesting this news at the beginning of the week. Looking…

Financial Market Outlook for March 21-25

The Federal Reserve released a dovish statement that including lower outlook for the Fed’s fund rate in 2016-2018 and even the terminal rate was reduced by 0.25 bp to 3.25%. So without making any changes its cash rate or introducing…

Financial Market Outlook for March 14-18

The market expected a lot from Draghi and he sure delivered in the recent ECB meeting for more QE and lower rates. This week, the focus will shift back to the U.S. with the FOMC meeting. But there are also…

Financial Market Preview for March 7-11

The latest NFP came again with a mixed bag: Higher than expected growth in jobs – 242K vs. expected 195K – but lower wage growth – only annual rate of 2.2%. In the end, the USD and equities slightly rallied…

Financial Market Outlook for February 22-26

Equities recovered last week as the bearish market sentiment subsided and oil prices started off the week strong on account of the latest deal between Russia and Saudi Arabia to hold their output at January levels. But a few unimpressive…

Financial Market Outlook for February 15-19

Here is a short overview for the week of February 15th to 19th of the main report and events of the week including: Minutes of last FOMC meeting, U.S. CPI, Philly Fed index, German ZEW economic sentiment, U.S. PPI, GB’s…

Financial Market Preview for February 8-12

The NFP showed a headline figure of 151K jobs – lower than expected – but wages and unemployment were still good enough to pull up the U.S. dollar. Nonetheless, equities came down as the bearish market sentiment persisted; oil prices…

Financial Market Outlook for February 1-5

The recent rally in the stock market has eased the concerns over the prospects of a bear market in equities. But this could all change if U.S. and China’s economic reports show signs of slowdown. This week the focus will…