Tag: US dollar

U.S. GDP Rose by Only 0.7% in Q4

The BEA published a slightly lower than expected GDP (first estimate) for Q4 2015: The growth rate was 0.7% – 0.1 pp below market expectations. In the third estimate the GDP growth rate was 2%. So the U.S. economy grew…

Financial Market Outlook for January 18-22

Here is a short breakdown for the week of January 18th to 22nd of the main report and events of the week including: ECB rate decision, U.S. CPI, Philly Fed index, German ZEW economic sentiment, BOC’s rate decision, U.S. industrial…

Financial Market Preview for January 11-15

The NFP report was much better than expected with headline figure of 292K jobs – the expectations were set much lower at 203K. But market concerns over China’s economic woes kept weighing on equities and commodities. On this week’s agenda:…

Financial Market Outlook for January 4-8

The first week of the year is upon us. This means markets return to function normally. This week entails several important reports that could drive back up market volatility. Some of these reports include: The U.S. NFP report,  minutes of…

Financial Market Preview for December 28-31

As the year winding down, markets are likely to experience another slow week with little movement and low trading volume across the financial markets. This short week includes several reports that will be published including: China manufacturing PMI, Japan’s retail…

Financial Market Preview for December 21-25

The historic (finally we can retire this characteristic) and expected rate hike decision by the FOMC was finally made last week. The market’s reaction seemed a bit of an anticlimax, given the ample preparation the Fed made before raising rates.…

Financial Market Preview for December 14-18

The main event of the month – the FOMC meeting – will be the focus of the week and is likely to move markets regardless of its outcome. The outcome will only play in determining market volatility and direction. A…

Financial Market Preview for December 7-11

The NFP report didn’t cause too many waves as it was only slightly higher than anticipated and came after the ECB’s rate cut, which didn’t meet market estimates, and Yellen’s testimony that reaffirmed market expectations for a December hike. So…

Financial Market Preview for November 23-27

The latest release of the minutes of the FOMC meeting didn’t much new information and in any case the tragic events in Paris at the end of last week took center stage all throughout the week. These events may have…