European Central Bank Meeting – What to Expect this April

April 26, 2017
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"Only peril can bring the French together. One can't impose unity out of the blue on a country that has 265 different kinds of cheese." - Charles de Gaulle Euro area’s economy is currently growing at its fastest pace we’ve seen in the last six years. Fourteen consecutive quarters of... View Article

Forex Market Reaction to European Manufacturing PMI’s

April 19, 2017
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"The process by which banks create money is so simple that the mind is repelled" - John Kenneth Galbraith, economist (1975) When the trading environment gets tough, one of the easiest things to do is to reassess your money management. Current price action in most of the major pairs clearly... View Article

Federal Reserve Rates and the U.S. Inflation: Where To?

April 16, 2017
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Changes in inflation will have an impact on Federal Reserve rates. As the U.S. inflation levels start to look healthier by the day, we should be ready for additional rate hikes. Currently, the yearly CPI stands at 2.4 percent which should be enough for the FED to keep on tightening.... View Article

3 Things to Look for at BOC Rate Decision

April 12, 2017
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"There's no limit to central bank expanding its balance sheet in theory" - Dennis Lockhart, Chairman of the Board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta (2012" BOC rate decision and press conference are the two highlights of this short week. In currency markets, central banks tend to have a... View Article

2 Conclusions After April’s NFP Figure

April 9, 2017
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"History shows that once an enormous debt has been incurred by a nation, there are only two ways to solve it: one is simply declare bankruptcy, the other is to inflate the currency and thus destroy the wealth of ordinary citizens" - Adam Smith In general, the NFP figure has... View Article

GDT Price Index: Why It Matters for the Kiwi Dollar?

April 4, 2017
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Back in 2001, NZDUSD traded around 0.40, approximately 3000 pips lower from the current exchange rate. No wonder the governor of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand often brings up the currency strength issue during the press conferences. Like most countries in the world, New Zealand also relies heavily on... View Article