SARB Hikes by 75 Basis Points 3 out of 5 MPC members voted in favor of 75 basis points Restoring inflation back to the 6-5%… Read More »SARB Hikes by 75 bps as Inflation Remains Too High
S&P 500, Dollar, Fed Forecast, Recession Risks and Liquidity Talking Points: The Market Perspective: USDJPY Bullish Above 141; EURUSD Bullish Above 1.0000; Gold Bearish Below… Read More »S&P 500 a Volatility Risk While the Dollar Falls Back to a Reliable Theme: Fed Hikes
EUR/USD ANALYSIS TALKING POINTS Interest rate hikes looks to be the preferred path for ECB at this point. Economic calendar holds no high impact releases… Read More »ECB Ponders QT vs Rate Hikes, EUR/USD Unmoved
NOVEMBER FOMC DECISION KEY POINTS The Fed raises its benchmark interest rate by three-quarters of a percentage point to 3.75%-4.00%, in line with expectations The… Read More »Fed Hikes Rates by 75 bp and Alters Guidance; US Dollar Outlook Post-FOMC
Pound Sterling Weekly Fundamental Forecast: Bearish UK government considers tax hikes and increasing windfall tax ahead of fiscal statement on November 17th Bank of England… Read More »BoE and Fed Hikes Threaten GBP Recovery
Pound Sterling News and Analysis UK government considers tax hikes and windfall tax increase to plug £50 billion fiscal hole Pound sterling on track for… Read More »UK Tax Hikes Considered and PCE data to Inform FOMC
ECB Rate Decision ECB hikes by 75 basis points, stressing that inflation is too high and expected to remain high for an extended period. Further… Read More »ECB Hikes by 75 Bps, Citing Inflation Risks, EURUSD Down
US Dollar, DXY Index, ECB, Fed, Crude Oil, EUR/USD, GBP/USD, USD/JPY – Talking Points The US Dollar has been buried by hopes of a less… Read More »US Dollar Pummelled as ECB and Fed Rate Hikes Loom Amid Tech Frailties
Fed’s Mary Daly on Future Rate Hikes and Global Financial Risks Inflation is a “corrosive disease” that needs to be addressed despite growth concerns Financial… Read More »Fed’s Mary Daly on Future Rate Hikes and Global Financial Risks
Talking points: Eurozone inflation hit double digits in September Price pressures from the disruptions caused by the war in Ukraine and the Covid pandemic are… Read More »ECB President Christine Lagarde on Future Interest Rate Hikes
BRENT CRUDE OIL (LCOc1) TALKING POINTS Stronger USD hurts on crude oil. Additional rigs may sustain downside pressure. $90 mark key for weekly close. Trade… Read More »Central Bank Hikes Weigh on Brent Ahead of Baker Hughes
Australian Dollar, AUD/USD, ASX 200, NZD, US Dollar, USD/JPY, EUR/CHF – Talking Points The Australian Dollar has wilted in the face of a robust US… Read More »Australian Dollar Floored by Booming US Dollar as Rate Hikes Ricochet Through Markets?
Swiss National Bank, EURCHF Forecasts and Analysis SNB hikes rates by an out-sized 75 basis points to 0.50%. EUR/CHF rally on possible fx intervention. Recommended… Read More »Swiss National Bank Hikes by 75 Basis Points, EUR/CHF Pops Higher
FOMC RATE DECISION KEY POINTS: Federal Reserve raises its benchmark rate by 75 basis points to 3.00%-3.25%, in line with market expectations Policymakers downgrade their… Read More »Fed Hikes Rates by 75 bp to Curb Inflation. What’s Next for Gold, USD & Bitcoin?
Euro, EUR/USD, US Dollar, Fed, BoJ, USD/JPY, Crude Oil, Gold – Talking Points Euro has found firmer footing as placid markets take hold APAC equities… Read More »Euro Goes 1-on-1 with US Dollar as Markets Prep for Rate Hikes from Fed and Elsewhere
US Dollar, USD/JPY, BoJ, Fed, China, Crude Oil, Gold, AUD, NZD – Talking Points The USDollar is holding ground ahead of a plethora of data… Read More »US Dollar Steadies the Ship While Speculation Swirls of Fed Hikes and BoJ Intervention
Crude Oil (WTI) News and Analysis Chinese lockdowns, OPEC supply cuts and US inventory builds align to send prices lower WTI crude oil – key… Read More »China Lockdowns, Global Rate Hikes Weigh on Oil
Japanese Yen, USD/JPY, US Dollar, BOJ, Fed, Jackson Hole, Yields – Talking Points USD/JPY moved up with yields after Fed Chair Powell’s hawkish comments Yen… Read More »Japanese Yen Slips Against US Dollar as Powell Confirms Hikes. Where to for USD/JPY?
Euro, EUR/USD, US Dollar, Natural Gas, Fed, ECB, Technical Analysis – Talking points EUR/USD has made a 20-year low as inflation and energy woes impact… Read More »Euro Outlook Remains Murky as Gas Prices Soar and Fed Hikes Loom. Can EUR/USD Recover?
New Zealand Dollar, NZD/USD, RBNZ, Monetary Policy Statement, OCR – TALKING POINTS New Zealand Dollar rises after RBNZ hikes OCR by 50-basis-points, as expected The… Read More »NZD/USD Rises After RBNZ Hikes OCR, Increases Cash Rate Projection
US Dollar, USD, Fed, Daly, FOMC, Crude Oil, OPEC, NKY, NZD – Talking Points The US Dollar once again recovered from a post data sell-off… Read More »US Dollar Delicately Climbs as Fed Re-Affirms Rate Hikes Post Data. Where to for DXY?
Robust Earnings Season and M&A DealsHaveBolstered Market Sentiment. Investors Fret About Risk of aMore Prolonged Inflation Fight and Fed Rate Hikes. Bond Yields and Their… Read More »DAX 40 Moves Higher as Investors Assess Robust Earnings and Fed Hikes
POUND STERLING TALKING POINTS Recession reservations hurt GBP. 50bps not enough to support cable upside. GBP/USD FUNDAMENTAL BACKDROP The Bank of England (BoE) expectedly hiked… Read More »BoE Hikes by 50bps, Highest in 27 Years!
USD/JPY Price and Chart Analysis The Fed hiked rates by 75bps yesterday, for the second meeting in a row, and said that data dependent, another… Read More »USD/JPY Slumps Into Support, Fed May Slow Pace of Rate Hikes
ECB and EUR/USD Price, Chart, and Analysis ECB raises interest rates by 50bps, pushing the Euro higher. Anti-fragmentation tool details announced. *** Updates to Follow… Read More »ECB Hikes Interest Rates by an Outsized 50 BPs, EUR/USD Punches Higher
Bank of Canada, USDCAD – Talking Points Bank of Canada hikes by 1.00% as inflation remains elevated USDCAD spikes lower after lager-than-expected hike The Bank… Read More »Bank of Canada Hikes by 75 Basis Points
The Euro has steadily depreciated against a basket of major currencies since Dec. 2020. Tellingly, that turning point coincided with topping gold prices and the… Read More »Euro May Fall Anew as Debt Crisis Fears Dilute ECB Rate Hikes