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Interest Rate raises are the topic of conversation at the minute with a focus on The European Central Bank & The Fed Reserve. ECB Governing Council Member Martins Kazaks commented yesterday stating the need for a 25 bps hike as early as July due to concerning rises in inflation, which currently sits at 7.5%. Markets […]

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21/04/2022 – Exchange Rates

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  • April 21, 2022
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Interest Rate raises are the topic of conversation at the minute with a focus on The European Central Bank & The Fed Reserve. ECB Governing Council Member Martins Kazaks commented yesterday stating the need for a 25 bps hike as early as July due to concerning rises in inflation, which currently sits at 7.5%. Markets […]

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11/04/2022 – Exchange Rates

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  • April 11, 2022
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Last week hosted an eventful week from FOMC members with speeches shifting markets lower and fulfilling trader’s bets of an aggressive Fed tightening program. It is clear from the Fed’s perspective they need financial conditions to drastically tighten with Fed Chair Powell making that clear in his March press conference. This message failed to have […]

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Market Update

Last week hosted an eventful week from FOMC members with speeches shifting markets lower and fulfilling trader’s bets of an aggressive Fed tightening program. It is clear from the Fed’s perspective they need financial conditions to drastically tighten with Fed Chair Powell making that clear in his March press conference. This message failed to have […]

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07/04/2022 – Exchange Rates

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  • April 7, 2022
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The Federal Reserve released their meeting minutes for March yesterday evening, paving the way for USD strength with comments in the report seemingly teeing up a 50 bps hike on their May 4th meeting with markets now pricing this in at 85%. (Up from 82% before the release) Markets are also looking further ahead for […]

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Market Update

The Federal Reserve released their meeting minutes for March yesterday evening, paving the way for USD strength with comments in the report seemingly teeing up a 50 bps hike on their May 4th meeting with markets now pricing this in at 85%. (Up from 82% before the release) Markets are also looking further ahead for […]

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Traders to bet on a stronger dollar

Non-farm payroll fuelled traders to bet on a stronger dollar after the BLS reported another month of solid job creation in March. Although the print came in at 431k vs 490k expected, unemployment in the U.S is back to pre-pandemic levels at 3.6% adding to speculation that the Fed might move forward with more aggressive […]

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31/03/2022 – Exchange Rates

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  • March 31, 2022
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To start the morning off Q4 GDP YoY for the UK came in at 6.6% vs expectations of 6.5% boosting the pound against both the euro and dollar. Newfound optimism on the Russia-Ukraine ceasefire and peace talks quickly came to a halt after Russia indicated no material progress had been made. U.S equities shaved off […]

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Market Update

To start the morning off Q4 GDP YoY for the UK came in at 6.6% vs expectations of 6.5% boosting the pound against both the euro and dollar. Newfound optimism on the Russia-Ukraine ceasefire and peace talks quickly came to a halt after Russia indicated no material progress had been made. U.S equities shaved off […]

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29/03/2022 – Exchange Rates

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  • March 29, 2022
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In the last 24 hours, we saw sterling steal the show weakening heavily against the euro and dollar by almost 1%. As for the reason, Gov Bailey from the Bank of England held a speech that further re-affirmed the same message of UK economic weakness received at the last policy meeting. A dovish central bank […]

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