What to Watch Out for in September: Aussie Edition

August 29, 2016

The month of September is highly active in the financial markets, as traders in the northern hemisphere return from summer vacation. For Australia, September represents the start of the spring season. As the weather warms up, so too will the economic calendar. Below are key events that traders will be… read more

Hot Topic – US Dollar Slides

August 24, 2016

Here’s what happened. · The USD ended last week taking a pounding against the other major currencies including the GBP, the YEN, EURO, Swissy and the CAD. It only performed better than the Aussie which had an even worst week · That’s got the analysts confused as the US economy… read more

UK retail sales data defy Brexit impact

August 23, 2016

UK consumers defied projections made about the economic consequences of the Brexit result as retail sales increased during the month that followed the referendum. Weather conditions also contributed to increased sales. In what is the first glimpse into consumer reaction following the UK’s decision to leave the European Union (EU),… read more

Hot Topic – FOMC and the Impact on Forex Trading

August 18, 2016

Investors eyes are turned to Wednesday’s FOMC minutes release on July’s monetary policy meeting • Everyone will be on the lookout for whether the comments are hawkish or dovish • Last month’s meeting had some conservatively positive words “near term risks to the economic outlook have diminished” • Analysts are… read more

BOE fails to meet bonds-purchase target

August 17, 2016

The pound reached a one-month low as it appears that Bank of England’s (BOE) additional Quantitative Easing (QE) programme prevented sterling bulls from entering the markets. The UK currency had succeeding decreases after the BOE announced new stimulus measures. It appeared that it stabilised after the immediate nosedive that followed… read more

Hot Topic – UK interest rates as the BOE keeps rates unchanged

July 22, 2016

This week’s Hot Topic is UK interest rates as the BOE keeps rates unchanged What Happened: UK interest rates remained unchanged at 0.5% despite the majority of investors anticipating a cut. The GBP/USD reacted positively following the BOE interest rate decision and the release of the minutes report. The currency… read more

Key Announcements in the Second Half of July: What to Look For

July 14, 2016

With nonfarm payrolls out of the way, investors are looking for the next big data release to drive market possibilities. Luckily, the post-Brexit environment has provided ample liquidity for traders to score by longing and shorting various markets. For investors monitoring the economic calendar, below is a list of upcoming… read more


July 13, 2016

Announcement of last week’s employment data shows that the U.S. labour market is recovering in style Here’s What Happened on Friday The non-farm payroll came out showing the addition of 287,000 new jobs in June, an impres-sive result following May’s disappointing result. The NFP, released by the U.S. Department of… read more

U.S. labour market recovers in style

July 12, 2016

The labour market has recovered after the addition of 287,000 new positions during June, following the May’s disappointing result. The Nonfarm Payrolls (NFP) data were released by the U.S. Department of Labour on Friday and the actual result was much stronger than the forecasts calculated by analysts prior to the… read more

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