Inflationary Pressure Resurfaces

Last week the US Dollar remained in a tight range as other geopolitical news took the fore. Oil prices surged along with metals such as Copper reigniting inflationary warning signs which could leave central banks powerless to reduce rates in the coming months.

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Quiet Markets with a Shorter Week

Last week the markets failed to break out in any direction. With the shorter week for Easter and lack of economic data we ended the week broadly where we started. Dollar tried to continue its trajectory higher but failed to show any real move by the end of the week US Data came in mixed…

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BOJ Made Its Move

Last week the market was data heavy with several Central Banks making their decisions. The BOJ finally made its move and lifted rates from negative territory for the first time in years. The main headline of course was the Fed which although kept rates unchanged the dovish tone came through.

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USD Reverse

Last week the dollar ended the week the strongest. This was in contrast to the previous week where we felt the trend had reached a turning point. Despite the reversal the Dollar remains well within the range pointing to the market waiting for Fed confirmation before the market makes its next move.

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Dollar Loss as Yen Rises

Last week we finally saw a change from the trend as Dollar was the weeks worst performer. A cooling US job market and Powell signalling a June rate cut sent the US Dollar tumbling. during his semi-annual statement he hinted that the Fed is not far from the point of comfort to ease monetary policy.

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Trend Continuation for the Week

Last week we saw a continuation of the previous few weeks especially in equities as they moved to new highs. The FX market has lost focus recently as eyes are on other areas of the market. Equities are rallying and Crypto has awoken with a bang.

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FX Volatility Lower For The Week

Last week was a quieter week for FX markets as there were little global data with only the PMI the main releases. The continued rolling back by the Fed and ECB of any rate cuts has seen a strong USD theme over the last few weeks and months. Last week saw a small respite…

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Inflation Continues to Quell Fed Cuts

Last week we saw the US inflation report come in higher than expected. YoY dropped to 3.1% but it fell less than markets expected. The led the DXY Index to new 3-month highs and push lower yielding currencies like Yen to new lows.

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Quiet week with volatility on the horizon

Last week was a quiet one as lack of further data coupled with the expectations of early rate cuts from the Fed diminishing. The Fed is currently holding rates with a March cut priced at 20% compared to 65% at the beginning of 2024.

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Fed to cut or not to cut

Last week the US Dollar claimed the title of strongest currency of the week as the markets priced in rate cut rationale began to dissipate. This was also coupled with a strong risk on week as equities continued their stella run.

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