• Graphic - The long goodbye to easy money: Five questions for the ECB
    Reuters1 hour ago

    Graphic - The long goodbye to easy money: Five questions for the ECB

    The ECB meets on Thursday against a backdrop of concern about a global trade spat and a softening in euro zone economic data that could potentially hamper the central bank's plans to unwind its extraordinary monetary stimulus. In March, the European Central Bank dropped a long-standing pledge to increase its bond buying if needed, taking another small step in weaning the euro zone economy off protracted quantitative easing (QE). Just how much recent economic and international developments are impacting the ECB's plans to unwind QE could well make for a lively debate.

  • Cryptocurrencies’ Prices Rise; U.S. Fed Official Criticises Bitcoin
    Investing.com2 hours ago

    Cryptocurrencies’ Prices Rise; U.S. Fed Official Criticises Bitcoin

    Investing.com – Cryptocurrencies’ prices gained on Monday. U.S. Federal Reserve official John Williams criticised Bitcoin, saying it can never be a proper currency. Meanwhile, Iran’s central bank took a stand against cryptocurrencies.

  • Gold Prices Down; Dollar Rises On Higher U.S. Yields
    Investing.com3 hours ago

    Gold Prices Down; Dollar Rises On Higher U.S. Yields

    Investing.com – Gold prices were trading lower on Monday while the U.S. dollar rose amidst higher 10-year U.S. treasury yields.

  • Forex – Dollar Rises; Geopolitical Strains Ease
    Investing.com3 hours ago

    Forex – Dollar Rises; Geopolitical Strains Ease

    Investing.com – The dollar opened the week rising against other major currencies as supported by the steep rise in U.S. Treasury yields last Friday. This week’s currency market is occupied by a slew of economic data, as investors will see inflation data from Australia, Japan and the U.S. to look for cues.

  • USD/JPY Fundamental Weekly Forecast – Will Strengthen if Interest Rate Differential Continues to Widen
    FX Empire7 hours ago

    USD/JPY Fundamental Weekly Forecast – Will Strengthen if Interest Rate Differential Continues to Widen

    The direction of the Dollar/Yen this week is likely to continue to be influenced by rising U.S. Treasury yields and expectations of more rate increases from the U.S. Federal Reserve later in the year. Increased demand for higher risk assets should also help underpin the USD/JPY as well as the easing of tensions over geopolitical events.

  • AUD/USD and NZD/USD Fundamental Weekly Forecast – Weak CPI Could Deliver Death Blow to Aussie Dollar
    FX Empire8 hours ago

    AUD/USD and NZD/USD Fundamental Weekly Forecast – Weak CPI Could Deliver Death Blow to Aussie Dollar

    Price action this week likely to be influenced by Treasury yields, Chinese economy and stock market and commodity prices especially industrial metals like aluminum, copper and iron ore.

  • Gold / Silver / Copper Prices - Weekly Outlook: April 23 - 27
    Investing.com20 hours ago

    Gold / Silver / Copper Prices - Weekly Outlook: April 23 - 27

    Investing.com - Gold prices will remain susceptible to any further gains in the dollar this week after declines on Friday on the back of a stronger greenback which was boosted by expectations for a more aggressive pace of policy tightening by the Federal Reserve this year.

  • Weekly Outlook: April 23 - 27
    Investing.com20 hours ago

    Weekly Outlook: April 23 - 27

    Investing.com - Investors will be awaiting an update on the health of the U.S. and UK economies this week ahead of Friday’s data on first quarter growth. Monetary policy meetings in the euro zone and Japan will also be in focus.

  • Price of Gold Fundamental Weekly Forecast – Rising Rates Should Make It Hard to Sustain Any Rally
    FX Empireyesterday

    Price of Gold Fundamental Weekly Forecast – Rising Rates Should Make It Hard to Sustain Any Rally

    This week, gold prices are expected to remain especially sensitive to the U.S. Dollar and Treasury yields as long as the geopolitical events remain under control.

  • USD/CAD Fundamental Analysis – week of April 23, 2018
    FX Empireyesterday

    USD/CAD Fundamental Analysis – week of April 23, 2018

    The pair has been able to recover from its lows

  • U.S. Dollar Posts Weekly Gain Against All Major Currencies
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    U.S. Dollar Posts Weekly Gain Against All Major Currencies

    Helping to boost yields was a comment from San Francisco Fed President John Williams who said last Tuesday that he expected U.S. inflation to rise to the U.S. central bank’s 2 percent goal this year and stay at or above that goal for “another couple of years.”

  • GBP/USD Fundamental Analysis – week of April 23, 2018
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    GBP/USD Fundamental Analysis – week of April 23, 2018

    The pair fell hard as the incoming data from the UK continued to remain weak

  • Euro zone to link debt relief to sound future Greek policies
    Reutersyesterday

    Euro zone to link debt relief to sound future Greek policies

    Euro zone creditors are working on a debt relief offer for Greece that would be an incentive for Athens not to backtrack on reforms from its three international bailouts and to continue to stick to prudent fiscal policy, senior EU officials said. Greece is to exit its bailout on Aug. 20 and return to market financing after eight years of living on cheap euro zone loans it got in return for painful reforms, after investors refused to lend to it in 2010 because of its ballooning deficit and debt. Once the bailout ends, Greece will be free to set its own economic policy - a political turning point for the country that has long been forced to implement highly unpopular reforms suggested by the euro zone and the International Monetary Fund.

  • EUR/USD Fundamental Analysis – week of April 23, 2018
    FX Empire2 days ago

    EUR/USD Fundamental Analysis – week of April 23, 2018

    The pair has been moving within the same range over the last many weeks

  • Gold markets struggle at resistance again during the week
    FX Empire2 days ago

    Gold markets struggle at resistance again during the week

    Gold markets initially tried to break above the $1350 level during the week but rolled over to form a bit of a shooting star. However, I see there is more than enough support underneath that could continue to come into the market and singled higher.

  • US dollar rallied against Japanese yen during hectic week
    FX Empire2 days ago

    US dollar rallied against Japanese yen during hectic week

    The US dollar initially pulled back against the Japanese yen during the week but found enough bullish pressure to reach towards the top of the shooting star from the previous week. This is a very bullish sign, and we have a clear breakout point to watch.

  • US dollar rallies against Canadian dollar during the week
    FX Empire2 days ago

    US dollar rallies against Canadian dollar during the week

    The US dollar fell as low as the 1.25 region during the week but bounced enough to show signs of life. On Friday, we guide a very negative outcome when it comes to the CPI numbers coming out of Canada, so this only exacerbated the upward momentum.

  • The New Zealand dollar falls hard during week
    FX Empire2 days ago

    The New Zealand dollar falls hard during week

    The New Zealand dollar has fallen rather hard during the week, reaching down towards the 0.72 handle. That’s an area that has been supportive in the past, but the fact that we are closing at the very bottom of the candle suggests that we could continue to see more bearish pressure. I think this next week is going to be crucial.

  • The British pound initially tries to rally during the week, yet fails
    FX Empire2 days ago

    The British pound initially tries to rally during the week, yet fails

    The British pound initially tried to rally against the US dollar during the week but found enough resistance above the 1.43 level to roll over and fall rather significantly. The 1.40 level of course will offer a bit of support, and I think that if we can break down below that level it’s likely that we will probably go looking towards the uptrend line underneath, and of course the sideways support at the 1.3650 level should also offer support.

  • British pound falls against Japanese yen during the week
    FX Empire2 days ago

    British pound falls against Japanese yen during the week

    The British pound initially tried to rally against the Japanese yen during the week, but found the upward momentum lacking, thereby rolling over and reaching towards the 151 handle during the Friday session. However, we have several support levels underneath that should give buyers some hope.

  • Euro initially rallies, and then turns around during the week
    FX Empire2 days ago

    Euro initially rallies, and then turns around during the week

    The EUR/USD pair initially rally during the week, testing the 1.24 level before rolling over rather significantly. The market remains in consolidation, so even though this is a negative candle, I don’t put too much into what we are seeing. In fact, I think that it is difficult for longer-term traders to be involved currently.

  • Euro climbs against British pound during the week
    FX Empire2 days ago

    Euro climbs against British pound during the week

    The Euro rallied significantly during the week, using the 0.8650 level as support. I believe that these markets have a significant amount of resistance at the 0.88 handle, so I think that although we’ve seen some strength, when I look at this chart I see a gradual drift lower.

  • Australian dollar falls against US dollar, but has support just below
    FX Empire2 days ago

    Australian dollar falls against US dollar, but has support just below

    The Australian dollar has fallen over the course of the week but is near a major support area that could come into play. We are closing out the week at the bottom of the range, so that of course is a negative sign, and sets up a very important week ahead.

  • Gold falls during Friday trading
    FX Empire2 days ago

    Gold falls during Friday trading

    Gold market participants sold during the Friday session, reaching down towards the $1335 level. I think that there is plenty of support below though, so it’s only a matter of time before we turn around and rally again. I believe that the $1350 level above is of course massive resistance.

  • US dollar pulls back initially on Friday, only to find buyers again with higher interest rates
    FX Empire2 days ago

    US dollar pulls back initially on Friday, only to find buyers again with higher interest rates

    The US dollar initially pulled back against the Japanese yen on Friday but found enough support near the 107.50 level to turn around and rally significantly. I think that the 108 level above is major, so paying attention to this market is crucial now.