Weekly Fundamental Focus

Tsipras Says Deal Near Even as He Pans Greek Creditors’ Plan

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said the conditions that international creditors are demanding in exchange for more bailout money are “clearly unrealistic.” He also said the nation is getting closer to a deal. Either way, Greece is hurtling toward a default unless his government seals an agreement or gets another extension before the euro area’s Read More

What’s in store for Unions in the U.S.?

(Global FX Club) The debate on the outlook for unions has been around for some time, with focus on worker voice and monopoly as a push for increased unions is preferred amongst workers, but in reality have been unsuccessful as unions have been on the downtrend. The future of unions is a bit gray due Read More

U.S. Nonfarm Payrolls Preview; Economists Predict 250K rise for March

(Global FX Club) Nonfarm Payrolls in the United Sates is expected to rise 250,000 on Good Friday April 03, 2015. The expectations are down from February’s gain of 295,000, while the unemployment rate tumbled to 5.5 percent, with an added push from a minor decline in the participation rate to 62.8 percent. Looking ahead, from Read More

Investors eye data as stocks approach records

(Reuters) – Investors enjoying near-record levels for major stock indexes will scrutinize housing data and other economic indicators in the coming week for hints about the timing of U.S. interest rate hikes to see if the rally will continue. Concern about the Federal Reserve’s path of rate increases and the soaring U.S. dollar have resulted Read More

WEEK OF AUGUST 17, 2014 – GBP/USD TO HIGHLIGHT NEXT WEEK’S TRADE IN LIGHT OF U.K. RETAIL SALES AND CONSUMER PRICES

This upcoming week, market participants will be faced with a slew of volatility in the British pound predominately as the economic docket is filled with market impactful events. Indeed, the GBP/USD has halted its two day decline as of the market close on Friday August 15, 2014, but has extended its 5 week continued selloff. Read More

WEEK OF JULY 27, 2014 – WILL U.S. HIGH EVENT RISKS BOOST THE U.S. DOLLAR?

The U.S. dollar extended its gains from the week prior, reaching a high of 81.2 on the back of key data which showed positive results from the world’s largest national economy. As encouraging data off of the docket boosted the greenback, we will look for continued up-bringing signs this up-coming to help push the U.S. Read More

WEEK OF JUNE 16, 2013 – APEX OF U.S. DOLLAR TENSION ARRIVES WITH MONUMENTAL FED MEETING

With respect to the highly anticipated Federal Reserve Rate Decision on June 19, we noted last week that “At this time, the U.S. Dollar’s outlook has turned marginally brighter, but with no taper of QE3 by the Federal Reserve at its June meeting, we think there is a theoretical ‘ceiling’ over how high U.S. Treasury Read More

FED ON THE FENCE TO REDUCE QE; BANK OF JAPAN LOSING CONTROL – WEEK OF MAY 26, 2013

One thing is clear from last week: the shift away from advanced economies’ monetary experiment known as QE is going to be violent. This past week, two of the biggest perpetrators, the Bank of Japan and the Federal Reserve, offered a glimpse into what the global investing environment when investors lose faith, or at least Read More

FRESH HIGHS FOR THE BUCK; WILL BERNANKE KEEP THE DOLLAR SURGE ALIVE? – WEEK OF MAY 19, 2013

The U.S. Dollar continued its revival story this week, with the ICE Dollar Index (DXY) gaining +1.79% to close at its highest level since the week ended July 2, 2010. Certainly, the U.S. Dollar has several factors in its favor at present time: a growing amount of faith among traders that the U.S. economy is Read More