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by Swissquote Analysts

Even though the Fed has announced the end of its hiking cycle, latest comments from Fed Chair Powell suggest that more rate hikes are in the pipeline. Nevertheless, the comments gave a fresh a boost to the greenback as it extended gains...

05.10.2018

Heading into the weekend markets had one eye on Italian budget and the other on the Ryder Cup. Which made for pointless, directionless trading. This implies that this week markets will refocus on core drivers such as manufacturing PMI data...

28.09.2018

Lack of a steeper rate path has taken steam out of the USD rally and given risky emerging markets room to recover. Last week announcement of new trade duties from both US and China had a rather subdued impact on the market as investors had...

21.09.2018

Last week the economic agenda was quite packed. Central bankers from the UK, EU, and Turkey along with Argentina had to take monetary policy decisions. Major moves came from the Turkish Central Bank that announced a surprise increase of its...

14.09.2018

Its time to place your bets on the outcome of Brexit. From our view markets are playing it overly safe. Investors are pricing in an 80% probability to see a Brexit deal, with a 60% chance of a market neutral “soft” Brexit. Accordingly,...

07.09.2018

is prompting investors to stop taking new positions and take refuge in safe havens. Key political events are the IMF’s Argentina rescue, NAFTA talks along with Trump’s rejection of zero duties on cars put forward by the EU and Trump’s intent...

31.08.2018

Make no mistake: the Trump Administration is in crisis. Convictions of two Trump deputies and an indictment of campaign finance violations are real problems that carry jail terms. For these reasons, we see further upside potential for EUR/USD,...

24.08.2018

More volatility ahead, as US – China trade talks resume

As continued contagion risk continues to spread across EM currencies and USD/TRY rally resumes, safe haven currencies are inflating. The focus for this week will be turning towards...

17.08.2018

Foreign exchange markets are in a full-blown risk off trading. Extreme market pressure on Russia and Turkey has spread fears of contagion. Markets are directly worried about Europe exposure to Turkey while Chinese PBoC shows its strong...

10.08.2018