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Asian stocks drifted on Tuesday despite a strong lead from Wall Street as investors looked ahead to the Federal Reserve’s final 2017 monetary policy call.
Gold prices broke through yet another layer of chart support but significant follow-through seems unlikely before Wednesday’s FOMC monetary policy announcement.
Bank of England governor Mark Carney will have to write an open letter to Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond explaining why UK inflation has breached the 3% upper boundary.
Today, we looked at the technical picture for precious metals, copper, US & UK oil, and global equity indices.
Confidence remains high in the financial markets, with crude oil and, inevitably, bitcoin attracting attention.
The German index continues to trade within a volatile range, a resolution is needed before making a commitment; top-side breakout becoming increasingly probable.
The US Dollar has been able to hold onto its gains since Friday's November US NFP report was released, but nothing else has materialized in a meaningful way since then.
Tomorrow brings a Federal Reserve rate decision where it's widely expected that we'll see the bank hike rates for the third time this year. More pressing, however, is what the bank is looking at for 2018, and this will be delivered via the dot plot matrix.
With the Fed, SNB, BOE, ECB, and Banxico meeting starting tomorrow through the remainder of the week, volatility is sure to pick up.
NZD/USD stands at risk of staging a more meaningful recovery should the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) deliver a dovish rate-hike at its last meeting for 2017.
The beginning of Bitcoin trading in the futures market has meant the introduction of even more volatility to already the most volatile asset in markets in 2017 - but perhaps not for long.
USD/JPY is approaching multi-month range highs ahead of key U.S. event risk tomorrow. Here are the updated targets & invalidation levels that matter from here.
The combination of current sentiment and recent changes gives us a further mixed USDJPY trading bias.
The Australian and New Zealand Dollars traded broadly higher in a move that may reflect pre-positioning ahead of the upcoming Fed policy announcement.
The Australian Dollar market took time out from the long wait for the US Federal Reserve to gain a little on news of stronger domestic consumer confidence.
We are facing arguably the most underwhelming but meaningful fundamental shift of the year in the upcoming session.
A faintest sense of concern showed up in the markets on the eve of the Federal Reserve's last rate decision for the year.
The Euro turned higher after testing familiar range support against the British Pound but the near-term trend still appears to favor the downside.
The Japanese Yen remains pressured against the US Dollar but there are some signs that its momentum may return. The New Zealand Dollar looks more overbought.
The US Dollar may rise if the Federal Reserve continues to project three interest rate hikes in 2018, topping what is already priced into financial markets.
The gap open higher by the DXY Index was a bridge to nowhere, as prices haven't moved in a meaningful way since the Sunday open in New York.
The Euro may shrug off an updated set of third-quarter GDP figures to focus on a convention held by Germany’s SPD as it mulls another coalition with Angela Merkel.
The U.S. Dollar is finally showing some signs of life after what's been a punishing 2017: But tomorrow brings NFP, and next week brings the Fed. Matters may begin to shift very quickly over the next week.
The near-term outlook for GBP/USD remains mired by a bearish sequence in the exchange rate, with the BoE expected to retain the current policy in December.
Sterling is the top performer vs the greenback today after rebounding off near-term support. Here are the updated targets & invalidation levels that matter from here.