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Asian Markets Slip, Trump and Brexit on Their Minds

Talking Points: Asian markets broadly lower as investors prefer haven assets while waiting for Donald Trump’s inauguration Chinese stocks were the clear exception Sterling has retraced a little, while the US Dollar has clawed back some ground Asian markets were broadly weaker on Wednesday, following Wall Street’s lead. Shares there dropped on Tuesday as investors […]

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Weekly Trading Forecast: December Expectations Face Themes Like Brexit, Data Like NFPs

December is historically one of the more quiet trading periods of the year. However, an antsy market heading towards protectionism makes a docket loaded with events like US NFPs, an OPEC meeting and BoE stability report a trading minefield. Australian Dollar Forecast – Australian Dollar at Risk on US Data, Trump Cabinet Appointments The Australian […]

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Brexit Threatens British Pound Reserve Currency Status, Says S&P

Talking Points: S&P affirmed United Kingdom “AA” rating with negative outlook Ratings agency warned Brexit may hurt Pound’s global reserve role GBP/USD little-changed after S&P UK assessment update release The British Pound showed a reserved reaction against its major counterparts after S&P Global Credit Ratings Agency released its United Kingdom survey. The report said Brexit […]

UK Earnings Will Tell Markets How Brexit Effecting Corporate Revenues

Talking Points: Next week companies like GlaxoSmithKline, Lloyds Bank and Barclays will be reporting earnings Companies like Ford and Airbus with major business interest in the UK will also report next week Earnings reports and forward guidance may provide insight into post-Brexit business outlook Check out the DailyFX 4thQuarter British Pound Forecast, HERE It has […]

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Weekly Trading Forecast: Fed and BoJ Rate Decisions, Brexit Fears Carry More than Currency Risks

Event risk over the coming week will no doubt present a high level of volatility risk for key FX players. But, beyond the currency reactions, we will be tapping into themes essential to financial conditions. US Dollar Forecast – Dollar Climb Now in the Hands of a Heavily-Contested Fed Decision The outlook for the Dollar […]