Traders, Funds, Governments – Who is Driving the Market

Talking Points: There are many individuals and groups participating in the markets, but certain assets find different concentrations Among the different types of market participant groups are traders, aggregate funds, banks, central banks and governments When we can establish a particular group has a leveraged influence; we can ascertain capital, duration and motivation Want to […]

As Quiet Deepens Remember China, August 2015 and a Broad Market Plunge

Talking Points: Volatility is extraordinarily low heading into the Summer which resembles similar conditions in Summer 2014 and 2015 Complacency creates a systemic imbalance that can expose market participants to unexpected changes With a steady Shanghai Composite and USD/CNH, China seems a benign issue; but the same seemed true before a severe tumble Join the […]

Technical Focus: Trading Emerging Market FX; USD/MXN and USD/ZAR

Looking for ideas and forecasts? Visit the DailyFX guides and forecasts page. Also, check out the webinar schedule. Are you positioned with the crowd? Check the IG Client Sentiment page to find out. May seasonal tendencies are bearish for emerging markets. Seasonal tendencies are a secondary consideration (everything is secondary to price!) but the charts […]

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Weekly Forecast: Geopolitics Clouds Financial Market Trends Anew

Geopolitics threaten to derail financial markets yet again as investors reckon with the aftermath of an unexpected US airstrike against Syria. US Dollar Forecast: US Dollar: Rates-Driven Trend Complicated by Geopolitical Jitters The US Dollar has scope to continue building on a two-week recovery as Fed policy bets turn favorable but geopolitical jitters complicate the […]

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China’s Market News: FX, Bonds, Equities – Three Linked Markets

This daily digest focuses on Yuan rates, major Chinese economic data, market sentiment, new developments in China’s foreign exchange policies, changes in financial market regulations, as well as market news typically available only in Chinese-language sources. – The onshore and offshore Yuan rates maintained an uncommon reverse relationship. – Both Chinese bond and equity markets […]

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China’s Market News: Chinese Leaders Kick-off Top Economic Meeting

This daily digest focuses on Yuan rates, major Chinese economic data, market sentiment, new developments in China’s foreign exchange policies, changes in financial market regulations, as well as market news typically available only in Chinese-language sources. – The USD/CNH jumped following Fed’s rate hike decision though failed to set a new record. – The PBOC’s […]

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China’s Market News: Yuan Weakens, Foreign Reserves Drop

This daily digest focuses on Yuan rates, major Chinese economic data, market sentiment, new developments in China’s foreign exchange policies, changes in financial market regulations, as well as market news typically available only in Chinese-language sources. – The Yuan resumed losses against the U.S. Dollar on Monday following bounces in the last week. – China’s […]