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Natixis commentary: Sterling exposed in post-ref climate

Posted on: 12 July 2016

Natixis' Nordine Naam looks at how the markets have moved and changed in the weeks following the Brexit vote...

Is a Brexit on the cards?

Posted on: 21 June 2016

Last week marked a turning point in the UK’s Brexit campaign, with heightened concerns of a vote to leave weighing heavily on riskier assets...

The US dollar’s fate rests in the Fed’s hands

Posted on: 15 June 2016

The disappointing Employment Situation Report for May has penalised the US dollar...

Forex market is in “wait-and-see” mode

Posted on: 9 June 2016

Despite last week’s flurry of macroeconomic indicators, the market’s movement was unsubstantial...

The US dollar is going from strength to strength

Posted on: 1 June 2016

The DXY dollar index increased close to 96 last week, on the back of a sharp decline in implied volatility as well as hawkish sentiments emanating from the US Federal Reserve’s latest meeting...

The US dollar will rise in anticipation of Fed Funds Rate hike

Posted on: 25 May 2016

Last week, the DXY dollar index continued to rebound. This followed a series of hawkish speeches by Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) members, the publication of promising macroeconomic indicators and, above all, the market’s positive reaction to the minutes from the FOMC’s latest meeting...

Is the US dollar set to pick up this week?

Posted on: 18 May 2016

Although the DXY dollar index continued to rise last week – settling above 94 – its rate of recovery slowed somewhat...

The Fed delays the rising dollar

Posted on: 23 March 2016

The eagerly awaited Federal Open Member Committee (FOMC) meeting on the 16th March proved more dovish than the market’s expectation, weighing heavily on the US dollar...

Euro on tenterhooks ahead of ECB meeting

Posted on: 9 March 2016

After the extreme volatility experienced by all markets at the start of 2016, recent weeks have shown signs that the situation is stabilising in both the foreign exchange and equity markets...

Calm before the storm

Posted on: 24 February 2016

Calm has returned to the equity and foreign exchange markets with volatility dropping below peak levels...

US dollar under the cosh

Posted on: 17 February 2016

Extremely volatile conditions took over the equity and foreign exchange markets last week...

US dollar rattled, but still solid

Posted on: 12 February 2016

Poor macroeconomic indicators, weak GDP growth and disappointing results from the Institute of Supply Management (ISM) surveys are impacting investor confidence in the US dollar...

Central Banks restore calm in the markets

Posted on: 28 January 2016

Market concerns continue over China's economic slowdown, the sharp downturn in commodity prices and intense volatility in the foreign exchange market...

A chaotic start to the year

Posted on: 14 January 2016

2016 kicked off with a chaotic start. The fall in the Chinese yuan, combined with a further correction of commodity prices, emerging currencies and leading equity indices, meant that high volatility took hold of the financial markets last week...

Greenback remains solid

Posted on: 26 November 2015

Pulling back against both G10 commodity currencies and a number of emerging currencies, the US dollar was penalised by the minutes of the most recent Federal Open Monetary Committee (FOMC) meeting, which suggested that the tightening cycle would be a gradual process.



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