How the US midterm elections could impact the dollar and equities

vote midterm | EconAlerts

The US midterm elections next week are widely expected to produce a split Congress. Investors appear somewhat complacent on the outcome, which allows room for notable market reactions in case of a surprise, like one of the parties taking control of both chambers. Below follows an analysis of the possible outcomes, the likelihood attached to […]

US President Donald Trump’s Tax plan unveiled

Donald Trump tax plan | Econ Alerts

Trump tax plan likely to be dollar positive but hurdles remain before passage   As reform of the US tax code – a key campaign pledge of President Trump – gets closer to completing its passage in Congress, a possible clash between the Senate and the House threatens to derail it. The stakes are high […]

USD spikes higher on optimistic tax-reform headlines

Daily analysis | 20 October 2017   Donald Trump’s US tax plan takes a step closer to being realised   The greenback edged higher during the Asian morning Friday, after the US Senate approved a budget blueprint for 2018, via a 51-49 vote. This is seen as a first step towards the Trump administration’s tax […]

FOMC minutes to shed some light on Fed thinking

16-17 September 2014 FOMC Meeting minutes - Econ Alerts

Daily analysis | 11 October 2017   Could the FOMC meeting give the US dollar another boost?   Today, the main event will be the release of the minutes from the FOMC’s September policy gathering, where the Committee kept interest rates unchanged and announced it will begin to reduce the size of its enormous balance […]

Yellen reveals little on policy; tax reform in focus

Janet Yellen | Econ Alerts

Daily analysis | 27 September 2017   Will US President Donald Trump unveil a market moving tax plan?   Fed Chair Yellen revealed almost nothing new on policy yesterday, reiterating that the shortfall in inflation this year remains largely a mystery. The Fed chief maintained a very balanced approach, noting that both very rapid and […]

USD gains as FOMC keeps its rate path unchanged

Federal Reserve Board of Directors | Econ Alerts

Daily analysis | 21 September 2017   Traders bought the Dollar as December rate hike looks likely   The Fed kept interest rates unchanged yesterday and announced it will begin to reduce the size of its enormous balance sheet in October, as was widely anticipated. In line with our view, policymakers kept the “dot plot” […]

Inflation and rate hikes concern Fed officials

Daily analysis | 06 September 2017 TRADE THE MARKETS      RECEIVE A WELCOME BONUS All trading involves risk. It is possible to lose all your capital   The dollar came under selling interest yesterday, while the probability of another Fed hike this year fell, following remarks by three Fed officials who expressed concerns with […]

Spotlight falls on the US employment report

Daily analysis | 01 September 2017 TRADE THE MARKETS      RECEIVE A WELCOME BONUS All trading involves risk. It is possible to lose all your capital Today, investors will probably be sitting on the edge of their seats in anticipation of the US employment report for August. The consensus is for nonfarm payrolls to […]

Solid US data help the dollar to recover further

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Daily analysis | 31 August 2017 TRADE THE MARKETS      RECEIVE A WELCOME BONUS All trading involves risk. It is possible to lose all your capital The dollar continued to recover on Wednesday following stronger-than-expected US economic data. The greenback has been in a recovery mode since Tuesday and accelerated after both the ADP […]

USD recovers alongside risk appetite

US Dollars - Econ Alerts

Daily analysis | 30 August 2017 TRADE THE MARKETS      RECEIVE A WELCOME BONUS All trading involves risk. It is possible to lose all your capital     The greenback recovered during the US trading session yesterday as US bond yields moved higher, with the currency erasing notable losses it posted earlier during the […]