• Will the US inflation surprise the FED?

    The minutes of the ECB meeting will probably show a cautious position of the bank regarding the forecast of stimulating the economy

  • The first market overview of the year

    Let´s take a look how the year has started and what the first week brought to the market.

  • Is the Bank of Japan going to stop the inflation?

    Yen declines after a small reminder from the BOJ. Meanwhile, the US Dollar won almost against all major opponents

  • Can the strong labor market stimulate the US inflation?

    The US labor market expanded to 148,000 jobs in December, almost 40,000 below the average forecast. Unemployment remained at 4.1%, and the level of participation in the labor force was approximately 2/3 (62.7%).

  • EU inflation lags in economic recovery

    Published Eurostat data showed that consumer prices in December increased by 1.4% YoY, compared to the 1.5% gain in November last year.

  • Will the ECB be convinced?

    On Tuesday, Euro reached a 4-month high at 1.2081, recording a 3-percent growth since mid-December. EUR/USD is preparing to break through the Septembers peak at 1.21, which could create a psychological basis for the pair’s growth in 2018.

  • What to expect from the New Year: a brief overview

    The ending year leaves a lot of information and unanswered questions about the future. So, let´s take a look at what the upcoming year may bring!

  • The Australian Dollar might be up for a rally

    The tightened movements of the foreign exchange market signal a temporary “calm”, as investors are already preparing for the New Year and thus are paying less attention to the current market catalysts.

  • How will Dollar react to Yellen´s farewell?

    Janet Yellen will hold a farewell press conference today, which will be closely monitored by investors. There is hope it will reference the tax reform, as well as, its impact on inflation and unemployment.

  • Markets try to make light of the US fiscal reform

    The Senate vote on Saturday had a positive outcome for the Trump fiscal initiative, which pushes for sharp tax cuts (around 35% to 20%) for companies, as well as tax incentives for individuals.

  • Dollar got support from the appointment of the new FED leader

    Oil prices fell on Tuesday amid the uncertainty associated with the OPEC meeting this week. This will show the the quota for production of the cartel oil producers.

  • Shale companies strengthen their positions in the US

    The economic calendar this week is stingy with important events, market is waiting for the release of durable goods, which will showcase the consumer sentiments and confidence.

  • Tax reform – the central theme of the market discussions

    What’s interesting about the natural disasters impact on the economy, is the fact that it is kind of a stimulating shock how the economic agents adjust to it. As mostly price increase occurs.

  • Is the US inflation expectations getting worse?

    The spokesman for the Chicago Federal Reserve Bank, Charles Evans, said on Wednesday that he was concerned about the drop in inflation expectations in the US and urged the regulator to respond by raising the inflation bar in the economic forecasts.

  • Dollar froze ahead of the tax reforms

    The drop with Dollar is likely limited, because of the uncertainty regarding the tax plans. Regardless, the Bond markets seem to be giving up.