• Trump’s criticizes the Fed

    Trump’s public complaint that came out of nowhere about the Fed’s policy unexpectedly took the dollar off balance on Tuesday. According to him, he was not surprised by the policy of increasing rates by his own protege Powell.

  • Key takeaways of this week’s financial news

    Global stock markets began a week with growth amid reports that China and the United States will hold talks, with the initiative coming from the United States.

  • Turkish turmoil pauses but uncertainty is high

    USDTRY retreated today from the record highs reached on Monday, as the speculators’ attack ended with profit taking, investors started analyzing the CBR’s measures to stabilize the foreign exchange market.

  • Is the “Turkish devil” as dreadful as it has been painted to be?

    The attention of global investors has been focused on the situation in Turkey, where the Turkish lira is suffering from a speculative attack, similar to the situation with the ruble at the end of 2014.

  • China responds to US threats by halting purchases of US oil

    The foreign trade division of the Chinese state-owned oil giant Sinopec – Unipec – has suspended oil imports from the US due to the intensifying trade spat between Beijing and Washington, as was reported to Reuters by three sources familiar with the situation on Friday.

  • An analysis in favour of a weak NFP: searching for weaknesses in the US economy

    After the Fed characterized the growth of economic activity in the US as “strong” at a meeting on Wednesday, it is unlikely that any economic report will surprise the market, even if it beats the forecasts.

  • An uneventful Fed decision for August

    The Federal Reserves’ policy decision came without major surprises and saw muted response on instruments that are usually not so warm to such events – EURUSD, USDJPY, Gold, Treasury bonds.

  • Two camps of Trump administration

    The trade spat of US with China is covered by the media in strikingly different modes at absurdly frequent short periods.

  • BoJ July meeting review

    Evidently having learnt from the Fed’s 2013 experience, the Japanese regulator was very cautious in its policy updates today.

  • Key metrics in the market value of the technology sector appear to be deteriorating

    Asian stock indexes closed in red on Monday, influenced by a combination of external risks.

  • Quitting from NATO may be not so easy for Trump

    Four US senators have drafted a bill that will limit ability of President Donald Trump to withdraw the US from NATO without the prior approval of the upper house of Congress, writes the Washington Post.

  • Friday market overview: the main drivers and a brief discussion about the Trump tariffs

    The FX market seems to have been unable to select a clear direction this week, which also appears to have been one of the quietest during this summer.

  • Trumps pull out a page from the Great Depression’s book

    White House reported yesterday that the government would be taking a page from the Great Depression’s book, when the state directly provided monetary relief to the most affected sectors of the economy.

  • Upside risk in USDJPY despite BoJ policy tightening rumors

    ShCOMP became the locomotive of growth in the Asian markets on Tuesday due to the weak yuan, which was beneficial for exporters, while there are plans to increase government spending of the Chinese authorities. The result of the anti-crisis measures are likely to bring about an increase in the money supply in the economy.

  • USDCNY renewed rally on Monday

    USDCNY renewed rally on Monday, despite the Chinese saying that they will not be using a weak yuan to support exporters. It seems that even verbal intervention could not help stop the fall of the yuan.