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    Analysis and Opinion » Low European Inflation
    Pepperstone - August 29, 2014, 06:26 GMT

    Australian private capital expenditures surprised to the upside on Thursday, with the quarter on quarter figure showing a 1.1% increase rather than the expected 0.6% decline. Conversely, New Home Sales disappointed, falling by 5.7% instead of an expected 1.2% increase. While the Cap-ex figure was a positive surprise, government forecasts expect cap-ex figures to remain

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    Analysis and Opinion » Range Trading Continues
    Pepperstone - August 27, 2014, 08:02 GMT

    Currencies remain range bound ahead of next week’s significant central bank meetings and employment data. Most major currencies are holding within ranges of approximately half a cent, with USDCAD forming the widest range of 80 pips. With the ECB meeting and Non-Farm Payrolls out next week, some traders are waiting for more data before putting

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    Analysis and Opinion » US Data in Focus
    Pepperstone - August 25, 2014, 09:06 GMT

    Markets may be lacklustre this week, with the news flow expected to be mainly ancillary data before a much more important news period in the following week. This week does see some important figures out of the US, Europe and Canada. The UK is closed for trading today, with a summer bank holiday. Europe is

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    The Pound briefly spiked higher on Wednesday as the MPC’s Bank Rate Votes showed that two members had voted to increase rates – a break from expectations and several years of interest rate stability in the UK. The last dissenting votes occurred in 2011, and rates have been unchanged since 2009 at 0.50%. While the

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    Pepperstone is announcing the release of the new currency-cross pair: ZARJPY This addition gives Pepperstone traders direct access to this highly sought after cross from the interbank market. The combination of the South African Rand (ZAR) and the Japanese Yen (JPY) is attractive to traders due to its swap benefits and the ability to “carry

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    The NZD fell strongly against its Australian counterpart in trading yesterday. The NZD declined on the back of a worse than anticipated release of New Zealand’s PPI figures. The release showed that Producer Prices fell for both inputs of productions and the final output, with inputs falling -1.0% and outputs -0.5%. The decline indicated a

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    The Australian dollar dropped precipitously on the news that the Unemployment Rate had jumped from 6.0% to 6.4% yesterday. The unemployment rate was expected to hold steady at 6.0%, but instead jumped 0.4%, seasonally adjusted. The number of employed fell by 300, rather than the anticipated 13,500 increase. The unemployment rate is now the highest

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    User Press Releases » NZD Continues to Slide
    Pepperstone - August 6, 2014, 07:08 GMT

    Risk assets fell overnight on broad US dollar strength, with the NZD falling over a cent in the lead up to this morning’s employment data. The Ruble also fell 4500 pips against the US Dollar after sanctions were tightened last week and Poland expressed concern about the accumulation of Russian forced on the Ukrainian border.

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    Last night’s data dump from the US was both revealing yet surprisingly uneventful – markets remain pacified by a combination of strong US growth and the subsequent announcement that the FOMC decided to remove a further 10 Billion per month from its QE program. Both announcements could be considered positive for the USD, however given

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    A series of high impact data releases out of the US should create some market turbulence this week. The news picks up on Wednesday with the release of three important data points in ADP Employment Change, US Advance GDP and the FOMC Statement. This is followed up by US Non-Farm Payrolls on Friday, and there

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