Analysis and Opinion » Daily Commentary 17/02/15
    IronFX - February 17, 2015, 08:05 GMT

    Greek talks end with no agreement The talks between the EU and Greece ended abruptly last night with accusations of bad will between the two sides. In fact, the disagreement seems to be between Greece and the European Commission on one side and the finance ministers on the other. Greece said that the Commission had

  • XM Markets UUIIFXBR

    The euro came dangerously close to the Swiss National Bank’s exchange rate floor of 1.2000 Francs today, touching as low as 1.2007 in early European session trading. This was the lowest level in 27-months. Safe haven flows are helping buoy []

    Analysis and Opinion » Daily Commentary 04/12/14
    IronFX - December 4, 2014, 09:25 GMT

    ECB to take center stage The highlight of the day will be the European Central Bank policy meeting, the final rate-setting of 2014. Many Governing Council members speaking recently, signaled that the Bank will probably take time to assess the impact of stimulus measures announced in the recent months before considering new policies. At the


    Despite US investors being on holiday yesterday for Thanksgiving, the dollar has regained a little ground with the rebound coming largely at the expense of crude oil which continued its decline as traders sold Brent and Nymex causing them to plummet to new four year lows. Consumers will be rejoicing, especially since today marks Black

  • FXprimus UUIIFXBR

    The US economy expanded at an annualised rate of 3.5% in the third quarter of 2014, ending years of mediocre domestic growth and shaking off the more recent weakness in other major global economies. The figure came in well ahead of analysts’ expectations of 3%growth – supporting the US Federal Reserve’s decision to end its

  • Pepperstone UUIIFXBR
    Analysis and Opinion » US Rate Path in Question
    Pepperstone - October 17, 2014, 08:20 GMT

    It has been a fairly wild week in markets, with volatility expanding from FX to Equities and Fixed Income. The much-tracked SP500 index dropped sharply and US long term treasuries spiked higher on what appeared to be capitulating short positions. This unwinding of positions also took place across most USD currency pairs, causing some very

  • Pepperstone UUIIFXBR

    After a quiet Monday, markets should find some interest in Australian and US central banks this week. Tomorrow the RBA will decide on the Australian overnight cash rate; analysts are not expecting any change this month as the RBA has signalled that any change in interest rates would be preceded by a change in the

  • H.S. Borji

    The US manufacturing industry accelerated at a slower pace in September, but overall output remained strong as production levels continued to increase. The Institute for Supply Management’s gauge of US manufacturing activity declined to 56.6 from 59. A median estimate of economists called for a slight decrease to 58.5 The US manufacturing industry has been

  • H.S. Borji
    Forex » US consumer spending rebounds in August
    H.S. Borji - September 29, 2014, 12:43 GMT

    Consumer spending in the United States rebounded in August, offering hope household consumption would play a bigger role in economic growth in the third quarter. Personal income from all sources, including wages and salaries, interest, dividends, rent and transfer payments, increased 0.3 percent in August to $47.3 billion, following a gain of 0.2 percent the

  • H.S. Borji

    The US service economy maintained its robust growth pace in September, as new business expanded at the fastest pace since June, contributing to a solid pick up in overall employment. Markit Group’s flash estimate of US service activity declined to 58.5 from 59.5. A median estimate of economists called for a decline to 59. A

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