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Fed Officials Widely Support Yellen’s Timeline For Policy Tightening…

Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen surprised the market last week with her “6 months” estimate when asked to define how long will it be after the end of tapering to the first rate hike, and surprisingly, her colleagues tend to agree, and here are their recent comments: (US) Fed’s Bullard (dove, non-voter): Reiterates don’t think policy [...]

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Fundamental Analysis Review And Forex Calendar April 21 ~ 25, 2014

Fundamental Analysis Review And Forex Calendar April 21 ~ 25, 2014

Weekly Fundamental Analysis Review Global markets stayed in a tight range as news releases last week weren’t capable of changing market sentiment.  Risk on demands were supported by the Q1 GDP reading out of China, as the year on year reading of 7.4% beat analysts’ expectation of 7.3%.  However, geopolitical tension continued in Europe and [...]

Fundamental Analysis

Fed Yellen’s Debut: Calculated Response Or Rookie Mistake?

The FOMC meeting on March 19 surprised the market by dropping the quantitative forward guidance (threshold based forward guidances, such as 6.5% unemployment rate and 2.5% CPI in a 6 ~ 12 months forecasted) and moving to a more vague, qualitative guidance that encompasses everything, here’s the paragraph straight out of the FOMC Statement: … [...]

Forex News Trading

UK Retail Sales | April 25, 2014 | Currency Trading

UK Retail Sales is expected to come in at -0.4% and we’ll be looking for a deviation of 0.5%. Considering that the last month’s release was a whopping 1.4% from -0.9% of forecast, there is a good chance that today’s release probably won’t surprise… 4:30am (NY Time) UK Retail Sales Forecast -0.4% Previous 1.4% DEVIATION: [...]

NZ RBNZ Interest Rates | April 23, 2014 | Currency News

RBNZ Interest Rates decision today is expected to increase from the current 2.75% to  3.00%., although RBNZ is only expected to hike by 25 basis points, in the event RBNZ decides to keep rates unchanged or over-hike by 50 basis points, we should see plenty of market actions. 5:00pm (NY Time) RBNZ Interest Rates Decision [...]

US New Home Sales | April 23, 2014 | Currency Trading

US New Home Sales measures the new homes sales market and since real estate is the foundation of any economy, a strong reading today would add to the positive outlook on the USD whereas a worse than expected release could cause concerns… Here is the forecast: 10:00am NY Time New Home Sales Forecast 455K Previous [...]

CA Core Retail Sales | April 23, 2014 | Currency Trading

CA Core Retail Sales figure could stir directional flows today, if we get our tradable deviation.  With commodity prices on the rise, a strong Retail Sales figure could add more momentum to the CAD. 8:30am CA Core Retail Sales Forecast 0.6% Previous 1.0% DEVIATION: 0.5% (BUY CAD 1.1% / SELL CAD 0.1%) The Trade Plan [...]

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