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What do rising interest rates mean to most Americans?

Many Americans don't pay much attention to what Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and "the Fed" do, but that could change very soon. In June, the Fed could do something it hasn't done since Barack Obama was a U.S. senator: raise interest rates. Don't hit the snooze button. An interest rate hike will impact everyone who has a home mortgage, car loan, savings account or money in the stock market...

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UK Retail Sales | March 26, 2015 | Currency Trading

UK Retail Sales is expected to come in at 0.4% and we’ll be looking for a minimum deviation of about 0.5%. Considering recent BOE’s comments and the QE measures taken by the ECB, today’s release may surprise the market, but we should follow the trade plan set below regardless… 5:30am (NY Time) UK Retail Sales [...]

Fundamental Analysis

Will the Fed stop being ‘patient’ on raising rates?

(Reuters) - For a world economy coming to terms with a soaring dollar and a plunge in oil prices, this week will be all about the U.S. Federal Reserve's policy meeting and its intentions on interest rates. A combination of the European Central Bank printing lots of euros and expectations of a first U.S. rate rise has caused turmoil on the foreign exchanges and in emerging markets...

Forex News Trading

US New Home Sales | March 24, 2015 | Currency Trading

US New Home Sales measures another part of the home market and it’s usually a good reflection of the quality of improvements in the U.S. economy.  A stronger reading is obviously positive for the USD, whereas a weak reading negative.  At any rate, I recommend to follow the trade plan below. Here is the forecast: [...]

US Core CPI |March 24, 2015 | Currency News

US Core CPI is expected to remain around the 0.1% and as Feds opened the door for rate hike later on this year, (although at a slower pace than expected), a stronger reading would definitely add to the speculation that the first rate hike will arrive at middle of the year… 8:30am (NY Time) US [...]

UK CPI y/y | March 24, 2015 | Currency Trading

UK CPI y/y release could provide some directional catalyst for the Sterling. With USD seemingly retracing its recent gains, a weak release would be what the USD needs to push back to the LONG direction again, at least against the Sterling. 5:30am NY Time UK CPI y/y Forecast 0.1% Previous 0.3% DEVIATION: 0.3% (BUY GBP [...]

US Existing Home Sales | March 23, 2015 | Currency Trading

US Existing Home Sales could once again move the market if we get a significant surprise from the forecast figure.  With the Feds not likely to surprise the market with an April rate hike, today’s release will probably not change the long-term trend but if we get our tradable deviation, we should see plenty of [...]

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