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22 01, 2018

Week Ahead: Davos, ECB, Earnings and US GDP in Focus

2021-02-01T19:54:35+00:00January 22nd, 2018|

As earnings season on Wall Street hits full pace and the great and good of finance convene in Davos for the annual World Economic Forum, forex traders are looking at the first European Central Bank meeting of 2018 and the preliminary GDP prints for the final quarter of last year [...]

15 01, 2018

Week Ahead: Earnings Season Builds, Bank of Canada Set to Hike

2018-01-15T16:14:27+00:00January 15th, 2018|

The Bank of Canada is widely expected to raise rates this week as earnings season on Wall Street looks likely to drive global equity markets. Wall Street Earnings Banks unofficially kicked things off last week and now earnings season on Wall Street gets into full stride. Financials make most of [...]

8 01, 2018

Week Ahead: US Banks to Kick off Earnings Season on Wall Street

2018-01-08T10:09:05+00:00January 8th, 2018|

Corporate earnings pick up steam on both sides of the Atlantic, while in FX the main focus is the monthly CPI and retail sales data from the US. US Retail Sales & Inflation The US inflation conundrum rears its head once again with CPI data for December due on Friday [...]

31 12, 2017

Week Ahead: Nonfarm Payrolls, FOMC Meeting Minutes on Tap

2017-12-31T11:53:56+00:00December 31st, 2017|

The New Year kicks off with a bang as traders return to their desks. US nonfarm payrolls and minutes from the most recent FOMC meeting are on tap, while a trading update from Next is the main event on the corporate front. Nonfarm Payrolls The major event is the monthly [...]

24 12, 2017

Week Ahead: Will There Be a Santa Claus Rally?

2017-12-24T14:22:01+00:00December 24th, 2017|

A quiet period for some but the week between Christmas and New Year can often see a rally in equities. Heading for a Santa Claus Rally? Stocks usually rise in December, so the data tells us. But most of the gains are reserved for later in the month and the [...]

17 12, 2017

Week Ahead: CME Bitcoin Futures Launch, US Inflation and GDP Prints

2017-12-17T21:19:27+00:00December 17th, 2017|

Inflation data from the US and Eurozone are the last big economic releases of the year, while the Bitcoin craze continues with the launch of futures by CME. CME Bitcoin Futures The launch of Bitcoin futures by CBOE delivered the wild ride that most expected. Trading was halted twice in [...]

11 12, 2017

Week Ahead: Fed to Outline Path for Rate Hikes in 2018

2017-12-11T10:16:52+00:00December 11th, 2017|

Central banks are the focus this week with the Federal Reserve, European Central Bank and the Bank of England all in action. With the ECB and BoE expected to stand pat, the Fed is the star attraction as it is anticipated to raise rates again and release fresh forecasts for [...]

3 12, 2017

Brexit Crunch Lunch and US Nonfarm Payrolls

2017-12-03T23:54:37+00:00December 3rd, 2017|

Despite a paucity of corporate earnings, there is no shortage of fodder for traders as we approach a key moment for Brexit, the final nonfarm payrolls release before the Fed’s December meeting and a good smattering of PMI releases to chew on. Brexit Monday kicks off with British prime minister [...]

28 11, 2017

Week Ahead: OPEC Meeting, UK Bank Stress Tests

2017-11-28T00:52:06+00:00November 28th, 2017|

Oil is the asset in focus as OPEC discusses a potential extension of production curbs, while in equities all eyes are on British banks with the Bank of England’s stress tests due out. OPEC Oil grandees from the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) convene in Vienna for their semi-annual [...]

13 11, 2017

Week Ahead: Inflation Data & Wal-Mart Earnings

2017-11-13T12:30:38+00:00November 13th, 2017|

This week the inflation data from the US and UK will be closely watched. UK Inflation Following the Brexit talks and some turmoil in the cabinet over the last few days, the focus for sterling traders returns to the data this week. On Tuesday is the release of the latest [...]

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