Weekly Summaries

Weekly Wrap Up – 1 September 2017
September 1, 2017

  Market sentiment was bearish with the concerns over North Korea firing missile over Japan. Risk sentiment helps in pushing the commodities higher. Gold was again the benefactor of the risks present in the market over North Korea tension and ed...

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Week in Review | 03rd – 7th November 2014
November 10, 2014

• Aussie dollar slides to 4 ½ year lows of 0.8540 before recovering on weakened US jobs data; • Sterling comes under fire as Bank of England hold tight on monetary policy; • Euro collapses as Draghi reaffirms commitment to unconventional monet...

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Week in Review | Strength Returns to USD Ahead of FOMC
October 27, 2014

• Aussie dollar continues to trade within 100 pip range against greenback; • Sterling losses halted after Q3 GDP estimates meet expectations; • Euro opens higher as stress tests prove to be more successful than anticipated; • Greenback broadl...

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Week in Review | A$ Continues to Trade in Familiar Range
October 20, 2014

• Aussie closes marginally higher for the week, clinging to $0.8750 level; • Sterling recovers from lows after UK inflation reached a 5-year low; • Greenback under pressure as traders push back rate hike expectations on global growth concerns. ...

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Week in Review | Weakened Greenback Favours Risk Currencies
October 13, 2014

• A$ approached $0.89 mid-week as US dollar took a breather, closed week flat; • Sterling remains buoyant, however struggles to make headway against firmer greenback; • Euro losses limited after weakened German data and Draghi pledge for moneta...

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The Week Ahead | 06th – 10th October 2014
October 6, 2014

Australia Traders can expect a turbulent week ahead for the Aussie dollar with notable domestic releases and overseas event risks. Beginning the week with the RBA’s rate decision on Tuesday, as usual, little can be expected in the form of policy ad...

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Week in Review | USD Strength Prevails on Robust US Data
October 6, 2014

• Aussie dollar hits four-year low as US payrolls quash expectations; • Sterling falls below $1.60 on firm US data and dovish Bank of England comments; • Euro plunged to fresh 2 year lows following string of missed EU PMI’s; • Greenback jum...

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The Week Ahead | 15th – 19th September 2014
September 15, 2014

Australia As the Australian dollar remains in the firing line after spending such a long time trading between $0.9250 and $0.9450, questions are now being raised as to what will be the next catalyst for the local currency’s direction. Buoyed by the...

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The Week Ahead | 08th – 12th September 2014
September 8, 2014

Australia Following a surprise surge in unemployment in July, Thursday’s data will likely confirm that unemployment remained at 6.4% in August. Unemployment jumped to a 12-year high in July and was largely attributed to a change in which the partic...

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The Week Ahead | 01st – 5th September
September 1, 2014

In what promises to be a blockbuster week of economic data and central bank meetings, there a few highlights that we expect traders will be keeping an extremely close eye on, aside from the ongoing Ukraine crisis which still presents uncertainty acro...

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Traders Hold Off Ahead of Busy Week
September 1, 2014

• Aussie dollar remains firmly anchored to $0.93 ahead of busy docket this week; • Uninspiring European data saw Euro plummet against firmer greenback; • Greenback remains in favour as data points towards tighter monetary policy. The Aussie dol...

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Week Ahead | 04th – 08th August
August 4, 2014

Central Bank Meetings (RBA, BoE, ECB) Central Bank meetings will be the main focal point this week with meetings from the Reserve Bank of Australia, European Central Bank and Bank of England. Locally, little can be expected from the RBA and as stated...

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Week Ahead | 28th July – 01st August
July 28, 2014

Australia The week ahead is to be largely dictated by the US with many key releases on the docket. Locally, we can expect to see very little other than building approvals data on Thursday and manufacturing data Friday. Official Chinese manufacturing ...

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Week Ahead | 14th July – 18th July 2014
July 14, 2014

On Tuesday, we can expect to see minutes from the RBA’s July meeting however it is unlikely that we will see any change in the Central Bank’s rhetoric. Despite repeated attempts to weaken the local unit, the RBA have consistently failed as market...

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