Tag: monetary policy

Earnings Warnings and Rate Hike Upgrade Hurt S&P 500 Upside Potential

  After a significant number of warnings from policymakers and analysts alike, rising equity valuations have been a growing source of concern, to the extent...

FTSE Climb Echoes Results of Federal Reserve Balance Sheet Expansion

With the Bank of England taking a super-dovish stance towards monetary policy, the immediate reaction outside of the Pound was a noticeable rally in...

Banking Sector Woes to Sink The Italian MIB?

In spite of all the attention still being directed towards the Brexit vote, a new crisis that threatens to further loosen the threads of...

Forex Trading Fundamental Analysis Masterclass – Part 8

In the last part of this series, we looked at the different types of monetary policy, and the reasons why central banks and governments...

GBPJPY Remains Under Pressure as Brexit Looms and Abe’s Arrows Fall...

  The latest change of course on the proposed sales tax hike in Japan combined with by a further delayed timeline by the Central Bank...

Forex Trading Fundamental Analysis Masterclass – Part 7

Types of Monetary Policy Earlier in this series, we mentioned the fact that governments and central banks set policies in an effort to encourage certain...

Forex Trading Fundamental Analysis Masterclass – Part 4

Forex Trading Fundamental Analysis Masterclass - Part 4 In this chapter of the Forex Trading Fundamental Analysis Masterclass we will be focusing in Interest Rates...

Dutch Equities Slip In Spite of Supportive Backdrop

Mirroring the developments across major regional indices, the Dutch AEX 25 equity benchmark is struggling to overcome key levels even though the accommodative monetary...

US CPI Inflation Rises 0.2% in March

US consumer prices increased in March for a second straight month, as rising gasoline prices offset a decline in food prices. However, annual inflation...

US Nonfarm Payrolls Fall Below 200,000 for First Time in 14...

US job creation stalled unexpectedly in March, as inclement weather and weak corporate earnings resulted in the weakest pace of hiring since December 2013. Nonfarm...

GBP/USD Approaching 5-Week Lows as Wage Data, BOE Minutes Weigh

The British pound declined sharply against its US counterpart on Wednesday, as tepid wage growth and a dovish Bank of England pushed the GBP/USD...

BOE Votes 9-0 in Keeping Rates at 0.5%

The Bank of England voted unanimously in keeping interest rates at record lows in March, expressing concerns that a stronger British pound would keep...

US Dollar Edges Lower in Anticipation of Fed Meetings

The US dollar declined across the board on Monday, easing off 12-year highs ahead of the Federal Open Market Committee policy meetings. The US dollar...

GBP/USD Weekly Outlook

The GBP/USD plunged to more than four-and-a-half year lows last Friday, as monetary policy speculation outweighed disappointing US economic data and lifted the dollar...

Bank of England Maintains Overnight Rate at 0.5% for 6th Straight...

The Bank of England made no changes to monetary policy on Thursday, as policymakers voted once again to keep interest rates at record lows...

EUR/USD Plummets ahead of ECB Press Conference

The euro declined sharply against its US counterpart on Wednesday, as investors turned their attention to the European Central Bank’s monthly monetary policy meetings,...

Fed’s Yellen Hints at 2015 Rate Hike, but Stresses Patience

The Federal Reserve could begin normalizing interest rates this year, but won’t rush to do so amid tepid wage growth and tame inflation, central...

Bank of England Votes Unanimously to Keeping Interest Rates Low

Lawmakers at the Bank of England voted unanimously to keep interest rates at a record low at this month’s policy meetings, although signs of...