Fundamental Analysis

Volatility To Continue Its Dominance In The Forex Market
January 19, 2015 - 16:00
With the overhang of the Greek political uncertainty, last week, which preceded the much awaiting ECB monetary policy decision, was expected to remain sluggish. However, the Swiss National Bank (SNB) surprised the financial markets by eliminating its three-year-old policy to cap the Swiss Franc (CHF) at 1.2000 against the Euro (EUR), making it one of the most dramatic weeks in Forex market. The SNB announcement triggered a sharp spike in volatility, fueling demand for perceived safe-haven currencies, namely USD and JPY. The Euro-zone...
Black Thursday: How SNB stumbled Forex Market
January 17, 2015 - 17:18
Of-late global financial market have been facing one of the most uncertain times where investors have been taken by surprise by some unexpected central bank actions. One such event, already called Black Friday happened on Thursday when the Swiss National Bank (SNB) took a U-turn to abolish its three-year-old policy to cap the Swiss Franc (CHF) at 1.2000 against the Euro (EUR). SNB also pushed the interest rate on sight deposits to -0.75% from -0.25%. SNB’s status as a financial haven seems to have played a BIG role behind this move...
CPI Data to Fuel Volatility in The Forex Market
January 12, 2015 - 15:34
In the first full trading week of 2015, the US Dollar had a mixed performance against other major currencies. The overall US Dollar Index (I.USDX) traded higher for most of the week, but gave up some ground on Friday as stronger-than-expected December employment report was overshadowed by a decline in wage growth. Contraction in hourly wage growth convinced investors about the possibilities of the Fed keeping patience before raising its benchmark interest rate. Meanwhile, the ISM non-manufacturing PMI remained firmly in expansion...
All Eyes on US NFP and Euro-zone CPI
January 05, 2015 - 15:36
The US Dollar ended 2014 on a high note and kicked off 2015 on a firm footing on the back of monetary policy divergence among major central banks with the Fed all set to raise interest-rates while ECB and BoJ expected to continue with their loose monetary policies. Political uncertainty in Greece and rising expectations of ECB announcing fresh quantitative easing measures kept the Euro-zone common currency under pressure while fresh bout of weakness in crude oil prices led to the suffering witnessed by Canadian Dollar (CAD). Moving on to...
Manufacturing PMI Data In Focus
December 29, 2014 - 15:05
In a week shortened by Christmas holiday, the US Dollar index (I.USDX), that measures US Dollar's performance against its major counterparts, managed to edge up on the back of better than expected third-quarter GDP print. The final revision of US GDP showed economy growing at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5%, posting its strongest growth since the third-quarter of 2003. Stronger growth data helped US Dollar to register gains in otherwise a directionless trading week. Going forward, thin trading conditions are likely to prevail...
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