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Waiting for the Fed

March 17, 2021
Overview: The US dollar and Treasury yields firm ahead of the outcome of the FOMC meeting.  The failure of US stocks to hold on to early gains yesterday lends itself to the continued consolidative tone today.  Asia Pacific equity markets were mixed, but a downside bias was evident.  Europe's Dow Jones Stoxx 600 is paring yesterday's gains.…
Waiting for the Fed Waiting for the Fed Reviewed by Marc Chandler on March 17, 2021 Rating: 5
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German and Dutch Elections, and FOMC, BOE, and BOJ Meetings

March 13, 2021
The week ahead is one of the most event-packed weeks of the first quarter.  There are elections and central bank meetings in addition to a series of high-frequency data that includes the first look at March surveys (Philadelphia Fed and ZEW).  The central bank meetings (FOMC, BOE, and BOJ) will command the most attention, but the elections come fi…
German and Dutch Elections, and FOMC, BOE, and BOJ Meetings German and Dutch Elections, and FOMC, BOE, and BOJ Meetings Reviewed by Marc Chandler on March 13, 2021 Rating: 5
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The Greenback is Finishing the Week with a Firm Tone

January 15, 2021
Overview:  The US dollar is firm against most of the major and emerging market currencies today.  Among the majors, the Japanese yen and Swiss franc are resilient. For the week, sterling and the yen appear poised to eke out small gains, while the Scandi's are the weakest performers with around a 1% decline. The freely accessible emerging marke…
The Greenback is Finishing the Week with a Firm Tone The Greenback is Finishing the Week with a Firm Tone Reviewed by Marc Chandler on January 15, 2021 Rating: 5
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Greenback Consolidates Losses as Yields Stabilize

March 16, 2017
The US dollar remained under pressure in Asia following the disappointment that the FOMC did not signal a more aggressive stance, even though its delivered the nearly universally expected 25 bp rate hike.  News that the populist-nationalist Freedom Party did worse than expected in the Dutch elections also helped underpin the euro, which rose to ne…
Greenback Consolidates Losses as Yields Stabilize Greenback Consolidates Losses as Yields Stabilize Reviewed by Marc Chandler on March 16, 2017 Rating: 5
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Greenback Softens Ahead of FOMC

March 15, 2017
The US dollar is paring yesterday's gains as the market awaits the outcome of the well-telegraphed FOMC meeting.  In recent weeks, the combination of data and official comments have swayed market, which had previously anticipated a hike in May or June.   
A hike today is as nearly a foregone conclusion as these things can get.  The idea of not …
Greenback Softens Ahead of FOMC Greenback Softens Ahead of FOMC Reviewed by Marc Chandler on March 15, 2017 Rating: 5
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Dutch Election: Where Rubber Meets the Road

March 08, 2017
The conventional narrative is that a wave of populism-nationalism is a sweep in the US and Europe.  This is not as obviously true as many seem to think.  The most likely scenario is that in the three European elections this year, that the populist-nationalists do not succeed in being part of, let alone leading governing coalition.  
The actual succ…
Dutch Election: Where Rubber Meets the Road Dutch Election:  Where Rubber Meets the Road Reviewed by Marc Chandler on March 08, 2017 Rating: 5
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Focus Shifts toward Europe

December 04, 2016
There were significant moves in interest rates and currencies last month. The drama was primarily spurred by the solidification of expectations of a Fed hike in the middle of this month and the stimulus promised by President-elect Trump.  
After years of falling budget deficits, the prospect for fiscal stimulus by the new President may have forced …
Focus Shifts toward Europe Focus Shifts toward Europe Reviewed by Marc Chandler on December 04, 2016 Rating: 5
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