Category Archives: Market Commentary


Dollar set to end September with solid gains.

• Pound shrugs off weaker mortgage approvals • Challenging times ahead for euro • Dollar Index 3 percent higher for the month • Rand struggles at fresh 8-month low

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Sterling gains against euro as BoE/ECB paths diverge.

• Monetary policy in UK and euro zone headed in opposite directions • Draghi devaluing euro as inflation seen fading • Dollar hits highs against euro • Kiwi plunges 2% on RBNZ sale

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Pound, dollar set to outperform rivals.

• Sterling eyes 2008 highs against euro • Euro at two-year low as central banks diverge • Dollar holds near 4-year highs • NZ dollar heads for 2.8% slide

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Euro hits fresh 14-month low on Draghi comments.

• Sterling hovers near 2-year high against euro • Speculation Draghi will add further monetary stimulus • Dollar jumps on upbeat US housing data • Aussie dollar follows NZ currency lower

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Sterling steady as focus turns to UK fundamentals

• U.K. SFO said poised to seek more money for FX, Libor probes • Putin freeze eases after nine bond auction cancellations • Dollar rally pauses after Dudley’s “stronger currency may hurt growth” • Kiwi dollar joins Japanese Yen gaining … Continue reading

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Pound gains as focus turns to improving economy.

• All eyes turn back to UK data • Draghi effect subsides as pressure builds • Dollar softens as investors take profits • Kiwi dollar gains after election result

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Pound steady as Scots vote.

• Positive economic data holds sterling steady • Draghi’s trillion-euro plan starts today • Dollar rallies on hawkish Fed projections • Rand snaps two-day gains

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Dollar rises against pound ahead of Scottish vote.

• Pound ruled by Scotland speculation • Sluggish euro recovery hit by falling exports • Dollar gains as Fed begins meeting • Kiwi holds gains as dairy auction looms

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Sterling faces important week with Scottish Referendum.

• Pound under pressure as referendum fears weigh • Draghi readies euro-zone for economic boost • Dollar gains on rate speculation • Rand weakens to 7-month low against dollar

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Scottish Referendum Poll boosts Pound.

• Pound climbs as Scottish No vote ahead • Draghi says euro-zone rebound needs reform and stimulus • Dollar set for best week in 10 months • Kiwi plummets to seven month low ahead of GDP data

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