EUR/USD update (23rd May 2013, 14:30)23 May 2013
Following the Federal Reserve’s ‘as you were’ statement, the EUR/USD currency cross has remained stable.
Not even two of the Fed’s team of twelve calling for an end to quantitative easing (QE) has managed to see the EUR/USD currency cross break out of its 1.3200 to 1.2800 range. I suspect that most...
Market Comment 23rd May 201323 May 2013
Equity investors have had a fantastic run this year - it has been hugely profitable and ‘seemingly’ risk-free…..until now that is.
Despite the world economy still being far from rosy, company valuations have soared to unseen levels. They have benefitted from huge injections of cash into the f...
EUR/USD update (23rd May 2013, 06:00)23 May 2013
EUR/USD experienced significant volatility after a spike to $1.300 was greeted by sellers and it dropped all the way down to $1.283 on the back of USD strength.
Today is a big day for the single currency, with several PMI readings set to be released. These will give a better indication of how...
EUR/USD update (22nd May 2013, 13:30)22 May 2013
The euro is higher versus the US dollar ahead of this afternoon's statement from US Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke.
The euro is trading at $1.2928, up 0.18%, as traders wait to hear from Mr Bernanke at 3pm (London time). Lately, there has been talk that the Fed is considering reducing the si...
Market Comment 22nd May 201322 May 2013
European equity markets look set to open marginally lower after what was another strong day for equities on Tuesday.
In what was a quiet day with no major economic data of note in the US, comments made by more Fed presidents proved to be the drivers for markets, again. This time QE was in fav...
EUR/USD update (22nd May 2013, 06:00)22 May 2013
The USD was back in focus as more Fed members hit the wires ahead of tomorrow’s FOMC meeting minutes and Fed Chief Ben Bernanke’s testimony.
Overnight we heard from Fed members Mr Bullard and Mr Dudley. Mr Bullard was quite dovish, highlighting that low inflation makes it hard to make a case for ta...
EUR/USD update (21st May 2013, 12:00)21 May 2013
Ahead of tomorrow’s important speech from US Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke, EUR/USD is a touch lower.
Speculation around the City at the tail-end of last week revolved around the Fed beginning to reduce its quantitative easing measures. Tomorrow Ben Bernanke is unlikely to announce that the...
Market Comment 21st May 201321 May 2013
European equities look set to open a few points lower as fear of a QE slow-down ensues.
Across the pond yesterday various Fed Presidents gave their views on quantative easing. Hints that the Fed may ease back on its bond-buying program eradicated any gains made previously in the equity markets. Spe...
EUR/USD update (21st May 2013, 06:00)21 May 2013
The US dollar lost some steam as investors continue the QE repricing cycle on the back of some mixed comments by various Fed members.
The fall in the USD was mostly blamed on stimulus uncertainty after Chicago Fed President Evans was on the wires with a fairly dovish statement. Mr Evans said ...