1. Z

    ECB Raises Benchmark Deposit Rate to Record High, but Hints at Possible Peak Amid Falling Inflation in Eurozone and US

    The European Central Bank (ECB) raised its benchmark deposit rate by a quarter-percentage point to 3.75 percent, reaching a record high last seen in 2001 when the euro was launched. This move was widely expected and marked the ninth consecutive rate hike by the ECB. However, the central bank...
  2. IFC Markets

    Technical Analysis EURGBP : 2019-03-12

    Preparing for a new Brexit vote On Tuesday, March 12, 2019, the House of Commons may vote on terms of the UK’s exit from the European Union. Is there a possibility for a big EURGBP change? Such dynamics indicate the weakening of the euro and the strengthening of the British pound. On March 11...
  3. IFC Markets

    US and DPRK did not sign an agreement on the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula

    US stocks fell amid failed negotiations between US and DPRK leaders on Thursday Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un did not agree to conclude a deal for North Korea to abandon nuclear technology in exchange for economic assistance. Their negotiations ended even 2 hours earlier than planned. Investors...
  4. IFC Markets

    Technical Analysis EURNZD : 2019-03-01

    Preparing for the ECB meeting In this review, we would like to draw your attention to the chart of the euro vs the New Zealand dollar currency pair. Will the EURNZD rise? Such dynamics are observed in case of the strengthening of the euro and the weakening of the New Zealand dollar...
  5. IFC Markets

    Technical Analysis GBPNZD : 2019-02-27

    Brexit dates may be postponed In this review, we would like to draw your attention to the chart of the British pound vs the New Zealand dollar currency pair. Will the GBPNZD rise? Such dynamics indicate the strengthening of the pound against the New Zealand dollar. The main positive factor for...
  6. IFC Markets

    All global stock indexes gained

    US stock indexes gained in anticipation conclusion of the US - China trade agreement The S&P 500 peaked from November 8 last year on Friday. In accordance with the futures quotations its growth may continue today. The Dow and Nasdaq indices showed an increase for the 9th consecutive week. US...
  7. IFC Markets

    Technical Analysis XAGEUR : 2019-02-25

    The demand for investment silver declined last year Sales of silver investment coins and bars in the world decreased in 2018 by 4% compared with 2017. Will the XAGEUR fall? Such a movement indicates the cheapening of silver in euros. The GFMS agency published a report on the world demand for...
  8. IFC Markets

    Technical Analysis EURMXN : 2019-02-22

    Bank of Mexico may cut the rate In this review, we will consider the chart of the euro against the Mexican peso. Is there a possibility for the EURMXN to rise? Such a movement occurs when the euro strengthens and the Mexican peso weakens. The current account balance of Mexico has been negative...
  9. IFC Markets

    Investor activity was minimal due to the USA holiday

    On Monday the US stock exchanges did not work due to the President's Day holiday The ICE US Dollar index almost did not change. Now futures on US stock indexes are being traded with a slight decrease. Significant macroeconomic statistics is not expected to be published in the United States...
  10. IFC Markets

    US-China trade negotiations will continue this week

    All US stock indices rose due to the success in US-China trade negotiations The Dow Jones industrial average and Nasdaq rose for the 8th consecutive week. This week, the US-China trade negotiations will continue in Washington. Previously, they were held in Beijing. White House press secretary...
  11. IFC Markets

    Technical Analysis EURUSD : 2018-11-05

    ECB may continue quantitative easing The euro fell slightly on Friday after the head of the Bank of Finland and ECB member Olli Rehn announced that the European Central Bank could launch a new quantitative easing program (TLTRO), if needed. Is there a possibility for the further decrease in the...
  12. TraderNovo

    ECB Negative interest rates are hurting the market

    The stock markets are preparing for an up-movement with the expected reduction in European rates on Thursday the 10th. Looser monetary policy usually sparks a stock market uptrend but in the long term it does the opposite, according to J.P. Morgan Chase analysts. J.P. Morgan in a new report...
  13. Enivid

    Monetary Policy and Central Banking

    If you want to learn more about monetary policy and central banking - both in general and in light of the recent global developments in the financial markets, I recommend reading these articles and books: Assessing the Retail Bank Interest Rate Pass-Through in the Euro Area at Times of...
  14. F

    sentiment and perception

    Quick piece on sentiment and perception in the face of QE from the ECB. Twenty years as a market professional and still learning !
  15. CashBackForex

    Mixed Market Response to ECB's Bond-Buying Plans

    ECB President Draghi revealed his bond-buying plan, named 'Monetary Outright Transactions', similar to the plans leaked to the press Wednesday. While the market did rally Wednesday on the rumour, the EURUSD (FXE) has sold off from the high Thursday. There is probably more than one reason for...
  16. CashBackForex

    Will the August Rally in the Euro and Equities Continue?

    Last Thursday's reports were a disappointment for the big money-market boys. For the fund managers and traders, expectations of an injection of loose money via quantitative easing is one delightful fantasy, and the recent dreams that the Fed, the ECB as well as the Bank of China would all expand...
  17. CashBackForex

    Draghi Comments Buoy The Euro And The Equity Markets

    The European Central Bank President, Mario Draghi, at a meeting in London yesterday, led cheers for the future of the euro. Draghi said: "Within our mandate, the ECB is ready to do whatever it takes to preserve the euro. And believe me, it will be enough." There is no way to know if these...
  18. ForexSQ

    Trichet Faces `Annus Horribilis' as Crisis Tests European Central Bank - www.forexSQ.

    Jean-Claude Trichet ’s final year at the helm of the European Central Bank may be his toughest yet as widening economic divergences within the euro area strain the bank’s one-size-fits all monetary policy.
  19. Enivid

    Euro Weakens on Bets ECB May Lower Rates, Move to Buy Debt

    The euro fell against the dollar on speculation the European Central Bank will announce non-standard measures to stimulate the economy following an interest-rate decision today. The 16-nation currency also declined versus the Canadian dollar and the pound. The yen slid versus the dollar and...
  20. Enivid

    Euro Falls on Speculation ECB to Reduce Rates, Signal More Cuts

    The euro fell against the dollar on speculation European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet will lower interest rates today and signal further cuts are needed to curb the deepening recession. The euro also headed for a fourth weekly loss versus the greenback before a statistics office...