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  • Editor’s Picks / 23 minutes ago

    A BoJ ‘mega surprise’ could come even without boosting stimulus

    Bloomberg
    In the roulette game of Bank of Japan policy forecasting, most players are betting on Governor Haruhiko Kuroda to double down on some or all of his current three main policy tools on Friday, writes Chris Anstey. If he follows through on those calls, that would mark the first time that Kuroda, a former head of currency policy at the Finance Ministry, would fail to surprise market participants. He unleashed a much bigger framework than anticipated in April 2013, unexpectedly expanded it in October 2014 and dumbfounded observers in January 2016 by unveiling a negative interest rate tactic that he had previously dismissed.
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  • Article / Yesterday at 23:04 GMT

    USDCAD: Oil in driver's seat while the Fed co-pilots

    FX Consultant / IFXA Ltd
    Canada
    USDCAD: Oil in driver's seat while the Fed co-pilots
    The Aussie and kiwi have left the Canadian dollar in the dust as the antipodeans rally while the loonie sinks. If USDCAD traders were to be believed, the only thing that Canada has going for it is oil and since oil is dropping, so should the Canadian dollar. Those traders are wrong. There is more to Canada than oil.
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  • Squawk / Yesterday at 21:06 GMT
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    United Kingdom
    W30 #FX daily update:
    #AUD 1.72 %▲
    #USD 1.03 %▼
    #EUR -0.10 %▼
    #NZD -0.16 %▲
    #GBP -0.55 %▼
    #JPY -0.64 %▲
    #CHF -0.64 %▼
    #CAD -0.66 %▲
    #MOFuturesFX
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  • Calendar event / Yesterday at 14:00 GMT

    US New Residential Sales

    forecast
    actual
    Med New Home Sales
    559K
    592K
    Med New Home Sales, M/M%
    +1.5%
    +3.5%
    Med New Home Sales Months Supply
    4.9
  • Calendar event / Yesterday at 14:00 GMT

    US Consumer Confidence Index

    forecast
    actual
    Med Cons Conf Idx
    96.3
    97.3
    Med Expectation Idx
    83.3
    Med Present Situation Idx
    118.3
  • Calendar event / Yesterday at 13:00 GMT
    Med 20-City Idx, M/M%
    +0.9%
    Med 10-City Idx, Y/Y%
    +4.4%
    Med 10-City Idx, M/M%
    +0.8%
    Med 20-City Idx, Y/Y%
    +5.6%
    +5.2%
    Med National Idx, M/M%
    +1.2%
    Med National Idx, Y/Y%
    +5%
  • Article / Yesterday at 12:30 GMT

    Busting the inflation ghost

    Head of Trading / The ECU Group plc
    United Kingdom
    Busting the inflation ghost
    Today we take a look at the evolving backdrop for FX amid the renewed pressure for global central banks (ex Fed) to increase monetary accommodation further. While some commentators suggest the 'crossed streams' of monetary and fiscal policy (or Helicopter Money) is imminent, we expect a further negative evolution is needed first...
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