In the much awaited United States Federal Reserve meeting which happened last week, the Fed hiked the interest rates by +25 basis points to a range between 1 and 1.25 percent and kept the interest rate forecasts unchanged. Fed’s monetary policy announcement remained positive over the chances of additional rate hikes for this year. In […]

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The much anticipated United States Federal Reserve meeting happened on Wednesday. Contrary to market expectations, the Fed hiked the interest rates by +25 basis points. Despite a weakening inflation, the Fed kept the rate forecasts unchanged and promised one more additional hike for this year. The Fed’s monetary policy statement stated that the inflation targets […]

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Fed Reserve Bank of Dallas President Robert Kaplan looks for more than two interest rate hikes this year, including the rate hike in March. Though the inflation numbers didn’t look promising, Kaplan firmly believes on two rate hikes for this year. Fed member Brainard confirmed the chances of the rate hikes and stated that it […]

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The Federal Reserve members are planning on a rate hike in June shortly. Most of the members are looking forward for the Fed’s rate hike in June 13-14th if the economic data meets the expected results. The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) has plans to reduce the $4.5 trillion balance sheet by purchasing the Treasury […]

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With the Canadian government’s new pilot program offering a universal basic income to the households, we expect the CAD to grow stronger. Canada is the latest to launch this program after Finland, which announced a similar program in January. The province of Ontario announced plans to give free money to 4000 eligible Canadian households through […]

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With various concerns about the EUR and its effect on the economic outlook, the analysts feel that the Euro might gain strength with the upcoming elections and have a strong economic data. With the UK’s departure, we look forward to a stronger Euro after key elections in France and Germany this year. Marine Le Pen, […]

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The Canadian Dollar has dropped to record lows when compared to the US dollar. We expect this movement to continue in the days to come. The Bank of Canada continues to retain a cautious outlook despite the date surprises. If there is a drop in the oil prices, it will weaken the Canadian dollar further. […]

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The yen has started showing some strength finally when compared to the past four months. However, the Bank of Japan (BoJ) had pushed the inflation target of 2% to 2018 giving room for less positivism. Since Donald Trump’s victory last November, there has been a waning Japanese Yen. The BoJ is planning on executing two […]

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The Australian dollar has started to gain strength in the past few days. When compared to last year, AUD has begun to rise in the market and has surely caught the attention of traders. With the number of building approvals rising up to 1.8%, Australia’s trade balance has been on par with the expected import […]

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From being the worst performer for this week, NZD has started recovering slowly this month. New Zealand’s Activity Outlook showed a strong value at 37.2% when compared to the previous month’s data. New Zealand’s exports rose to $13 million over the forecasted rates at $3.90 billion. The imports rose to 8.0 percent versus the expectations […]

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