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Oil And Gold Slide, Bitcoin Resilient
2022-09-26 16:16
Oil slips further amid economic concerns Economic woes continue to weigh on oil prices, with Brent and WTI off around 1% again today and trading at pre-invasion levels. With more and more ce… Read More
Sterling Hits Record Low
2022-09-26 16:10
Concerns building Economic fears are sweeping through the markets once again this morning, with the UK taking a particular drubbing as the pound hit a record low against the dollar. Friday&r&hell…Read More
Week Ahead – Recession Fears Mounting
2022-09-23 19:04
US Now that Wall Street has had some time to digest the FOMC decision, the focus shifts to how quickly the economy is weakening and a wave of Fed speak.  A wide range of economic releas… Read More
Market Insights Podcast (Episode 378)
2022-09-23 18:28
Jonny Hart looks back on the week’s business and markets news with OANDA Senior Market Analyst Ed Moya in New York.  This week they talk about the aftermath from the FOMC dec… Read More
Euro Slides On Soft PMIs
2022-09-23 11:57
The euro is down sharply today, as the US dollar continues to post gains against the major currencies. In the European session, EUR/USD is trading at 0.9746, down 0.90%. It has been a dreadf… Read More
CAD Extends Losses, Retail Sales Next
2022-09-23 10:42
The Canadian dollar is in negative territory for a fourth straight day. In the European session, USD/CAD is trading at 1.3522, up 0.24% on the day. The US dollar continues to shine, particul… Read More
GBP/USD Can’t Find Its Footing
2022-09-23 09:59
GBP/USD is down sharply today and has fallen below the 1.11 level for the first time since 1985. In the European session, GBP/USD is trading at 1.1125, down 1.16%. The British pound can&rsqu&hell…Read More
Oil Drifting, Gold In Choppy Waters
2022-09-23 09:01
Oil drifts lower amid recession risk The threat of a global recession continues to weigh on oil prices, with widespread monetary tightening over the last couple of days fueling fears of a si… Read More
Piling On The Misery
2022-09-23 08:57
A negative end to the week in Asia, and Europe has quickly followed as the prospect of much more tightening and a recession weighs on sentiment. The last 48 hours have seen central banks aro… Read More
Yen Settles Down After Wild Ride
2022-09-23 08:32
It was certainly a day to remember for the Japanese yen on Thursday. USD/JPY traded in a stunning 550-point range, as the yen fell sharply before reversing directions and closing the day up… Read More
Market Insights Podcast (Episode 377)
2022-09-23 04:58
OANDA Senior Market Analyst Craig Erlam reviews the latest market news with Jonny Hart. They discuss the major central bank rate decisions including the Fed, BoE and CBRT and the first FX in… Read More
2022-09-22 17:50
Oil Crude prices remain volatile as energy traders grapple with a deteriorating demand outlook that is still vulnerable to shortages. Supply risks and tight market conditions should give oil… Read More
New Zealand Dollar Dips To 2.5 Year Low
2022-09-22 13:54
The New Zealand dollar is in negative territory for a fourth straight day. NZD/USD fell as low as 0.5803 in the Asian session, its lowest level since March 2020. Putin threats, Fed hikes wei… Read More
2022-09-22 13:20
Stock markets aren’t faring too badly on Thursday, which is arguably surprising considering how eventful the last 24 hours have been. It’s hard to know where to start on a day li… Read More
2022-09-22 13:16
Oil rises amid more nuclear threats Oil prices are rising again on Thursday after giving up initial gains a day earlier. Nuclear threats are increasingly becoming the norm from the Kremlin b… Read More
Swissie Falls Hard As SNB Raises Rates
2022-09-22 11:39
The Swiss franc is sharply lower today, after the Swiss National Bank raised rates by 0.75%. In the European session, USD/CHF is trading at 0.9834, up an impressive 1.79% on the day. SNB sen… Read More
BOE Delivers 50bp Hike, Sterling Steady
2022-09-22 11:13
As expected, the Bank of England hiked interest rates by 0.50%, bringing the cash rate to 2.25%. There was an outside chance that the BoE would press the rate pedal to the floor and deliver… Read More
Yen Goes On Roller-coaster After BoJ Meet
2022-09-22 08:39
It has been a wild ride for the Japanese yen today. USD/JPY initially jumped over 1% earlier today but has reversed directions. In the European session, USD/JPY is trading at 142.27, down 1… Read More
2022-09-21 19:35
Oil goes on rollercoaster ride Oil prices went on a rollercoaster as energy traders watched President Putin escalate the war in Ukraine and as the EIA report signals some crude demand weakne… Read More
2022-09-21 16:04
Euro falls as risk sentiment sours The euro has posted sharp losses today and has fallen below the 0.9900 line. In the North American session, EUR/USD is trading at 0.9875, down 0.96% on the… Read More
Pound Falls To New 37-year Low, Fed Looms
2022-09-21 14:40
The British pound continues to lose ground. GBP/USD is trading at 1.3436. down 0.33%. Earlier in the day, the pound fell to 1.1304, its lowest level since 1985. Fed expected to hike by 0.75%… Read More
2022-09-21 13:33
We’re seeing caution in the markets on Wednesday as the Fed kicks off a 24-hour central bank extravaganza. ​ ​ That may be me getting a little carried away but there’… Read More
Japanese Yen Steady Ahead Of Fed, BoJ
2022-09-21 12:40
USD/JPY continues to show limited movement this week. In the North American session, USD/JPY is trading at 144.10, up 0.27%. BoJ unlikely to change policy The Japanese yen has depreciated by… Read More
Market Insights Podcast (Episode 376)
2022-09-20 17:49
OANDA Senior Market Analyst Craig Erlam reviews the latest market news with Jonny Hart. They discuss Chinese interest rates, Japanese inflation and preview the week’s central bank meet… Read More
Oil Lower, Gold Stumbles
2022-09-20 16:37
Oil Oil prices are lower as energy traders await a wrath of central bank decisions that will trigger mid-cycle slowdowns that will cripple the short-term crude demand outlook. Commodities ar… Read More
USD/CAD Jumps As Canadian CPI Falls
2022-09-20 13:53
The Canadian dollar is sharply lower today. In the North American session, USD/CAD is trading at 1.3329, up 0.59% on the day. Canada’s inflation surprises to the downside Canada’… Read More
SNB Expected To Deliver 0.75% Hike
2022-09-19 14:14
The Swiss franc has started the week in negative territory. In the North American session, USD/CHF is trading at 0.9674, up o.31%. Swiss National Bank to continue tightening The Times They A… Read More
USD/JPY Pushes Above 143, Core CPI Next
2022-09-19 13:12
The Japanese yen is trading lower today. In the North American session, USD/JPY is trading at 143.52, up 0.44%. Japan’s Core CPI, a key inflation indicator, is expected to rise to 2.7%… Read More
Not What Investors Had In Mind
2022-09-16 21:33
A confidence hit This isn’t the end of the week that investors had in mind when they were front-running Tuesday’s inflation report in anticipation of another deceleration in pric… Read More
2022-09-16 20:28
US Many on Wall Street are watching the Fed’s rate hiking cycle and are getting nervous they will tip the economy into a recession.  With scorching inflation, the FOMC may conside… Read More
2022-09-16 08:13
The British pound continues to lose ground after a brutal retail sales report. The pound dropped as low as 1.1350 earlier today, its lowest level since March 2020. GBP/USD is trading at 1.13… Read More
Japanese Yen – Calm Before The Storm?
2022-09-16 07:13
After some mid-week volatility, USD/JPY has settled down. In the European session, the yen is trading quietly at 143.59. Markets eye BoJ meeting For anyone following the Japanese yen, next w… Read More
2022-09-15 19:33
Oil falls as US economy slows Crude prices got knocked again as demand fears intensified after a wrath of economic data shows the US economy is slowing down. ​ Oil fundamentals ar… Read More
GBP/USD Dips On Strong US Data, UK GDP Next
2022-09-15 19:10
The British pound is in negative territory today and has fallen below the 1.15 line. In the North American session, GBP/USD is trading at 1.1497, down 0.38%. US retail sales, jobless claims… Read More
NZD Steady After Solid GDP
2022-09-15 14:26
New Zealand GDP surprises on the upside New Zealand posted a stronger-than-expected GDP report for Q2. The economy climbed 1.7%, reversing the 0.2% decline in the first quarter. The upswing… Read More
Australian Dollar Yawns After Jobs Report
2022-09-15 09:46
The Australian dollar is showing little movement today after the solid Australian employment report. Australian employment rebounds The Australian labour market remains resilient, as indicat… Read More
2022-09-15 08:10
Oil steady after inventory data Oil prices have steadied a little after rebounding strongly this past week. There are many forces dictating the price action in oil markets right now, with ec… Read More
Steady Post-inflation Shock
2022-09-15 08:06
Stock markets are a bit mixed on Thursday following a rollercoaster week in the run-up to, and aftermath of, the US inflation report. Safe to say, investors got ahead of themselves in a desp… Read More
Market Insights Podcast (Episode 375)
2022-09-14 19:12
Jonny Hart discusses what is driving markets today with OANDA Senior Market Analyst Ed Moya in New York.  This week they talk about a very hot US inflation report, China’s CO… Read More
Sterling Climbs As UK Inflation Eases
2022-09-14 13:48
It has been a busy week for the British pound. GBP/USD has climbed 0.66% today and is trading at 1.1566. This follows the pound’s huge decline on Tuesday, as the US dollar pummelled th… Read More
2022-09-14 12:08
A still uncertain outlook for oil demand Oil prices suffered alongside risk assets on Tuesday, albeit to a much lesser extent, with the threat to the US economy of much higher interest rates… Read More
2022-09-14 12:03
Stock markets have stabilized a little after Tuesday’s rout which saw risk assets pummelled across the board. There appears to have been a tendency in recent months to front-run certai… Read More
NZ Dollar Falls To 26-month Low
2022-09-14 11:50
NZD/USD remains under pressure and is trading below the symbolic 0.60 level. Earlier today, the pair fell to 0.5976, its lowest level since May 2020. New Zealand dollar slides after US infla… Read More
USD/JPY Slides After BoJ Rate Check
2022-09-14 10:45
The Japanese yen has posted sharp gains today. USD/JPY is trading at 143.09, down 1.00% on the day. Is Japan planning a currency intervention? The yen has taken investors on a roller-coaster… Read More
Aussie Stabilizes After Freefall
2022-09-14 08:26
The Australian dollar is licking its wounds today, after a brutal collapse on Tuesday. AUD/USD is trading at 0.6739 in the European session, up 0.12%. US inflation sends USD soaring On Tuesd… Read More
2022-09-13 18:42
Oil prices rise Crude prices are rising as the dollar weakens and prospects of an Iran nuclear deal revival fade away. Risk appetite is back and that is mainly due to the falling dollar, whi… Read More
Euro Slides After Hot US Inflation Report
2022-09-13 15:16
The US dollar, on the ropes for the past few days, came out swinging today and has posted sharp gains against all of the major currencies. In the North American session, EUR/USD is trading a… Read More
2022-09-13 11:26
GBP/USD is in positive territory today. In the European session, the pound is trading at 1.1731, up 0.42%. GBP/USD continues to take advantage of US dollar weakness and has gained 240 points… Read More
2022-09-13 08:30
Oil steady after rebound Oil prices are relatively steady so far today after rebounding strongly in recent days. An improvement in risk appetite in the markets combined with a softer dollar… Read More
2022-09-12 16:40
Oil  Commodities across the board got crushed after a very hot inflation report sent the dollar higher as expectations were boosted for a much more aggressive Fed. Inflation is proving… Read More
Euro Climbs To 3-week High
2022-09-12 12:37
The euro is red hot, having gained close to 2% in just two days. EUR/USD is trading at 1.0144, up 0.97% on the day. ECB gives euro boost The ECB showed last week that its hawkishness was not… Read More
2022-09-12 11:13
Oil higher despite demand concerns Oil has recovered earlier losses to trade around 1% higher on the day. Crude could extend its winning run to three sessions if it holds on, recovering from… Read More
Risk Rebound Continues
2022-09-12 11:08
European stocks are off to a positive start on Monday, following a relatively muted day in Asia amid bank holiday closures in China, Hong Kong and South Korea. UK growth continues to struggl… Read More
British Pound Rallies As USD Retreats
2022-09-12 10:44
GBP/USD has started the trading week with sharp gains.  In the European session, GBP/USD is trading at 1.1678, up 0.80% on the day. Pound soars despite weak UK data It’s a busy ec… Read More
Market Insights Podcast (Episode 373)
2022-09-09 16:58
Jonny Hart looks back on the week’s business and markets news with OANDA Senior Market Analyst Ed Moya in New York.  This week they talk about Queen Elizabeth II’s lega… Read More
AUD Soars As China’s Inflation Drops
2022-09-09 12:16
The Australian dollar has posted sharp gains today. In the European session, AUD/USD is trading at 0.6837, up 1.27%. China inflation falls unexpectedly China’s economy has been stallin… Read More
Pound Soars As US Dollar Retreats
2022-09-09 10:51
GBP/USD has recorded sharp gains today. In the European session, GBP/USD is trading at 1.1608, up 0.92% on the day. Still, the pound remains vulnerable – on Wednesday, it fell to 1.140… Read More
ECB Hike Sends Euro Soaring
2022-09-09 08:18
EUR/USD hasn’t posted a winning week since August, but a spectacular rise today should put that trend to rest. In the European session, the euro is trading at 1.0102, up an impressive… Read More
AUD/USD Falls On Strong US Jobs Data
2022-09-08 15:14
The Australian dollar is in negative territory today. In the North American session, AUD/USD is trading at 0.6739. down 0.43%. US Unemployment claims propels USD higher US unemployment claim… Read More
Sliding Yen Has Tokyo Worried
2022-09-08 13:58
The Japanese yen remains under pressure. In the North American session, USD/JPY is trading at 143.96, up 0.14%. The yen came within a whisker of the 145 line on Wednesday, touching 144.99. J… Read More
Will ECB Deliver 75 Basis Point Hike?
2022-09-08 11:02
EUR/USD has stabilized today, after sliding 1.0% on Wednesday. In the European session, EUR/USD is trading at 1.0009, up 0.09%. All eyes on ECB What can we expect from the ECB at today&rsquo&hell…Read More
2022-09-08 08:53
OPEC+ will be watching closely Oil prices are rebounding slightly on Thursday, up almost 1%, after collapsing more than 5% a day earlier on renewed global growth concerns. With policymakers… Read More
ECB Just Getting Started
2022-09-08 08:51
A mixed session in Asia overnight after Wall Street rebounded on Wednesday, while Europe is poised to open a little higher as well. It’s been a frankly awful few weeks for stock market… Read More
2022-09-07 16:53
Oil The oil market is a blood bath as the crude demand outlook took a major hit after Chinese and US trade data showed global demand is sharply weakening.  It appears the risk of losing… Read More
Japanese Yen Can’t Buy Any Love
2022-09-07 14:14
The Japanese yen is down sharply for a second straight day. USD/JPY is trading at 144.87 in the North American session, up 1.45% on the day. Later today, Japan releases Final GDP, which is e… Read More
2022-09-07 13:35
Calling OPEC+ bluff? It’s not just the resolve of Japan’s Ministry of Finance that’s being tested by the markets at the moment, with oil prices trading not far from their l… Read More
Risk Aversion Remains Strong
2022-09-07 13:31
Asian markets ended mostly lower on Wednesday as trade data from China weighed on sentiment, while Europe is also lower amid heightened economic uncertainty. Trade data another blow Chinese… Read More
Canadian Dollar Steady Ahead Of BoC Meeting
2022-09-07 11:51
The Canadian dollar has edged higher today. In the European session, USD/CAD is trading at 1.3173, up 0.17%. BOC expected to remain aggressive The Bank of Canada meets later today and policy… Read More
Aussie Stabilizes On Solid GDP
2022-09-07 10:56
AUD/USD has posted slight losses today, trading at 0.6726. This follows a disastrous Tuesday, when the Aussie fell 0.92%. Earlier, AUD/USD fell as low as 0.6999, its lowest level since July… Read More
Euro Dips As 0.75% ECB Hike In Question
2022-09-06 17:12
EUR/USD slipped to a new 20-year low earlier today, falling to 0.9864. Currently, the euro is trading at 0.9910, down 0.20%. Is ECB backtracking on a super-size hike? Eurozone government yie… Read More
Aussie Slips After RBA Raises Rates
2022-09-06 09:41
The Australian dollar is in negative territory today. In the European session, AUD/USD is trading at 0.6763, down 0.51%. RBA raises by 50bp The RBA isn’t getting much love, even after… Read More
2022-09-06 08:22
Brent steadies after OPEC+ boost Brent crude is a little lower today after seeing decent gains at the start of the week following the OPEC+ output announcement. The decision to reverse the 1… Read More
Steady After A Rocky Start
2022-09-06 08:14
It’s been a mixed start to trade on Tuesday, similar to what we saw in Asia overnight, and as we await the return of the US after the long bank holiday weekend. Europe in particular wa… Read More
Yen Edges Lower, Household Spending Next
2022-09-05 17:17
The Japanese yen remains under pressure. USD/JPY gained 1.92% last week and has extended its gains today. In the North American session, USD/JPY is trading at 140.54, up 0.29%.  US… Read More

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