Tue, Aug 14, 2018 @ 20:57 GMT
Selloff in Turkish lira and euro has stabilized but the worst is not yet over. As we mentioned in the previous report, the ultimate reason for lira’s slide is President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's failed economic and monetary policy. The...
As suggested in the CFTC Commitments of Traders report in the week ended August 7, speculative long positions increased +1 039 contracts in USD index futures, while shorts dropped -607 contracts, resulting in an increase in NET LENGTH to...
While US sanctions against Turkey have dominated news headlines, recent selloff of Turkish lira is a vote of dissent to the policy of the new government. After his “re-election”, President Tayyip Erdogan has grabbed tighter control of the economic...
As suggested in the CFTC Commitments of Traders report in the week ended July 31, traders trimmed bets on USD index (DXY) futures. Speculative long positions slid -372 contracts while shorts declined -3 557 contracts, resulting in an increase...
As suggested in the CFTC Commitments of Traders report in the week ended July 24, bets on a higher US dollar increased modestly by +1 818 contracts. However, thanks to a -4 529 reduction in short positions, NET LENGTH...
While the optimists suggest that the latest political turmoil in the UK has increased the chance of a “soft" Brexit which is positive for UK’s economic outlook and the British pound, we see ongoing uncertainty in the negotiations with...
As suggested in the CFTC Commitments of Traders report in the week ended July 3, bets for US dollar increased modestly on both sides. Speculative long positions for USD Index (DXY) futures added +2 399 contracts while shorts added +1...
Andres Manual Lopex Obrador (a.k.a. AMLO), leader of the leftist National Regeneration Movemen (MORENA), won the presidency with landslide victory at Mexico’s general election held last Sunday. Gaining 53% of the vote, his support is far higher than his...
As suggested in the CFTC Commitments of Traders report in the week ended June 26, bets for US dollar trimmed on both sides as the DXY index rose to a one-year higher on June 21. Speculative long positions for USD...
Although Hong Kong dollar (HKD) had approached the weak side (7.85) of the trading band against US dollar (USD) in May and June, after HKMA’s intervention in April, the gap between HIBOR and LIBOR has narrowed significantly since then....
USD bulls won ahead of the June FOMC meeting, as suggested in the CFTC Commitments of Traders report in the week ended June 19. Speculative long positions for USD Index (DXY) futures gained +2 267 contracts while shorts slumped -11...
US-China trade tensions intensified shortly after Trump-Kim Summit. Last Friday (Jun 15), the White House announced that it would impose 25% tariffs on a list of Chinese exports worth of US$34B, effective on 6 July, with another list of...
Both bulls and bears added bets on US dollar ahead of the June FOMC meeting, as suggested in the CFTC Commitments of Traders report in the week ended June 12. Both speculative long and short positions were increased in USD...
On June 12 and 13 the House of Commons, the lower house of the parliament, is due to vote on the 15 amendments proposed by the House of Lords, the upper house of the parliament. The key amendment –...
Both bulls and bears trimmed bets on US dollar after its rally to the highest level in over 6 months, as suggested in the CFTC Commitments of Traders report in the week ended June 5. Both speculative long and...
Political deadlock in Italy was broken last week as President Mattarella approves the new cabinet after the euro-sceptic finance minister candidate, Paolo Savona, was replaced by Giovanni Tria. Tria supports that Italy should remain in the Eurozone, despite his...
Traders added more bets for higher USD, as suggested in the CFTC Commitments of Traders report in the week ended May 29. Net LENGTH for USD Index (DXY) futures added +1 338 contracts to 3 924. During the week, the DXY...
In our report last week, we pointed out that monetary policy divergence between the Fed and other major central banks has re-emerged since April. While economic developments in the first several months of the year have reinforced FOMC’s commitment...
(Updated on 0230 GMT, May 30) 10-year Italy-Germany yield spread jumped further to 2.83%, highest since 2013, on May 29. Hopes of forming a populist coalition government in Italy hit the rocks as President Sergio Mattarella rejected eurosceptic Paolo Savona’s...
Traders were increasingly bullish over US dollar, as suggested in the CFTC Commitments of Traders report in the week ended May 22. USD Index (DXY) futures stayed in NET LENGTH for a second consecutive week. Rising speculative long positions and...
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