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Brexit news again dominates the headline as UK Prime Minister Theresa May announced that she has gained support from the Cabinet the Withdrawal Deal hammered out between the UK and EU. End of the story? Not yet. If both...
The CFTC Commitments of Traders report in the week ended November 6 shows that all major currencies (except USD) remained in NET SHORT positions. Speculative longs on USD index fell -1 564 contracts while shorts declined -2 323, sending...
The dust is settled on the result of US midterm elections. As polls have suggested, the Congress is split with Republicans continuing the control of the Senate and Democrats is taking over the House. In our election preview, we have...
The CFTC Commitments of Traders report in the week ended October 30 shows that all major currencies (except USD) were in NET SHORT positions. Speculative longs on USD index added +1 040 contracts while shorts dropped -455, sending the...
At the meeting later this week, we expect BOE members to vote unanimously to keep the Bank rate unchanged at 0.75% and the asset purchase program at 435B pound. The macroeconomic indicators released during the inter-meeting period are mixed,...
The Brazilian presidential and German state elections over the weekend have sent a common message - the desire for change. The election results reveal that the anti-establishment and populist sentiment continues to ferment. Both elections have led to severe...
Italy's budget problem continues to haunt. S&P refrained from downgrading Italy's sovereign credit rating, keeping it at BBB, two notches above junk grade. Yet, the relief might just be temporary as the rating agency has placed the country in...
The CFTC Commitments of Traders report in the week ended October 23 shows that all major currencies (except USD) were in NET SHORT positions. Bets on USD index increased on both sides. Speculative longs gained +2 989 contracts while...
The CFTC Commitments of Traders report in the week ended October 16 indicates that positioning on major currencies lowered as a whole. Speculative long positions for USD index futures dropped -2 635 contracts while shorts fell -2 802, sending...
USD rose against major currencies with the exception of JPY and GBP. As suggested in the CFTC Commitments of Traders report in the week ended October 9, NET LENGTH of USD index climbed slightly, by +673 contracts, to 37...
As US-China trade war continues to evolve, the market is increasingly concerned over the pace of slowdown in China’s economic growth. Meanwhile, weakness in renminbi (China Yuan) has given more bullets for the White House to attack China and...
USD bulls lost ground as the greenback corrected from its peak. As suggested in the CFTC Commitments of Traders report in the week ended October 2, NET LENGTH of USD index climbed mildly higher, by +27 contracts to 37...
Opinion polls suggest that the upcoming US midterm elections, scheduled on November 6, would lead to a split Congress – Democrat regaining control of the House and Republic retaining majority of the Senate. Such outcome could lead to political...
(Update: The Italian government has announced that it would now set the budget deficit targets to 2.4% of GDP for 2019, 2.1% for 2020 and 1.8% for 2021. Given short-lived and fractious nature of Italian government, we view these targets...
Canada and the US eventually reached a preliminary trade deal, named USMCA, just a few hours before the US-imposed negotiation deadline. Obviously, the market was thrilled by the “breakthrough”, evidenced by the rally of Canadian dollar and, to a...
USD bulls lost ground as the greenback corrected from its peak. As suggested in the CFTC Commitments of Traders report in the week ended September 25, NET LENGTH of USD index dropped -447 contracts to 37 009 contracts. Both...
As suggested in the CFTC Commitments of Traders report in the week ended September 4, NET LENGTH of USD index dropped -1 085 contracts to 33 486 contracts for the week. Both speculative long and short positions increased. During...
Since our last discussion in May, the financial situation in Argentina has not improved. Rather, it has deteriorated rapidly over the past few months. Last week, President Mauricio Macri announced that he had asked the IMF to accelerate disbursement...
There is a comeback of concerns over Italy’s financial situation as next year’s fiscal budget would soon be revealed. As an election promise, the populist M5S/League coalition government could likely propose a number of expansionary measures including tax cut...
As suggested in the CFTC Commitments of Traders report in the week ended August 28, NET LENGTH of USD index added +449 contracts for 34 571 contracts for the week. Both speculative long and short positions dropped, suggesting the...
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