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Trade jitters

Trade jitters, Trump impeachment inquiry sends dollar lower. Investors eye UK opinion polls ahead of the 12th December election.

Matthew Ryan 15 November 2019

Powell rebuffs calls for more US interest rate cuts

Powell rebuffs calls for more US interest rate cuts. UK inflation slumps to 3 year lows, well below the Bank of England’s 2% target.

Matthew Ryan 14 November 2019

World currencies in holding pattern ahead of US Thanksgiving holiday

Trump claims trade deal ‘close’, but offers no new details. Johnson extends his lead in the polls, UK inflation numbers out this morning.

Matthew Ryan 13 November 2019

Pound retreats from new highs after Farage election announcement

Pound retreats from new highs after Farage election announcement. Investors keep a close eye on Trump’s feelings towards the US-China trade war.

Matthew Ryan 12 November 2019

coronavirus fears abate

Dollar bounces back on economic optimism, higher yields. The Bank of England delivered a dovish surprise, with 2 dissenters to keeping the rate steady.

Enrique Díaz-Álvarez 11 November 2019

Equity markets and risk assets rally on easing virus fears

Optimism surrounding the striking of a possible US-China trade deal swept through financial markets on Thursday, lifting risk assets and triggering a reversal in recent safe-haven flows.

Matthew Ryan 8 November 2019

Escalating trade war fears drive markets

Safe-havens gained, while emerging market currencies sold-off on Wednesday on expectations that the yet to be ratified ‘phase one’ trade agreement between the US and China may have to wait until December before signed off.

Matthew Ryan 7 November 2019

Powell rebuffs calls for more US interest rate cuts

Hopes that US President Trump could be ready to roll back some of the tariffs he imposed on China as part of the ‘phase one’ trade deal helped boost the dollar against the safe-haven currencies on Tuesday, as did an increase in US Treasury yields.

Matthew Ryan 6 November 2019

Will the Bank of England cut interest rates this month?

Markets take a breath after frantic few days of news. Investors attention turns to the Bank of England quarterly Inflation Report on Thursday.

Matthew Ryan 5 November 2019

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