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  1. Goldman Sachs about Next Week's FOMC: 'the first hike is not likely to come until December'

    by , 09-12-2015 at 04:20 PM
    Goldman Sachs made some forecast concerning USD related to the FOMC meeting which will be held next week on Thursday:
    1. "With an all-important FOMC meeting coming up next week, focus on the USD factor may increase once again. That has not typically been helpful for EM FX in recent years. But given our US Economics team’s view that the first hike is not likely to come until December and given the very sharp sell-off in EM FX in recent days, some stabilisation is certainly possible in
  2. Federal Reserve calls end to QE3 - The full text of the Federal Reserve’s policy statement

    by , 10-29-2014 at 10:58 PM
    2014-10-29 18:00 GMT (or 19:00 MQ MT5 time) | [USD - Federal Funds Rate]

    if actual > forecast (or actual data) = good for currency (for USD in our case)

    [USD - Federal Funds Rate] = Interest rate at which depository institutions lend balances held at the Federal Reserve to other depository institutions overnight. Short term interest rates are the ...
  3. Weekly Outlook: 2014, August 17 - August 24

    by , 08-19-2014 at 05:14 AM
    Forex Weekly Outlook August 18-22

    US housing data, Inflation data in the UK, the US and Canada, FOMC Meeting Minutes, Philly Fed Manufacturing Index, Janet Yellen’s speech are a few of the major events on Forex calendar. Follow along as we explore the Forex market movers for this week.

    Last week US retail sales disappointed with a flat reading in July, a poor start to the third quarter, suggesting some loss of momentum. Economists expected 0.2% increase. The ...
  4. U.S. Stocks Are Little Changed Before Fed Policy Decision

    by , 06-18-2014 at 01:45 PM
    U.S. Stocks Are Little Changed Before Fed Policy Decision

    U.S. stocks were little changed, following a three-day gain for the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, as investors awaited the latest monetary-policy decision from the Federal Reserve.

    The S&P 500 added less than 0.1 percent to 1,942.54 at 9:31 a.m. in New York.

    “I would be shocked or alarmed if we get any surprising news out of the decision today,” Randy Frederick, managing director of trading and derivatives ...
  5. Modi's To-Do List: Priorities For A New India

    by , 05-28-2014 at 02:47 AM
    Tonight, Narendra Modi will be sworn in as India’s new Prime Minister. And there is no shortage of advice on what he should do once he takes power.

    Today, India’s daily newspapers and the world’s financial press have been publishing articles telling the new man in charge just what he needs to do to help India reach its potential, and there are some common themes. As context, it’s worth noting what the stock market tells us about expectations: Mumbai’s benchmark Sensex index rose 15% ...
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