The New Zealand dollar (NZD) kicks off the week at 0.6116, showing minimal change. However, last week saw a 2% dip, pushing the NZD to a five-week low. Economic challenges persist in New Zealand, with the Performance of Services Index (PSI) revealing three contractions in the second half of 2023. November's PSI improved marginally to 51.2 from
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The yen has experienced significant fluctuations in recent weeks, initially gaining ground against the weakening US dollar in December but subsequently losing those gains as the dollar rebounded in January. USD/JPY reached 148.80 on Friday, the highest level since November 28, prompting concerns that if the yen continues to depreciate, the Ministry of Finance might
The Canadian dollar remained near its four-month high against the U.S. dollar, trading at 1.3390, supported by increased oil prices and anticipation of interest rate cuts in 2024. The loonie had touched its strongest level since August 4 at 1.3347 following the Federal Reserve's signal of potential interest rate cuts next year.
Gold prices (XAU/USD) continued their upward trajectory on Thursday, bolstered by dovish guidance from the Federal Reserve (Fed). The precious metal's fundamentals are gaining strong support, suggesting a potential for sustained gains in the long term.
The U.S. dollar, as gauged by the DXY index, experienced a significant drop of nearly 0.9% yesterday. This decline was driven by a substantial fall in U.S. Treasury rates following the Federal Reserve's unexpected dovish guidance. The Fed's departure from the...
Last year, the US inflation rate was at a 40-year peak while posting the lowest unemployment rate in several decades. The FOMC board has conversely tackled the inflation rates by adopting hawkish policies and increasing interest rates. Today's analysis will examine how the Dollar performs ahead of the ISM Manufacturing PMI release.
The first FOMC meeting comes after a buildup of anticipation from traders and investors alike, as the markets await what posture the Fed will take regarding the interest rates; would there be a hike or a cut in interest rates?
After bouncing off the previous Major trendline last month, Bitcoin seems to be retesting the support area again in hopes of catching a bullish momentum.
Despite a slight decline from its highest levels since 2002, around 109 range, it is just a correction, and the green king, the US dollar, will resume its rally…
The bad news is that the US economy slowed for the second consecutive quarter in 2022, entering a technical recession.
The US central bank will lift interest rates at its next meeting on Wednesday, July 27. We'll watch if the Federal Reserve goes with a 75-basis-point or a 100bp hike. Several factors influence the Fed's decision. In theory, the Fed's goal in using a rate hike tool is to tame inflation without causing a recession.
First, the Euro dropping below the $1 level is rare…