Insights

The RBA have left…

The RBA have left interest rates unchanged at 2.00%. The Key sentence being; “Over the period ahead, new information should allow the Board to judge whether the recent improvement in... » Read more

We could well be in for a volatile…

We could well be in for a volatile week, following the BoJ decision the market will be looking for any signs of stimulative action by other Central Banks, with... » Read more

A strong finish to last week for risk assets primarily…

A strong finish to last week for risk assets primarily on hopes of further central bank stimulus. However, our belief is monetary stimulus is now only pain relief and... » Read more

The AUD starts the week on the back foot with Chinese GDP…

The AUD starts the week on the back foot with Chinese GDP, Industrial Production and Retail Sales all due out tomorrow and likely to set the early tone for... » Read more

The AUD has been hit by a perfect storm…

The AUD has been hit by a perfect storm in 2016 so far; Yuan deprecation, commodity market weakness and a major escalation of geo-political concerns following North Korea’s nuclear... » Read more

The OECD expects global GDP growth..

The OECD expects global GDP growth in real terms of 3.3% in 2016, however they expect this to be accompanied by significant slowdown in global trade, whereas the IMF... » Read more

There is very little on the data horizon..

There is very little on the data horizon this week and thus we expect a relative quiet week, with the local market only really in the office until Thursday... » Read more

We expect a relatively…

We expect a relatively quiet week with most pairs trading within their existing ranges.  Commodities, fluctuating risk appetite and year end capital flows are likely to be the main... » Read more

It’s widely expected that Federal Reserve will commence…

It's widely expected that Federal Reserve will commence monetary tightening with a 25bps rate hike this week. However, it’s the accompanying statement that has the potential to cause the most... » Read more

The failure in the USD index above 100 created a technically important…

The failure in the USD index above 100 created a technically important double top pattern and caused a significant liquidation of USD long positions, however the market remains fairly... » Read more

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