USD Gains Set to Continue

Last week’s break of 101.70 in the USD index is deemed as significant with further gains of approximately 7-8% now anticipated, this is bigger news for the JPY and the... » Read more

US Federal Reserve Raises Interest Rates By 0.25% To 0.75%

US Federal Reserve raises interest rates by 0.25% to 0.75%, statement balanced, but increased rate forecasts boost yields and the Greenback. As widely expected the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC)... » Read more

All eyes on the Federal Reserve…

This week all eyes will be on the Federal Reserve with a 25bps hike in the Fed Funds rate fully priced in, it will be the accompanying statement that... » Read more

The RBA leaves interest rates on hold at 1.50%

As widely expected the RBA left interest rates on hold at 1.50% today, the decision was accompanied by a very balanced statement that is likely consistent with monetary policy... » Read more

Italy votes “No” in the referendum…

Italy votes “No” in the referendum on constitutional reform and Premier Renzi offers his resignation to the President.  The Euro is on the backfoot in early trade as the “no”... » Read more

USD rally pauses, but is it over?

The USD index was contained by the key Fibonacci retracement of the 2002 – 2008 sell off, it would not be untoward for the USD rally to stall for... » Read more

With increased volatility on the way in 2017…

Be prepared, or be prepared to fail! The return of volatility in 2017 is now a key issue for treasurers and boards across the globe. With the exception of Brexit... » Read more

In 2017 the markets will face Trump, Brexit…

US treasury yields continued their ascent last week resulting in another leg higher for the Greenback as the market prepares itself for the normalisation of US interest rates in... » Read more

Trump awakens the sleeping giant!

The Trump election has potentially awoken a sleeping giant, namely inflation. An aggressive bond sell off commenced last week, increasing yields and driving currency flows towards the USD. Donald... » Read more

The Dust Settles…

Donald Trump’s victory speech showed enough humility and balance to appease financial markets, with losses in equities and the Greenback reversed The market is currently perceiving Trump’s policies... » Read more