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Another central bank rises its key rate

News by Newsroom on 10:23 EST January 17, 2018
The Bank of Canada hiked overnight rates by a +25 bps to +1.25% on Wednesday on the back of robust employment data and a pickup in inflation.

Canadian dollar to continue its decline

Tech analysis by Simon Kazinsky on 05:56 EST November 28, 2017
USDCAD has set a short term double bottom in the 1.265. At this value also sits at present the moving average that has provided resistance three times since June every time the pair attempted to travel north of the chart.

Canada annual inflation Slowed in October

News by Newsroom on 10:03 EST November 17, 2017
Canada's consumer-price index rose 1.4% on a year-over-year basis in October, Statistics Canada said on Friday, following a 1.6% advance in September.

Kiwi on demand after RBNZ considers new government policies "uncertain"

News by Newsroom on 18:07 EST November 08, 2017
The Reserve Bank of New Zealand said on Thursday that the impact of the policies of the new Labour-led government was "very uncertain," but that the prospect of greater fiscal stimulus led the bank to sound upbeat on growth going forward.

Australian dollar poised for another wave down

Tech analysis by Simon Kazinsky on 21:08 EST November 05, 2017
The dollar continues to show signs of strength across the board and it appears on the verge of starting another leg up.

Commodity currencies dominate in the Currency heatmap chart

News by Simon Kazinsky on 00:21 EST June 22, 2017
The trident of kiwi, aussie and loonie dominate the table this week.

Aussie slightly lower after RBA leaves key rate at historic low

News by Newsroom on 00:36 EST April 04, 2017
The Australian Central Bank left on Tuesday its base rate unchanged, as expected, at 1.5%.

Annual inflation weaker than expected makes the dollar sink

News by Newsroom on 19:54 EST January 24, 2017
The last quarter of 2016 saw inflation weaker than previously anticipated amid a slump in the price of health care, transport and communications according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics report released on Wednesday.

Gold continues climbing higher

Tech analysis by Simon Kazinsky on 09:30 EST January 18, 2017
Gold trades on the second week of January well above the $1,200/oz handle.

Markets quiet but oil and the Aussie strong on Tuesday

News by Newsroom on 20:44 EST December 20, 2016
The Australian dollar is the strongest currency against a basket of major currencies at the end of Tuesday.

Canadian wholesale sales rise

News by Newsroom on 20:40 EST December 20, 2016
Canadian wholesale sales rose by 1.1% for October, a stronger number than the expected increase of 0.4%. September’s data was revised though to show a decline of 1.5% from the original estimate of 1.2%.

Gold bounces from critical support

Tech analysis by Simon Kazinsky on 15:43 EST December 19, 2016
After dropping like a stone for the past months against the all mighty US dollar the metal has gained so far almost $20/oz from its most recent low in Dec 15 at $1123.

Australia: consumer confidence plunges while business conditions lowest in 19 months

News by Newsroom on 21:04 EST December 12, 2016
Trading conditions for Australian businesses fell to the lowest level seen in almost two years in November, raising further concerns about the underlying strength in the economy.

Aussie up on better than expected retail sales

News by Newsroom on 22:01 EST December 01, 2016
Retail sales in Australia advanced a seasonally adjusted 0.5 percent on month in October, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Friday.

The trend is up for oil

News by Simon Kazinsky on 04:33 EST December 01, 2016
Oil has gained around 10% in less than 24 hours after the OPEC agreed on Wednesday to cut production for first time in eight years.

Australia manufacturing sector manages to get back into expansion

News by Newsroom on 19:28 EST Octuber 31, 2016
The manufacturing sector in Australia turned back into expansion in October according to the latest survey from the Australian Industry Group released on Tuesday as the Performance of Manufacturing Index hit 50.9 up from 49.8 in September.

Inflation picking up in Australia boosts the Aussie

News by Newsroom on 21:07 EST Octuber 25, 2016
The headline inflation published on Tuesday well above expectations lifted the Australian dollar above 0.77 per US dollar, a 0.7% up.

Gold, silver and oil up on Tuesday morning

News by Newsroom on 05:29 EST Octuber 25, 2016
Commodities and commodity linked currencies are shinning on Tuesday morning trading.

Dollar breaks out at the start of the week

News by Newsroom on 15:39 EST Octuber 24, 2016
The dollar continues showing its strength on Monday.

Bank of Canada hints more stimulus

News by Newsroom on 16:39 EST Octuber 19, 2016
Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz said on Wednesday the central bank "actively" discussed the possibility of adding more stimulus into the economy at its last meeting "in order to speed up the return of the economy to full capacity". The Canadian dollar and short-term bond yields slid, reversing course after.

New RBA governor Philip Lowe says more interest rate cuts needed

News by Newsroom on 02:14 EST Octuber 18, 2016
The Australian dollar is shrugging off comments from newly appointed RBA governor Lowe that more interest rates are needed to combat low inflation.

Australian home loans still weak

News by Allie Longford on 22:10 EST Octuber 10, 2016
The value of owner-occupier lending fell by 1.6% to $19.497 billion in August in seasonally adjusted terms the Australian Bureau of statistics earlier today.

Swiss franc shines on Wednesday

News by Newsroom on 15:37 EST Octuber 05, 2016
The Swiss franc is the indisputable winner on Wednesday forex trading.

Australian retail sales beat expectations

News by Newsroom on 20:49 EST Octuber 04, 2016
Retail sales in Australia rose more than expected in September, official data showed on Wednesday.

Gold and stocks sink on Tuesday while oil remains robust

News by Allie Longford on 15:07 EST Octuber 04, 2016
Big moves in the market on the second day of the week.

Reserve Bank of Australia leaves interest rates on hold

News by Newsroom on 12:41 EST Octuber 04, 2016
The Reserve Bank of Australia left interest rates on hold at 1.5 percent this Tuesday.

Oil pops as OPEC trims production

News by Newsroom on 19:48 EST September 28, 2016
OPEC has agreed on Wednesday to cut its oil output for the first time since 2008, following a capitulation by Saudi Arabia, which was forced to soften its stance on rival Iran amid mounting pressure from low oil prices.

Gold Technical Analysis

Tech analysis by Simon Kazinsky on 15:52 EST September 18, 2016
Gold is making some textbooks moves.

Oil dips as inventory rises

News by Newsroom on 11:09 EST August 31, 2016
Oil prices tumbled 2 percent on Wednesday after data showed a large build in U.S. crude inventory and a smaller-than-expected dip in gasoline.

Silver technical analysis

Tech analysis by Simon Kazinsky on 12:27 EST August 25, 2016
Silver is lingering at an important support.