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Will the central banks really risk tightening monetary policy?

Over the last couple of weeks, the market has switched its attention from political uncertainty across the globe to the prospect of tighter monetary policy from some of the World’s major central banks. Policy makers from the Federal Reserve, Bank […]



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Central Bank Comments Change the Landscape

Last week may prove to be the point at which we look back and pinpoint where Central Banks around the world decided the time for zero interest rate policy (ZIRP) must end (excluding the US who have already moved away […]



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Is a change in the BoE’s stance good news for the pound?

During its last rate-setting meeting on the 15th of July, the Bank of England saw 3 out of its 8 members vote in favour of a rate hike. Even though most members were in favour of keeping rates unchanged, the […]



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Could Theresa May’s gamble sink sterling?

Last week’s election result in the UK was the latest in a long line of political earthquakes that have shaken financial markets over the last 12 months.  Theresa May’s attempt to stabilize the UK political landscape prior to commencing Brexit […]



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UK General Election 2017

This week sees the UK public going to the polls for the third time in two years following the EU referendum last year and the last general election back in 2015. Both the previous two events resulted in surprising outcomes […]



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Where Does Oil Go From Here ?

OPEC met last week and the market was eagerly anticipating an announcement on further cuts to production. In the end they announced instead that the current production caps have been extended to March 2018, with no change in quantum. The […]



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What’s next for the Fed?

When the FOMC decided to leave rates on hold earlier this month, Yellen cited slowing growth in the first quarter of 2017 as “transitionary” leaving the market with the belief that tighter policy will be forthcoming in the months ahead […]



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Household indebtedness at its peak?

We spoke a couple issues back about the dramatic reversal the Canadian dollar has seen against its US namesake over the last couple of months. As was mentioned in this All Eyes are on Canada issue, CAD went from one […]



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Macron and the EUR

Does Emmanuel Macron’s victory in the French election signal a turning point for the single currency?   Macron’s decisive victory in the French presidential election yesterday, in which he garnered 66% of the vote, was met with indifference by the […]



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All Eyes are on Canada

Take a guess on the best and worst performers amongst major currencies against the US dollar this year. The answer may surprise you: the Mexican peso is the best performer while the worst is the Canadian dollar. Very much the […]



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