Dangers Increasing for Euro Ahead of Italian Constitutional Referendum

- French Republican essential outcomes see Francois Fillon – the more standard hopeful more inclined to beat the National Front's Marine Le Pen –...

OPEC Deal Hinged on 2 a.m. Phone Call and It Nearly Failed

Following quite a while of gatherings from Doha to Moscow, it was a 2 a.m. telephone call between two of the most capable men in...

Kansas City Fed’s Esther George: Hike rates ‘sooner rather than later’

Kansas City Fed President Esther George became latest voice in the rate-hike chorus, saying the central bank should increase rates "sooner rather than later." In...

Don’t Count On JPY Correction; Staying Long GBP/JPY

The path of the potential pace of the JPY decline may still be underestimated by markets, which continue trading the JPY long. While the 10%...

“It’s Time To Take Off The Dollar Goggles”

It’s time to take off the dollar blinkers, exclaims Bloomberg's Mark Cudmore, and take stock of what’s really going on in markets. The dollar has...

November Nonfarm Payrolls Expected to Shore Up Confidence in US Economy

The US economy is set to end the year on a high note, as steady job creation, robust consumer spending and a rebounding industrial...

Raising Wages in Japan Is Making Part-Timers Work Less

Over the last 10 years, Japan’s 14 million part-time workers cut their working hours by more than 6 percent. They now work about 4.5...

Trading The ‘Second Coming’ Of USD

The Trump-inspired USD rally is about three weeks old and we have already exceeded the highs from late 2015 and early 2016 on a...

Dollar Technicals are Stretched, but Fundamental Shift Underway

The US dollar has recorded its best two-week performance since Reagan was President.  There has been a sea change.  Although the low in global yields...

Week Ahead – Eurozone PMIs and Japan inflation in focus in quiet week

With the dollar rally showing no sign of abating, expectations of US fiscal and monetary policy could continue to set the market theme in...
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