Market News: Risk Demand Rises, Euro Inflation In Focus

Adrian Jones As demand for the safe-haven currencies dropped on hopes of China stimulus measures, the Yen felt the brunt and struggled against the Dollar while dropping to a 6 year low to the New Zealand Dollar. Earlier the Dollar [...]

Market News: Euro weighed by ECB official talk, Kiwi On Bull Run

Adrian Jones Earlier today the Euro struggled, having been weighed down by recent comments from ECB officials. ECB Governing Council member and Bundesbank chief Jens Weidmann had said that that negative interest rates remain an [...]

Market News: ECB Official’s Comments Drops Euro

Adrian Jones Recent comments from European Central Bank (ECB) officials have reignited speculation around more monetary easing to ward off potential deflation. Influential ECB governing council member and Bundesbank chief Jens Weidmann [...]

Market News: ECB Clarifies Monetary Policy, Euro Benefits

Adrian Jones Earlier today the Euro bounced off recent lows to steady as ECB officials commented on policy. ECB governing council member and Bundesbank chief Jens Weidmann hinted at negative rates when he said that interest rates [...]

Market News: Dollar Struggles To Gain Traction, Euro Steady

Adrian Jones The Dollar keep a low profile early today having dipped on Monday following the release of data on U.S. manufacturing activity. Yesterday financial data firm Markit had said that its preliminary U.S. Manufacturing Purchasing [...]

Market News: Fresh Impetus Needed For Dollar, Soft China Data

Adrian Jones Earlier today the Dollar was holding onto last week’s gains as traders looked ahead for fresh data that could provide a catalyst for further gains. The Dollar had found support after Federal Reserve Chairperson [...]

Market News: Markets Eye Fed Speakers, Yuan At 13 Month Low

Adrian Jones Earlier today the Dollar traded close to a 3 week high against a basket of major currencies. Investors are now focused on seeking clarity on the Federal Reserve’s policy path following Fed Chair Janet Yellen’s [...]

Market News: Fed To End Stimulus, Dollar Rebounds

Adrian Jones Following comments from Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen on Wednesday, the Dollar was boosted to near 2 week highs against a basket of major currencies today. Yellen announced that the Fed will reduce its monthly [...]

Market News: Fed In Focus, Ukraine Crises Continues

Adrian Jones There is some trepidation in the Market today ahead of Fed chief Janet Yellen’s inaugural policy review. This has seen the Dollar at its lowest level in over four months against a basket of currencies today, [...]

Market News: Putin Speech In Spotlight, Yen Edges Down

Adrian Jones With concerns over the Ukraine easing today, the Euro stood firmer and the Yen lost some of its safe haven appeal against the Dollar. Demand for safety currencies, such as the Yen and the Swiss Franc, waned after many [...]

Market News: Yen remains resilient, Yuan Weakens

Adrian Jones Earlier today, despite losing some strength against both the Dollar and the Euro, the Yen still remained close to the tops of its recent ranges. Although much of the Yen’s resilience can be attributed to the market [...]

Market News: Investors Shun Risky Assets, Yen Gains

Adrian Jones Earlier, the Yen climbed higher while Asian shares fell to a 1 month low ahead of a weekend referendum in Ukraine that has heightened tensions in the region and has driven investors to take shelter offered by safe haven [...]

Market News: Yen And Franc In Demand, Kiwi And Aussie Get Boost

Adrian Jones Today Safe haven currencies such as the Yen and Swiss Franc were well supported as concerns linger over the health of the Chinese economy and as risk appetite was sapped due to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. January [...]

Market News: BOJ Announces Its Decision, Euro Hanging On

Adrian Jones Earlier today the Yen traded in a narrow range in the lead up to today’s policy decision from the BOJ. The BOJ announced that it remains committed to its massive monetary stimulus however, decided to downgraded [...]

Market News: Risk Appetite Sapped As Yen Gains

Adrian Jones Earlier today, the Yen gained after the release of weak China data which has fuelled concerns of an economic slowdown. Weekend data had showed an unexpectedly sharp drop in exports which has pushed China’s trade [...]

Market News: Euro Holds Steady, Non-Farm Payrolls Eyed

Adrian Jones Earlier today the Euro remained near a 2 month high to the Dollar, having rallied yesterday when the European Central Bank (ECB) announced that it would leave its interest rates unchanged. ECB President Mario Draghi [...]

Market News: Euro On Defensive Ahead of ECB Meet, Aussie Spikes

Adrian Jones Today the Euro has remained on the defensive in the lead up to an ECB policy meeting. At 2.30 p.m. CET the ECB President, Mario Draghi, and the Vice-President will explain the Governing Council’s monetary policy [...]

Market News: Ukraine Concerns Ease, Safety Currencies Drop

Adrian Jones Earlier today, the Yen stayed steady against the Dollar after heavy losses on Tuesday. Demand for safe haven currencies like the Yen was sapped, as Russian President Vladimir Putin had played down the prospect of a [...]

Market News: Concerns Over Ukraine Buoy Yen

Adrian Jones Earlier today the Yen caught its breath after a recent rally saw investors flocking to the safe haven currency. Lingering tensions over Russian military intervention in the Ukraine are however likely to provide the [...]

Market News: Ukraine tensions And U.S. Data In Focus

Adrian Jones Heightened geopolitical risks from a possible Russian invasion of the Ukraine has seen investors selling risk currencies, like the Australian Dollar, and moving to safe haven currencies like the Yen. The tension in [...]