BOE July Monetary Policy Meeting Preview

WHEN Thursday 4 July 2013, 12.00 BST CARNEY'S FIRST MEETING TO BE AN ANTI-CLIMAX The odds are that new Bank of England governor Mark Carney’s first MPC meeting is going to be an anti-climax, and the consensus expectation is rates will be on hold at 0.50%, and asset purchases will be held at £375bn.The key…

RBA July Policy Meeting Preview

WHEN 2 July 2013, 00:30 EST RBA LIKELY TO STAY ON HOLD The consensus is that the Reserve Bank of Australia will keep its cash rate at 2.75% at its July policy meeting. While no change may support the Aussie-dollar, a lot will depend on the RBA’s post-meeting statement. It is likely that the central…

FOMC June Policy Meeting Preview

WHEN Wednesday 19 June 2013 19:00 BST: US FOMC rate decision (Jun) 19:00 BST: US Federal Reserve to release summary of economic projections 19:30 BST: Press conference with Fed chairman Ben Bernanke WILL THE TAPERING DEBATE BE SETTLED IN JUNE? Since Bernanke’s testimony to congress on 22 May markets have become jittery, and volatility has returned with a vengeance as…

News That Matters - Week Beginning June 17th

Although a slew of tier one economic data is due to be released in the week ahead, all eyes will be firmly focussed on the Federal Reserve’s policy meeting and Fed chairman Ben Bernanke’s press conference. Since Bernanke’s testimony to congress a few weeks ago, markets have increasingly become jittery and volatility has returned with…

US 30-Year Treasury Auction Preview

WHEN Thursday 13 June 2013, results after 13:00 EST 30-YEAR AUCTION COULD BE A NON-EVENT The US will aim to sell up to $13bln of debt by reopening reopen its 30-year bond on Thursday. The auction comes against the background of declining demand seen for the 10-year and 3-year treasury auctions earlier this week.Wednesday’s 10-year…

High and Tight Flag Pattern

The High and Tight Flag is a specialized Bullish Continuation price pattern. Set up restrictions for the High and Tight means this trade does not happen often but when it presents… it offers a high reward to risk ratio. The pattern is seen as viable with any instrument and using any time frame. As with…

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