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OANDA Market Insights podcast (episode 27)

OANDA Senior Market Analyst Alfonso Esparza reviews the week’s business and market news with Jazz FM Business Breakfast presenter Jonny Hart. This week’s biggest stories: US sanctions against Iran, Turkish lira collapse after steel sanctions and market reaction to UK GDP data Big revisions offset July miss on payrolls Another strong US jobs report expected…

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Trade Uncertainty Hits Dollar’s Confidence

Trade Uncertainty Hits Dollar Confidence The US dollar fell against major pairs on Friday despite a strong June jobs report due to the impending start of tariffs against Chinese goods and the retaliation from the Asian nation on US exports. The US economy added 213,000 jobs and wages rose 0.2 percent but it is the…

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Dollar Slows Down Awaiting Employment Data

The US dollar had massive weekly gains against all majors. The release of the gross domestic product for the first quarter of 2018 beat expectations but did little for a dollar that had rallied all week. Dovish central bank rhetoric from the European Central Bank (ECB) and the Bank of Japan (BOJ) have increased the…

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Strong Yields Boost Dollar Awaiting ECB

The US dollar is higher across the board against major pairs. US 10-year treasury bonds are above the 3 percent level making dollar shorts more expensive. Higher yields are a reflection of interest rate hike expectations, which Fed members have stoked with their latest comments. Rising inflation and steady economic growth are behind those the…

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