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The Swiss National Bank has had a profitable year: its foreign reserves have risen nearly CHF 80 billion to CHF 724 billion, including a September jump of CHF 7.5 billion. The sustained rise in FX is not so much due to trading, but...

06.10.2017

This week, the Reserve Bank of Australia kept rates unchanged at 1.50% while maintaining its neutral policy stance. The Reserve Bank of New Zealand has also maintained its official cash rate unchanged. In Europe, Marion Draghi mentioned that...

29.09.2017

As widely expected, the FOMC triggered the process to reduce the size of its $4.5tn balance sheet. Although the normalization process will start in October, which could be seen as a bit rushed, the pace of disinvestment will be very slow and...

22.09.2017

The Bank of England has surprised markets by its hawkish stance. Amid the meeting, the cable has seen levels unseen since the Brexit vote and has reached $1.35. The BoE now believes the economy is strong enough to take a 25 basis points hike....

15.09.2017

The European Central Bank did not change any of its key interest rates yesterday while announcing a continuation of quantitative easing (QE). ECB President Mario Draghi passed on an opportunity to talk down the steadily appreciating Euro and...

08.09.2017

Summer for investors is now officially over. Volatility surged with natural disaster, geopolitical risk events and economic data driving price action. The USD spent most of the week on the defensive as investors continued to discount a...

01.09.2017

Trump’s political mess weighs on USD.

After several weeks in the doldrums, the US dollar has been increasingly resilient over the last few days as investors will start to unwind their short USD positions as we get closer to the September...

18.08.2017

The summer is getting hot. Markets’ volatility has increased drastically amid tensions between the USA and North Korea. After hitting an all-time low last week, the VIX Index has surged towards levels unseen since last November. The risk-off...

11.08.2017

The Swiss franc is trading at its lowest level against the single currency since the removal of the floor in January 2015, probably catching up the euro bullish move against G10 major currencies. In the UK, the BoE did not raise rates despite...

04.08.2017

It is going to be a long summer for investors as central bankers go on holidays. Both the ECB and the Fed won’t hold any meeting in the next few weeks. The ECB will get the ball rolling on September 7th, while Fed members will get back to work...

28.07.2017
 
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