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Valutrades November 2018 Market Recap

Several significant issues have lingered through November including Brexit, in which the Bank of England (BOE) have recently warned the nation of some significant consequences should the exit be disorderly.  Britain risks suffering an even bigger hit to its economy than during the global financial crisis 10 years ago in a worse-case scenario, according to the BOE.  The U.S. Federal Reserve have also recently changed their tune as Fed Chairman Jerome Powell said he considers the central bank's benchmark interest rate to be near a neutral level, an important distinction from remarks he made less than two months ago.  The markets have generally welcomed this change.

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Valutrades October 2018 Market Recap

This month we have seen global equities fall strongly, the US dollar continues its strong run on the back of the Federal Reserve's outlook for another rate hike in December, three more next year, and one increase in 2020. Trade talks took a back seat during October as central bank moves dominated the market commentary.

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