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Forex Market Recap: August 2018

The month of August saw an increase in volatility and some reasonably strong movies in a large group of currency pairs.  Central banks and trade talk continued to dominate the markets and there remain many loose ends still to be attended to in trade between the United States and China. 

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July 2018: Market Recap

The month of July was a relatively quiet month for many currency pairs with a few isolated incidents of sharp moves in the yen, gold and a strong rise in U.S. equities.  Central banks and trade talk continued to dominate the markets and there remain many loose ends to be attended to in trade.

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3 Examples of How Unemployment Rates Impact Currency Prices

Though many of us have heard of the unemployment rate, few actually know what it is, what it means, and why it’s important to forex and currency traders. For a trader, the unemployment rate is incredibly important, as it—in its own way—reveals something about the current state of a nation’s economy. The following looks at how the unemployment rate can impact currency prices, and gives three examples of when that will likely be the case.

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December 2017 Forex Recap

Looking back at 2017, the forex market has presented quite the rollercoaster ride. Over the past 12 months, the world’s major currencies have been put through the grinder, facing political controversies, economic instability, and the cold feet of various financial institutions. At times, the direction of the market has been anyone’s guess, creating an incredibly challenging trading climate for any investor. From the Brexit battle to Donald’s Trump’s tumultuous reign as US President to Angela Merkel’s problematic election campaign, currencies have had to weather the storm during 2017, with December being no exception.

As the year comes to its conclusion, it seems that the forex market is likely to end feeling dented more than anything else. The following looks at why December probably hasn’t given investors too much to shout about as 2017 draws to a close.

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November 2017 Forex Recap

November has been a pressure-filled month in the world of forex, as many currencies have wilted under political controversies. Donald Trump continues to bring various arms of the US government into disrepute with questionable decision-making, Angela Merkel’s reign as chancellor has been shaken, while Brexit negotiations on European shores seem to have reached a standstill. To help you get your head around what’s been going on, read on for a look at what November brought forex traders—both the good and the bad.

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October 2017: Forex Recap

It’s safe to say that the summer months proved to be fairly unkind to a number of major currencies. Amid rocky political waters in both Europe and North America, the forex market was hit by wave after wave of uncertainty. With the effects of Brexit negotiations still up in the air, the controversial presidency of Donald Trump showing no signs of calming, and Germany’s political scene being ruffled by far-right implications, October certainly gave forex traders plenty to think about.

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GBP Outlook: A Look Ahead

One thing is certainly clear in September and that is the strength of GBP, which is experiencing a resurgence in popularity. Not since before Brexit was confirmed has GBP reached such high levels. In this blog we are going to look at some of the underlying reasons for this and evaluate whether the trend will continue.

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German Election on 24 September: Earthquake or Non-event?

The two drivers that determine the most likely scenarios and the anticipated impact of the upcoming general election in Germany on the global markets are the 1) party manifestos and the 2) election polls.

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August 2017 Forex Recap: What Happened and What to Watch For

It’s safe to say that throughout the summer months the forex market has experienced a pretty bumpy ride. Economic and political news continues to make things difficult for forex traders to get a firm grasp on the direction of the market. With Donald Trump’s presidency continuing to worsen, the UK government still struggling to generate Brexit momentum, and North Korea flexing its military muscle, it’s pretty clear that August 2017 was a rough ride for many engaged in forex trading.

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July 2017 Forex Recap

I. Introduction

It is safe to say that 2017 has been (thus far) a noticeably volatile year in the world of forex trading, as the first six months of the year were very unpredictable. As summer continues to heat up, the level of unpredictability has shown no signs of  settling down and the usually quiet summer trading has not materialized. After the UK election result delivered economic tremors throughout Europe, and as Donald Trump’s presidency continued to be mired  in controversy, July 2017 showed  all the signs of a yet another hard month. That isn’t all;  issues regarding sanctions on Qatar in the Middle East and ongoing issues related to cryptocurrency made this month a rocky road to navigate for forex traders.

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