#FXTHISWEEK

A weekly roundup of key currency movements and trends.

In under five minutes, our weekly update, #FXThisWeek, will provide you with analysis and insight on the factors and trends impacting the currencies that matter.

FX Weekly Update - August 30th 2021

08.29.21
The currency markets were unusually quiet last week, overshadowed by the deaths of 11 U.S. Marines, a Navy medic, and Army soldier, along with scores of Afghani citizens. Surprisingly, this did not cause any change in the market. No flight...

FX Weekly Update - August 23rd, 2021

08.22.21
Commodity prices have fallen across the board and that has pushed the dollar higher, specifically against the commodity currencies. Aussie dollar, Canadian dollar, South African rand, Brazilian real and the Mexican peso fell dramatically, while the euro and pound sterling...

FX Weekly Update - August 16th, 2021

08.15.21
Inflation and consumer confidence were top of mind last week. CPI was in line with expectations (5.4%) but PPI, or wholesale inflation printed a historical high (7.8%). Friday mornings’ release of the University of Michigan’s consumer confidence was very disappointing, falling...

FX Weekly Update - August 9th, 2021

08.08.21
We have survived another week of the “monthly employment situation”. This time, there is no question that the U.S. job creating engine is running at full throttle. Non-farm payroll beat expectations, adding 943,000 jobs in July. The employment rate fell...

CURRENCY ROUNDUP - AUGUST 2021

08.05.21
What Happened U.S. Dollar very volatile in July, ultimately not dramatically changed from start to end Doubts over economic progress taking hold of markets did boost safe-haven JPY and CHF Sterling was the third-best performer as re-openings spurred optimism...

FX Weekly Update - August 2nd, 2021

08.01.21
Last week was another where inflation was the main concern of the rate and currency markets. The Fed did not make changes to the current Fed funds rate and left the current bond purchases at the same level of $120B...

FX Weekly Update - July 26th, 2021

07.25.21
Academic conversation would say that a currency should rise and fall with the interest rates of that country. Rising rates, stronger currency, falling rates, weaker currency. Last week supported that theory. The yield on the U.S. 10-year began the...

FX Weekly Update - July 19th, 2021

07.19.21
The U.S. yield scenario continues to defy the economic numbers that continue to show inflationary pressure. The yield on the 10-year fell below 1.29% before recovering and ending the week at 1.33%. CPI (0.9%) and PPI (1.0%) were released, and both came in...

FX Weekly Update - July 12th, 2021

07.11.21
Firstly, let’s not talk about the UEFA European Championship final given one of our co-founders is from England. The market continues to trade the dollar from a defensive position which, in other words, means it remains well supported. We...

CURRENCY ROUNDUP - JULY 2021

07.08.21
What Happened The buck mounted a comeback, rising by 2.2% through June, best move since March 2020 As foreseen, the European Central Bank established that they would keep aiding the economy, causing lowest Euro since April The MSCI Emerging Market Currency Index...