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Wednesday February 16th, 2022

The US$ weakens, oil prices firm, equity markets & US yields are mixed as Russian-Ukraine tensions continue. A cautious tone remains in the markets as Investors weigh conflicting statements as Russian pull-out meets NATO skepticism, and the Ukraine defense website is still hacked. Intraday, alon...
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Tuesday February 15th, 2022

The US$ weakens, oil prices fall, equity markets & US yields firm as risk sentiment improves. Market sentiment improved on reports of a partial Russian withdrawal, Russia’s Foreign Minister Lavrov “troops partially returning as drills have completed”, Lavrov went on to say that they will c...
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Monday February 14th, 2022

The US$ firms, oil prices ease, equity markets fall, while US yields are mixed as risk sentiment sours. The US$, JPY & CHF strengthen in early trading as Investors remain cautious and continue to favour safe-haven currencies on fears that Russia is preparing to invade the Ukraine. The US says Ru...
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Friday February 11th, 2022

The US$ strengthens, oil prices firm, equity markets are down while US yields are mixed as risk sentiment eases. The US$ index strengthens to an 8-day high vs a basket of major currencies following Thursday’s CPI report showing US inflation spiked to 7.5% which rallied US yields and increased ...
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Thursday February 10th, 2022

The US$ is flat, oil prices firm, while equity markets and US yields are mixed heading into the US inflation report. The US inflation rate is expected to have accelerated at its fastest rate in 40 years with economists forecasting a 7.3% annual rise in CPI for January. A strong inflation number incr...
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Wednesday February 9th, 2022

The US$ weakens, oil prices dip, equity markets are up, while US yields fall as market sentiment improves. Optimism that the Russia – Ukraine crisis will not escalate helped improve market risk-on sentiment. The major currencies continue to trade within relatively tight ranges as markets remain fo...
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Tuesday February 8th, 2022

The US$ firms, oil prices weaken, equity markets and US yields are up while markets remain range bound ahead of Thursday’s US CPI report. The benchmark 10-year US Treasury bond yield extends gains towards the key 2% mark helping the US$ index strengthen vs a basket of major currencies. We expect t...
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Monday February 7th, 2022

The US$ is flat, oil prices slip, while equity markets & US yields are mixed to start the week. The US$ index remains resilient vs a basket of major currencies following Friday’s better than expected Nonfarm payrolls report. There are no high-tier macroeconomic data releases today, expect curr...
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Friday February 4th, 2022

The US$ dips, Oil prices extend gains, Equity markets & US yields are mixed heading into key US jobs data. Markets will be focused on January Nonfarm Payrolls report which could show Omicron caused the first steep decline in payrolls in more than a year. The US$ index weakens into the jobs repor...
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Thursday February 3rd, 2022

The US$ rebounds, oil prices weaker, equity markets are down while US yields are mixed ahead of US data and ECB rate decision. The US$ index broke its 4-day losing streak ahead of US Initial Jobless Claims and ISM Services PMI despite both numbers expected to weaken month-over-month. The ECB is expe...
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