U.S. Trade Deficit Is Wider Than Any Month or Year Since 2008

The U.S. trade deficit widened to the biggest monthly and annual levels since the last recession, underscoring the inherent friction in President Donald Trump’s goal of narrowing the gap while enjoying faster economic growth. The deficit increased 5.3 percent in…

Equity and Crypto Pain Persists

Tuesday February 6: five things the markets are talking about The global equity rout extended overnight as Asian and European markets followed Wall Street and tumbled, sending equity indexes toward the biggest three-day slide in nearly three-years. Volatility in stocks…

GBP/USD – Pound Drops as UK Services PMI Disappoints

The British pound has posted considerable losses in the Monday session. In North American trade, GBP/USD is trading at 1.4009, down 0.79% on the day. On the release front, the focus was on the services sectors. British Services PMI slowed…

Equities Slump Deepens; Dollar Steady

Monday February 5: Five things the markets are talking about Global stocks have extended their biggest decline in two-years overnight while the ‘big’ dollar steadies outright against G10 currency pairs. Sovereign treasury yields continue to creep higher, while crude oil…

Dollar Rebounds After Strong Jobs Report

US added 200,000 positions in January The US dollar rose against major pairs on Friday. The release of the U.S. non farm payrolls (NFP) proved to be the much needed shot in the arm after the greenback was under pressure…

What to look for in U.S payrolls (NFP)

Friday February 2: Five things the markets are talking about The U.S labor department is expected to report that 2018 has kicked off with a pickup in hiring. Market consensus is looking for non-farm payrolls (NFP) to rise by +180k…