Foreign Exchange Insights and Next Week

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March 22, 2019

Central Banks: Policy meetings in Mexico, New Zealand, South Africa, Chile, Hungary and the Czech Republic. Many Fed officials have public speaking engagements including Harker, Rosengren, Clarida, Williams, Quarles, Evans, George and Bullard.  ECB President Draghi, Vice President DeGuindos, and Executive Board members Praet and Mersch also will be speaking. So will Ellis and Kent […] More

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March 15, 2019

Central Banks: In the week of March 18-22, monetary policy reviews are scheduled in the United States, U.K., Switzerland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Brazil, Colombia, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, and the Philippines. Fed Chairman Powell, Bank of England Governor Carney, SNB President Jordan, and Kent and Bullock of the Reserve Bank of Australia speak publicly. Minutes from […] More

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March 8, 2019

Central Banks: Monetary policy reviews at the Bank of Japan and National Bank of Ukraine. BOJ Governor Kuroda, Reserve Bank of Australia Assistant Governor DeBelle and Senior Deputy Governor of the Bank of Canada Wilkins will be speaking publicly. Special Events: The U.S. move to Daylight Savings Time on March 10th will cut the time […] More

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March 1, 2019

Central Banks: Monetary policy reviews at the European Central Bank and in Australia, India, Poland, Malaysia, Turkey, Canada, Serbia, and Canada. Fed Beige Book of regional conditions will be published, and Brainard and Williams are two of the Fed officials speaking publicly. So will ECB President Draghi, Bank of England Governor Carney, Reserve Bank of […] More

Shifting World Image of the United States Not Depressing Dollar Yet

February 25, 2019

The dollar’s external value rarely makes news headlines except in times of extreme strength or, even more common, extreme weakness. Neither extreme characterizes current circumstances, but there it was this past Saturday. The lead left-column front-page story in the New York Times proclaimed, “Staying mighty, dollar fortifies Trump’s power to dictate foreign policy.” The dollar […] More

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February 22, 2019

Central Banks: Monetary policy reviews in South Korea, Hungary, and Israel. Federal Reserve Board Chairman Powell testifies for two days on the economic outlook and monetary policy, first to the Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday and then the House Financial Services Committee on Wednesday. This so-called Humphrey Hawkins testimony is required twice yearly. Other Fed […] More

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February 8, 2019

Central Banks: Monetary policy reviews in Sweden and New Zealand. Powell, Mester, Bostic and George of the Federal Reserve will be speaking publicly. Holidays and Special Events: Japan closed Monday for Foundation Day, and the Eurogroup meets that day as well. British Prime Minister May to update Parliament on Wednesday on the state of Brexit […] More

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February 1, 2019

Central Banks: Central banks in Australia, India, Mexico, Thailand, Iceland, Serbia, The Philippines, U.K., Brazil, Poland, the Czech Republic, Romania, Peru, and Russia have scheduled monetary policy reviews next week. The Reserve Bank of Australia’s quarterly Monetary Policy Statement and the Bank of England’s quarterly Inflation Report will be published. RBA Governor Lowe and Bank […] More

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January 25, 2019

Central Banks: An FOMC policy statement will be published Wednesday but without an ensuing press conference. Central banks in Chile, Colombia, Hungary and Ukraine also have scheduled monetary policy reviews next week. Minutes from the Bank of Japan’s December 19-20 Board meeting and a summary of this past week’s ensuing Board meeting will be released. […] More

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January 18, 2019

Central Banks: Monetary policy meetings in Norway, Euroland, Japan, Malaysia and South Korea. BOJ Governor Kuroda and ECB President Draghi hold press conferences after their central bank meetings. Bank of Japan also publishes new quarterly Outlook Report. Holidays and Special Events: U.S. Martin Luther King holiday on Monday. World Economic Forum in Switzerland runs from […] More