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Forex – Dollar at 2-week highs on Fed rate hike bets

© Reuters. Dollar at 2-week highs on Fed rate hike bets   Investing.com – The dollar was trading at two-week highs the other major currencies on Tuesday, underpinned by expectations that the Federal Reserve is moving closer to hiking U.S. interest rates. The U.S. dollar index, which measures the greenback’s strength against a trade-weighted basket of…

USD/CAD inter-markets: renewed weakness in oil prices should lift the pair beyond 1.3100 handle

Extending its sharp rebound from Friday’s swing low level of 1.2830, theUSD/CAD pair has now risen to a nearly 3-week high and is currently hovering around the very important 200-day SMA near 1.3060 region. The Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen’s speech at the Jackson Hole symposium followed by hawkish comments from Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley…

Fedspeak Drives Dollar Higher, but Will FOMC Actually Hike in 2016?

Talking Points: – The U.S. Dollar continues to drive higher after Friday’s FOMC comments began to stoke rate expectations higher for the remainder of the year out of the United States. – This isn’t the first time that the Fed has taken a hawkish stance to talk up near-term rate hikes, even in 2016. But does this…

Questions, Research on Possible Synthetic Turf Link to Athletes’ Cancer Continue

Their son is gone. Luke Beardemphl, a standout Tacoma, Washington soccer player during his years at Stadium High School, died last year at 24, following a seven-year battle with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. But Luke’s parents, Mike and Stephanie Beardemphl, now worry about the kids who will come after him, running, rolling and diving into the more…

Florida Woman Caught Faking Injury in Attempt to Collect Workers’ Comp Payments

The Department of Financial Services’ Division of Investigative and Forensic Services (DIFS) announced the arrest of a Fort Lauderdale woman after she attempted to fraudulently collect workers’ compensation payments following an alleged on-the-job injury. Sheyla Veronica White claimed that a sprinkler head fell from the ceiling, bounced off her desk, and struck her in the…

GBP/USD back below 1.3200, erases post-Yellen gains

GBP/USD dropped almost a hundred pips from daily highs, falling below the level it had before Janet Yellen speech. The pair jumped to 1.3278, hitting the highest level in three weeks but then retreated sharply amid a recovery of the US dollar across the board. Currently, it trades at 1.3190, around the same level it closed…

USD/CAD bounces sharply to 1.3000

USD/CAD reversed sharply and rose more than a hundred pip during the last three hours as the US rallied across the board amid signals of a potential rate hike from the Federal Reserve during the current year. From1-week low to 2-week highs After Janet Yellen speech from Jackson Hold crude oil rose and USD/CAD tumbled to…

USD/JPY resumes advance, hits 10-day high

After a period of hesitation, USD/JPY gathered renewed buying interest and climbed to fresh 10-day highs above the 101.00 mark. Fed Chair Yellen hawkish remarks gave the greenback a boost for a few minutes, but the rally lost steam soon after and USD/JPY dropped from the 100.80 zone to a low of 100.05. However, the US dollar has…

Dollar Surges, S&P 500 Stumbles after Yellen Speech…Does it Last?

Talking Points: Fed Chair Yellen offered an optimistic outlook at Jackson Hole with others shoring up hawkish interpretation The Dollar posted its biggest rally in two months while ‘risk’ assets stumbled Fundamental fodder ahead includes NFPs, a G20 meeting and Brexit data; but can it overcome holiday quiet? See how retail traders are positioning in…

Will Seasonal Changes Revive Volatility and Restore Trend?

Talking Points: We look at the results of a poll asking what restores volatility: Jackson Hole; seasonality; or a ‘crisis’ Remarks from Janet Yellen and others generated a significant move Friday, but follow through remains dubious Historically, the VIX rises in August and the S&P 500 dives in September; but but volume remains the linchpin What are…