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Collinson FX Market Commentary: Mar 28 - Week comes to a quiet end By Collinson FX, , 10:06 PM Sun 29 Mar 2015
A quiet finish to the week with little in the way of economic data releases. US GDP missed expectations of 2.4%, coming in at 2.2%, surprising few. The University of Michigan Confidence reported a rise but this was little to analyst and equities were steady. Yelen's commentary was in line with expectations and the Dollar had a positive reaction to hawkish remarks ...[more]

Collinson FX Market Commentary: Mar 27 - ANZACs drop By Collinson FX, , 1:15 AM Sat 28 Mar 2015
The AUD slipped back to 0.7825, while the KIWI dropped below 0.7600, still well supported by interest rate differentials and a weak Dollar. Economic data interpretations and the impact this will have on Central Bank perceived actions will continue to drive equities, bonds and currencies! ...[more]

Collinson FX Market Commentary: Mar 26 - Tech sector sell-off By Collinson FX, , 12:57 AM Fri 27 Mar 2015
The KIWI traded around 0.7580, while the AUD drifted back to 0.7830, with support from interest rate differentials and a Dollar retracement. Central Banks will continue to dominate with economic data release influencing speculation on action. Growth is not likely to surprise on the upside and inflation will certify this direction. ...[more]

Collinson FX Market Commentary: Mar 25 - US drowns in liquidity By Collinson FX, , 9:02 PM Wed 25 Mar 2015
The Fed will not raise rates, with little growth and low inflation, with the inability to service the massive debt accumulated through endless deficits. The weak Dollar was reflected in the commodity currencies, with the AUD trading 0.7850, while the KIWI remained bid around 0.7630. ...[more]

Collinson FX Market Commentary: Mar 24 - Kiwi wins beauty contest By Collinson FX, , 10:37 PM Tue 24 Mar 2015
The Dollar is also collateral damage, with the EUR rising to 1.0940, while the GBP trade 1.4940. Commodity currencies also booked big gains with the AUD rising to 0.7870, while the KIWI surged to 0.7650! The NZD Dollar is extremely attractive, as economic conditions are marginally less benign, while interest rate differentials provide massive incentive ...[more]

Collinson FX Market Commentary: Mar 20 - Oil price lifts By Collinson FX, , 12:13 AM Mon 23 Mar 2015
Mar 20 - Oil moved north, with some recovery in commodity prices, as the reserve currency is allowing an anemic recovery. This boosted associated currencies, with the AUD jumping to 0.7770, while the KIWI hit 0.7540, with a rise in local Consumer Confidence. ...[more]

Collinson FX Market Commentary: Mar 19 - Oil drops below $43 barrel By Collinson FX, , 10:44 PM Thu 19 Mar 2015
Mar 19 - Oil dropped below $43/barrel reflecting contracting global demand for commodities. The associated currencies reacted accordingly, with the AUD breaking above 0.7700, while the KIWI moved above 0.7430. Monetary Policy and Central banks will continue to drive markets with little prospect of rate rises in developed markets. ...[more]

Collinson FX Market Commentary: Mar 18 - What's the Fed's fancy? By Collinson FX, , 8:06 PM Wed 18 Mar 2015
Mar 18 - Equity markets drifted lower overnight due to positive economic data triggering speculation that the Fed may move towards interest rate rises. The AUD continued to look inhibited, trading just above 0.7600, while the NZD was testing 0.7300 on the downside. All eyes remain on the Fed's rate decision tonight! ...[more]

Collinson FX Market Commentary: Mar 17 - US Interest rate decision? By Collinson FX, , 10:02 PM Tue 17 Mar 2015
Mar 17 - Australian New Vehicle Sales jumped 2.9%, as the currency clawed back to 0.7640, boosted by a flagging reserve. The KIWI also booked gains, moving back to 0.7370, reflecting USD weakness rather than any domestic positives. The NZD currently trades 0.6960 and 0.4965 against the EUR and GBP, little changed from yesterday. ...[more]

Collinson FX Market Commentary: NZD and AUD hit by US rally By Collinson FX, , 12:01 AM Sun 15 Mar 2015
Mar 14 - Equity markets fell overnight for the same reason they rose in the previous session! Market speculation that Central banks will act on Monetary Policy has been the major driver on equities, bonds and currencies since the GFC. The AUD was hit hard by the USD rally, dropping back to 0.7620 and the KIWI slipped below 0.7400, despite a rise in local Manufacturing PMI data. ...[more]

Collinson FX Market Commentary: Mar 12 - Kiwi plunges some more By Collinson FX, , 12:43 AM Fri 13 Mar 2015
Mar 12 - The RBNZ will cheer recent weakness in the currency and are expected to hold interest rates high, hitting cost of money. They may announce further income/ equity ratios today in order to cut rates while deflating the real estate market. The NZD currently trades 0.6820 and 0.4810 against the EUR and GBP, both under performing the dwindling KIWI. ...[more]

Collinson FX Market Commentary: Mar 11 - Kiwi plunges By Collinson FX, , 11:48 PM Wed 11 Mar 2015
Mar 11 - Equities were hammered overnight amidst speculation of a Fed rate rise. Recent economic data has been positive enough to adopt a reality in monetary policy. This has lead to many believing that a rate rise is in the offing. This directly impacted currencies, with the Dollar rallying strongly, although dovish Fed Chair perhaps questions this. ...[more]

Collinson FX Market Commentary: Mar 10 - Markets steady By Collinson FX, , 12:29 AM Wed 11 Mar 2015
Mar 10 - The markets opened the week steady after positive but contracting trade data from China, Japan and Germany. Chinese trade dipped, due to a massive fall in Exports (48%) and Imports (20.5%), reflecting the reduction in overall trade. The AUD regained 0.7700, while the KIWI traded above 0.7350, supported by healthy interest rate differentials. ...[more]

Collinson FX Market Commentary: Mar 7 - Oil price drops below $50 By Collinson FX, , 8:34 PM Sun 8 Mar 2015
Mar 7 - US stocks crashed to finish the week in an alternate universe. The world in which, good news is bad, and vica-versa! Global markets have been corrupted by Central Bank interference. Commodities drifted lower with Oil slipping back below $50/barrel. Associated currencies continued to drift, with the AUD falling to 0.7777, while the NZD traded below 0.7500. ...[more]

Collinson FX Market Commentary: Mar 5 - NZD pushes upwards By Collinson FX, , 11:58 PM Thu 5 Mar 2015
Mar 5 - The NZD is pushing up towards 0.7560, while the AUD consolidates above 0.7800, supported by steady GDP growth at 2.5%. Commodity currencies remain relatively strong, with jawboning from their respective Central Banks, failing to impact attractive interest rate differentials. ...[more]

Collinson FX Market Commentary: Mar 4 - Pressure goes on RBNZ By Collinson FX, , 7:46 PM Wed 4 Mar 2015
Mar 4 - Equity markets and the Dollar retreated overnight, from elevated highs, driven by Central Bank activity. Markets keenly await the detail of the ECB's QE policy to be elucidated Thursday. The NZD fed off these cross Tasman moves, pushing above 0.7550, putting pressure on the local RBNZ. ...[more]

Collinson FX Market Commentary: Mar 3 - Chinese chop interest rates By Collinson FX, , 12:06 AM Wed 4 Mar 2015
Mar 3,2015: China gave markets a pleasant surprise over the weekend with an interest rate cut. Chinese Governments officials must set the growth targets, and to achieve any where near 7% would require stimulus, hence the interest rate cut. The stimulus was good news for global markets, ...[more]

Collinson FX Market Commentary: Feb 27 - Europe takes a bashing By Collinson FX, , 11:50 PM Fri 27 Feb 2015
Feb 27, 2015: The EUR was battered overnight, as the Dollar surged. NZ Trade data was as expected, with contraction from Exports and Imports, although the balance was positive. Central Bank activity remains the major driver of currencies while insipid economic data does not support the robust economic recovery many touted. T ...[more]

Collinson FX Market Commentary: Feb 26 - Big jump for AUD By Collinson FX, , 12:26 AM Fri 27 Feb 2015
Feb 26, 2015: The AUD jumped towards 0.7900, while the KIWI traded 0.7530, looking at the release of Trade data today. Exports and Imports are expected to be lower reflecting the economic environment, although the balance is expected to be static. Central Banks continue to drive market direction while economic data remains a symptom. ...[more]

Collinson FX Market Commentary: Feb 25 - Politics prevail in Greece By Collinson FX, , 10:41 AM Wed 25 Feb 2015
Feb 25, 2015: Markets switched focus overnight as the spotlight turned to interest rates away from the fears of a Greek default. EU Finance Ministers accepted conditions from Greece to extend the bailout packages. This confirms obligations that already existed but allowed some semantic concessions to to appease voters. ...[more]

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