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USD/ZAR

Moving away from the Pound in the late 50's to early 60's, the Rand was established and is the current legal tender for South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho and Namibia. The Rand has had its fair share of volatility with the currency depreciating massively following the apartheid era sanctions. The currency looks to benefit when investors are willing to take on more risk in developing countries. Any pullback in risk from global markets pushes the Rand significantly lower as seen during the financial crisis of 2008.

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US Dollar and South African Rand News

Forex - USD/ZAR Returns to Familiar Range during February Sell Off
The South African Rand has been weakening steadily versus the US Dollar the past several months, almost a year now. The USD/ZAR’s longer-term appreciation has been stunted ov...
US Dollar to Test Fresh Highs on Critical Week for Financial Markets
The US Dollar bounced sharply off of recent lows as a fresh round of “Taper” from the US Federal Reserve boosted outlook for the Greenback.
ZAR: Today’s Most Oversold Exotic Currency
Current price levels as well as a pair of prominent technical indicators suggest the South African rand (ZAR) is “severely oversold” and that USDZAR could be the &ldquo...
USD/CZK: The Best Emerging FX Opportunity
Aggressive new Czech QE measures coupled with improving US economic data and the increased likelihood for Fed tapering could soon produce explosive gains in USDCZK.
Japanese Yen Breakout or Fakeout? ZAR/JPY May Provide the Answer
An eventful week in Japanese markets should get more interesting in the coming weeks. USDJPY strength is suspect as long as the Nikkei 225 is capped by its May-July trendline. USD...

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Date Time Currency Event Importance Actual Forecast Previous Notes
Wed
Jul 30
12:30
USD Gross Domestic Product (Annualized) (2Q A) 4.0% 3.0% -2.1%
12:30
USD Personal Consumption (2Q A) 2.5% 1.9% 1.2%
12:30
USD Gross Domestic Product Price Index (2Q A) 2.0% 1.8% 1.3%
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USD Fed Pace of Treasury Pur (JUL) $15B $15B $20B
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USD Fed Pace of MBS Purchases (JUL) $10B $10B $15B
18:00
USD Federal Open Market Committee Rate Decision (JUL 30) 0.25% 0.25% 0.25%
Fri
Aug 1
12:30
USD Change in Non-farm Payrolls (JUL) 231K 288K
12:30
USD Unemployment Rate (JUL) 6.1% 6.1%
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USD Personal Consumption Expenditure Core (YoY) (JUN) 1.4% 1.5%
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USD ISM Manufacturing (JUL) 56.0 55.3