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Fundamental Forecast: Volatility Turning Over as Events Shape Rates

Fundamental Forecast: Volatility Turning Over as Events Shape Rates

John Kicklighter, Chief Strategist

Talking Points:

  • Another surge in volatility this past week reflects a possible trend change in activity levels
  • Yen crosses and EURUSD are very risk sensitive, while the dollar and S&P 500 will prove stubborn
  • Meanwhile, data will stir rate forecasts for the Dollar, Pound, Aussie and Kiwi dollars

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Chief Strategist John Kicklighter discusses the top Forex fundamental themes for the coming week of trading. These sessions are held live every Monday at 16:30 GMT. Was last week's volatility jump just another short-lived blip on the radar or is the frequency of these spells showing a bigger change at work? Risk trends and speculative appetites are a key catalyst that is increasingly exacting its influence over the capital markets and majors. A strategy for both status quo and heavy risk swells is necessary. Meanwhile, the docket is littered with events that promise to sustain and amplify interest rate forecasts - for better or worse. Events like the US and Aussie CPI, BoE Minutes, UK GDP and RBNZ rate decision are top teir this week.

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