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Fundamental Forecast: A Volatility Shift as Rate Decisions, NFPs Approach

Fundamental Forecast: A Volatility Shift as Rate Decisions, NFPs Approach

2014-09-01 19:39:00
John Kicklighter, Chief Currency Strategist
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Talking Points:

• The Summer trading lull is passing, but can it revive historically low levels of activity?

• Top event risk this week includes a range of rate decisions including those from the ECB, BoE, RBA and BoJ

• NFPs on Friday will play an important roll in closing the gap between rate expectations and the USD

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Chief Strategist John Kicklighter discusses the top Forex fundamental themes for the coming week of trading. Monday's trading session may be slow due to the US holiday, but we are marking a seasonal change in market activity. A typically rebound in liquidity through September can offer a much-needed boost to exceptionally quiet markets. Yet, can a seasonal shift reverse a historical trend in dimnished activity? Meanwhile, event risk this week is dense with a range of rate decisions and Friday NFPs among a range of other scheduled releases.

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