A series of waivers of US steel and aluminum tariffs eased trade worries on one front but escalated them on another on Thursday as stock markets were battered. The yen was the top performer while the Australian dollar lagged in a classic risk-off move. Japanese CPI is due up next. The Premium DAX30 short was closed at 11980 for 360 pt-gain.
The market expected something more hawkish from the FOMC on Wednesday. Instead, the dot plot continued to show three hikes and the US dollar stumbled. In early Asia-Pacific trading, the RBNZ left rates unchanged. A new Premium GBP trade was issued. Here is a tweet posted 7 hours before the Fed decision.Read More...
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