Weekly Trading Forecast: Trump Speech May Define Market Mood

Financial markets may overlook ample top-tier economic data and a steady stream of central bank commentary as a pivotal speech from US President Donald Trump takes the spotlight.

US Dollar Forecast: US Dollar May Struggle as Trump Speech Overshadows Hawkish Fed

The US Dollar may struggle in the week ahead as doubts about the impact of still-uncertain fiscal policy overshadow hawkish pronouncements from Federal Reserve officials.

Japanese Yen Forecast: Kuroda Stokes Bullish Motivation in the Yen; CPI on Deck

One of the biggest beneficiaries of the ‘Trump Bump’ across global markets was Japan. After the BoJ spent more than three years weakening the Yen as part of ‘Abe-nomics. ’

British Pound Forecast: GBP/USD Outlook Mired by ’Brexit’ Review, Hawkish Fed Rhetoric

The broader outlook for the British Pound remains tilted to the downside with the U.K. on course to trigger Article 50 in March.

Australian Dollar Forecast: Australian Dollar Should Rise If GDP Growth Resumes

The Australian Dollar may gain if fourth-quarter GDP data confirm that the Lucky Country has avoided recession for yet another year. It is very likely that they will.

Chinese Yuan Forecast: Yuan Eyes on Growth Outlook from Top Conferences

Looking forward, there are a bunch of events dotted on both China’s and the U.S’ economic calendar, which could add some volatility to Dollar/Yuan rates.

Gold Forecast: Gold Prices March into Fresh 2017 Highs- Fed Outlook in Focus

The rally in gold prices continued this week with the precious metal up 1.7% to trade at 1255 ahead of the New York close on Friday.

Equities Forecast: S&P 500, DAX & FTSE 100 Could Be Under Pressure This Coming Week

In last week’s forecast, we expressed our concern that risk was rising for the indices, but that the trend still remained upward until we saw a break in the bullish price action.

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