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18 Feb. US$ mixed ahead of FOMC Minutes. BOJ meeting, BOE minutes also in focus today.

18 Feb. US$ mixed ahead of FOMC Minutes. BOJ meeting, BOE minutes also in focus today.

The dollar is mixed today, slightly weaker against most of its counterparts but stronger against both the Yen and Cable. It could be a busy session ahead, starting with the BOJ Meeting and then followed up later on by the BOE and the FOMC Minutes. There is a mix of US data as well (US Building

10 Feb. A mixed session with more of the same looking likely. China CPI coming up.

It was generally a choppy session with some Yen strength being a main theme on the back of ongoing concerns over the situation in both Greece and the Ukraine. Elsewhere it was choppy, although both the Aud and Kiwi recovered from their gap lower open following the soft weekend Chinese trade data. The Aud will be

5 Feb. US$ bounces, with some consolidation likely, ahead of tomorrow’s NFP. WTI falls 7%.

The dollar has generally regained some of yesterday’s lost ground and it would appear that some more consolidation could be in store as we wait on tomorrow’s US employment data. Elsewhere the main focus has again been in the price of oil, which after another hectic session has seen WTI give up the previous days gains

4 Feb. A big clean-out of US$ long positions. WTI, stocks also made strong gains. NZ Jobs data coming up .

After doing little (AUD, NZD aside) for much of the session, the markets came to life in a big way, with the US$ undergoing a major sell-off as a short squeeze snowballed, with the chances of more to come. It was not just the dollar that saw a big move, with WTI gaining by about

2 Feb. A busy week ahead: Focus on the PMI’s, RB & BOE I/R decisions, and then the US Jobs data, Friday.

Friday ended up being generally choppy but without any real direction, apart from Oil, which had a huge 7.2% rise as the result of the sharpest weekly drop in the U.S. oil rig count in nearly 30 years. This week will be a busy one, starting today with the global manufacturing PMI’s. Tomorrow, we will get