Ian Dobbs

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25 Jul 17, 12:40pm
Political paralysis has weighed on the USD; NZD consolidating around the 0.7430 USD area and has bounced back against AUD to 0.9379 AUD; Fed Funds rate meeting this week expected to have no surprises
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18 Jul 17, 12:12pm
USD weakness has been the main theme for the week, driven by Fed speakers, data and Trump administration; NZD has underperformed over this time and is lower on other crosses, not helped by soft inflation data
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11 Jul 17, 12:24pm
NZDUSD trapped in the 0.7250 and 0.7340 range for three weeks and a downside bias likely; NZDAUD also likely to have a downside bias; US data shows low unemployment but not broad based wage gains
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18 Apr 17, 4:36pm
NZDUSD has recovered to 0.7000 level, however NZD weakness is expected in the near term; against the AUD, NZD likely to be rangebound after facing resistance at the 0.9300 level; mixed USD data and Trump comments have added volatility to the markets
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17 Jan 17, 3:00pm
NZD trading at the 0.7100 level; GBPUSD has fallen 19% since Brexit vote; Safe havens gold and yen rise as stocks across Asia fall
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6 Dec 16, 3:32pm
NZD looks to AU data and GDT dairy auction for guidance; ECB likely to extend QE; USD consolidates prior to expected rate rise
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29 Nov 16, 2:29pm
Post-Trump gains in USD total over 6%; focus on OPEC and commodity currencies; expect volatility in oil price
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22 Nov 16, 1:44pm
Greenback posts fresh 13½ year highs; USD direction to be driven by upcoming data; strong exporter interest in NZD/USD around 70c mark
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15 Nov 16, 1:56pm
Higher inflation and productivity in US under Trump; 85% chance of Fed rate hike in December, more could follow
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25 Oct 16, 1:32pm
Plenty of market moving US data being released; NZD continues to ease against USD; Australian inflation data important for pricing future RBA cuts
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20 Oct 16, 8:37am
ECB in focus this week, key UK data also eyed; Draghi infers monetary policy may have reached limit of efficacy; market continues to digest divergent central bank monetary policies
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27 Sep 16, 2:32pm
BoJ pledges to overshoot inflation target; US Fed kicks rate hike can down the road again; dovish RBNZ statement opens door for further easing
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20 Sep 16, 2:04pm
Busy time for markets as central bank policy reviews released; Fed and RBNZ likely to keep rates unchanged
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13 Sep 16, 1:43pm
US Fed Presidents comments blamed for sell-off in global equities and risk currencies, subsequent rhetoric calms nerves; weak US data behind USD decline
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6 Sep 16, 2:45pm
September Fed rate hike odds reduce after US August payrolls data; Fed chairs' rhetoric indicates outlook for hikes on track
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30 Aug 16, 2:39pm
Greenback rises in wake of Fed meeting; strong employment growth and higher wages would increase odd of Fed hike
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23 Aug 16, 1:30pm
Investors focus on whether the US can extract one more rate hike this year; BoJ to take further steps to ease economic malaise; Wheelers speech causes spike in NZD
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16 Aug 16, 1:43pm
Indicators due out will show impact on UK of exit decision; NZD is range bound against majors, except GBP
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9 Aug 16, 1:49pm
US Nonfarm payrolls surprise raises Fed rate hike odds; further RBNZ rate cuts after August being mooted
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2 Aug 16, 1:53pm
US GDP disappointment brings non-farm payrolls into spotlight; RBA favoured to set new historical low cash rate of 1.50%; BoE expected to cut when they meet Thursday
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