The dollar rallied last week, as stronger than expected economic activity and employment data towards the end of the week helped quell recession fears.10 August 2022
Markets are becoming more moderate in their expectations of a Fed rate hike, as slow economic activity indicates that the US economy may not be able to withstand aggressive tightening.25 July 2022
The dollar spiked last week, boosted by soaring US inflation rates, with the dollar index rising above 109.2 and setting a fresh 20-year high.18 July 2022
Robust financial and employment data show that the US economy is not at imminent risk of recession, increasing the chances of a steep rate hike in July.11 July 2022
Recession fears are boosting the safe-haven dollar, outweighing concerns of US economic downturn spurred by weak economic data.04 July 2022
In his testimony before the Senate Banking Committee, Fed Chair Jerome Powell stressed the importance of bringing US inflation down and admitted that recession was certainly a possibility.27 June 2022
Record high US inflation rates have forced the Fed to ramp up its efforts by performing its steeper rate hike since 1994 and bringing its benchmark interest rate to 1.75%.20 June 2022
The Fed is expected to raise its benchmark interest rate by 50 base points on Wednesday, continuing its policy of monetary tightening and gradual return to pre-pandemic rates.14 June 2022
The dollar has been retreating on a mix of weak economic data and unstable market sentiment, although hawkish Fed rhetoric supports the currency.06 June 2022
FOMC meeting minutes indicate that FOMC members are prepared for a series of rate hikes of 50 base points each, confirming that the Fed intends to move with a gradual but steady pace towards monetary policy normalization.31 May 2022
The USD, which has been trading into overbought territory, faced its worst week since January, weakened by unstable market sentiment and lack of support from Treasury yields.23 May 2022
Several FOMC Members have adopted a hawkish stance and openly support a 50 base point rate hike, increasing the probability that the voting in the next policy meeting will be in favor of such a rise.16 May 2022
Fed Chair Powell stated last week that the Fed is not considering a 75 bs rate hike for the next policy meeting, thwarting market expectations and driving the dollar down.09 May 2022
The Fed may move towards a policy of quantitative tightening at its meeting this Wednesday, by starting to trim its 9 trillion USD balance sheet.03 May 2022
US Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell seems to be in favor of an aggressive rate hike, stating that a 50 base point increase in the Fed’s benchmark interest rate is on the table for the Fed’s next policy meeting in May.26 April 2022
Inflation remains one of the biggest problems for the US economy, with CPI data showing that headline inflation rose to 8.5%, its highest rate since 1981, and PPI data marking their biggest increase in over a decade.18 April 2022
FOMC minutes showed that several Fed officials were in favor of a rate hike of 50 base points last month, increasing the chances of a 50 bp increase in the Fed’s benchmark interest rate in May.11 April 2022
The dollar was boosted by hawkish Fed rhetoric, increasing the odds of a 50 bp rate hike at the Central Bank’s next meeting, with markets anticipating total rate hikes of at least 175 base points within the year.04 April 2022
The 10-year US treasury yields rose to a two-year high of 2.5% last week, providing support for the dollar, as investors anticipate a more aggressively hawkish Fed policy.28 March 2022
Diplomatic talks between Russia and Ukraine last week have sparked hopes of a de-escalation of the conflict, although Russian attacks continue.21 March 2022
War continues raging in Ukraine for almost 20 days now, with heavy casualties including civilians and children.14 March 2022
Western allies announced that they would be blocking "a certain number of Russian banks" from access to the SWIFT banking system and impose restrictions on Russia’s Central Bank, that would effectively cut off Russian Banks from the international financing system and undermine the Russian Central Bank’s ability to support the collapsing Rubble.28 February 2022
Geopolitical tensions were re-ignited and investors turned towards safe-haven assets, with gold price climbing to $1,900 per ounce, while crypto markets were hit hard, with Bitcoin plummeting below the $40,000 key level.21 February 2022
The EU is building a partnership for energy security with the US and other Natural Gas suppliers, in an attempt to mitigate a potential energy crisis and shield the EU from energy shortages.14 February 2022
The EU relies on Russia for most of its natural gas and oil imports, as well as for wheat and other commodities, and a disruption in supply might result in a rise in prices and an increase in inflation rates for the Eurozone.07 February 2022
The dollar picked up momentum after the Federal Reserve released a more hawkish statement than anticipated, with the dollar index climbing to almost 97.5 points on Friday.31 January 2022
WTI price rose to a 7-year high of over $86 per barrel, oversupply concerns and tight oil inventories.24 January 2022
The past year saw an increase in the price of the dollar, as the pandemic started to recede and global economy was set on the path to recovery.10 January 2022
The yearly US CPI rate announced on Wednesday registered the biggest annual gain since 1982, but the USD sank even further, after US inflation rates rose but still came in line with expectations.17 January 2022
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