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Policy Daily Review January 25, 2017

Policy Daily Review for January 25, 2017

Forex Strategy Video: Global Trade Policy Will Supplant Monetary Policy, Catalyze Risk Trends

Talking Points: • Trade policy is quickly turning into the kind of key fundamental theme that can dictate global financial weather patterns • Incoming US Pre…


Dollar drops as investors await details of Trump’s policies

The dollar skidded in Asian trade on Monday, with the euro hitting its highest levels in more than a month as investors locked in gains on the greenback’s recent rise as they waited for U.S. President Donald Trump to offer details of his promised stimulus.


FOREX-Dollar starts week on back foot as Trump policy detail awaited


Protectionism is a “bad idea” – ECB’s Coeure

European Central Bank ExecutiveBoard member Benoit Coeure said on Monday that economicprotectionism was a bad idea, as he commented on new U.S.President Donald Trump, who has backed protectionist policies.


Gold Prices Rise Amid Lingering US Fiscal Policy Uncertainty

Gold prices rose as lingering uncertainty about the direction of US fiscal policy encouraged renewed unwinding of the so-called “Trump trade”.


Dollar on defensive as investors await Trump policies

The dollar was on the defensive at the start of the week in Asian trade. The euro climbed up to its strongest level in over a month as forex investors locked in profits after the greenback’s recent bout of strength as they waited for U.S. President Donald Trump to offer details of his promised stimulus.


Pound eyes $1.25 as traders bet British government to lose Brexit case

Britain’s pound surged to its highest in five weeks on Monday as investors priced in a defeat for the government in its appeal against a ruling that forces it to consult parliament before formally triggering EU exit talks in March.


Mark Cuban, a Trump Critic, Thinks His Policies Could Be a ‘Big Plus’ for Stocks

Count Mark Cuban among those who think the Trump administration could be boon to the economy and markets. The key word: could. The Dallas Mavericks o


ECB Bond Purchases Caused 6.5% Devaluation Of Euro Since 2014: Bundesbank

Bond purchases by the European Central Bank caused a 6.5 percent devaluation in the euro against the US dollar since 2014 till the end of last year, reports said Monday, citing a Bundesbank study.


European Shares Drift Lower On US Policy Uncertainty

European stocks were notably lower in early trade Monday, with banks coming under heavy selling pressure, after U.S. President Donald Trump struck a protectionist tone in his inauguration speech on Friday, triggering concerns about policy uncertainty.


Trump press secretary’s explanation for why Trump put a freeze on government hiring doesn’t hold up

Sean Spicer’s statement that Trump’s federal government hiring freeze was due to a “dramatic expansion of the federal workforce in recent years” isn’t right.


Stocks retreat on mounting uncertainty over Trump’s policies

U.S. stocks retreated on Monday as uncertainty mounted over how President Donald Trump plans to implement his pro-growth policies. The S&P 500 SPX, -0


U.S. stocks fall as investors fret about Trump’s policies

U.S. stocks opened lower on Monday as investors grappled with fears that President Donald Trump will focus on protectionist trade policies that could


The Spotlight is Elsewhere, Mario Draghi and the ECB

For the next six months Theresa May, the Prime Minister of Great Britain and Donald Trump, the President of the United States, and voters in the Netherlands …


UPDATE 1-Turkish central bank hikes lending rate, but leaves policy rate on hold

Turkey’s central bank onTuesday hiked its overnight lending rate by 75 basis pointsafter a slide in the lira but left its main policy rate on hold,steps that may not be sharp enough to draw a line under concernabout its independence.


City: U.K. Government Awaits Brexit Ruling, Ecclestone Leaves F1

Good morning from London. Here’s essential reading today from WSJ City. For updates throughout the day, you can download WSJ City for iPhone here


Pound bounces around $1.25 after U.K. Supreme Court rejects government’s Brexit appeal

The pound was sent on a rollercoaster ride in Tuesday morning trade after the U.K.’s Supreme Court ruled that the government can’t trigger the Article


A former regulator talks speed and special interests in the stock market

A change in administration and at the helm of the SEC typically encourages conversation about regulatory reform.


FEDEX CEO: The US trying to grow without free trade ‘would be like trying to breathe without oxygen’

Fred Smith, CEO of FedEx, is pushing back against the new administration’s stance on trade. In an interview with Fox Business Network’s Maria Bartir


Euro to Look Past IFO Data, Murky US Fiscal Policy Still in Focus

The Euro is likely to overlook Germany’s IFO business confidence survey. Divining what to make of a still-murky US fiscal policy continues to preoccupy the


City: ECB Official Signals QE Exit, European Bank Earnings Kick Off

Good morning from London. Here’s essential reading today from WSJ City. For updates throughout the day, you can download WSJ City for iPhone here 


The week ahead: Fed decision, NFP and Super Thursday from the BOE

As January draws to a close and February commences, a very busy week awaits markets. The Federal Reserve makes its first decision of the year and they are un…


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