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Forex Week in Review: April 24-29

It was a trading week with the broad dollar sell-off finding few obstacles in the calendar. The absence of hawkish innovations from the FOMC has been taken by the market as an all-clear to add to bearish USD momentum and carry trades. It seems that its only immediate savior is a renewed Euro-zone crisis. The technicals are again showing that most currency’s are in overbought territory now that many of the short term targets have been printed. Maybe it will be left up to Central Banks to protest, just like the RBNZ did by stating that their currency strength was ‘unfavorable’. Below are some of the highlights of the week:





  • A Heavy data week starting with CHF and AUD Retail Sales
  • Followed by Manufacturing and Non from the US and UK.
  • Rate decisions announcements from the RBA, BOE and ECB
  • Ending the week with employment releases from US and Canada

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Dean Popplewell

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Dean Popplewell has nearly two decades of experience trading currencies and fixed income instruments. He has a deep understanding of market fundamentals and the impact of global events on capital markets. He is respected among professional traders for his skilled analysis and career history as global head of trading for firms such as Scotia Capital and BMO Nesbitt Burns. Since joining OANDA in 2006, Dean has played an instrumental role in driving awareness of the forex market as an emerging asset class for retail investors, as well as providing expert counsel to a number of internal teams on how to best serve clients and industry stakeholders.
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