Cable Slides in Early Europe

“There is no particular headline, but I’m seeing early sellers out of Europe,” said Stephen Innes, a senior currencies trader at Oanda Corp. in Singapore. “I suspect more a case of pre-Article 50 jitters and to a lesser degree the Scottish referendum noise. Risk  in general, is holding up, so I suspect the combination of Fed policy and political uncertainty are the main culprits.”
The selloff comes a day after Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon signalled the start of a legal process for an independence referendum, while the U.K. parliament gave May permission to start Brexit talks. The dollar traded in a tight range against most other major peers with turnover below average as traders held on to positions ahead of the Federal Open Market Committee two-day policy meeting starting today.
Australia’s dollar fell after February business confidence declined though losses were stemmed by a mixed set of Chinese economic data.


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Stephen Innes

Stephen Innes

Head of Trading APAC at OANDA
Stephen has over 25 years of experience in the financial markets and currently based in Singapore as the Head of Trading Asia Pacific with OANDA. Stephen's market views focus on the movement of G-10 and ASEAN Currencies. His views appear in Bloomberg, CNBC.Reuters, New York Times WSJ and the Economist. His media appearances include Bloomberg TV & Radio, BBC International, Sky TV, Channel News Asia, ASTRO AWANI and BFM Malaysia. Stephen has an extensive trading experience in Spot and Forward FX, Currency and Interest Rate Futures, Money Market Derivatives and Precious Metals. Before joining OANDA, he worked with organisations like Nat West, Chemical Bank, Garvin Guy Butler, and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation. Stephen was born in Glasgow, Scotland, and holds a Degree in Economics from the University of Western Ontario.
Stephen Innes