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How could today’s US retail sales data impact FX?


his week has been a volatile one in the FX market and we expect more of the same today with the release of US retail sales data for April. ( 3 min )

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Matthew Ryan
US jobless claims top 20 million; why did the dollar rally?

A much weaker-than-expected US labour report weighed on the dollar on Friday, which sold-off against most major and emerging market currencies.

Enrique Díaz-Álvarez 10 May 2021 3 min.

As is often the case at month end, portfolio rebalancing by asset managers brought a lot of random volatility to currency markets last week.

Enrique Díaz-Álvarez 4 May 2021 3 min

How has Covid-19 affected the BRICS countries? Read our latest Special FX Forecast report

Matthew Ryan 29 April 2021 12 min

Federal Reserve

Most major currencies traded within a rather narrow band on Monday as investors awaited major newsflow later in the week.

Matthew Ryan 27 April 2021 2 min

The dollar fell against almost every other G10 currency last week ahead of this Wednesday’s Federal Reserve meeting.

Enrique Díaz-Álvarez 26 April 2021 3 min

UK retail sales surged higher in March, while the ECB held fire and offered little new information during its press conference on Thursday.

Matthew Ryan 23 April 2021 3 min


This Thursday’s meeting of the European Central Bank is expected to be uneventful for the FX market, but will be closely watched by investors nonetheless.

Matthew Ryan 21 April 2021

The dollar fell against just about every other currency last week, despite a string of impressive macroeconomic data out of the US economy.

Enrique Díaz-Álvarez 19 April 2021

While the sell-off in Eastern European currencies was not quite as dramatic as other regions in 2020, the moves lower witnessed in the region was of a magnitude unseen in years. Read our latest FX Forecast Report of the European Market. Focus on: CZK, HUF, PLN and RON.

Matthew Ryan 15 April 2021 12 min