Tag Archives: commentary

How To Play the U.K. Retail Sales Report

Before you end the week and paint the town red with your new suede dancing shoes, whatcha say to makin’ a handful of pips? Get dibs on the U.K.’s January retail sales report yo! Read more

Daily Economic Roundup – February 9, 2011

Before heading out to trade, go on and look through the good ol’ Pipnoculars for a preview on what’s coming up on today’s economic calendar! Read more

Daily Economic Roundup – February 8, 2011

First up, congrats to Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers for winning the Superbowl! Now can we please get some volatility in the markets please? Read more

MPC Meeting Minutes: Not as Bullish as You Think!

Well, well, well… It seems the wolf pack has grown by one! Andrew Sentance, a former lone wolf calling for a rate hike, has found a bro in Martin Weale, according to the latest monetary policy committee (MPC) meeting minutes. Read more

The 411 on Commodities, Inflation, and Monetary Policy

Commodities have taken center stage, and why shouldn’t they? They’ve been on a roll as of late, with prices rising through the roof! Read more

Australian Floods to Drown Economy in 2011?

You might be surprised to hear this, but the floods that hit the country might actually set the tone for Australia for the rest of the year. Wanna find out how? Then get in here! Read more

ECOFIN Meeting: Three Possible Outcomes

The euro zone is making headlines again, and this time its finance ministers are on the hot seat. In their 2-day meeting that started yesterday, they will attempt to reach an agreement that will help pull the region out of its debt fiasco. Here are 3 predictions on the outcome of the meeting. Read more

Why China Keeps On Hiking

Last Friday, just when everyone was getting ready for the weekend, the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) raised its reserve requirements by 50 basis points. Boy, does China know how to pull off a surprise! Read more

BOE Statement Preview: Setting the Tone for 2011

The monthly BOE monetary policy statement is less than a day away. As the saying goes, “Failing to prepare is preparing to fail!” So get yourself ready for the big announcement and read up on what the MPC has in store for you pipsters! Read more

FOMC Snoozefest

Unlike New Year’s Eve and Katy Perry, the release of the FOMC meeting minutes produced very little fireworks. The meeting minutes, which outlined the details of the Fed’s interest rate decision last December 14, merely confirmed what everyone had already known – the Federal Reserve had no plans of cutting QE2 short because economic recovery still lacked momentum. Read more