Author Archives: Darren Marchal

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It’s all about data. The decentralized web is underway – or so we would like to believe Sir Tim Berners-Lee as he sets forth on his new adventure Solid as he builds a new open-source platform that aims to let users take control of their data. He gets serious as he takes a sabbatical from MIT for Solid. This…

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It’s all about data. The decentralized web is underway – or so we would like to believe Sir Tim Berners-Lee as he sets forth on his new adventure Solid as he builds a new open-source platform that aims to let users take control of their data. He gets serious as he takes a sabbatical from MIT for Solid. This…

EURUSD: Euro Back On The Decline

Previous: On Monday the 1st of October, trading on the euro closed down. The rate rose to 1.1625 during the European session before dropping to 1.1564 in the US. I found the market’s behaviour confusing yesterday given that the euro dropped against the dollar on the back of positive news concerning Brexit, a rise in oil…

EURUSD: Euro Back On The Decline

Previous: On Monday the 1st of October, trading on the euro closed down. The rate rose to 1.1625 during the European session before dropping to 1.1564 in the US. I found the market’s behaviour confusing yesterday given that the euro dropped against the dollar on the back of positive news concerning Brexit, a rise in oil…

No Rate Hike From RBA Until Mid-2019

RBA leaving rates unchanged until 2019 will widen the rate differential between Australia and the US, short AUD/USD?  RBA has kept its neutral bias, suggesting rates could remain unchanged until mid-2019. RBA Governor Philip Lowe left rates unchanged for the 26th month in a row at a record low of 1.5%. Lowe stated that even though…

No Rate Hike From RBA Until Mid-2019

RBA leaving rates unchanged until 2019 will widen the rate differential between Australia and the US, short AUD/USD?  RBA has kept its neutral bias, suggesting rates could remain unchanged until mid-2019. RBA Governor Philip Lowe left rates unchanged for the 26th month in a row at a record low of 1.5%. Lowe stated that even though…

Greenback Advances

Overview: The US dollar is rising against most of the major and emerging market currencies. The Swiss franc and the Japanese yen are the exceptions and are holding their own. Global equities are mixed. Asia, excluding Japan, was mostly lower, with 1.2% losses in Taiwan and South Korea and 2.5% drop in Hong Kong and…

Greenback Advances

Overview: The US dollar is rising against most of the major and emerging market currencies. The Swiss franc and the Japanese yen are the exceptions and are holding their own. Global equities are mixed. Asia, excluding Japan, was mostly lower, with 1.2% losses in Taiwan and South Korea and 2.5% drop in Hong Kong and…

Corn Price Jumps After A New NAFTA Deal Is Unveiled

During the 2016 election campaign, Donald Trump talked about many things. Most importantly, he talked about immigration and trade. On trade, he derided large trade agreements as being detrimental to the United States. He promised to end the Trans Pacific Partnership on his first day on the job. He did. He then talked about the…

Corn Price Jumps After A New NAFTA Deal Is Unveiled

During the 2016 election campaign, Donald Trump talked about many things. Most importantly, he talked about immigration and trade. On trade, he derided large trade agreements as being detrimental to the United States. He promised to end the Trans Pacific Partnership on his first day on the job. He did. He then talked about the…