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US Elections: What Does the USD Data Suggest?

TraderMade’s chief technical analyst, Steve Jarvis, has put out some interesting research looking at USD trading patterns around past presidential elections to see if there is any indication of what to expect in the upcoming one.

Using a USD trade weighted index chart for his analysis rather than specific FX rates, Jarvis looked at how the USD moved during the two months leading up to the previous seven US presidential elections and the two months after.

Going back to 1988, Jarvis highlights who was elected, their defeated opponent, and includes the percentage change for the USD index for the two months before and after the election, as well as the net change over the four-month period.

OTC Clear Claims First in USD/CNH Swaps Clearing

OTC Clearing Hong Kong (OTC Clear) has launched a clearing service for cross-currency swaps (CCS), which will initially focus on swaps in the USD/CNH currency pair. OTC Clear is the first international clearing house to provide clearing for USD/CNH CCS, the company claims in a statement. The firm provides a Payment versus Payment – or […]

Icap Launches CNH Benchmark

EBS BrokerTec and Icap Information Services (IIS) have launched EBS CNH Benchmark, the first fully electronic, trade-backed reference rate for the offshore Chinese renminbi (CNH) market, according to Icap. The benchmark is published daily at 16:30 Beijing/8:30 GMT, and is timed to coincide with the onshore renminbi (CNY) market close. “We chose to publish it […]

Scandis Under Pressure from Brexit, but Risk Appetite Coming Back

Risk aversion generated by the Brexit vote has seen Scandinavian currencies more than others coming under pressure along with sterling. In particular, the Norwegian krone and Swedish krona have been hit by the downward trend. However, market analysts contacted by P&L suggest the move might not last. “The NOK acted similarly as other ‘risky’ currencies […]