FX:MACRO - Week 37/2023
"Goals are the roadmaps to success."
Welcome to issue #72 of fx:macro!
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It's been one of these weeks where my initial assumptions of what to trade have been completely wrong but I've been saved by paying attention to the market's sentiment and reaction to headlines. The idea was to look for a dollar short because of a weak calendar, how the economic surprise index was developing and September seasonality. Tuesday morning saw quite some dollar strength, and when the dollar just put in a brief dip when Waller made some dovish comments about the risks of doing too much and too little being balanced, it was pretty clear I my idea was wrong. A few months ago, I've written a day-by-day summary for a similar week, I hope you find it helpful.
There's a lot of material in this newsletter, so I included a Summary table with the most important info in one place. Everything you find there is derived from data and news in the accompanying PDFs. It's not necessary to go through them all but they provide a lot of depth and background. Skip them if you're short on time or just read the ones that are relevant for you.
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Week in Review
Central bank speaker recap for the week: Download PDF
Review of central bank events and economic data for this week: Download PDF
RBA Rate Decision and statement
BOC Rate Decision and statement
ISM Services PMI
Summary table, currency drivers, economic calendar, FX levels
Charts and data on growth, inflation, interest rates, central banks, equity sectors, sentiment and positioning, market risks and more
Central bank overview with the summaries of each of the latest rate decisions, rate statements and minutes: Download PDF
Central bank meeting preps for next week’s events with latest rate decision, statement, press conference and minutes, economic data since the last rate decision and summarized comments from every speaker:
ECB: Download PDF
Intraday seasonalities for currencies and major assets: Download PDF
Commitment of Traders for the relevant futures: Download PDF
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