083 – Powell delivers on hawkish tone at Sintra Symposium
At the ECB's symposium in Sintra, Portugal, Fed Chair Powell was hawkish, looking to align markets with the latest dot-plot projection of another two interest rate hikes for this year. US final GDP printed significantly higher than preliminary indications. Headline PCE declined but the core number was sticky. This week, the US celebrates its Independence Day holiday, with the first two days having light liquidity. Wednesday sees the FOMC minutes released, and Friday has the US non-farm employment change scheduled.
Senior Market Specialist
Russell Shor joined FXCM in October 2017 as a Senior Market Specialist. He is a certified FMVA® and has an Honours Degree in Economics from the University of South Africa. Russell is a full member of the Society of Technical Analysts in the United Kingdom. With over 20 years of financial markets experience, his analysis is of a high standard and quality.
Senior Financial Editorial Writer
Nikos Tzabouras is a graduate of the Department of International & European Economic Studies at the Athens University of Economics and Business. He has a long time presence at FXCM, as he joined the company in 2011. He has served from multiple positions, but specializes in financial market analysis and commentary.
With his educational background in international relations, he emphasizes not only on Technical Analysis but also in Fundamental Analysis and Geopolitics – which have been having increasing impact on financial markets. He has longtime experience in market analysis and as a host of educational trading courses via online and in-person sessions and conferences.