US Macro

The Group of 7 finance minister’s meeting came and went with nothing more than the same well-worn bromides meant to create the illusion that the leaders of the global financial world are actually solving problems.

Still, the combination of stronger US data and signals from the FOMC that the normalization of rates can still be expected in 2016 helped the Greenback extend its recovery. Since May 3rd, the USD Index has traded higher for three consecutive weeks and gained ground on all the major pairs last week except for the Sterling.

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Author: Leon Hinde

Leon has been working in the financial services industry for 18 years in management and advisory roles. Leon has extensive experience in general advice and dealings involving securities and derivative financial products.

PS 146 Securities & Derivatives, ADA 1 & 2 accreditation, Responsible Manager Certificate. Leon is authorised to provide financial product advice and deal with respect to the following financial products:

· Deposit Products
· Securities
· Derivatives
· Interest in managed investment schemes; and
· Government debentures, bonds and stocks