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FOREX-Yen slips as global tensions abate, pound gains

Published on Reuters September 5, 2019

The pound rose to its highest level against the dollar in more than a month on hopes that a no-deal Brexit would be avoided.

“Funding currencies are in retreat on a ratcheting down of tensions on a global basis,” said Karl Schamotta, Chief Market Strategist at Cambridge Global Payments in Toronto, to Reuters. Read the article here:

Bank of Canada appears more confident in the strength of the economy

Published on 680 News September 5, 2019

Cambridge’s Sean Coakley saidIf we look at today’s report where more or less they decided to stay pat and the resulting news release that came along with it, we can see that the Bank of Canada was much more confident in the strength of the Canadian economy, irrespective of the developments of what we have seen outside of the Canadian economy.”

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BoC will be compelled to move once consumer sentiment falls: Market strategist

Published on New news source September 4, 2019

Karl Schamotta, Chief Market Strategist at Cambridge Global Payments, joins BNN Bloomberg to weigh in on the Bank of Canada’s latest policy announcement. Watch the video here:

Canada’s GDP shows ‘worrisome’ weakness in business investment: Strategist

Published on BNN Bloomberg August 30, 2019

Karl Schamotta (@vsualst) appeared on BNN Bloomberg to discuss Canada’s second-quarter GDP data. Watch the video here:

Libra Needs Facebook Users to Help Break Into $714 Billion Payments Market

Published on Bloomberg August 27, 2019

Karl Schamotta, Chief Market Strategist at Cambridge Global Payments, told Bloomberg that even though Facebook’s Libra would be a unified currency, “each country in the world has idiosyncratic regulatory regimes, fragmented banking standards, and a whole lot of things that throw sand in the gears that prevents the smooth transfer of money.” Read the full article here:

C$ trims earlier gains as the greenback rallies on Fed minutes

Published on Financial Post August 21, 2019

“The Canadian dollar and other major currencies are selling off in response to a lowering of odds of further monetary easing from the Federal Reserve,” said Karl Schamotta, Chief Market Strategist at Cambridge Global Payments. But “the inflation data this morning is underpinning the rally that we’ve seen.” Read the Financial Post article here:

Bank of Canada ‘caught between a rock and Trump’ even as inflation hits target: Market strategist

Published on BNN Bloomberg August 21, 2019

Karl Schamotta, Chief Market Strategist at Cambridge Global Payments, provides breaking analysis of the latest report on Canadian inflation, and discusses his outlook for how the Bank of Canada will on interest rates. Watch the BNN video here:

Dollar firms, global stocks soar on ECB rate cut expectations

Published on Reuters August 19, 2019

“Markets are still betting on a raft of stimulus measures from the ECB in September and that is having a pretty strongly negative effect on the euro,” Cambridge’s Karl Schamotta said to Reuters. “But in the near term, this idea that we could see more spending out of Germany is helping to alleviate that.” Read the full article here:

Is a global recession coming? Here’s why analysts are worried

Published on CTV News Channel August 15, 2019

“We are seeing investors really looking for safety in the long-term investments. They’re lending to governments at very, very cheap rates, and they’re much, much less confident about what will happen over that time period,” Karl Schamotta, Chief Market Strategist for Cambridge Global Payments, told CTV News Channel. Read more:


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