Today we are taking a look at:

  • Fed guides market expectations higher, Fed funds futures and OIS market react violently recently, raising the probability of a March rate hike
  • Rand continued to slip, pausing in Asian session currently R13.16/$, stronger dollar hurts majors and EM FX alike
  • Top 40 index +0.36% amid some positive results, US markets slump over 0.5% leading Asia weaker this morning
  • Eurozone inflation metrics rise on higher energy and commodity prices; Japanese data marginally firmer, but household spending remains weak in January