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XE Market Analysis: Asia - Oct 30, 2014

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar rallied momentarily after the better U.S. Q3 GDP report, though quickly lost ground from there, as profit taking set in. The greenback's post-FOMC rally on Wednesday ran its course, as the market took advantage of the early rally to sell into. Read more

The apartment boom: Q3 update

By: New_Deal_democrat

This is a follow up on my post of a few months ago about the apartment boom. While single family housing has basically stalled for the last year and a half, the building of multi-unit dwellings has continued to rise. This is because the very large "echo boom" Millennial generation is at the age where they are moving into apartments, condos, and starter single family homes. Read more

XE.com and Currency Cloud Partner to Deliver a UK Money Transfer Solution for Business

By: XE-Anne

Partnership provides unparalleled transparency in international payments LONDON and TORONTO - October 28, 2014 – The world’s favorite currency site, XE.com, has partnered with Currency Cloud to launch XE Money Transfers (XEMT), an international payments service for business users with a secure and seamless platform that provides greater transparency in the foreign exchange space. Read more

Oil's Drop From Summer Highs Lowers Global Inflationary Pressure

By: HaleStewart

Since hitting a high at the 107.68 price level over the summer, oil prices have moved through two key support levels at 98 and 91. Downside momentum has increased and prices have coalesced in the lower 80s. Energy prices are among the most important contributors to inflation. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Oct 30, 2014

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar extended post-FOMC gains before recouping some lost ground. EUR-USD made a three week low of 1.2555 before recovering. The high so far has been 1.2593, which was seen following upside Eurozone data surprises, which still leaves the euro about 45 pips down on yesterday's New York closing level. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Oct 30, 2014

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar extended post-FOMC gains in pre-European trade in Asia. The Fed, to recap, wound down QE3 on schedule and maintained the "considerable time" reference for low rates, but acknowledged the improvement in the labour market -- a mix that has left the markets with an upbeat but slightly more hawkish impression of the Fed's view. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Oct 29, 2014

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar spent the morning session on a softer footing, as the market perhaps geared itself toward a more dovish FOMC announcement. EUR-USD made its way to highs near 1.2770, after the rolling off of noted 1.2650 option expiries at 10:00 EDT. USD-JPY eased back from 108.10, though held the 108 mark into the Fed. Read more

Weekly Indicators: very late edition

By: New_Deal_democrat

I wasn't able to get to this over the weekend, but here are the high frequency indicators for last week. Monthly data for September included a big increase in the index of leading economic indicators. There was a slight increase in consumer prices. Read more

Leading Indicators Point To Continued Japanese Weakness

By: HaleStewart

Although Japan had a 6% GDP growth rate in the first quarter, much of this was attributed to a sales tax hike pulling sales forward -- a thesis that was confirmed by the 7.1% contraction in the second quarter. Since then, economic numbers have been weak, most notably the decline in industrial production. Read more


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