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XE Market Analysis: North America - Jan 16, 2018

By: XE Market Analysis

The euro dropped quite sharply on political concerns in Germany, with some SPD factions reportedly uncertain, or in outright rejection, of proposals to form a grand coalition. This has rattled EUR-USD and euro crosses, which have been aggressively bid in recent sessions. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Jan 16, 2018

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar has settled above yesterday's trend lows. EUR-USD has been making time in a narrow range below yesterday's 37-month peak at 1.2296 while USD-JPY has lifted to the upper 110.0s after opening in Tokyo just under 110.50, above yesterday's four-month low at 110.33. Read more

XE Market Analysis: US Dollar Slumps To 3-Year Low

By: xemarketanalysis

OVERVIEW Broad-based Dollar weakness continues. Euro adds to gains after a 3-year high reached on Friday. GBP is rising in tandem with EUR. BoJ Governor sounds upbeat on growth, Japanese Yen hits a 4-month high. HIGHLIGHT The US Dollar has weakened further today after the break of some key technical levels on Friday triggered an acceleration of selling the Greenback. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Jan 15, 2018

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar has continued to skid lower, with the narrow trade-weighted USD index (DXY) down for a fourth straight day, presently showing a 0.6% decline so far today. The index has logged a 36-month low of 90.39, and only has to breach 90.33 to make it a 37-month low. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Jan 15, 2018

By: XE Market Analysis

.The dollar posted fresh lows versus the euro, sterling and yen, among other currencies, before rebounding some. Friday's hotter than expected U.S. CPI data, and decent retail sales data, which were followed-up by relatively hawkish remarks from Fed member Rosengren, who said that he now favours more than three 25 bp rate hikes this year, should help market participants justify picking up dollars on dips. Read more

International Economic Week in Review: 2018 Is Starting Off Well

By: HaleStewart

Earlier this week, the OECD released their latest general assessment of world economy. The report noted that this was the best year for global growth since the Great Recession with the expansion synchronizing across countries. But while more countries are now growing (left chart), the pace of per capita growth is still far below previous expansions: And global trade is still weak: The report also highlights several potential growth headwinds in the upcoming years: high levels of debt in China, lack of reforms in emerging economies and easy central bank policies leading to asset bubbles. Read more

US Bond Market Week in Review: Bond Market Potpourri

By: HaleStewart

            Rather than have a longer, common theme to this week’s column, I have several smaller stories.  Hence, “Bond Market, Potpourri.” Read more

US Economic Week in Review: Strong Retail Sales and Modest Inflationary Pressures

By: HaleStewart

            This week was light on the U.S. economic news front; there were only two releases of import: retail sales and CPI. Read more

Weekly Indicators: seasonality wreaks its usual havoc edition

By: New_Deal_democrat

December data included positive retail sales and muted consumer inflation. Producer prices actually declined slightly. November data included business inventories, which increased slightly at all levels, but were outpaced by strong sales, meaning that the inventory to sales ratio declined to a 2.5 year low. Read more

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