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More signs of a slowdown

By: New_Deal_democrat

Beginning in autumn 2013 and continuing through spring 2014, the housing market stalled in response to higher interest rates. Because of that, I anticipated an economic slowdown at about the end of 2014.  More signs are emerging that the slowdown has occurred. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Mar 03, 2015

By: XE Market Analysis

EUR-USD came under some pressure during the European AM session, giving up a narrow oscillation around the 1.1200 level and dipping below 1.1170. Yesterday's five-week low at 1.1160 remained untested at the time of writing. The talk in the interbank market is that the dollar will likely remain bid into Friday's U.S. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Mar 03, 2015

By: XE Market Analysis

EUR-USD has continued to oscillate around the 1.1200 level, which seems to be evolving into an anchor level. Yesterday's five-week low at 1.1160 is now a support point ahead of the major-trend low 1.1098, which was logged on Jan-25 and is the lowest level traded since Jan-2003. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Mar 02, 2015

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar rallied broadly on Monday in N.Y. trade, taking EUR-USD back under 1.1200, and USD-JPY over the key 120.00 level. The firmer greenback came despite softer income and consumption data, a manufacturing ISM report that missed the mark, and weaker construction spending. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Mar 02, 2015

By: XE Market Analysis

EUR-USD recovered the 1.1200 handle after declining below Friday's low at 1.1176 during the Asian session. leaving a low of 1.1160, the lowest level seen in five weeks. USD-JPY broke above recent highs at 119.79-84 on route to an 18-day high at 119.95. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Mar 02, 2015

By: XE Market Analysis

EUR-USD declined below Friday's low at 1.1176 to a low of 1.1160, which is the lowest level seen in five weeks. This draws the major-trend low 1.1098, seen on Jan-25 and the lowest level traded since Jan-2003, a little closer. USD-JPY broke above recent highs at 119.79-84 on route to an 18-day high at 119.95. Read more

Weekly Indicators: warning of a poor Q1 GDP edition

By: New_Deal_democrat

In the rear view mirror, 4th quarter GDP was revised down slightly, mainly due to less inventory accumulation than initially reported. Monthly January reports included CPI, down big, two consumer confidence measures, one up and one down, but both down slightly from their highs last month (presumably due to increasing gas prices). Read more

US Equity Market Review For the Week of February 23-27; The Grind Continues, Edition

By: HaleStewart

The easy money is gone from the market. While 5-6 years ago (and even 2-3 year ago) you could find bargains (companies with strong earnings potential that were also cheap from a PE perspective), none really exist anymore. In fact, the market is actually pretty expensive by standard valuation metrics. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Feb 27, 2015

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar was mostly firmer through the N.Y. session on Friday, as a lowered, but better than forecast Q4 GDP revision helped the greenback, while a soft Chicago PMI print was partially offset by better Michigan sentiment and pending home sales data. Read more

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