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US Equity And Economic Review For the Week of April 13-17; False Break-Out Edition

By: HaleStewart

After consolidating since the beginning of March, it appeared that SPYs broke out on Wednesday. It was a false break-out. Wednesday’s daily candle was weak, with a small body and high shadow. Rather than continuing the move higher, Thursday printed a similar candle. Read more

Weekly Indicators: the US consumer steps up to the plate edition

By: New_Deal_democrat

Monthly reports for March included the Index of Leading Indicators, up slightly. The Empire State survey showed a little contraction; the Philly Fed survey, a little expansion. Wholesale inventories increased, while sales were flat. Industrial production declined significantly. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Apr 17, 2015

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar rallied early in the aftermath of warmer U.S. CPI data, though with corporate earnings under some pressure this quarter, renewed Greece concerns, lower yields, and a subsequent Wall Street sell-off, the greenback soon moved generally lower again. Read more

International Economic Week in Review: Slack, Slack, Everywhere There's Slack Edition

By: HaleStewart

High levels of global slack are the primary cause of deflationary pressures. Weak industrial production in the EU and UK is lowering demand for industrial inputs; Japan’s depressed capacity utilization rate is contributing to the phenomena. Low US and EU labor utilization levels are depressing consumer demand. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Apr 17, 2015

By: XE Market Analysis

EUR-USD vaulted to a 10-day high of 1.0833 on breaking yesterday's peak at 1.0817 and triggering a batch of buy stops through 1.0820. The move comes despite the dollar's yield advantage holding up well, near 180 bp at the 10-year T-note versus Bund maturity. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Apr 17, 2015

By: XE Market Analysis

EUR-USD is softer after peaking at 1.0817. This level and the 20-day moving average at 1.0801 mark near-to resistance. Recent gains have mostly been prompted by a run of softer U.S. data that has all but switched off chances of a Fed tightening as soon as June. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Apr 16, 2015

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar was lower through the N.Y. session on Thursday, resulting in the USD index falling for the third consecutive day. Dampish jobless claims and housing starts weighed on the greenback, though following recent market volatility, it appears the unit may be entering a brief consolidative phase. Read more

Yes, Oil's Price Drop Is Sending Negative Ripples Through the Economy

By: HaleStewart

A picture is worth 1,000 words: Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Apr 16, 2015

By: XE Market Analysis

The euro traded with some volatility. EUR-USD dove back under 1.0700 after peaking in early Asia at 1.0747. EUR-JPY reversed from a six-day high at 127.86, diving below 127.00 before recouping to the 127.30 area. Greece remains a big thorn in the side of the euro. Read more

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