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XE Market Analysis: North America - Sep 30, 2014

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar rebounded from Asian session weakness amid a post-Eurozone inflation data rout in EUR-USD, while the month-end batch of Japanese data was also conducive of USD-JPY gains. The euro took a hit on news that Eurozone HICP ebbed back to 0.3% y/y from 0.4% in the flash September estimate despite the uptick in the Spanish headline rate and unchanged German numbers of yesterday. Read more

Housing sales and construction: August 2014 review

By: New_Deal_democrat

Let me start out by quickly explaining why I pay so much attention to the housing market. It is because no other single economic indicator so accurately foretells the health of the economy 12-18 months later than housing, and in particular new housing sales and construction. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Sep 30, 2014

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar traded steady-to-softer today after a period of outperformance. AUD-USD and NZD-USD led the way, with the former rebound from yesterday's nine-month low at 0.8684 to a high today of 0.8767. Dollar losses against the yen were more modest, with USD-JPY dipping to a low of 109.18 before recovering to the 109.50 area, leaving yesterday's low at 109.12 untroubled. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Sep 29, 2014

By: XE Market Analysis

Despite the volatility on Wall Street, and lower Treasury yields, the dollar remained fairly stable in N.Y. trade on Monday. Overall, the greenback did lose some ground to most major currencies, though this came after an overnight session which saw EUR-USD post trend lows, and USD-JPY trend highs. Read more

International Economic Preview For the Week of September 29-October 3

By: HaleStewart

       The following data releases will have a disproportionate impact in the coming week. Read more

Weekly Indicators: Positive but with more deceleration edition

By: New_Deal_democrat

In the rear view mirror, 2Q GDP finally settled out at +4.6%. Monthly data for August included a blowout improvement in new home sale (much of which I suspect will be revised away next month), and a slight decline in existing home sales, Durable goods ex-Boeing were slightly higher. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Sep 26, 2014

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar gained across the board in N.Y. trade on Friday, as equities clawed back some of Thursday's sharp losses, and as interest rates edged higher, in part related to the departure of bond guru Gross from PIMCO. On the data front, the final Q2 GDP revision match better expectations, while U. Read more

International Week In Review: Australian Concerns Growing Edition

By: HaleStewart

Let’s start with a one-sentence overview of the major economies: Australia is clearly slowing down as a direct result of China’s growth slowing Japan is hitting a post-Abenomics rough patch that may lead to further government or BOJ action Canada is in the middle of slow and steady growth The US is growing at a strong rate The UK continues to be the best performing major economy, although indicators are lower from earlier year highs The EU still may be slipping into a deflationary spiral Earlier this week, I wrote about the continuing negative news from the EU. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Sep 26, 2014

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar majors were comparatively steady in pre-U.S. open trade. USD-JPY lifted from the mid-108s back above 109.00 on slightly tamer than expected CPI data out of Japan. EUR-USD consolidated the gains seen in the wake of yesterday's somber set of data out of the U.S., remaining in a narrow range in the mid-127s, leaving the 22-month low at 1.2697 untroubled. Read more

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