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XE Market Analysis: Europe - Oct 19, 2017

By: XE Market Analysis

The yen continued to underperform, coming amid fresh highs on Wall Street. USD-JPY clocked a two-week high at 113.14, while EUR-JPY, AUD-JPY, and other yen crosses, also scaled to new highs. Strong trade data out of Japan had little impact on the yen. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Oct 18, 2017

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The dollar weakened in N.Y. trade on Wednesday, leaving the DXY at 93.41 lows, and down from one-week highs if 93.80. Weaker U.S. housing starts data dented USD sentiment early on, and from there, the greenback drifted mostly lower. EUR-USD topped at 1.1794, up from 1.1745 opening lows. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Oct 18, 2017

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar continued to firm. USD-JPY rallied for a third successive session, making a nine-day at 112.76, and EUR-USD declined for a fourth consecutive session, logging a nine-day low at 1.1730. While losing ground the dollar, the euro managed gains versus the yen, sterling and other currencies. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Oct 18, 2017

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar traded with a firming bias, gaining versus New York closing levels against most currencies, but still remaining shy of respective highs that were logged yesterday. Clouding the picture presently is the looming decision by the Trump administration on who will have the Fed chair, whether it will be the reappointment of dovish Yellen or the decidedly more hawkish Taylor, among the five candidates being considered. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Oct 17, 2017

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar started the N.Y. session on a firmer footing, aided by higher than expected import and export prices. From there however, the greenback turned lower, leaving the DXY under 93.50 from one-week highs of 93.73. EUR-USD bottomed at 1.1737 before making its way to 1.1774 highs, as range trade mentality persists. Read more

XE Market Analysis: US Dollar Gaining on Latest Fed Chair Speculation

By: xemarketanalysis

OVERVIEW USD gaining across the board on reports that Trump is leaning towards a hawkish Fed Chair candidate. GBP under pressure as two new members of BoE are not ready to back a rate hike yet despite inflation remaining at 5-year high. EUR soft despite rise in German investor morale, inflation still below ECB's target. EU continues to push UK for more concessions in Brexit negotiations. AUD is fairing well, limited reaction to upbeat RBA minutes. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Oct 17, 2017

By: XE Market Analysis

EUR-USD declined for a fourth consecutive session, this time logging a out a one-week low at 1.1754, while the common currency has remained heavy after posting lows versus the yen and other currencies yesterday. The prevailing disharmony in Spanish politics is weighing on the euro, particularly news that a Spanish judge has jailed without bail two key members of the Catalan independence movement, which raises concerns that this will only enflame ineradicable-willed Catalan nationalists. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Oct 17, 2017

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar has continued to trade perkily. USD-JPY flipped back above 112.00 as major Asian stock indices hit 10-year highs after Wall Street hit fresh record highs on Monday. The pair has a well-established tendency to correlate with notable moves in global equity markets, though persisting concerns about political disharmony in Spain and North Korea (Pyongyang threatened nuclear war could "break out at any moment") may have been curtailing yen losses. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Canadian Dollar and British Pound Under Pressure

By: xemarketanalysis

OVERVIEW USD rises to intraday highs following a strong manufacturing survey and weekend comments from Yellen. CAD is under pressure as the 2-year Canadian government bond yield slipped below that of its US counterpart. GBP fell around 0.5 cent on reports of possible breakdown in Brexit negotiations. EUR recovering from its session lows after Austria elected a conservative/right-wing coalition. Oil prices rise as Iraqi army retake control of Kurdish controlled territory. Read more

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