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Revised Q4 2014 GDP: good news on proprietors' income, mixed on residential investment

By: New_Deal_democrat

The first revision of 4Q 2014 GDP was reported this morning.  Generally it was a "meh," not changing much, although the small decline was mainly due to there being less of an increase in inventories, which is a wash. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Feb 27, 2015

By: XE Market Analysis

EUR-USD found a toehold after yesterday's sharp dive to a 1.183 low, recovering above 1.1200. The baseline message from Feb boss Yellen's testimonies this week was that the Fed is in not immediate rush to tighten policy, but with Bund yields hitting fresh record lows on Thursday, the dollar's yield advantage continues to hold up, rebounding above 170 bp from levels near 160 bp over the last day at the 10-year T-note versus Bund level. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Feb 26, 2015

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar moved broadly higher in N.Y. on Thursday, with EUR-USD losses leading the way. The market got a head start on the imminent ECB QE kickoff, as German yields fell to record lows, widening the differential in favor of the dollar, and setting off a slow but steady EUR-USD sell-off. Read more

Dear XE readers, You're reading the right blog: calling the bottom - and the rebound - in gas prices

By: New_Deal_democrat

On January 8, with Oil prices at about $48/barrel, I wrote that  http://bonddad.blogspot.com/2015/01/the-bottom-in-gas-prices-is-close.html The Bottom in Gas Prices is Close, saying: Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Feb 26, 2015

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar has traded mixed in London, losing ground to the yen, while firming up versus the CAD and pound. EUR-USD plied a narrow range, centered by the 1.1350 level. Following Fed chief Yellen's testimonies this week, which sent the baseline message that the Fed is in not immediate rush to tighten policy, the dollar's yield advantage has shrunk to the 162 bp area at the 10-year T-note versus Bund level, down about 10-13 bp from Monday. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Feb 26, 2015

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar has traded mixed, firmer against the yen and Aussie, but lower against the euro and sterling. EUR-USD traded to the upper 1.13 regions. Following Feb boss Yellen's testimonies this week, which sent the baseline message that the Fed is in not immediate rush to tighten policy, the dollar's yield advantage has shrank to the 162 bp area at the 10-year T-note versus Bund level, down about 10-13 bp from Monday levels. Read more

The US housing recovery is strengthening

By: New_Deal_democrat

Earlier this month I wrote that housing was primed for a breakout to the upside (and since what happens to housing this year is likely to show up in the broader economy next year, that is good news). While housing didn't break out to new highs, the trend of gradually improving numbers has continued. As I've written many times before, interest rates lead new housing sales and starts, and sales of new housing leads prices. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Feb 25, 2015

By: XE Market Analysis

FX trade was sluggish in N.Y. on Wednesday, with narrow ranges the rule for the major dollar pairings. EUR-USD was steady, ostensibly as markets awaited EU parliamentary testimony from ECB chief Draghi. At the end of the day however, the event was a bit of a dud for markets, with little attention paid by newswires, or the markets. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Feb 25, 2015

By: XE Market Analysis

FX trade was relatively quiet in London morning trade, with little in the way of data to drive prices, and nothing new to report on Greece. For the most part, traders remained near the sidelines, in anticipation of ECB Chief Draghi testimony to the European Parliament later in the session. Read more

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