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International Economic Preview For the Week Of November 24-28

By: HaleStewart

     The following economic news releases will have a disproportionate impact on the markets next week. Monday Read more

Weekly Indicators: a good week for US Thanksgiving edition

By: New_Deal_democrat

The economic news this week included a sharp rise in the October leading indicators. This forecasts strong growth in the second quarter of next year. Housing permits made a new post-recession high, although the more volatile housing starts came in a little soft. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Nov 21, 2014

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar firmed up versus the European major currencies, though was soft against the dollar bloc and the yen in the wake of China's surprise rate cut and ECBspeak signaling improved odds for QE. There was no data on Friday, and while Wall Street was higher, it traded well off its best levels as the session progressed. Read more

International Economic Week in Review: Where's the Inflation?

By: HaleStewart

On the surface, disinflation looks like a great idea. After all, who wouldn’t like absolute price stability or the possibility of a slight decline in prices? It sounds like economic nirvana. However, some level of overall inflation is in fact a good thing because it indicates there is a sufficient level of demand to drive up prices. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Nov 21, 2014

By: XE Market Analysis

Two key develops drove the EUR lower and sent the AUD and other commodity-correlating commodity bloc currencies higher. One was a shock interest rate cut by the PBoC, which drove stock and commodity prices higher and saw AUD-USD spike nearly 100 pips to a three-day high at 0.8722. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Nov 21, 2014

By: XE Market Analysis

USD-JPY has seen volatile trade that left a high at 118.36 and a low at 117.35 before settling around 117.80. Japan's Finance Minister Aso said that yen weakening over the past week as "too rapid,," which prompted a round of yet buying. Aso said we was against "rapid FX moves" whether up or down, which are unwelcome, as forex rates should be determined by the market. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Nov 20, 2014

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar traded mostly sideways in light dealings in N.Y. on Thursday, as modest gains on Wall Street and marginally firmer yields did little to help the greenback. Firmer core CPI data initially resulted in some USD buying, though gains were mostly unwound through the morning. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Nov 20, 2014

By: XE Market Analysis

USD-JPY rallied to a new seven-year high for the fifth consecutive day, reaching 118.97 in early London trade before ebbing back to the low 118s. EUR-JPY and other yen crosses saw a similar price action. EUR-USD, meanwhile, dove from 1.2575 to a low at 1.2504, subsequently consolidating above here. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Nov 20, 2014

By: XE Market Analysis

USD-JPY rallied to a new seven-year high for the fifth consecutive day, reaching 118.70 and showing scant sign of corrective pullbacks. EUR-JPY, meanwhile, extended further into six-year high territory, and GBP-JPY and other yen crosses also made new trend highs. Read more

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