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XE Market Analysis: Asia - Aug 04, 2015

By: XE Market Analysis

The FX market was fairly quiet through most of the N.Y. session on Tuesday, though the dollar posted gains late in the day. The unit rallied into the close, perhaps on the back of hawkish Fed comments from Lockhart, who appeared to be itching for a rate hike in September, and as late position adjustments ahead of Wednesday's ADP report stepped in. Read more

The US housing market's connection to the Chinese stock market

By: New_Deal_democrat

This is part 1 of a multi-part post. I am going to argue that: 1. housing is not in any renewed "bubble," but 2. purchases by foreign buyers have become an increasingly important component of the rise in US house prices. 3. outside of housing, the US is in outright deflation, so 4. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Aug 04, 2015

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar traded mixed, moderately firmer against the euro and sterling, the latter of which dipped on an unexpectedly decline in UK construction PMI, while the greenback held steady against the yen and fell versus an outperforming Aussie dollar, which rallied after the RBA expressed that it is happier with the currency's levels in its post-policy meeting statement. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Aug 04, 2015

By: XE Market Analysis

The big mover today was the AUD, which rallied quite strongly, first, following better-than-expected trade and retail sales data out of Australia, and then a shift in language in the RBA statement following an a widely anticipated decision to leave the cast rate at 2.0%. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Aug 03, 2015

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar was mixed in N.Y. trade on Monday, though for the most part, ended the session about where it started. EUR-USD rallied to 1.0988 highs after the ISM data miss, though with Greece issues remaining, sellers took the pairing back under 1.0950 into the close. Read more

International Preview For the Week of August 3-7

By: HaleStewart

Keep your eye on the following data points and markets this week: Anything related to Canada: Earlier this year, the Bank of Canada stated the drop in oil was a net negative for the economy. This analysis turned out to be very accurate as evidenced by the five consecutive months of economic contraction. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Aug 03, 2015

By: XE Market Analysis

The biggest mover out of the main currencies was the Canadian dollar today, which dove to major-trend lows as oil prices posted new declines. USD-CAD rallied to an 11-year at 1.3176, concomitantly with front-month NYMEX crude, which fell to a near five-month lows under $46.30. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Aug 03, 2015

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar majors traded in narrow ranges in early-week trade. EUR-USD was settled in the upper 1.09s in the wake of Friday's short-lived surge to 1.1113 on the weak ECI out of the U.S. Markets will this week continue to assess the employment cost report, which threw Fed outlooks into disarray and resulted in a hefty dip U.S. Read more

US Equity and Economic Review: Weaker Breadth Indicators, Edition

By: HaleStewart

Hale Stewart is a former bond broker who has been writing about economics and financial markets since 2006 on the Bonddad Blog. He is also a tax attorney with a domestic and international practice while also forming and managing captive insurance companies for US companies. Read more

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