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What Is the Equity Sell-Off Telling Us?

By: HaleStewart

The equity indexes are a leading indicator in most advanced economies. The underlying rationale for their inclusion is that investors start to move money into stocks before the economy turns as they sense the bottoming. But they don't move all at once; instead, they buy in smaller amounts leading to small moves higher at the bottom of a market. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Oct 01, 2014

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar slipped broadly in N.Y. trade on Wednesday, though fared pretty well against the euro in the scheme of things. U.S. yields and equities slid sharply, which weighed heavily on USD-JPY, resulting in a move to 109.15 lows, after it traded over 110 in Asian hours. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Oct 01, 2014

By: XE Market Analysis

The USD posted fresh highs against the JPY, AUD and NZD, but was otherwise mostly steady against the euro and other main currencies. USD-JPY vaulted to a new six-year peak of 110.09, taking out the reportedly major option barrier level at 110.00 without much problem, before settling back to the mid-109s amid Japanese policymaking jawboning about "undesirable" currency volatility. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Oct 01, 2014

By: XE Market Analysis

The USD posted fresh highs against the JPY, AUD and NZD, but was otherwise mostly steady against the euro and other main currencies. USD-JPY vaulted to a new six-year peak of 110.09, taking out the reportedly major option barrier level at 110.00 without much problem, before settling back to the mid-109s. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Sep 30, 2014

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar was fairly stable against the major European currencies in N.Y. on Tuesday, though posted gains versus the yen and the CAD. EUR-USD recovered over 1.2630 after posting trend lows of 1.2572 in London, as USD-JPY steadied over 109.50, rallying to 109.76 highs. Read more

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

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