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XE Market Analysis: North America - Aug 29, 2019

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The Yen went from outperformer to underperformer after China's commerce ministry affirmed that September trade talks are not off the table. There was a palpable sigh of relief in markets after the Trump administration yesterday made official its extra 5% tariff on $300 bln in Chinese goods imports, affirming collection dates of September 1 and December 15. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Aug 29, 2019

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The Yen has risen versus most other currencies today as markets take to defensive positioning amid a backdrop of sputtering stock markets. The forex markets' barometer of risk appetite, AUD-JPY, has been a relatively big mover, and was showing a near 0.5% decline heading into the London interbank open. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Aug 28, 2019

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The Dollar was little changed in N.Y. on Wednesday, leaving the DXY contained inside of a 98.22 to 98.13 trading range. There was nothing in the way of data to move markets, while Wall Street gained, and the U.S. Treasury curve remained inverted. Concerns over the U.S./China trade outlook took a breather today, with no news taken as good news. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Aug 28, 2019

By: XE Market Analysis

The Dollar has continued to trade in a directionally mixed manner, today holding steady against the Yen while gaining versus the Euro and against an underperforming Pound, the latter of which was hit by news that the UK prime minister is taking a controversial measure to prorogue (suspend) parliament as a means to limit the opportunity of opposition parties to take the no-deal Brexit option off the table. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Aug 28, 2019

By: XE Market Analysis

The Dollar has continued to trade directionally mixed amid a backdrop of misfiring stock markets as participants digest recent mixed signals from the U.S.-China trade front. The narrow trade-weighted USD index (DXY) has settled in a narrow range above 98.00, having recouped about three quarters of the losses seen on Friday, when China announced retaliatory tariffs on U.S. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Aug 27, 2019

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The Dollar was held to relatively narrow ranges in N.Y. on Tuesday, though the DXY did manage very modest gains, bouncing from 97.89 lows at the open, and later peaking at 98.04. Better than expected U.S. consumer confidence data helped support the Greenback, though mixed signals with regards to the U.S./China trade war, have largely kept the USD ins a holding pattern so far this week. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Aug 27, 2019

By: XE Market Analysis

The Dollar has been putting in another mixed day of trading, losing ground to the Yen and Sterling, holding near net unchanged versus the Euro while gaining moderately against the Australian and New Zealand Dollars. The Yen firmed and then softened, firming amid intraday declines in European equity markets and S&P 500 futures, and then paring gains as equity market sentiment improved. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Aug 27, 2019

By: XE Market Analysis

The Yen firmed up, and was heading into the London interbank open with a 0.4% gain versus the Dollar, and a 0.6% rise against the Australian buck, which has been the underperformer of the main currency pack. The flight-to-safety dynamic, while modest, has been concomitant with a dip in S&P 500 futures, and has come despite firmer stock markets in Asia. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Aug 26, 2019

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The Dollar was a little higher overall in N.Y. on Monday, taking the DXY to 98.08 highs from opening lows of 97.95. EUR-USD was steady through the morning, topping at 1.1124, later bottoming at 1.1097. USD-JPY USD-JPY peaked at 106.40 early on, later settling into a narrow range on either side of 106.00. Read more

XE Market Analysis: CAD Consolidates and Shows Little Interest, eh!

By: xemarketanalysis

OVERVIEW The Dollar Index rebounds 0.5% and greenback firms against most major currencies. Poor IFO reading accentuates pressure on the Euro. Read more

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