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International Economic Preview For The Week of August 24-29

By: HaleStewart

          Let’s take a look at the important economic releases next week that have an outsized importance. Read more

Weekly Indicators: summer vacation all is well edition

By: New_Deal_democrat

July monthly data releases this past week was all positive. Consumer prices were up a scant +0.1%. Housing permits and starts had a strongly positive rebound. Existing home sales also improved, and look set to turn YoY positive in a few months. In large part because of the very good housing permits numbers, as well as the recent marked decline in treasury yields, the Index of Leading Indicators was up a sharp +0.9%. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Aug 22, 2014

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar drifted in early N.Y. trade, as markets awaited Yellen's Jackson Hole speech on the labor markets. The greenback ultimately moved higher after her comments, though she didn't really alter the Fed's policy outlook, which will remain data dependent. Read more

International Week in Review: Spotlight on the UK, US and Australia

By: HaleStewart

This week the international economic news was light. The biggest event was the central bankers Jackson Hole meeting where both Janet Yellen and Mario Draghi gave speeches. But aside from that, there were no grand surprises in the data. Three central banks, however, released their latest meeting minutes. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Aug 22, 2014

By: XE Market Analysis

Directional impetus is limited after the bout of dollar-long position squaring that has been seen ahead of the Jackson Hole conference. EUR-USD ebbed back to the 1.3270 area after making a high of 1.3296, having stalled shy of 1.3300. USD-JPY has ebbed below 103.70 after capping out four pips shy of 104.00 yesterday, which was a four-month high.[EUR, USD]EUR-USD softer after hitting 1.3296, stalling shy of the 1.3300 level. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Aug 22, 2014

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar has been trading softer, with EUR-USD lifting to the upper 1.32s, USD-JPY ebbing to the 103.70 area after capping out four pips shy of 104.00 yesterday, and AUD-USD rising to a three-day high of 0.9329. The move has occurred despite net forecast-beating U.S.. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Aug 21, 2014

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar pulled back from its best levels in N.Y. trade on Thursday, despite the generally better U.S. data. Jobless claims were a touch lower than expected, home sales firmed up, while leading indicators, flash PMI and Philly Fed index all beat the street. Read more

Existing home sales improve, but prices have probably peaked

By: New_Deal_democrat

Although existing home sales have much less of an economic effect than new home construction and sales, they do constitute about 90% of the market, so they give us a wealth of information. Read more

EU Weakness in Two Monetary Charts

By: HaleStewart

Yesterday, I argued that we should begin referring to the EU economy as one in permanent recession. Between the austerity obsession at the federal level and the ECBs unwillingness to confront deflation head-on, this description seems more than appropriate. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Aug 21, 2014

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar extended gains seen after the release of the FOMC minutes yesterday. EUR-USD logged a new 11-month low at 1.3242 during pre-Europe Asian trade, holding above here during the London AM session despite the composite Eurozone PMI coming in below forecasts at 52.8 in the flash August figure. Read more

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