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XE Market Analysis: Asia - Aug 07, 2013

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The dollar headed lower, forcing the USD index back below the 200-dma for the second session. The downturn in the dollar came even after a revival in Fed taper talk on Tuesday. The move lower was a function of persistent USD-JPY weakness through 96.50 and a heavy short covering rally in Cable over 1.5500 after the BoE Inflation Report and Carney presser went down like a lead balloon. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Aug 07, 2013

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Sterling stole the headlines as BoE Carney's first quarterly Inflation Report detailed formal policy guidance. Cable fell on a knee-jerk move from 1.5300 to 1.5206 and then experienced a brutal short squeeze that topped 1.5440. EUR-USD was supported on dips, leaving it close to 1.3300, while USD-JPY was heavy in the low 97s after it registered an early move to 96.82 lows.[EUR, USD]EUR-USD ended the European morning above 1.3300 as a very sharp Cable short covering rally and strong German industrial production data boosted it from 1.3265. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Aug 07, 2013

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The dollar was supported amid a revival in Fed taper risk as even policy doves Evans and Lockhart suggested that a reduction in bond buying was likely to happen later this year. The pick up in the dollar was modest at best though due to market positioning and isolated moves in specific currencies. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Aug 06, 2013

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The dollar headed lower into the N.Y. session as EUR and GBP made up ground on strong data. German orders were much stronger than expected, along with U.K production data. Eurozone spread narrowing was evident after Italian GDP wasn't as bad as feared and fed a EUR move on 1.3300, while Cable threatened the 1.5400 region. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Aug 06, 2013

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The dollar was mixed to lower in Europe. EUR and GBP moved ahead on positive data, which included strong German orders and a pick up in U.K. production numbers. Eurozone spreads narrowed, which was a euro positive as Italian GDP came in slightly better than expected. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Aug 06, 2013

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Movement was isolated to USD-JPY and AUD-USD in Asia. The former was influenced by equity markets moves. Early losses from the Nikkei drove USD-JPY below 98.00, but a late stock rally was the catalyst for a USD-JPY move to 98.40. AUD surged from 0.8920 to 0.8985 as the RBA cut rates by 25 bp as expected, while the accompanying statement was widely deemed to be less dovish than expected. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Aug 05, 2013

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Activity was low during the N.Y. session following limited interest in Europe. EUR reversed course after 1.3300 held again due to persistent offers from an Asian account and good outstanding option positions. The dollar also found support from the U.S. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Aug 05, 2013

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Market movement in Europe was still lethargic despite last week's central bank policy outcomes and Friday's NFP release. EUR gravitated towards 1.3300 due to positive short term technical indicators and a heavier dollar tone that carried over from Asia as participants keyed off U.S. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Aug 05, 2013

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The dollar consolidated losses seen in the wake of Friday's weaker than NFP releases and other U.S. data misses, which weighed expectations of Fed policy tapering. Asian markets were relatively quiet ahead of key economic data releases out of China later this week and central bank policy decisions from RBA and BoJ. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Aug 02, 2013

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The dollar ended on a weaker footing after a series of U.S. data misses, which included the key NFP release. The headline number increased 162k in July from a downwardly revised 188k outturn in June, which compared with the 183k median. Expectations were inflated ahead of the release after a series of upbeat job reports earlier in the week and compounded market disappointment. Read more

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