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XE Market Analysis: Loonie Volatile as Bank of Canada Announces Rate Hike

By: xemarketanalysis

OVERVIEW EUR weaker after ECB policymaker’s comments and inflation. GBP hit a fresh high overnight. USD soft despite strong industrial production and housing data. Bitcoin slump continues, and its value is now half of its peak last month. HIGHLIGHT The Canadian Dollar saw some wild swings as the Bank of Canada announced it was raising rates as expected to 1.25%. Read more

Industrial production, retail sales complete strong quarter

By: New_Deal_democrat

By now I'm sure you've read elsewhere that industrial production rose strongly in December. That's certainly true, and to put it in perspective, here is the overall number (red) together with manufacturing (blue) and mining (including oil and gas) ( green): All of these numbers have risen strongly since the bottom of the "shallow industrial recession" that ended in early 2016 when the decline in the price of oil and gas stopped. Here's a look at the same data YoY: Apropos of a post I wrote last week, while this is pretty good, it still does not compare with the strong growth of industrial production during the booms of the laste 1960s and 1990s: Although we don't have the final number for personal income in December, industrial production joins employment and retail sales in having a strong 4th quarter. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Jan 17, 2018

By: XE Market Analysis

The USD index (DXY) has lifted out a of a fresh low that was seen early in the Asia-Pacific session at 90.14. That is the lowest level seen since December 2014, and was the culmination of a 13.2 decline from the high seen in January 2017. The low also marks about a 55% retracement of a rally seen from 2013-14 through to last January, illustrating the corrective aspect of dollar declines over the last year. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Jan 17, 2018

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar staged a bounce after posting fresh lows versus the yen, euro, and a number of other currencies during the early part of the Tokyo session. USD-JPY posted a new four-month low at 110.19, completing a run of seven consecutive down sessions, before recouping to the upper 110.0s. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Jan 16, 2018

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar was relatively steady in N.Y. trade on Tuesday, seeing the DXY crawl up to 90.82 highs, before pulling back to 90.57 lows. A softer headline Empire State index outcome had little impact. EUR-USD bottomed at 1.2196 early in the session, before topping at 1.2248. Read more

XE Market Analysis: A Very Mixed Day Today for Currencies

By: xemarketanalysis

OVERVIEW Euro drops as ECB looks set to stick to its pledge on the QE program. Sterling dips as UK inflation dropped to 3%. Bitcoin slumps up to 18% on regulatory crackdown rumors. HIGHLIGHT There is nothing to highlight for today's Currency Market Analysis! US DOLLAR The US Dollar has clawed back some of the ground lost towards the end of last week and beginning of this week. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Jan 16, 2018

By: XE Market Analysis

The euro dropped quite sharply on political concerns in Germany, with some SPD factions reportedly uncertain, or in outright rejection, of proposals to form a grand coalition. This has rattled EUR-USD and euro crosses, which have been aggressively bid in recent sessions. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Jan 16, 2018

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar has settled above yesterday's trend lows. EUR-USD has been making time in a narrow range below yesterday's 37-month peak at 1.2296 while USD-JPY has lifted to the upper 110.0s after opening in Tokyo just under 110.50, above yesterday's four-month low at 110.33. Read more

XE Market Analysis: US Dollar Slumps To 3-Year Low

By: xemarketanalysis

OVERVIEW Broad-based Dollar weakness continues. Euro adds to gains after a 3-year high reached on Friday. GBP is rising in tandem with EUR. BoJ Governor sounds upbeat on growth, Japanese Yen hits a 4-month high. HIGHLIGHT The US Dollar has weakened further today after the break of some key technical levels on Friday triggered an acceleration of selling the Greenback. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Jan 15, 2018

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar has continued to skid lower, with the narrow trade-weighted USD index (DXY) down for a fourth straight day, presently showing a 0.6% decline so far today. The index has logged a 36-month low of 90.39, and only has to breach 90.33 to make it a 37-month low. Read more


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