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XE Market Analysis: Europe - Nov 15, 2017

By: XE Market Analysis

The yen has been outperforming amid a sharpening risk off theme in global markets. USD-JPY has declined to a two-week low at 113.03, and EUR-JPY corrected recent gains in falling under 113.50. AUD-JPY, which can be seen as a forex market proxy on global investor risk appetite, has fallen by 0.9% in making three-month lows. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Nov 14, 2017

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar was pressured again in N.Y. on Tuesday, leaving the DXY at nearly three-week lows of 93.75. EUR-USD led the charge, rallying to 1.1805, a three-week high, while USD-JPY bottomed at 113.32, weighed down by risk-off conditions. USD-CAD printed one-week highs of 1.2773, as WTI crude fell over $1/bbl. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Euro Rises as Economy Sets for Best Growth in a Decade

By: xemarketanalysis

OVERVIEW The Pound is under pressure on an inflation undershoot. USD has mixed performance but is generally weaker with a little boost from stronger PPI. Read more

Banks loosen lending, but firms are diffident about borrowing

By: New_Deal_democrat

The Fed released the Senior Loan Officer Survey last Monday, which is of particular interest because in its nearly 30 year history, it has been a good long leading indicator, and so has been added to my stable of same. And the news was puzzlingly mixed. First, the positive news: banks continued to loosen lending standards to commercial firms, exactly as forecast by the Chicago National Financial Conditions Index: In recognition of this, I recently added the Financial Conditions Index to my list of "Weekly Indicators." It is always nice to get confirmation that data is performing as expected. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Nov 14, 2017

By: XE Market Analysis

The euro has rallied by 0.5% versus the dollar and yen, and by over 0.6% versus the pound. Eurozone data releases today that include above-forecast German GDP and a rise, albeit sub-forecast, in the November ZEW survey out of Germany, have helped underpin the shared currency. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Nov 14, 2017

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar majors have been trading mixed, with EUR-USD opening in the London interbank market on a bid following above-forecast German GDP data, pushing to early-November highs near 1.1690, while USD-JPY has continued to flat-line around 113.60-65 -- a directionless pattern that has been concomitant with relative stability in global stock markets. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Sterling and May Under Pressure

By: xemarketanalysis

OVERVIEW Political concerns are weighing heavily on the Pound with Brexit risks increasing. US Dollar is quiet so far, sentiment looks slightly soft due to tax reform doubts. IMF says Europe's growth is "stronger" and warns disruptive Brexit could result in "appreciably" lower growth. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Nov 13, 2017

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar started the N.Y. week on a softer footing, though the DXY managed to edge slightly higher through the session. EUR-USD was capped under last week's 1.1677 top, before turning sideways near 1.1660. USD-JPY managed modest gains as Wall Street erased early losses. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Nov 13, 2017

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar has been mostly firming in early-week trading, the main exception being the case against the yen, which has outperformed amid declines in most global stock markets. The narrow trade-weighted USD index(DXY) was showing a 0.2% gain, as of the late London AM session, at 94.61, earlier logging an intraday high at 94.64, which is 1 pip shy of Friday's peak. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Nov 13, 2017

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar has been mixed in early-week trading so far, losing ground to an outperforming dollar while edging higher versus the euro and some other currencies, the pound in particular, which has come under general pressure amid political uncertainty. Most stock markets, outside China, came under pressure in Asia, following Wall Street's lead, where investors are unclear about the scale of tax reform in the U.S. Read more

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