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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

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Jan 15, 2018

By: XE Market Analysis

.The dollar posted fresh lows versus the euro, sterling and yen, among other currencies, before rebounding some. Friday's hotter than expected U.S. CPI data, and decent retail sales data, which were followed-up by relatively hawkish remarks from Fed member Rosengren, who said that he now favours more than three 25 bp rate hikes this year, should help market participants justify picking up dollars on dips. Read more

International Economic Week in Review: 2018 Is Starting Off Well

By: HaleStewart

Earlier this week, the OECD released their latest general assessment of world economy. The report noted that this was the best year for global growth since the Great Recession with the expansion synchronizing across countries. But while more countries are now growing (left chart), the pace of per capita growth is still far below previous expansions: And global trade is still weak: The report also highlights several potential growth headwinds in the upcoming years: high levels of debt in China, lack of reforms in emerging economies and easy central bank policies leading to asset bubbles. Read more

US Bond Market Week in Review: Bond Market Potpourri

By: HaleStewart

            Rather than have a longer, common theme to this week’s column, I have several smaller stories.  Hence, “Bond Market, Potpourri.” Read more

US Economic Week in Review: Strong Retail Sales and Modest Inflationary Pressures

By: HaleStewart

            This week was light on the U.S. economic news front; there were only two releases of import: retail sales and CPI. Read more

Weekly Indicators: seasonality wreaks its usual havoc edition

By: New_Deal_democrat

December data included positive retail sales and muted consumer inflation. Producer prices actually declined slightly. November data included business inventories, which increased slightly at all levels, but were outpaced by strong sales, meaning that the inventory to sales ratio declined to a 2.5 year low. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Sterling Surges on Rumors of Soft Brexit

By: xemarketanalysis

OVERVIEW The Euro hit a three year high against the US Dollar in early trade on successful German coalition. The Pound hit its highest level against the Dollar since the Brexit Referendum. Canadian central bank interest rate hike probability hits 86%. HIGHLIGHT The Pound has surged higher today after unconfirmed reports suggested that both the Spanish and Dutch governments were inclined to agree on a soft Brexit. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Jan 12, 2018

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar perked up briefly following warmer U.S. core CPI and solid retail sales figures, though as has been the case for a month, sellers quickly took charge. EUR-USD had fallen to 1.2111 lows after the data, though later vaulted to three-plus year highs of 1.2157. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Jan 12, 2018

By: XE Market Analysis

The euro rallied to fresh highs on news of a breakthrough in coalition talks in Germany, which followed yesterday's ECB minutes, which many interpreted as being hawkish. EUR-USD traded above 1.2700 for the first time since December 2014, and EUR-CHF also forayed into 37-month high territory. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Jan 12, 2018

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar has remained on a softening tack, with the narrow trade-weighted USD index (DXY) extending yesterday's declines from levels around 92.50 to a 91.75 low today,, which matches the four-month low that was posted on January 2. The greenback has logged fresh lows versus the euro, sterling and Australian dollar, among other currencies, in the early part of the Asia-Pacific session after Fed's Dudley saying that the case for gradualist approach to tightening monetary policy remains strong, arguing that the pace of rate hikes could be accelerated if need be. Read more

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