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XE Market Analysis: North America - May 15, 2018

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar continued to rebound from the correction lows that were posted yesterday against many currencies. The narrow trade-weighted USD index (DXY) was showing a gain of 0.2%, as of the late London AM), at 92.71, earlier logging a two-session high at 92.81. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - May 15, 2018

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar has rebounded from correction lows that were seen against many currencies yesterday. EUR-USD has cleared yesterday's and posted a two-day low at 1.1910, extending declines from yesterday's high at 1.1996. USD-JPY has lifted toward 110.00, returning focus to recent trend highs at 110.01-03. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - May 14, 2018

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar lost some ground early in the session on Monday, though later perked up some, taking the DXY to 92.62 from lows of 92.25. There was no data to drive markets, and overall, FX trading conditions were quiet. EUR-USD fell from 1.1993 highs to 1.1926, while USD-JPY rallied from lows of 109.42 to 109.66 highs. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - May 14, 2018

By: XE Market Analysis

The USD index (DXY) has slipped below last week's low on route to making an 11-day nadir at 92.31 in what is now the third straight session of declines and the most sustained down phase the dollar has seen since early April. The move has been concomitant with a softening in the outlook for an aggressive Fed stance later this year and next. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - May 14, 2018

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar and yen trade softer versus most other currencies in fairly quiet earl-y-week trading in Asia, ahead of the London interbank open. USD-JPY itself has posted a narrow range in early-week trading so far, holding in the low-to-mid 109.0s. EUR-USD edged out an eight-day high of 1.1974, while the likes of Cable and AUD-USD remained buoyant but a tad off highs seen last week. Read more

US Economic Week in Review: The Economy is Sound

By: HaleStewart

Periodically, it’s important to review the current status of the US economy by analyzing the leading and coincident economic indicators. That is the purpose of today’s column, which will show that the economy is currently in good shape. Let’s begin with two of the most important leading indicators: building permits and the 4-week moving average of initial unemployment claims: Building permits dropped last month, but inclement weather was the most likely reason for the decline. Read more

International Economic Week in Review: A Closer Look at the BOE's Interest Rate Decision

By: HaleStewart

              Currently, there are two conflicting trends potentially creating a problem for BOE policy makers.  While still positive, GDP growth is slowing: Read more

US Bond Market Week in Review: A Look As Bostic and Bullard's Recent Public Comments

By: HaleStewart

Atlanta Fed President Bostic – a voting member this year -- gave a speech earlier this week which contained his latest thinking on the US economy. Regarding the Fed’s “maximum employment” mandate, he offered the following analysis: The unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level since December of 2000. Read more

Weekly Indicators: interest rates continue to deteriorate edition

By: New_Deal_democrat

April data included PPI and CPI, both up modestly m/m. University of Michigan's measure of consumer sentiment was unchanged. March wholesale sales and inventory were both up by the same percentage. The JOLTS report for March showed a spike in job openings, which are up roughly 20% YoY, but a decline in actual hires, which are virtually flat YoY. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - May 11, 2018

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar lost some ground in N.Y. trade on Friday, seeing the DXY slip to 92.37 lows versus Wednesday's 2018 high of 93.42. Softer import prices weighed on the dollar to a degree, as did comments from Fed's Bullard early on, as he said further rate increases are not needed. Read more


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