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XE Market Analysis: Global Trade Concerns Shake Currency Markets

By: xemarketanalysis

OVERVIEW The Euro is stronger as reports suggest ECB is looking at a rate hike. Bank of Canada raises interest rates as expected. Global trade concerns fuel risk aversion across currency markets. HIGHLIGHT The traditional higher yielding or risk currencies have been hard hit today as the US threaten large tariffs on China. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Jul 11, 2018

By: XE Market Analysis

Higher beta currencies, including the Australian dollar and most emerging world currencies, have come under pressure as stock markets take a fresh tumble, led by Chinese bourses, after the latest ratchet higher in trade tensions between the U.S. and China.The Australian dollar racked up a 0.8% loss to the U.S. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Jul 11, 2018

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar majors have traded in narrow ranges so far today amid a tone of heightened caution as stock markets take a fresh tumble, led by Chinese bourses, due to another ratchet in trade warning tensions between the U.S. and China. U.S. index futures have also seen heft declines. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Chequered GBP a Top G-10 Performer

By: xemarketanalysis

OVERVIEW The Greenback comeback is stronger as trade tensions ease. JPY near a 7-week low on monetary policy divergence. WTI pushing towards the $75.00 a barrel, up 70 cents. HIGHLIGHT The Indian Rupee remains under pressure as the Greenback rebounds on waning trade war worries. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Jul 10, 2018

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar has firmed up while the yen has underperformed. The solid U.S. jobs report last Friday and expectations for a strong corporate earnings season have been buoying equities, although Chinese share markets have continued to underperform, and there is a palpable underlying sense that the U.S.-led trade way with major economies is curtailing bullish sentiment. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Jul 10, 2018

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar has firmed up while the yen has underperformed ahead of the London interbank open. The solid U.S. jobs report last Friday and expectations for a strong corporate earnings season have been buoying equities, although Chinese share markets have continued to underperform and there is a palpable underlying sense that the U.S.-led trade way with major economies is curtailing bullish sentiment. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Jul 09, 2018

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar index recovered from 93.71 opening lows in N.Y. on Monday, later topping at 94.15 highs. A risk-on backdrop was supportive, resulting in sharp Wall Street gains, and firmer Treasury yields. EUR-USD backed away from three-week highs of 1.1790, falling back to 1.1741 lows. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Sterling Slumps as Davis and Johnson Resign

By: xemarketanalysis

OVERVIEW The Pound has slumped today on Brexit resignations. The Dollar steadies on risk trade. The Loonie is strong as markets expect an interest rate hike this week. HIGHLIGHT The Pound had started the day unfazed by the resignation of Brexit Minister David Davis, however this afternoon the resignation by Boris Johnson hit the Pound hard. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Jul 09, 2018

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar traded softer against most currencies as markets continued to digest Friday's U.S. jobs report, the robustness of which lifted global equity markets (taking investors attention off trade protectionism concerns for now) while keeping the Fed tightening expectations at bay (due to the benign wage growth component). Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Jul 09, 2018

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar has traded softer following the solid U.S. jobs report on Friday, which served to at once lift global equity markets, taking investors attention off trade protectionism concerns for now, and to keep Fed tightening expectations at bay (due to the benign wage growth component). Read more

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