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XE Market Analysis: Europe - Jul 18, 2013

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The dollar was led higher overnight by a USD-JPY rally back over 100.00. Bernanke's testimony on Wednesday's was a positive for risk appetite and encouraged speculative positioning, though interest was still relatively tight versus EUR, GBP and the commodity bloc currencies. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Jul 17, 2013

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The FX market was choppy in N.Y. on Wednesday, with the dollar initially trading lower on the back of a dovish leaning Bernanke, and soft housing starts, before recovering. The dollar moved higher as Bernanke began his Q&A. Bernanke said markets were beginning to understand the Fed's thinking, which many have been interpreted as a suggestion that policy tapering is an inevitable consequence of an improving U.S. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Jul 17, 2013

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There was a flurry of light repositioning ahead of today's testimony from Fed Chairman Bernanke, but overall recent trading ranges remained intact. GBP was the outlier after the BoE minutes unexpectedly revealed a 9-0 vote for unchanged policy, which drove Cable up from 1.5120 to 1.5246 highs. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Jul 17, 2013

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Activity in Europe is expected to be muted ahead of today's testimony from Fed Chairman Bernanke. We've already seen a moderate dollar correction by speculative longs and further dollar selling may be restrained from here. The EUR move back over 1.3100 and through 1.3150 has left the balance of risk on higher levels, but there will be zero interest to establish fresh positions. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Jul 16, 2013

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The dollar traded broadly lower in N.Y. on Tuesday, with slightly hotter headline CPI, and in-line industrial production not having much impact on the greenback. Focus was squarely on position adjustments in front of Bernanke's testimony on Wednesday, which entailed selling back dollars against every major currency. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Jul 16, 2013

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The dollar was softer during the European morning as longs pared back positions ahead of Fed Chairman Bernanke's testimony on Wednesday. Price action was slow though and even though reasonable sized orders were filled there wasn't aggressive follow through action. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Jul 16, 2013

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Dollar consolidation continued ahead of Fed Chairman Bernanke's testimony on Wednesday. The highlight in Asia was the RBA minutes from the early July meeting. RBA maintained that the current inflation rate still provided some scope for further easing if needed. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Jul 15, 2013

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The dollar traded on a mostly easier footing through the N.Y. morning session on Monday, though ahead of Bernanke's House testimony on Wednesday, activity was somewhat muted. Weak ex-auto June sales put a damper on dollar buying early on, resulting in EUR-USD jumping to 1.3050 after failing to make any downward progress under 1.3000. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Jul 15, 2013

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The dollar firmed up in very quiet European trade. Sentiment started on a positive footing after China Q2 GDP hit 7.5% y/y overnight, which met expectations and is also in line with the government target for growth. Asian stocks rallied, but in Europe sentiment was undermined by Eurozone risks. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Jul 15, 2013

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The risk backdrop was supported overnight as China Q2 GDP came in at 7.5% y/y, which was in line with expectations. However, after weak export data last week and negative comments from Finance Minister Lou the market was bracing for a weak reading. There was relief in Asia, though the China benchmark index was much stronger than its peers, which only managed modest gains. Read more

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