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XE Market Analysis: North America - Jun 30, 2014

By: XE Market Analysis

The USD traded mixed in quite month- and quarter-end conditions, lower versus the moderately outperforming euro, and firmer against the correcting dollar bloc currencies, and near net unchanged versus the JPY after the Japaneese currency gave back Tokyo-session gains. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Jun 30, 2014

By: XE Market Analysis

The USD majors were steady during pre-Europe Asian trade. Month- and quarter-end considerations made for quiet trade. EUR-USD consolidated gains seen on Friday, holding around 1.3640-45. Other Europe-dollar pairings posted a similar uneventful price action. Read more

International Week in Review: The US' Big 1Q Whiff Edition

By: HaleStewart

US news dominated releases this week, with the biggest news being the 1Q GDP contraction of 2.9%. While there was a fair amount of political posturing as a result of this number, an in-depth look at the report’s internals shows this was most likely a one-off caused by the extreme weather. Read more

Weekly Indicators: sizzling start to summer edition

By: New_Deal_democrat

In the rear view mirror, Q1 GDP stunk even more than we thought before. Extra caution is in order for this particular release, because it was the first time the BEA tried to quantify the impact of the ACA on spending. The BEA itself acknowledged this difficulty. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Jun 27, 2014

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar was mostly softer in N.Y. trade on Friday, though once again, relatively narrow ranges were the norm. A slightly better than expected U. of Michigan sentiment outcome had little impact, and with the weekend and month-end approaching, most traders remained near the sidelines. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Jun 27, 2014

By: XE Market Analysis

The USD was mixed, down against a generally firmer yen that was underpinned by Japanese data, near net unchanged versus the EUR, and up verus the AUD, which corrected some of the recent gains. USD-CAD, meanwhile, dipped to a fresh six-month low at 1.0677 before recovering to the 1.0690-95 area. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Jun 27, 2014

By: XE Market Analysis

The USD is softer across-the-board. EUR-USD recovered to the 1.3620-30 area as the 10-year T-note over bund yield spread narrowed below 127 bp after probing near 130 bp a couple of days ago. This recouped the losses see after yesterday's "ECB sources" report that even lower rates might be tolerated in the Eurozone, which had sent EUR-USD to a 1.3575 low. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Jun 26, 2014

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar was mixed through the morning session, firmer versus the euro and softer against the yen. Weekly jobless claims were in line with forecasts, as was personal income gains, though consumption missed the mark. Equities moved sharply lower through the morning, as yields fell back in sympathy. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Jun 26, 2014

By: XE Market Analysis

Sterling rallied after the BoE announced measures to cap mortgage lending, while the AUD and other dollar bloc currencies rose in sympathy with stock markets, which rallied across Asia and Europe following Wall Street's lead as the markets reacted to the drop in U.S. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Jun 26, 2014

By: XE Market Analysis

The AUD and other dollar bloc currencies rose in sympathy with stock markets, which rallied across Asia following Wall Street's lead as the markets reacted to the drop in U.S. Treasury yields and implications on Fed policy following the ugly Q1 GDP revision. Read more

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