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US ISM Reports Point To Stronger Economy

By: HaleStewart

The last two quarters of GDP reports for the US have been very bullish with prints of 4.1% and 3.2%. However, recent data has left the markets concerned. Durable goods orders recently dropped, the housing sector is slowing and auto sales dropped more than expected. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Feb 05, 2014

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar was mostly rangebound in a choppy FX session in N.Y. on Wednesday. A slightly softer ADP jobs print had little immediate impact, nor did an in-line non-manufacturing ISM outcome. Equities traded erratically on either side of flat through the session, along with the greenback. Read more

Is the Oil choke collar releasing?

By: New_Deal_democrat

For over half a decade, the price of gas has acted like a governor, or choke collar, on the US economy. Whenever growth accelerated, the price of gasshot up near or over $4 a gallon, causing consumers to cut back on other purchases. The economy slowed, the price of gas fell, and the cycle started again. Until the last six months. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Feb 05, 2014

By: XE Market Analysis

The USD and other main currencies were in consolidation mode as the risk aversion theme took a breather with the help of positive surprises on the corporate earnings front and amid market expectations for a decent U.S. jobs report this Friday. EUR-USD continued its oscillation around the 1.3500 level and USD-JPY was settled around 101.20 after drifting lower from the Tokyo-session peak of 101.76. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Feb 05, 2014

By: XE Market Analysis

Not a lot of net movement among the main currencies since the London closing on Tuesday, though GBP has managed to hold firm following the strong construction PMI yesterday while the NZD popped higher after a solid employment report out of New Zealand. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Feb 04, 2014

By: XE Market Analysis

Markets calmed some on Tuesday, taking Wall Street higher, though nowhere near making up for Monday's losses. The U.S. calendar was light, with just December factory data on tap, which was weaker than expected. The dollar managed to rally modestly however, as EUR-USD dipped briefly under 1.3500, and USD-JPY moved over 101.50, up from overnight lows near 100.75. Read more

The "Problem" Emerging Markets All Have Have One Thing In Common: Inflation

By: HaleStewart

Consider the following chart: Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Feb 04, 2014

By: XE Market Analysis

The USD was near net unchanged levels in the late London AM session, though it saw fresh lows against the yen, which remained an outperformer as the stock rout continued, and also posted declines against the Aussie dollar after the RBA indicated a comparatively less dovish stance in its statement following its February policy meeting. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Feb 04, 2014

By: XE Market Analysis

The yen remained an outperformer as the stock rout continued. Yesterday's disappointing U.S. manufacturing ISM report, the six month low in China PMI data, and last week's second Fed taper, have collectively stoked the risk aversion theme. Japan's Economy Minister Amari said that investors are overreacting to the Fed's tapering, but his words of wisdom had little market impact. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Feb 03, 2014

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar was mostly lower in N.Y. trade on Monday, as risk-off conditions returned in force, to start the month of February. Equities took another nose-dive, as the January U.S. manufacturing ISM index tumbled. The dollar slid following the data, taking EUR-USD to 1.3535 highs, from 1.3490, and USD-JPY under 101.10 from 101.80. Read more

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