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XE Market Analysis: North America - Nov 13, 2013

By: XE Market Analysis

Activity in Europe was influenced by a bout of repositioning and consolidation for most currencies. GBP was the outlier as it digested a 41.7k drop in the U.K. claimant count and the BoE Inflation Report. Ahead of the releases, EUR-USD drifted back to 1.3410 as the short covering rally ran out of steam near 1.3450 and USD-JPY marked time near 99.50 after it failed to break 100.00 on Tuesday. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Nov 13, 2013

By: XE Market Analysis

FX Trade was fairly light in Asia. The dollar maintained easier levels following Tuesday's moderate correction and stocks also headed lower on profit taking. EUR consolidated close to 1.3450 following the short covering rally on Tuesday, though the balance of risk is still with lower levels. Read more

India And Brazil Face Potential Stagflation

By: HaleStewart

Stagflation occurs when a country has low growth and high inflation. Ultimately, the central bank must make an incredibly difficult decision: should they raise rates to lower inflation -- and potentially start a recession -- or should they keep rates steady and allow inflation to continue, thereby reducing purchasing power? In the early 1980s, then chariman of the Federal r\reserve Paul Volcker raised rates, eventually crushing inflation. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Nov 12, 2013

By: XE Market Analysis

FX Trade was fairly light through the N.Y. session, following a busy London morning. The greenback was mostly lower on net, though marginally so, as stocks gave back some, and Treasury yields dipped before bouncing back. Aside from the Chicago Fed index, the U.S. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Nov 12, 2013

By: XE Market Analysis

It was a busy European morning session. From the London open the dollar found a bid as USD-JPY demand steepened on the way up to 99.80 and this weighed on EUR and Cable. Movement via EUR-USD was choppy as market participants digested comments from ECB's Nowotny and Asmussen. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Nov 12, 2013

By: XE Market Analysis

FX Markets remain in a holding pattern for the most part after Friday's much better than expected U.S. NFP print in October, which ramped up Fed taper expectations and boosted stocks. Yesterday's partial holiday in the U.S. and Canada lowered activity, though JPY continued to underperform amid appetite for leverage trades. Read more

Low Commodity Prices Are Giving Central Banks Plenty of Room to Keep Rates Low

By: HaleStewart

Above is a chart of the DBC ETF, which tracks the overall commodities index. The chart is weekly, and it shows that overall commodity prices are near multi-year lows. Whether it's a copper glut, the US's decreasing demand for oil, China's cotton buying program or the overall solid agricultural output this last growing season, there is plenty of downward pressure in the commodities asset class. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Nov 11, 2013

By: XE Market Analysis

Markets were in a holding pattern after Friday's much better than expected U.S. NFP print in October, which ramped up Fed taper expectations. Activity was quieter than usual due to partial holidays in the U.S. and Canada. Overnight, Asian markets struggle to due Fed taper risk, but in Europe stock markets were encouraged over the U.S. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Nov 11, 2013

By: XE Market Analysis

Markets were in a holding pattern after Friday's much better than expected U.S. NFP print in October, which ramped up Fed taper expectations. Asian markets struggle to due Fed taper risk, but in Europe stock markets were encouraged over the U.S. growth outlook. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Nov 11, 2013

By: XE Market Analysis

Asian markets were influenced by Friday's much better than expected U.S. NFP print in October, which ramped up Fed taper expectations. Treasury yields and the dollar were boosted on Friday and remained supported during overnight trade. There was also positive data from the Asia region as China industrial production and retail sales rose 10.3% y/y and 13.3% y/y, respectively. Read more

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