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International Economic Preview For the Week of November 2-7

By: HaleStewart

     The following economic releases will have a disproportionate impact on the financial markets for the week of November 2-7. Read more

Weekly Indicators: nothing spooky here edition

By: New_Deal_democrat

In the rear view mirror, 3rd Quarter GDP was up 3.5%. The employment cost index was also up smartly, a boon for workers. Most of the monthly reports were also quite positive. Two separate measures of consumer confidence were at their highest levels since the recession. Read more

International Week in Review: Can The US Drive World Growth?, Edition

By: HaleStewart

Several weeks ago, the world realized that the “easy money” experiment promulgated by Central Banks carried with it a far greater amount of risk than previously anticipated. This led to a fairly large equity market sell-off and corresponding rise in volatility. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Oct 31, 2014

By: XE Market Analysis

The BoJ's surprise easing had dramatic impact on the markets, sending U.S. equity indices to trend and record highs, while supporting the dollar broadly. USD-JPY ramped to new seven-year highs of 112.47, as EUR-USD traded under 1.2500 for the first time in more than two-years. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Oct 31, 2014

By: XE Market Analysis

The yen dove sharply on the shock BoJ easing, which saw USD-JPY spike to a six-year peak at 111.67, as of the time of writing, well up on yesterday's 108.90 London closing level. EUR-JPY rallied by over two big figures to a five-week high near 140, and other yen crosses saw a similar price action. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Oct 31, 2014

By: XE Market Analysis

The yen dove sharply on the shock BoJ easing, which saw USD-JPY spike a six-year peak of 111.19, well up on yesterday's 108.90 London closing level. EUR-JPY rallied by around two big figures to a five-week high at 139.76, and other yen crosses saw a similar price action. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Oct 30, 2014

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar rallied momentarily after the better U.S. Q3 GDP report, though quickly lost ground from there, as profit taking set in. The greenback's post-FOMC rally on Wednesday ran its course, as the market took advantage of the early rally to sell into. Read more

The apartment boom: Q3 update

By: New_Deal_democrat

This is a follow up on my post of a few months ago about the apartment boom. While single family housing has basically stalled for the last year and a half, the building of multi-unit dwellings has continued to rise. This is because the very large "echo boom" Millennial generation is at the age where they are moving into apartments, condos, and starter single family homes. Read more

XE.com and Currency Cloud Partner to Deliver a UK Money Transfer Solution for Business

By: XE-Anne

Partnership provides unparalleled transparency in international payments LONDON and TORONTO - October 28, 2014 – The world’s favorite currency site, XE.com, has partnered with Currency Cloud to launch XE Money Transfers (XEMT), an international payments service for business users with a secure and seamless platform that provides greater transparency in the foreign exchange space. Read more

Oil's Drop From Summer Highs Lowers Global Inflationary Pressure

By: HaleStewart

Since hitting a high at the 107.68 price level over the summer, oil prices have moved through two key support levels at 98 and 91. Downside momentum has increased and prices have coalesced in the lower 80s. Energy prices are among the most important contributors to inflation. Read more

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