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The EUs "Slowdown" is Overdone; Canada's Growth Is Very Real

By: HaleStewart

After years of disappointing economic results, the EU economy finally started to meaningfully grow at the end of 2016. The pace increased through 2017, leading many analysts to argue the worst was finally over. Recently, somewhat weaker economic releases have given some commentators pause regarding the strength of the EU economy. Read more

Weekly Indicators: oil prices turn negative edition

By: New_Deal_democrat

April data started out with a positive jobs report as to both new jobs created and the un- and under-employment rates. Wage growth remained tepid but improved for nonsupervisory workers. The ISM manufacturing and services indexes remained positive but less so than the last several months. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - May 04, 2018

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar initially fell following the softer than expected U.S. jobs report, though it appeared the market took advantage of weakness, and piled back into the greenback. The DXY topped at fresh 2018 highs of 92.89 before easing back to 92.53 as pre-weekend profit taking set in. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Soft NFP May Send Greenback Into a Stormy Session

By: xemarketanalysis

OVERVIEW Non-Farm Payroll increased by 164k below market expectations. Unemployment rate falls to a new 17-year low at 3.9% JPY continues to climb higher on safe-haven demand. HIGHLIGHT The talk of the town today remains undoubtedly on the Non-Farm Payroll employment report. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - May 04, 2018

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar managed a rebound from declines that were seen in the wake of Wednesday's less-hawkish than expected Fed statement. Expectations for a strong April U.S. payrolls report today, coupled with lower levels, elicited fresh demand for the greenback. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - May 04, 2018

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar has remained in a consolidation after pulling back from recent trend highs. EUR-USD has remained settled in the upper 1.1900s after posting a new four-month low at 1.1937 on Wednesday. Rebound gains above 1.2000 have so far proved fleeting. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Eurozone Inflation Cools Unexpectedly, Fed Remains Steady

By: xemarketanalysis

OVERVIEW US Dollar remains firm after Fed signals a steady course for rate hikes. Euro remains steady despite CPI slowing. GBP weak after service sector data. Turkish Lira falls to fresh record low. HIGHLIGHT Annual inflation in the Eurozone unexpectedly slipped to just 1.2% in April, as prices of services increased at a slower pace adding to doubts about the ECB’s plan for a gradual withdrawal of monetary stimulus. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - May 03, 2018

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar retreated from Wednesday's trend highs, leaving the DXY at afternoon lows of 92.51. The index topped yesterday at 92.83. Incoming U.S. data was generally USD supportive, though he return of trade concerns, and another risk off session resulted in some dollar profit taking. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - May 03, 2018

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar remained perky although off the trend highs posted yesterday against most of its main counterparts. The USD index (DXY) was showing a fractional 0.1% decline as of the early European PM session, at 92.44, settling off yesterday's four-and-a-half-month peak at 92.83. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - May 03, 2018

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar has ebbed from trend highs after the Fed issued a less hawkish than expected statement following its widely anticipated decision to leave policy unchanged yesterday. EUR-USD has settled in the upper 1.1900s, up from its four-month low at 1.1937, and USD-JPY has settled near 109.60 after posting a fresh 11-week high at 110.03. Read more

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