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XE Market Analysis: Currency Markets Poised to Exit Goldilocks Zone Over Fears of Global Economic Meltdown

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OVERVIEW The mighty dollar takes a hit after disappointing jobs data. NFP comes to just 20k whilst estimate was at 180k. GBP/USD waits near the bottom of a two-week low as investors look to a new parliament vote on March 12th Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Mar 08, 2019

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The Dollar has traded flat-to-softer against the other main currencies as market participants anticipate the release of the February U.S. jobs report, which is being advertised as coming with downside risk this month (as a consequence of weather, scope for some unwind of robust December and January gains, high claims numbers, and weak producer sentiment). Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Mar 08, 2019

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The Yen has outperformed amid a coursing risk-off theme, which has been exacerbated by a big miss in Chinese trade data. China's exports plunged 20.7% y/y, well off the median forecast for a comparatively moderate drop of 4.8%. China's SSE equity index closed with a loss of 4.4%, while the MSCI Asia-Pacific (ex-Japan) index has declined by over 1.2%. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Mar 07, 2019

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The Dollar index soared to nearly three-month highs in N.Y. on Thursday, following a dovish ECB announcement and press conference, and sharply lowered EU growth forecasts. This saw EUR-USD fall to 21-month lows of 1.1206, down from opening levels over 1.1310. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Mar 07, 2019

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The Dollar index largely traded sideways overnight, below Tuesday's two-week high. Risk taking levels have headed lower. This backdrop hasn't led to a strong safe-haven theme in the forex markets, though moderate Yen strength has been seen, pushing USD-JPY to a one-week low of 111.57. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Mar 07, 2019

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The Dollar majors have held narrow ranges so far today amid a backdrop of deteriorating risk appetite in global markets. The S&P 500 closed on Wall Street yesterday with a 0.7% loss, and futures of the index are showing a further 0.3% decline in overnight trading. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Mar 06, 2019

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The Dollar was relatively steady in N.Y. trade on Wednesday, with the DXY posting an "inside day". A wider trade deficit and lower Treasury yields weighed on the USD slightly in early trade, though EUR-USD bucked the trend, falling to session lows as talk of a sharp cut to the ECB's economic forecasts at Thursday's ECB meeting made the rounds. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Mar 06, 2019

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The Dollar has been trading steady-to-firm, consolidating in the case against the Euro off the two-week highs seen yesterday, while posting fresh highs against the Canadian buck and the Australian Dollar, the latter of which took a hammering following sub-forecast Australian GDP data. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Mar 06, 2019

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The Dollar has continued to hold generally firm, posting gains versus a sharply weaker Australia Dollar, which was hit by a miss in Australian GDP data, and printing a new two-month high versus the Canadian Dollar while holding near highs seen against the Euro and Sterling, among other currencies, yesterday. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Mar 05, 2019

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The DXY rallied to fresh two-week highs in N.Y. on Tuesday, topping at 97.01 following strong U.S. housing and services ISM data. The index had bottomed at 96.73 early in the session, and later pulled back under 96.90. USD-JPY printed fresh trend highs of 112.13, after bottoming at 111.79, though it gave up some gains into the close. Read more

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