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XE Market Analysis: North America - Jun 29, 2015

By: XE Market Analysis

The euro managed to find a footing during the European AM session after plunging in early Asia in response to news that Greece's talks with the Eurogroup broke down, with the ECB refusing to top up ELA assistance. Greece has consequently imposed capital controls and announced a referendum for next Sunday, which will determine whether the electorate has the stomach to exit the euro. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Jun 29, 2015

By: XE Market Analysis

The euro is under pressure in early-week trade as Greece's talks with the Eurogroup broke down over the weekend, and the ECB refused to top up ELA assistance. Greece has consequently imposed capital controls and announced a referendum for next Sunday, which will determine whether the electorate has the stomach to exit the euro. Read more

US Equity and Economic Review For the Week of June 22-26; Getting Ready For a Move Higher? Edition

By: HaleStewart

Hale Stewart is a former bond broker who has been writing about economics and financial markets since 2006 on the Bonddad Blog. He is also a tax attorney with a domestic and international practice while also forming and managing captive insurance companies for US companies. Read more

Weekly Indicators: housing, sentiment, spending star, staffing suffers edition

By: New_Deal_democrat

Monthly data for May included new and existing home sales, both up strongly, personal income up, personal spending up strongly, with saving down. University of Michigan consumer sentiment was up, with present conditions reaching a post-recession high. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Jun 26, 2015

By: XE Market Analysis

The USD rallied amid a backdrop of higher Treasury yields and a circulating narrative that the big China stock market loss today may be followed up by bigger losses next week as over-leveraged exposures are forced out, which in turn could prompt further commodity price declines. Read more

International Economic Week In Review For the Week of June 22-26; More Good News, Edition

By: HaleStewart

Hale Stewart is a former bond broker who has been writing about economics and financial markets since 2006 on the Bonddad Blog. He is also a tax attorney with a domestic and international practice while also forming and managing captive insurance companies for US companies. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Jun 26, 2015

By: XE Market Analysis

EUR-USD has continued to trade in a narrow range around 1.1200. Merkel said that Saturday's Eurogroup meeting will be decisive, suggesting that the era of kicking the can down the road is over. Greece's current bailout agreement runs out on Tuesday, and IMF repayments will be due. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Jun 26, 2015

By: XE Market Analysis

EUR-USD has continued to trade in a narrow range, slightly south of 1.1200 during most of the pre-Europe session in Asia. The unresolved Greece situation is deterring activity after hopes for a breakthrough were once again scuttled. Germany's Merkel said that Saturday's Eurogroup meeting will be decisive. Read more

Personal income, spending, and saving: a trifecta of good news for the US economy

By: New_Deal_democrat

This morning's report on personal income, savings, and spending completes the picture of the consumer coming back after a brief hibernation. And consumers aren't spending all of their gas savings, they have simply returned to normal. To the graphs! First, here is a comparison of real retail sales through May (blue) vs. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Jun 25, 2015

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar saw limited direction today, trading moderately softer against the yen, sterling and the Aussie dollar, while being rooted to the 1.1200 level against the euro. The euro itself is seeing little action after a bout of position closing as it become clear that Greece and its creditors remain firmly in no-deal territory. Read more

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