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XE Market Analysis: North America - Nov 13, 2015

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar remained in narrow ranges ahead of a plethora of U.S. data today. EUR-USD dipped to a low of 1.0751 before recovering to the 1.0800 during the early European PM, with the euro failing to make much downside progress despite weaker than forecast Eurozone growth data. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Nov 13, 2015

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar found its feet after correcting yesterday, which was largely a squeeze on long positions. Commodity prices have remained weak, with copper prices trading below $4,800 for the first time since 2009, and NYMEX crude futures ebbing into three-month low territory. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Nov 12, 2015

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar traded on a mostly softer footing in N.Y. on Thursday, losing ground to the euro, yen and pound, while holding up against the CAD, as oil prices plumbed 10-week lows. Risk off was largely in effect, as Wall Street fell sharply, and as Treasury yields faded. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Nov 12, 2015

By: XE Market Analysis

The euro continued to chop around at the behest of ECB speakers, with Draghi today saying that downside risks are "clearly visible" and that the central bank was ready to act. Eurozone industrial production also disappointed at -0.3% m/m, against a median forecast for a -0.1% outcome. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Nov 12, 2015

By: XE Market Analysis

The Aussie outperformed on a solid employment report out of Australia, and while the credibility of the data has been called into question by at least some economists, few doubt that the validity of the underlying trend. AUD-USD is up 1.2% having rising above 0.7150. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Nov 11, 2015

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar closed London near net unchanged versus the euro, modestly lower against the yen and more notably weaker in the case against sterling, which traded firmer, after an initial wobble, on an unexpected drop in the UK jobless rate to a new cycle low, which was accompanied with a new record high in the employment rate. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Nov 11, 2015

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar picked itself up during the European AM session after weakening during the Asian session . EUR-USD was pressured back to the low 1.07s after rebounding from yesterday's foray to 1.0674. An intraday peak was left at 1.0773. ECB's Visco said that the possibility of a deposit rate cut will be assessed at the December policy meeting. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Nov 11, 2015

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar is trading softer, with EUR-USD having recouped to the mid 1.07s after foraying to a new seven-month low of 1.0674 yesterday, and USD-JPY ebbing to a three-day low at 122.73. We class this a corrective, and continue to expect the dollar's overall bias to remain upward as the Fed heads to rate lift-off. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Nov 10, 2015

By: XE Market Analysis

FX trade was relatively quiet in N.Y. on Tuesday, with the dollar mixed overall. EUR-USD managed new nearly seven-month lows of 1.0675 before recovering to near 1.0725 on short covering into the close. USD-JPY topped out at 123.43 early in the session, before edging back into the 123.10 region. Read more

The Apartment Boom in construction and prices continues

By: New_Deal_democrat

Recently the Census Bureau released its quarterly report on homeownership. While the bulk of the commentary focused on the homeownership rate, and price of housing, I would like to focus on apartment rentals. The share of apartment building compared to single family home construction has jumped since the last recession, partly due to the swelling demographic of Millennials entering the market, and partly due to nearly-stagnant wages. Read more

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