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XE Market Analysis: North America - Nov 25, 2014

By: XE Market Analysis

Consolidation prevailed among the dollar majors. EUR-USD oscillated in the low-to-mid 1.24s, trading firmer following an unexpected improvement in French business confidence to 94 in November from 91. In conjunction with the improvements in the German ZEW and Ifo readings, the data show that the situation is not quite as gloomy as the Eurozone November PMI readings of last week suggested. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Nov 25, 2014

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar has seen a mixed performance, gaining ground against an underperforming Aussie while losing some ground against the yen, and making fractional gains versus the euro and sterling. The BoJ minutes to November 19 policy decision to boost stimulus substantially revealed mixed views on further stimulus, though many saw the risk of a delay in the end of a deflationary mind-set. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Nov 24, 2014

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar meandered inside of narrow ranges through the N.Y. session on Monday, and may have set the tone for what could very well be a quiet, holiday shortened week. Aside from the Chicago and Dallas Fed indices, which were shrugged off, there was no U.S. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Nov 24, 2014

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar was generally firm, though lost ground to the euro following an unexpected rise in the November German Ifo sentiment survey. EUR-USD recovered from an Asia-session dip to 1.2362, leaving the Nov-6 trend low at 1.2358 unchallenged, and extended gains to a peak of 1.2414 following the Ifo report. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Nov 24, 2014

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar majors have generally seen narrow ranges in early week trade in low-liquidity conditions in the absence of Japanese markets, which were closed due to a public holiday. EUR-USD did, however, dip to a low of 1.2362 before recovering toward the 1.2400 level, near net-unchanged from Friday's closing level. Read more

International Economic Preview For the Week Of November 24-28

By: HaleStewart

     The following economic news releases will have a disproportionate impact on the markets next week. Monday Read more

Weekly Indicators: a good week for US Thanksgiving edition

By: New_Deal_democrat

The economic news this week included a sharp rise in the October leading indicators. This forecasts strong growth in the second quarter of next year. Housing permits made a new post-recession high, although the more volatile housing starts came in a little soft. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Nov 21, 2014

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar firmed up versus the European major currencies, though was soft against the dollar bloc and the yen in the wake of China's surprise rate cut and ECBspeak signaling improved odds for QE. There was no data on Friday, and while Wall Street was higher, it traded well off its best levels as the session progressed. Read more

International Economic Week in Review: Where's the Inflation?

By: HaleStewart

On the surface, disinflation looks like a great idea. After all, who wouldn’t like absolute price stability or the possibility of a slight decline in prices? It sounds like economic nirvana. However, some level of overall inflation is in fact a good thing because it indicates there is a sufficient level of demand to drive up prices. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Nov 21, 2014

By: XE Market Analysis

Two key develops drove the EUR lower and sent the AUD and other commodity-correlating commodity bloc currencies higher. One was a shock interest rate cut by the PBoC, which drove stock and commodity prices higher and saw AUD-USD spike nearly 100 pips to a three-day high at 0.8722. Read more

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