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XE Market Analysis: North America - Feb 23, 2015

By: XE Market Analysis

EUR-USD tumbled during London AM trade, from levels around 1.1380 to a 1.1295 low before finding a toehold. The move was prompted by a disappointing German Ifo sentiment reading, while Greece's four-month loan extension (which still needs Eurogroup approval this week) doesn't solve the underlying contentions of the new government in Athens. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Feb 23, 2015

By: XE Market Analysis

EUR-USD settled to familiar levels around 1.1380 after a volatile day on Friday. The Greek's four-month loan extension, which still needs Eurogroup approval this week, doesn't solve the problem, so from this perspective the euro's upside should remain curtailed. Read more

International Economic Preview For the Week of February 23-27

By: HaleStewart

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

Weekly indicators: a Siberian chill to coincident indicators edition

By: New_Deal_democrat

Monthly January reports were highlighted by continued positive leading indicators, including an increase in housing permits. Housing starts declined. Both the Empire and Philly manufacturing indexes were lower but still positive. Industrial production increased, and capacity utilization was flat, but December's reports were revised down. Read more

US Equity Market Review For the Week of February 16-20; The Break-Out Continues, Edition

By: HaleStewart

Holiday shortened weeks are always a bit hard to get a handle on. It always seems as though on Tuesday everybody is working at half speed; things don’t really seem to meaningfully pick-up until Wednesday, and then everybody is starting to work towards the weekend, making the entire trading week feel a bit moot. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Feb 20, 2015

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar traded with a neutral bias early in the session, with EUR-USD weighed down by the apparent lack of progress between Greek and EU negotiations. The pairing touched 1.1280 lows before making its way back to 1.1350, on hopes for a late agreement. Read more

International Economic Week in Review: Mostly Mediocre Edition

By: HaleStewart

The US was one of four central banks to release minutes last week. Here is the committee’s general assessment of the overall US economic situation: The information reviewed for the January 27-28 meeting indicated that economic activity expanded at a solid pace over the second half of 2014, and that labor market conditions had again improved in recent months. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Feb 20, 2015

By: XE Market Analysis

EUR-USD took a fresh clobber, triggering stops through 1.1350 before extending to an eight-day low at 1.1303 after breaching recent lows at 1.1319-22. The move also marks a decisive break of the 50-day moving average at 1.1355. Markets are still waiting Greece's negotiations with the Eurozone, while the dollar's yield advantage pushed out back above 170 bp in the 10-year T-note versus Bund differential. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Feb 20, 2015

By: XE Market Analysis

EUR-USD remains heavy, opening in Europe near yesterday's low at 1.135 after scaling no higher than 1.1372 during a quiet Asian session, where many centres are closed for Lunar New Year and with participants waiting on yet another Eurogoup meeting later to discuss Greece. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Feb 19, 2015

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar traded inside of narrow ranges in N.Y. on Thursday, though trended a bit higher overall. Germany's rejection of Greece's request for what was for all intents and purposes a "bridge-loan" weighed on the euro to a degree, seeing EUR-USD trade under 1.1370. Read more

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