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XE Market Analysis: Europe - Jan 13, 2015

By: XE Market Analysis

USD-JPY rebounded from a one-month low at 117.73, rising over a big figure to 118.85 before stalling, subsequently drifting back to the 118.50 area. A fresh five-year low in oil prices (NYMEX crude fell below $45) and generally lower stock markets weighed on the yen during the early part of Tokyo trade, before dollar buying kicked in. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Jan 12, 2015

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar was mostly lower in N.Y. trade on Monday, as a risk off day developed on the back of yet another oil price melt down. Stocks headed lower, as did Treasury yields, lifting the USD over 1.1840 versus the euro, and under 118.20 against the yen. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Jan 12, 2015

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar rebounded from Asia session weakness. EUR-USD dove back under 1.1800 after carving out a five-day high at 1.1871 in Asia. News that a broad majority at ECB are in favour of sovereign bond purchases, according to a report in Germany's Handelsblatt, presented the market with a cue to sell EUR-USD. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Jan 12, 2015

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar traded softer for a second consecutive trading day. EUR-USD carved out a five-day high at 1.1871, subsequently ebbing back to the 1.1850 area. News that a broad majority at ECB are in favour of sovereign bond purchases, according to a report in Germany's Handelsblatt, should keep the euro a sell-on-rallies trade. Read more

International Economic Preview For the Week of January 12-16

By: HaleStewart

     The following releases will have a disproportionate impact on the market next week: Monday Read more

Weekly Indicators: a more mixed start to 2015 edition

By: New_Deal_democrat

Monthly December reports included another good number for jobs, and the unemployment rate continued to decline.  Aside from that, all the monthly showed either deceleration - in the ISM services report - or declines, in auto sales, factory orders, and most importantly in average wages. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Jan 09, 2015

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar rallied in the immediate aftermath of the better U.S. employment report, though as risk appetite eroded, the greenback solid broadly lower. The hostage standoff in France, followed by the killing of the hostage takers by security forces left a bit of a pall on the markets, pushing risk taking levels lower. Read more

2015 forecast for the US economy: positive, but watch Washington and Oil

By: New_Deal_democrat

My method of forecasting is pretty simple. In fact, so simple, I call it the K.I.S.S. method. Even though the LEI is the statistic most denigrated by Wall Street forecasters, it has the inconvenient habit of being right more often than the highly-paid punditocracy, especially at turning points. Read more

International Economic Week in Review: New Year Not Starting Off Well, Edition

By: HaleStewart

Let’s start with the EU, where the two statistics most representative of the region’s problems were released: unemployment remained at 11.5% and inflation decreased .2% Y/Y, largely as a result of oils’ price drop. Both of these stats highlight just how deeply mired the region is in its economic malaise. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Jan 09, 2015

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar corrected moderately during Asian trade. USD-JPY edged out a two-day low of 119.16, down 80 pips from the peak seen yesterday. EUR-USD recouped the 1.18 handle. AUD-USD lifted to a three-day peak of 0.8147 before steadying around 0.8120-30, knocked lower by a miss in Australian retail sales for November, which came in at +0.1% m/m. Read more

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