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XE Market Analysis: Europe - Sep 16, 2015

By: XE Market Analysis

Major dollar pairings have been holding tight ranges, and while equity markets in Asia have followed yesterday's gains on Wall Street and in Europe, volumes have been low with investors hunkered down ahead of what will be a finely balanced decision by the Fed tomorrow. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Sep 15, 2015

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar rallied broadly in N.Y. on Tuesday, aided by retail sales and production data, which were good enough to keep a Fed rate hike on the table for Thursday. In addition, stocks rallied, and yields moved higher, providing a safe environment for dollar bulls. Read more

China's Market "Meltdown" Really Isn't that Big A Technical Deal

By: HaleStewart

     I’m a big fan of analyzing market data from several different time frames, which helps to remove the “signal from the noise.”  Using long-term data for China shows an incredibly average equity market: Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Sep 15, 2015

By: XE Market Analysis

The yen was the star performer as capital sought havens amid another bout of China-led turmoil in stock markets. The Japanese currency rallied over 1% from its Tokyo low against the dollar, which saw USD-JPY dive to 119.40, subsequently settling around 119.70. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Sep 15, 2015

By: XE Market Analysis

The AUD came under pressure as the RBA minutes to the Sep-1 meeting took stock of "below average" economic growth while highlighting increased downward risks to the outlook from overseas developments. AUD-USD, which had extended its recent rebound to a new two-week high of 0.7166 ahead of the minutes, tumbled to the low 0.71s. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Sep 14, 2015

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar was mostly lower in what was a relatively quiet Monday session in N.Y.. Major dollar pairings were range bound overall, as a lack of data, and proximity to Thursday's FOMC announcement kept the market in check. Wall Street lost ground following a negative China performance overnight, though yields bounced from lows, despite stock market weakness, likely a function of the upcoming FOMC meeting. Read more

Updating the mid-cycle indicators

By: New_Deal_democrat

While we have a host of economic indicators telling us if a recession is near, is upon us, or has recently ended (i.e., leading, coincident, or lagging indicators), the fact is that expansions tend to be much longer than recessions. Thus I have tried to develop "mid-cycle indicators," which are data series that can help tell us if we are in the earlier or later part of an economic expansion. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Sep 14, 2015

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar perked up in the late European morning after edging fresh lows against the euro and yen during the Asian session. Risk appetite flopped in Asia as Chinese stock markets led regional markets lower on a batch of mixed data out of Asia, but flipped higher during the European AM following above-forecast Eurozone industrial production, which helped fostered moderate gains in European stocks. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Sep 14, 2015

By: XE Market Analysis

The JPY traded firmer and the AUD was pressured as Chinese stocks gave up early gains and tumbled quite heavily into the red, leading Japan and other Asian markets lower. The Aussie, which is a good proxy of China sentiment, turned lower in sympathy with Chinese bourses. Read more

US Equity and Economic Review For Sept. 7-11

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

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