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XE Market Analysis: North America - Oct 07, 2014

By: XE Market Analysis

The euro came under pressure again, which drove EUR-USD back below 1.2600 after an early European AM flurry stalled at 1.2664, short of yesterday's peak at 1.2675. A much weaker than expected 4% m/m decline in German industrial production elicited euro bears back into the open. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Oct 07, 2014

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar retained a generally soft tone as the correction from Friday's post-payrolls surge continued. A lot of equity research have been warning about the impact of the strong dollar on multinational corporate earnings, and this seems to be playing a role in the greenback's correction. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Oct 06, 2014

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar gave back the bulk of Friday's U.S. jobs report inspired gains in N.Y. trade on Monday, though volumes overall were said to have been relatively light. There was no data to drive the markets, and while Wall Street started out strong, it eventually turned lower, which weighed on the greenback. Read more

France and Italy Align Themselves Against Germany Regarding Fiscal Issues

By: HaleStewart

In January 2010 a paper titled “Growth in a Time of Debt” stated that a debt/GDP ratio over 90% was detrimental to long-term economic growth. Although the paper’s basic argument was questioned when released, the “90%” line in the sand become a cornerstone of economic policy-making during the post-Lehman recovery. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Oct 06, 2014

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar gave back some of Friday's post-payrolls advance. Today's move picked up during the European AM after a thin Asian session where some centres were closed for public holidays. EUR-USD had reached a peak of 1.2571 as of the time writing after opening in Asia at 1.2412-13. Read more

International Economic Preview For The Week of October 6-10

By: HaleStewart

     The following economic releases will have a disproportionate impact for the week of October 6-11. Monday Read more

Weekly Indicators: more deceleration edition

By: New_Deal_democrat

Monthly data for September started out with a strong jobs report, and declining unemployment, but flat wages. Motor vehicle sales declined from August. ISM manufacturing and services both declined, but were still quite positive. Consumer confidence declined. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Oct 03, 2014

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar soared in N.Y. trade on Friday, sending the USD index to its best levels since mid-2010. The better than expected September U.S. NFP outcome, along with upward revisions to the August report were the major drivers, which resulted in yields edging higher, and Wall Street rallying sharply, following the heavy selling seen earlier in the week. Read more

International Week in Review: The Sky Is Not Falling, But the Calculus Has Changed

By: HaleStewart

Although they comprise a small percentage of most leading indexes for developed countries, the equity markets take a more pronounced place in news reports when they sell-off. And over the last week, reports have focused on several aspects of stock performance including the degree of the sell-off in various indexes and news of several averages approaching key support areas. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Oct 03, 2014

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar perked up in pre-U.S. jobs report trade, which markets expect to come in with a respectable 200k-plus headline, while we also saw sub-forecast services PMI data out of the Eurozone and the U.K. EUR-USD ebbed back below 1.2650, over 50 pips down on yesterday's post-ECB peak at 1.2698. Read more

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