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XE Market Analysis: North America - Apr 08, 2015

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar gave back some of Tuesday's gains overnight, sending EUR-USD to the high 108s and USD-JPY back under 120.00. A slightly dollar-bearish tone has developed into the release of the FOMC minutes this afternoon, where most expect a dovish leaning from the Fed. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Apr 08, 2015

By: XE Market Analysis

EUR-USD's correction came to pause after leaving a low at 1.0803, with the pair since recouping to the 1.0850 area. The 20-day moving average, presently sitting at 1.0801, has been acting as a support. Since making major trend lows at 1.0462 on Mar-13 trade has been choppy and more two way compared to the one-sided market that prevailed before, with the market is presently lacking direction in the wake of the sub-par U.S. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Apr 07, 2015

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar was on a broad upward path through the N.Y. session on Tuesday, taking EUR-USD under pre-jobs report levels seen last Friday. The euro touched 1.0815 lows, after peaking at 1.0884. USD-JPY meanwhile, moved up from lows near 120.10 to peak just under 120.45. Read more

There will not be any consumer-led US recession

By: New_Deal_democrat

There's no doubt that there has been a slew of negative (retail sales), or just relatively poor (jobs) data for the US recently. Further, if the weekly steel production and rail transport numbers are to be believed, March is likely to give us another poor industrial production report. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Apr 07, 2015

By: XE Market Analysis

EUR-USD dove though both Monday's and Friday's lows in making a 1.0834 low as returning European participants picked up dollars. Stops through 1.0900 played a notable part in driving the move. Yield differentials between the U.S. and Eurozone also haven't changed too much since the U.S. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Apr 07, 2015

By: XE Market Analysis

EUR-USD has settled back below 1.1000 after leaving a post-U.S. payrolls high at 1.1035 on Friday, which is nearly three big figures up on levels seen before the release of the jobs reports. The market has now lost clear direction. Expectations that the Fed might delay its tightening to September, if not 2016, has left the dollar somewhat rudderless for now. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Apr 06, 2015

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar was mixed in N.Y. trade, thought with London on holiday, activity was somewhat muted on Easter Monday. EUR-USD reclaimed the 1.10 handle in morning dealings, though while it moved above Friday's peak, it was unable to test the March highs of 1.1040-50. Read more

International Economic Preview For the Week of April 6-10

By: HaleStewart

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

XE Market Analysis: North America - Apr 06, 2015

By: XE Market Analysis

FX trade was light overnight, as most of Europe continued their Easter holidays. EUR-USD is off Friday's post-jobs high, back under 1.1000, as USD-JPY continues to trade either side of 119.00. Wall Street will reopen this morning, and will catch up with Friday's futures, which indicate a sharp opening sell off. Read more

US Equity Market Review For the Week of March 30 - April 3; Economic News Weighing Negatively, Edition

By: HaleStewart

The post-Lehman US economy has been quite adept at surprising and confounding analysts. For the last five years, Federal Reserve staff have continually made rosy projections, only to repeatedly revise them lower. They are not alone; private economists have also been caught analytically flat-footed on several occasions. Read more

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