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XE Market Analysis: North America - Apr 21, 2015

By: XE Market Analysis

EUR-USD tumbled on news about the ECB, which is apparently considering curbing Greek ELA if Athens fails to deliver on reforms. The euro lost over 60 pips against the dollar since London opening levels, making a low of 1.0657. EUR-JPY concurrently fell below its Monday low, making a six-day nadir of 127.45. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Apr 21, 2015

By: XE Market Analysis

EUR-USD has traded moderately lower over the last day, partly on general dollar strength and partly on euro underperformance (EUR-JPY and other euro crosses are lower). The low was 1.0712, and this and 1.0700 mark nearer-term support levels. Resistance is marked at 1.0751 and 1.0782 (20-day moving average). Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Apr 20, 2015

By: XE Market Analysis

FX trade was relatively quiet in N.Y. on Monday, with the dollar meandering largely inside of narrow ranges. There was no data to drive prices, though a rebound on Wall Street following Friday's steep sell-off largely helped USD sentiment. EUR-USD traded about a 50-point range just over 1.0710, as USD-JPY rallied from just under 119.00 to highs over 119.40. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Apr 20, 2015

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar traded firmer after taking a battering last week following a string of net softer U.S. data. EUR-USD dipped and tested its Friday low at 1.0734, while EUR-JPY and other euro crosses also traded heavily as markets anticipate the next Greece-versus-Eurozone policymaker showdown, which will be staged at Friday's Eurogroup meeting. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Apr 20, 2015

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar is trading moderately firmer in early-week trade after taking a battering last week following a string of net softer U.S. data. EUR-USD has opened the week trading in a narrow range either side of 1.0800, a level which approximately marks the half way point of the range seen over the last six weeks. Read more

US Equity And Economic Review For the Week of April 13-17; False Break-Out Edition

By: HaleStewart

After consolidating since the beginning of March, it appeared that SPYs broke out on Wednesday. It was a false break-out. Wednesday’s daily candle was weak, with a small body and high shadow. Rather than continuing the move higher, Thursday printed a similar candle. Read more

Weekly Indicators: the US consumer steps up to the plate edition

By: New_Deal_democrat

Monthly reports for March included the Index of Leading Indicators, up slightly. The Empire State survey showed a little contraction; the Philly Fed survey, a little expansion. Wholesale inventories increased, while sales were flat. Industrial production declined significantly. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Apr 17, 2015

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar rallied early in the aftermath of warmer U.S. CPI data, though with corporate earnings under some pressure this quarter, renewed Greece concerns, lower yields, and a subsequent Wall Street sell-off, the greenback soon moved generally lower again. Read more

International Economic Week in Review: Slack, Slack, Everywhere There's Slack Edition

By: HaleStewart

High levels of global slack are the primary cause of deflationary pressures. Weak industrial production in the EU and UK is lowering demand for industrial inputs; Japan’s depressed capacity utilization rate is contributing to the phenomena. Low US and EU labor utilization levels are depressing consumer demand. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Apr 17, 2015

By: XE Market Analysis

EUR-USD vaulted to a 10-day high of 1.0833 on breaking yesterday's peak at 1.0817 and triggering a batch of buy stops through 1.0820. The move comes despite the dollar's yield advantage holding up well, near 180 bp at the 10-year T-note versus Bund maturity. Read more

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