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Is the EU Facing a Deflation Problem?

By: HaleStewart

While it might sound counter-intuitive, an economy needs a little inflation While the amount is debatable. some inflation indicates there is sufficient consumer demand to keep the economy growing (as too many consumers try to buy too few goods) or enough businesses demand raw materials in the process of providing products (as businesses compete for scarce resources) to drive up raw material prices. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Nov 01, 2013

By: XE Market Analysis

The FX market reflected re-pricing of central bank policy expectations, which boosted the USD and weighed heavily on the EUR. Market positioning exacerbated the depth of the move over the last 24 hours and volumes have been much larger than average, according to flow desks. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Nov 01, 2013

By: XE Market Analysis

FX markets continued to reflect a re-pricing of central bank policy expectations, which boosted the USD and weighed on the EUR. The USD was underpinned after the less dovish Fed policy statement on Wednesday and subsequent U.S. data mix, which left the door ajar for December taper. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Oct 31, 2013

By: XE Market Analysis

Month-end backed demand bolstered EUR-USD in N.Y. on Thursday, taking the pairing under 1.3600. Meanwhile, USD-JPY was fairly steady, and well supported over the 98.00 mark. U.S. data helped sentiment to a degree, as jobless claims came in near consensus, and the Chicago PMI headline and components were much firmer than expected. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Oct 31, 2013

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar maintained the month-end bid after yesterday's FOMC policy statement boosted yields. The statement was less dovish than most market participants had expected, which reinforced the short term dollar tone. Into the Fed meeting dollar buying was notable and weaker technical studies for EUR, GBP and AUD reinforced this tone. Read more

No Matter Friday's Jobs Number, US Employment Is Still In Terrible Shape

By: HaleStewart

On Friday, the Department of Labor will issue the latest employment report. However, regardless of the numbers (and according to the latest ADP report, the report will be weak) the overall US jobless situation is still poor five years after the end of the recession. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Oct 30, 2013

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar was fairly steady through the morning session Wednesday, with a modestly negative bias on the back of a softer ADP employment report, and a tamer core CPI reading. Activity was light overall into the FOMC announcement, though rallied in the immediate aftermath. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Oct 30, 2013

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar maintained a supportive tone for the most part amid month-end related activity ahead of today's FOMC outcome, which is likely to be uneventful in respect of policy developments. However, market participants will be interested to see how the Fed views the U.S. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Oct 30, 2013

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar maintained its month-end bid during the Asian session and ahead of today's FOMC, which is likely to be uneventful in respect of policy developments. However, market participants will be interested to see how the Fed views the U.S. government shutdown and the potential impact on Q4 growth. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Oct 29, 2013

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar was choppy in N.Y. trade on Tuesday, with liquidity at a premium into Wednesday's FOMC meeting. U.S. economic data was mixed, with headline PPI a touch cooler, along with softer headline retail sales. Consumer confidence took a hit after the federal government shutdown, though housing prices firmed up per the Case-Shiller index. Read more

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