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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

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Oct 03, 2014

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar recovered some of the lost ground seen Thursday. This saw EUR-USD trade softer, to the mid-1.26 area, which is about 50 pips down on yesterday's three-day peak at 1.2698, seen on the ECB's refrain from detailing the stimulus target and lack of hint at further easing measures. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Oct 02, 2014

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar slipped against the Euro and yen in N.Y. trade on Thursday, as a few factors came together. Initially, the ECB press conference revealed no QE, though the Bank will begin its purchase of covered bonds and ABS in the near future. The FX market was somewhat disappointed, though prior expectations for all out QE were limited. Read more

EU News Indicates Problems Are Mounting

By: HaleStewart

     If there was a region that was in need of good economic news, it would be the EU.  Unfortunately, the news released this week only increases the level of concern regarding the economic condition of the region. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Oct 02, 2014

By: XE Market Analysis

EUR-USD settled back to the mid-to-low 1.26s into the ECB announcement after clocking a two-day high of 1.2674 in Asia. USD-JPY diped to a nine-day low of 108.31 before recouping above 108.50. The drop followed a run to a 110.09 six-year peak, which was seen during Tokyo trade on Wednesday. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Oct 02, 2014

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar traded softer in pre-Europe trade in Asia today. Stop-loss selling of dollars reportedly helped drive the move in a session lacking fresh stimulant. EUR-USD lifted to a two-day peak of 1.2674 before settling back to the low 1.26s. USD-JPY dipped to a one-week low of 108.54, while AUD-USD logged an eight-day high of 0.8816 and USD-CAD fell back below the 1.1100 mark for the first time this week.[EUR, USD]EUR-USD firmed to two-day highs amid position squaring into today's ECB meeting. Read more

What Is the Equity Sell-Off Telling Us?

By: HaleStewart

The equity indexes are a leading indicator in most advanced economies. The underlying rationale for their inclusion is that investors start to move money into stocks before the economy turns as they sense the bottoming. But they don't move all at once; instead, they buy in smaller amounts leading to small moves higher at the bottom of a market. Read more


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