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XE Market Analysis: Europe - Jun 21, 2013

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The dollar eased a touch after it corrected overbought levels. However, sentiment was still negative, leaving stocks under pressure and commodities remained on the backfoot, albeit off yesterday's lows. USD-JPY was choppy due to early weakness in stocks, though the tone improved as the Nikkei moved into positive. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Jun 20, 2013

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The dollar continued its post-FOMC rally, moving broadly higher through the morning session. Risk appetite overall was crushed, and weighed heavily on equities and commodities. U.S. economic data was mixed, with jobless claims a touch firmer and leading indicators a tick lower than expected. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Jun 20, 2013

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The European morning was dominated by Wednesday's Fed policy statement, which opened the door for policy tapering later this year if data continued to improved. Rising expectations of reduced central bank policy stimulus weighed heavily on bonds, stocks and commodities. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Jun 19, 2013

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FX trade was dead sideways into the FOMC on Wednesday, as traders sat on their hands into the announcement. The diminishing downside risks to the economy noted in the FOMC statement, suggested a reduction in QE purchases is a real potential over the second half of the year. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Jun 20, 2013

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar held on to a firm tone in Asia following Wednesday's strong rally in the wake of the Fed policy statement and accompanying press conference. It was noted that diminishing downside risks to the economy could see a reduction in QE purchases later this year, which weighed heavily on global equity markets. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Jun 19, 2013

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The dollar was easier overall ahead of the FOMC outcome. EUR held on to levels close to 1.3400 and AUD traded back into the 0.9500 region following overnight weakness. GBP experienced further selling pressure after the BoE voted 6-3 to leave policy unchanged. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Jun 19, 2013

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The dollar consolidated ahead of today's FOMC outcome, leaving a mixed tone for regional stocks. USD-JPY held on to some of its gains over 95.00, but remained sensitive to equity market chop. Domestic markets were supported after Japanese trade pointed to an improvement in economic fundamentals. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Jun 19, 2013

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar consolidated ahead of today's FOMC outcome, leaving a mixed tone for regional stocks. USD-JPY held on to some of its gains over 95.00, but remained sensitive to equity market chop. Domestic markets were supported after Japanese trade pointed to an improvement in economic fundamentals. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Jun 18, 2013

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The dollar was mixed in choppy N.Y. trade on Tuesday, as positioning drove prices ahead of Wednesday's FOMC announcement. U.S. data had modest negative impact on the dollar, where May CPI was a touch cooler on the headline, and May housing starts missed the mark. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Jun 18, 2013

By: XE Market Analysis

There were mixed flows during the European morning. EUR-USD threatened 1.3400 as a rise in risk appetite boosted EUR-JPY, while EUR-AUD saw more hedge fund demand. Cable was capped over 1.5700 despite a pick up in U.K. CPI as M&A related demand went through EUR-GBP, which boosted it from 0.8500 over 0.8550. Read more

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