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XE Market Analysis: US Dollar Regains Footing

By: xemarketanalysis

OVERVIEW US manufacturing activity accelerates; construction spending hits a record high. USD higher against the majority of G10 counterparts. German unemployment is at a record low. Fresh record highs for US stock markets. Oil prices hit fresh 2-1/3 year highs. HIGHLIGHT Unemployment in Germany hit a record low of 5.5% last month as its jobless total fell more than expected as Europe's powerhouse continues to enjoy a broad-based economic upturn. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Jan 03, 2018

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar has settled after yesterday extending the recent run lower. EUR-USD oscillated in a narrow range in the mid 1.20s, below the four-month high posted yesterday at 1.2082. USD-JPY steadied following a seven consecutive session run lower, which yesterday left a 19-day low at 112.05. Read more

XE Market Analysis: US Dollar Begins New Year on the Defensive

By: xemarketanalysis

OVERVIEW GBP rising despite slower manufacturing growth. The Euro climbs towards 2.5-year highs, record high manufacturing activity. Chinese manufacturing growth unexpectedly picked up to a four-month high in December. Singapore growth cools, but currency rises on monetary policy bets. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Jan 02, 2018

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar started the year under pressure, as it has been since mid-December. The DXY fell to a better than three-month low of 91.77 into the open, before recovering marginally. EUR-USD bottomed at 1.2027, down from overnight highs of 1.2081, before settling near 1.2050. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Jan 02, 2018

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar has literally fallen into 2018, starting the new year where it left off the last by declining against most other currencies. EUR-USD logged a four-month high of 1.2082, as did Cable, at 1.3567. AUD-USD and NZD-USD rallied to fresh 10-week highs, of 0.7844 and 0.7131, respectively. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Jan 02, 2018

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar ebbed in early 2018 trading, continuing a dominant theme that's been persisting since before Christmas. EUR-USD logged a four-month high of 1.2030, while AUD-USD and NZD-USD rallied to fresh 10-week highs, of 0.7842 and 0.7131, respectively. Read more

US Bond Market Week in Review: A Look At the Dissenter's Arguments

By: HaleStewart

At the last Fed meeting, a majority of Federal Reserve governors voted to raise rates\. Citing the combination of a strong labor market and the expectation that inflation would return to 2% in the intermediate future, a majority of the board voted to raise rates an additional .25%. Read more

International Economic Week in Review: 2017 Ends on a High Note

By: HaleStewart

This was a good year for the global economy. The EU, which has suffered from two potential economic crisis in the last seven years, had one year of consistently good economic data. The UK has yet to experience severe negative post-Brexit developments (although weak construction spending may develop into a broader problem in 2018). Read more

Weekly Indicators: a powerful end to 2017 edition

By: New_Deal_democrat

November data was sparse in this last week of the year, but included acceleration in rising house prices, a very strong Chicago PMI, including a red hot new orders subindex, and a bifurcation in consumer confidence, with an overall slight decline divided into rising confidence about the present, with a one year low in future expectations. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Dec 29, 2017

By: XE Market Analysis

FX trade was thin and choppy on the last trading day of the year, though the greenback remained in sell-mode into 2018. EUR-USD topped at new three-month highs of 1.2013, up from 1.1983 lows, while USD-JPY traded near 112.50 before pooping to 112.67 highs into the London close. Read more

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