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US Bond Market Week in Review: Powell Is Remarkably Mainstream

By: HaleStewart

Because he was more of a regulator than an economist, Governor Powell flew below my radar screen. So when Trump nominated Powell to be the new head of the Federal Reserve, I had to do my homework, reading speeches he has given over the last year or to become acquainted with his macroeconomic outlook. Read more

Weekly Indicators: corporate bonds break out positively edition

By: New_Deal_democrat

October data started out almost entirely positive, with very strong ISM manufacturing and services readings, a strong rebound in vehicle sales for the second month in a row, strongly positive consumer confidence, an underemployment rate equal to the lowest since 2000, and an unemployment rate lower than any since then. Read more

XE Market Analysis: US Dollar Sinks on Slow Employment Growth

By: xemarketanalysis

OVERVIEW The Sterling has managed to claw back some of yesterday's losses. US Dollar hits one week low after a weaker jobs report was released. The Loonie is stronger today after the strengthened employment numbers were released. HIGHLIGHT The US Dollar fell to a one week low after the US nonfarm payrolls number was disappointing for October. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Nov 03, 2017

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar majors have hunkered down into the release of the U.S. October payrolls, which is up later today and will fine-tune Fed policy expectations for the period ahead, including the December FOMC where there Fed is widely expected to resume its gradualist tightening policy with a 25bp hike in the funds rate. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Nov 03, 2017

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar majors have hunkered down into the release of the U.S. October payrolls, which is up later today and will fine-tune Fed policy expectations for the period ahead, including the December FOMC where there Fed is widely expected to resume its gradualist tightening policy with a 25bp hike in the funds rate. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Sterling Slides Despite Historic Rate Increase

By: xemarketanalysis

OVERVIEW GBP markets disappointed by the outlook for interest rates. USD is slightly weaker as Republicans unveil tax bill, FOMC remains unchanged. The Euro is lifted by strong manufacturing data. AUD rallies after unexpectedly strong trade and buildings approval data. HIGHLIGHT The British Pound fell sharply, despite the Bank of England raising rates for the first time in a decade. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Nov 02, 2017

By: XE Market Analysis

FX trade started the Thursday session with an as-expected BoE rate hike, which was followed with a sell-the-fact response from the sterling market. Cable retreated to near one-month lows of 1.3058 into the London close from 1.3225. Elsewhere, details of the U.S. Read more

An economy firing on all cylinders

By: New_Deal_democrat

When it comes to the economy both in the present and over the next 3 to 6 months, there's nary a cloud in the sky. I won't bother with a graph, but the stock market (which doesn't measure the well-being of the average American, but is a legitimate leading indicator over the next 3 to 9 months), has been going from new all-time high to new all-time high. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Nov 02, 2017

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar has been trading generally softer so far today, although was settled at near net unchanged levels against the yen heading into the New York interbank open and up versus the pound. Reports that Fed Governor Powell will be nominated to the Fed Chairmanship position later today imparted a downside spin on the greenback, with Powell is seen as one of the more dovish candidates for the top job at the Fed, similar to Yellen. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Nov 02, 2017

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar has traded softer following reports run by MarketWatch and Bloomberg saying that Fed Governor Powell will be nominated to the Fed Chairmanship position later on Thursday. Powell is seen as one of the more dovish candidates for the top job at the Fed, similar to Yellen. Read more

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