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XE Market Analysis: North America - Aug 20, 2014

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar extended gains against the euro and yen, among other currencies. EUR-USD has logged an 11-month low of 1.3285 after breaching 1.3300 and last November's 1.3295 low, and USD-JPY spiked to a four-month highs above 103.30. The greenback has been unpinned following net positive U.S. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Aug 20, 2014

By: XE Market Analysis

The USD rallied again, with EUR-USD making a fresh nine-month low of 1.3300, bringing last November's 1.3295 low into scope, and USD-JPY spiking to a four-month high of 103.26. Elsewhere, GBP-USD clocked a new four-month low of 1.6601, and AUD-USD one-week low of 0.9278. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Aug 19, 2014

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar rallied again on Tuesday, taking EUR-USD to new trend lows of 1.3314, and USD-JPY near 102.90. Markets were buoyed by strong housing data, while a relatively calm geopolitical backdrop saw Wall Street rally again, and risk levels in general improve. Read more

It looks like the housing slowdown is abating

By: New_Deal_democrat

The drift lower in interest rates this year looks like it is feeding through into new housing. In general, in the past, a 1% change in interest rates has led to an approximate 100,000 change, annualized, in housing permits. The rise in interest rates of over 1% at midyear 2013 fed through into a complete halt in growth in new home construction. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Aug 19, 2014

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar was bid today, aided by a sharp dive in Cable to a four-month low on sub-expectations U.K. inflation data, while EUR-USD edged out a one-week low of 1.3343 and USD-JPY a two-day peak at 102.68. The NZD and the AUD were also on the move, in opposite directions. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Aug 18, 2014

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar was mostly firmer in N.Y. trade on Monday, largely as a perceived improvement in the risk backdrop helped sentiment. Wall Street rallied strongly, as oil and gold prices fell, and Treasury yields inched a touch higher. Home builder sentiment improved in August, which helped the greenback as well. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Aug 18, 2014

By: XE Market Analysis

Narrow ranges prevailed once again in pre-European trade in Asia. EUR-USD flat-lined just below the 1.3400 level, and USD-JPY posted a 102.24-40 range. Cable firmed fractionally, but remained below Friday's 1.6734 peak. BoE boos Carney sounded hawkish remarks at the weekend, saying that the U.K. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Aug 18, 2014

By: XE Market Analysis

Narrow ranges prevailed once again in pre-European trade in Asia. EUR-USD flat-lined just below the 1.3400 level, and USD-JPY posted a 102.24-40 range. Cable firmed fractionally, but remained below Friday's 1.6734 peak. BoE boos Carney sounded hawkish remarks at the weekend, saying that the U.K. Read more

Weekly Indicators: flight to safety edition

By: New_Deal_democrat

July monthly data included positive industrial production, capacity utilization, and Empire State Manufacturing. Producer prices increased slightly. Retail sales were flat. University of Michigan sentiment as to present conditions improved, but expectations declined. Read more

International Week in Review: Storm Clouds On the Horizon Edition

By: HaleStewart

For the last few year, the overall tenor of the news has been positive. Although some reported numbers have been negative, it was easy to look at them as statistical noise. And, most of these numbers rebounded within a few months. But this week legitimate concerning data emerged, starting with Japan. Read more

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