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XE Market Analysis: Europe - Apr 15, 2014

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar majors have seen narrow ranges during pre-European trade in Asia. China lending figures pointed to a slowing economy, which weighed on China and Hong Kong stock markets, but had little impact on currencies (and nor most other stock markets in the region, which rose on the coattails of Wall Street rally on Monday), aside from causing some minor weakening in the AUD. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Apr 15, 2014

By: XE Market Analysis

Not too much net movement today. EUR-USD managed to edge out a fresh sic-day low of 1.3790 in a move triggered by a sub-expectations German ZEW sentiment outcome, though this was offset by forecast-beating trade figures and the euro settled back on the north side of 1.3800. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Apr 15, 2014

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar perked up some in the aftermath of the bit firmer headline and core U.S. CPI data early in the session, though as equities turned solid gains into big losses, the greenback faded. USD-JPY touched 101.50 after failing to break 102.00 for the umpteenth time, while EUR-USD reclaimed the 1.3800 handle after finding support into 1.3790. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Apr 14, 2014

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar stayed firm against the euro in N.Y. trade on Monday, as the ECB talked down the euro overnight, saying further easing could come should the currency firm further. EUR-USD touched 1.3809 lows, before edging up over 1.3825. USD-JPY meanwhile, was again pushed back from the 102.00 level, and looks more and more vulnerable to the downside in the near term. Read more

International Week in Review: China's Problems Continue Edition

By: HaleStewart

For over 10 years, China reliably printed positive economic statistics. No more. For the second month in a row, Chinese economic numbers have disappointed. Exports dropped 6.6% Y/Y in the latest report, indicating that last month’s sharp drop may have been a harbinger of bad news. Read more

Weekly Indicators: Credit spreads and Jobless claims shine as positive trend continues edition

By: New_Deal_democrat

This was a very light week for monthly data. March import, export, and producer prices were up more than expected. February consumer credit increased substantially. The preliminary consumer confidence reading for April improved. My weekly report on the high frequency weekly indicators is meant to provide an up-to-this-week snapshot of the economy. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Apr 11, 2014

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar attempted to rally in morning trade in N.Y. on Friday, following a week of persistent USD selling. The pre-weekend position paring didn't last terribly long however, and the unit make its way lower in light afternoon dealings. EUR-USD managed to print 1.3900, though was capped just over the figure. Read more

A long term historical look at stock margin debt

By: New_Deal_democrat

You've probably seen, as I have, one of several recent graphs proclaiming that levels of margin debt are dangerous, usually showing that margin debt now is at a level similar to what it was in 2000 and 2007. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Apr 11, 2014

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar continued to trade on the soft side. EUR-USD rose to a 22-day high of 1.3905, making this the fifth consecutive higher high on the daily chart. The pair subsequently dipped to 1.3881 before rebounding toward 1.3900 once more. EU's Gettinger said that there is no reason for panic over Russian energy supplies. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Apr 11, 2014

By: XE Market Analysis

USD-JPY recovered from a three-week low. The symbiotic relationship between the yen and stock markets continued, with Japanese stocks once again exacerbated by the strength of the yen. The Nikkei was dove over 2.5% in what has been the worst week of the Tokyo exchange since June. Read more


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