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XE Market Analysis: Asia - Jan 29, 2018

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar managed to gain some ground in N.Y. on Monday, following sharp losses seen last week. The DXY recovered to 89.61 after printing three-plus year lows of 88.44 on Friday. The market appears to be preparing for a more hawkish FOMC statement on Wednesday, which has prompted a round of dollar short covering. Read more

XE Market Analysis: US Dollar Recovers on Rising Interest Rates

By: xemarketanalysis

OVERVIEW U.S. consumer spending rises more than forecast. British Pound weakens on domestic political risk. ECB's Praet signals support for continuing stimulus as CPI still soft. HIGHLIGHT Monthly U.S. inflation ticked up in December. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Jan 29, 2018

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar has found a toehold, either holding steady or posting gains versus its main peers. EUR-USD has been plying a narrow range in the lower 1.2400s, off from last Thursday's 37-month high at 1.2537. USD-JPY, after last week posting a four-month low at 108.28, has been oscillating with 108.51 and 109.05 so far today. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Jan 29, 2018

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar has opened the week on a consolidative footing after tumbling to fresh trend lows last week. EUR-USD has been plying a narrow range in the lower 1.2400s, off from last Thursday's 37-month high at 1.2537. USD-JPY, after last week posting a four-month low at 108.28, has been oscillating with 108.51 and 108.99 so far today. Read more

US Economic Week in Review: The US Economy Is Looking Good

By: HaleStewart

The U.S. is currently hitting on all cylinders. Friday’s GDP report showed consistently modest growth. The Conference Board’s leading indicators point towards continued expansion, as do 1-unit building permits and the 4-week moving average of initial unemployment claims. Read more

US Bond Market Week in Review: The Bond Markets Are in Great Shape

By: HaleStewart

                     What part of the curve is the primary culprit in a yield curve contraction?   History shows it’s usually the short-end: Read more

International Economic Week in Review: Big Week For Central Banks

By: HaleStewart

Since the beginning of the year, all three major global trading groups (the IMF, the World Bank and the OCED) have observed that the global economy is in its best shape since. Not to be outdone, the NY Times recently made the same observation in a piece titled, “It’s Not a Roar, But the Global Economy is Finally Making Noise.” They make the same observations as these previously mentioned global trade groups have already made. Read more

Weekly Indicators: what's going on with rail and steel? edition

By: New_Deal_democrat

The most noted data this week was that in the rear view mirror, Q4 GDP continued to increase at a rate approaching 3% annualized in the initial estimate. Capex and residential investment increased nicely, while inventories slackened. December data included a strong increase in the Index of Leading Indicators, and positive durable goods orders. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Jan 26, 2018

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar was dented briefly by the early mix of data, where Q4 GDP came in a bit under expectations. From there, U.S. Treasury Secretary Mnuchin clarified his "weak dollar" comments from earlier in the week, which mostly put a floor under the greenback. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Dollar Volatility Continues Comments

By: xemarketanalysis

OVERVIEW Dollar all over the show has conflicting comments from US government officials. UK GDP surprises at 0.5% for the final quarter of 2017. ECB member says recent public noise on currency rates is proving unhelpful. HIGHLIGHT The US Dollar continues to be extremely volatile as conflicting comments are made by the US Treasury Secretary and the US President in Davos. Read more

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