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XE Market Analysis: Europe - Dec 12, 2019

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The yen has printed fresh lows against the euro, Australian dollar and a number of other currencies, though USD-JPY edged out a two-day low in context of a less than 20-pip range. The declines in the Japanese currency come against the backdrop of global equity markets holding buoyant, although market optimism is guarded about the U.S. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Dec 11, 2019

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The dollar has seen ranges of no more than 20 pips against both the euro and yen so far today, while posting losses to the Australian dollar and the pound. The UK currency retraced some of the sharp declines seen late yesterday following the release of the latest YouGov poll --- using its famed MRP methodology (massive survey size and deep analysis to take in account of local factors), and which correctly called 93% of seats in the 2017 election -- showing on the eve of the UK's general election that a Conservative majority of 28 seats is likely, down from 68 seats the same poll predicted two weeks ago. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Dec 11, 2019

By: XE Market Analysis

The pound has taken a rotation lower following the latest YouGov poll, using its famed MRP methodology (massive survey size and deep analysis to take in account of local factors), and which was the model which correctly called 93% of seats in the 2017 election, showed that a smaller Conservative majority of 28 seats is likely -- down from 68 seats the same survey predicted two weeks ago. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Dec 10, 2019

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The Dollar was touch lower in N.Y. trade on Tuesday, though the DXY remained inside of the week's range so far, basing at 97.44 from highs of 97.60 seen during the morning session. A report that the U.S. and China are discussing delaying new U.S. tariffs set to kick off this Sunday, and the USMCA trade agreement announced had mixed impact on the USD, supporting the risk-sensitive USD-JPY, while seeing the Euro post gains as safe-have USD flows were reversed some. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Dec 10, 2019

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The New Zealand dollar posted a fresh four-month high versus the Australian dollar, while NZD-USD and NZD-JPY saw two-day highs. A shift in RBNZ policy expectations and an associated rise in NZ yields have been underpinning the kiwi. The 10-year U.S. T-note yield advantage relative to the NZ 10-year yield has narrowed by some 15 bps since late November. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Dec 09, 2019

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The Dollar perked up a bit in N.Y. on Monday, after losing some ground overnight. The DXY remained under Friday's post-jobs report high, with ranges overall remaining narrow. There was no incoming data to drive the FX market, and we now look for some consolidation ahead of Wednesday's FOMC announcement, and Thursday's ECB meeting. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Dec 09, 2019

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The dollar lost ground to the yen and pound, while consolidating gains seen on Friday against the euro and Canadian dollar, among other currencies. The narrow trade-weighted USD index (DXY) was little changed heading into the New York interbank open after rallying nearly 0.5% on Friday. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Dec 09, 2019

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The pound rallied to new highs as two new polls show the Conservative party extending its lead over Labour. The late debate between PM Johnson and Labour's wannabe PM, Corbyn, was considered a draw, too, according to a poll by YouGov, suggesting that, with three days to go until the UK general election, there is now little change that Labour can close the popularity gap. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Dec 06, 2019

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The Dollar rallied in N.Y. trade on Friday, cutting a string of five-straight sessions of losses. A stronger than expected November jobs report, along with outsized gains in the University of Michigan December consumer sentiment index drove the USD higher. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Dec 06, 2019

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A firmer yen and a rallying New Zealand dollar were the main shows in an otherwise quite town ahead of the release of the U.S. November employment report. The yen nudged higher despite gains in global stock markets, with position jigging seen into the release of the U.S. Read more

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