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XE Market Analysis: Asia - May 22, 2017

By: XE Market Analysis

FX trade was fairly quiet in N.Y. to start the week, though the dollar overall remained under pressure. There was no U.S. data to move markets, though Wall Street managed decent gains, while yields were marginally higher. EUR-USD opened near 1.1230, later topping at 1.1263 before succumbing to minor profit taking. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - May 22, 2017

By: XE Market Analysis

The euro picked up demand after a bout of weakness in the early London session. EUR-USD rallied to a fresh six-month high of 1.1235, over 80 pips up on the intraday low. EUR-JPY, EUR-GBP and other euro crosses also rose, while the narrow USD index, which has a close inverse correlation with EUR-USD, ebbed to a 96.91 low, which is the lowest level traded since the U.S. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - May 22, 2017

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar has lifted moderately against most currencies in early-week trading following its biggest weekly loss in 13 months. The narrow USD index is showing a 0.2% gain, at 97.17, up from Friday's six-month low at 96.97. EUR-USD has ebbed back under the 1.1200 level, down from Friday's six-month peak at 1.1211. Read more

International Economic Week in Review: 2017 is Looking to be a Good Year

By: HaleStewart

In the last 6-9 months, international data has turned more bullish. Not only has the overall strength of numbers increased, but economies have better absorbed adverse shocks. Recent increases in the Markit Economics sentiment indicators along with consistent GDP growth all point to a growing EU. Read more

US Equity and Economic Review: A Moderately Growing Economy and an Expensive Market

By: HaleStewart

     The US leading indicators rose .3% with 8/10 indicators contributing to the increase.  More importantly, the rolling 6-month rate of change continues to increase (bottom table in red): Read more

US Bond Market Week in Review: Who Are the Hawks and Doves, Part 1?

By: HaleStewart

     There are nine voting members on the Fed.  The next two columns will be devoted to ascertaining each voting members position on rate hikes.     Read more

Weekly Indicators: the yield curve tightens edition

By: New_Deal_democrat

April data included an increase in the index of Leading Indicators, despite the fact that both housing permits and starts declined. Industrial production and capacity utilization both increased strongly. My usual note: I look at the high frequency weekly indicators because while they can be very noisy, they provide a good Now-cast of the economy, and will telegraph the maintenance or change in the economy well before monthly or quarterly data is available. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - May 19, 2017

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar was mostly lower in N.Y. trade on Friday, leaving the DXY at six month lows of 97.09. EUR-USD led the charge, as it topped 1.1210. USD-JPY was supported by risk-on conditions, though struggled over the 111.50 mark, which represents the 50-day moving average. Read more

XE Market Analysis: US Dollar on Track for the Worst Week In 10 Months

By: xemarketanalysis

OVERVIEW Markets have turned more positive as we head towards the weekend although the US Dollar remains under pressure. Canadian inflation was steady last month with CPI rising 1.6% year-on-year, just below forecasts of 1.7%. Canadian retail sales beat expectations rising 0.7% in March driven by strong sales of new cars. The British Pound's slide appears to be benefiting UK manufacturers as factory orders grew at the fastest pace in over two years. Read more

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