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US Bond Market Week in Review: Inflation Has Hit Its Target But Shouldn't Rise Much Further

By: HaleStewart

As odd as it still sounds, for a large portion of this expansion, deflation was a concern. Papers were written and seminars were given on how to avoid this problem. No more. While price growth is weak, it is improving with all the primary inflation indicators pointing towards stronger prices. Read more

US Equity and Economic Review: Don't Worry About the Weak 1Q GDP Number Just Yet

By: HaleStewart

On Friday, the BEA released the advanced report of 1Q GDP, which was a disappointing .7%. However, this continues this expansion’s trend of weak 1Q numbers. Since 2010, the average Q/Q GDP growth rate has been 1% while the median rate is 1.3%. Read more

International Economic Week in Review: Japan and the EU Hold Rates Steady

By: HaleStewart

This week’s big news was the French election, which will now move to a run-off between Marie Le Pen and Francis Macron on May 7. Global equity markets rallied immediately after the election, believing that Macron was more or less guaranteed a win. Read more

Weekly Indicators: credit conditions debut positive edition

By: New_Deal_democrat

In the rear view mirror, Q1 GDP came in low but positive. The long leading indicator components of real private residential spending and proprietors' incomes were both positive. On the other hand, employment costs for Q1, while strong nominally, were neutral or even negative after taking inflation into account. March data included positive new home sales and durable goods orders. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Apr 28, 2017

By: XE Market Analysis

FX trade was relatively subdued in N.Y. on Friday, leaving the dollar narrowly mixed by the close. A softer Q1 GDP revision coupled with firmer price indicators provided modest support to the greenback early on, though those gains largely reversed themselves through the morning. Read more

XE Marketing Analysis: Euro Rallies on Stronger Inflation

By: xemarketanalysis

OVERVIEW US Q1 GDP growth was just 0.7% year-over-year, the weakest pace in three years. Eurozone inflation rose at a faster than expected pace in April and core CPI rose to a 3-year high. UK GDP growth came in below expectations at 0.3% quarter-over-quarter. Japanese consumer price inflation rose at an annual pace of just 0.2% in March and household spending fell 2%. Canadian GDP was flat in February as expected after surging in January. HIGHLIGHT The Euro jumped back to its 5-month highs reached earlier this week, following the release of data showing inflation rose more than expected last month. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Apr 28, 2017

By: XE Market Analysis

The euro rallied on the flash Eurozone CPI released, which came in at 1.9% y/y in the preliminary April figure, above the 1.8% median forecast and up from 1.4% in March. EUR-USD logged a two-session high at 1.0947, coming within 3 pips of Wednesday's six-month high, while EUR-JPY has lifted into six-week territory. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Apr 28, 2017

By: XE Market Analysis

Narrow ranges have been prevailing among the main currency pairings so far today. EUR-USD has settled in the mid 1.08s, below the five-month high seen mid week at 1.0950. USD-JPY has steadied to a narrow range in the low 111.0s, below the four-week high set on Wednesday at 111.78 following the Trump administration's announcement of its tax cut plan. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Apr 27, 2017

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar was mixed in N.Y. trade on Thursday, posting gains versus the euro and CAD, while losing ground to sterling and the yen. ECB chief gave no hint of tapering, as some in the markets had feared, resulting in EUR-USD's slippage to 1.0853 lows, from a top of 1.0933. Read more

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