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XE Market Analysis: Asia - Nov 17, 2017

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar attempted a modest rally after better U.S. housing starts data, though given the backdrop of White House Subpoenas and doubts over the ability of the GOP to pass tax reform, ultimately faded to near rlows of the week. Wall Street lost ground as gold rallied, leaving the risk backdrop very soggy to end the week. Read more

XE Market Analysis: US Dollar Ends on a Weak Note

By: xemarketanalysis

OVERVIEW US Dollar slips on a report that the Special Counsel subpoenaed Trump's election campaign for documents. Canadian inflation drops to 1.4% and weakens the Loonie. US Dollar slips as investors watch for progress on tax reform bill. Bitcoin hits an all-time high on software upgrade rumors. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Nov 17, 2017

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar is lower on reports about the Trump administration having last month been served a subpoena from the special council Mueller requesting documents relating to Russia, according to the WSJ. Separately, the House Judiciary Committee sent a letter to the attorney of Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-law and senior advisor, asking for more information about a "Russian backdoor overture and dinner invite." The narrow trade-weighted USD index (DXY) is presently showing a 0.3% loss, earlier logging a two-session low at 93.52. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Nov 17, 2017

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar has been trading mixed so far today, losing ground to the yen, euro and sterling, while gaining versus the Australian dollar, other dollar bloc currencies, and most emerging market units. USD-JPY was the biggest mover, logging a one-month low at 112.39. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Nov 16, 2017

By: XE Market Analysis

Generally soft incoming U.S. data weighed on the dollar early in the N.Y. session on Thursday, as import prices were soft, jobless claims higher than forecast, and the Philly Fed index falling more than expected. Stronger industrial production later supported the greenback, though it was later in the session that saw the unit move to session highs. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Euro Slips as Risk Appetite Returns

By: xemarketanalysis

OVERVIEW US Dollar data continues to show that the economy is growing at a robust pace. The Euro is under pressure as wide and negative rate differentials back in focus. Retail sales for the Pound fall for the first time in 4 years, with the Brexit tone upbeat. Canadian Dollar is lifted by manufacturing sales data. Stocks are back in a positive territory, oil remains soft on high US supply. HIGHLIGHT The Euro hit its highest level versus the Dollar since late October yesterday and was up almost 2% on the week, but has slipped one cent as a more positive market tone drives investors towards the higher yielding US Dollar. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Nov 16, 2017

By: XE Market Analysis

EUR-USD carved out a fresh low at 1.1767, breaching yesterday's low by 1 pip and marking a 94 pip decline from yesterday's one-month peak. The move largely reflected a bid for the dollar, a rebound following a several-day phase of underperformance, while the euro is trading mixed versus other currencies, firmer against the yen and Swiss franc, but weaker against the pound. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Nov 16, 2017

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar has rebounded today after several days of losses against its main peers. USD-JPY led the way, tracking a rebound in risk appetite in Asian equity markets, aided by encouraging corporate earnings reports and a stabilization in oil and other commodity prices. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Tax Reform Doubts Weigh on Sentiment

By: xemarketanalysis

OVERVIEW The US Dollar is broadly lower despite CPI tick up and retail sales beat. The Pound struggles to hold gains as the domestic political situation remains fragile. Euro adds to recent gains and fully recovers its fall since the ECB meeting. The Canadian Dollar is weaker alongside oil prices, and home prices fell sharply last month. Australian Dollar slides after unexpectedly weak wage growth data. Oil prices extended losses after the IEA cut its forecast for global oil demand. HIGHLIGHT The volatility index, or 'fear index', has jumped from a multi-decade low to a 2.5-month high signaling that investors are becoming more nervous about the outlook for financial markets. Read more

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