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XE Market Analysis: Europe - Jan 22, 2018

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar dipped at the open of Asia-Pacific dealings on concerns about the government shutdown in the U.S, but subsequently recovered losses. EUR-USD popped about 50 pips high, logged a peak at 1.2274 before ebbing back to near net unchanged levels around 1.2225. Read more

International Economic Week in Review: The Good News Continues

By: HaleStewart

The overall tenor of international news is still positive. While UK retail sales are slowing, they are still up modestly Y/Y. Although EU news was slightly weaker than we’ve been used to over the last few months, this week’s data has been weak for most of this expansion. Read more

US Bond Market Week in Review: Don't Expect Rates to Increase That Much

By: HaleStewart

Starting in the early 1980s, the bond market has had one of the longest bull markets in the history of markets. This is largely due to Paul Volcker having the courage to raise interest rates to oppressive levels in the early 1980s, eventually wringing most inflationary pressure out of the U.S. Read more

US Economic Week in Review: 1-unit Building Permits and Industrial Production Start off Strongly

By: HaleStewart

The US economy is starting 2018 on strong footing. The Federal Reserve’s Beige Book observed that the economy ended 2017 strongly. 1-Unit housing permits – a key leading indicator – rose. And industrial production – a coincident indicator that has languished for much of this expansion – increased at a solid clip On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve released the first Beige Book for 2018. Read more

Weekly Indicators: jump in interest rates overshadows new low in jobless claims edition

By: New_Deal_democrat

December data included housing permits, which rose slightly, and the more volatile starts, which declined sharply. Industrial production and capacity utilization both rose. Consumer sentiment about the present as measured by the University of Michigan declined, while sentiment about the future rose. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Jan 19, 2018

By: XE Market Analysis

The DXY managed modest gains in N.Y. on Friday, moving to 90.63 highs from 90.39 lows early in the session. The Softer Michigan sentiment report had little impact, nor sis prospects for about a 50-50 change of a U.S. government shut down (as of the time of this writing). Read more

XE Market Analysis: Dollar Recovers Slightly as Government Shutdown Looms

By: xemarketanalysis

OVERVIEW UK retail sales disappoint. US consumer confidence weakens for a 3rd straight month. Canadian manufacturing sales post the biggest increase in 2.5 years. Fears over US government shutdown drive risk aversion. HIGHLIGHT UK retail sales fell sharply last month as consumers continued to be squeezed by real wage declines. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Jan 19, 2018

By: XE Market Analysis

The USD index (DXY) has tracked lower despite new U.S. yield lows, with the narrow trade-weighted index down 0.3% at 90.20, bringing Wednesday's 37-month low to within 6 ticks. Yield gains across the globe, coupled with a burgeoning global risk-on sentiment and an associated investor hunt for higher-beta assets, along with concerns that the stopgap funding bill in the U.S. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Jan 19, 2018

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar has traded softer on U.S. political concerns, though has remained above recent trend lows versus the yen, euro and most other currencies. The narrow trade-weighted USD index (DXY) is down 0.2%, making a low at 90.33 and swinging the 37-month low of Wednesday at 90.14 back into scope. Read more


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