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XE Market Analysis: Confidence Returning to UK Economy

By: xemarketanalysis

OVERVIEW The Pound is stronger today after Nationwide's house price survey showed property prices rose by 5.6% year-over-year. The Euro is weaker after Euro Zone consumer price inflation was reported at 0.8%, lower than the expected 0.9%. The Dollar surrendered some of its recent gains after FED presidents Evans and Rosengren suggested they see a protracted period of low interest rates. HIGHLIGHT The Pound hit a four week high against the Euro after robust house price increases in the UK were coupled with downbeat inflation data from the Euro zone. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Aug 31, 2016

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar has held mostly firm, working fresh highs versus euro, yen and Canadian dollar, for instance, though lost ground to the pound, which outperformed. USD-JPY rose for a fourth straight session, clocking a one-month high of 103.33. Yesterday the pair broke and closed above the 50-day moving average at 102.69, which now reverts as support. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Aug 31, 2016

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar has held firm while the yen has continued to underperform. USD-JPY rose for a fourth straight session, this time making a one-month high of 103.22. Yesterday the pair broke and closed above the 50-day moving average at 102.69, which now reverts as support. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Aug 30, 2016

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar rallied in N.Y. trade on Tuesday, taking the DXY to near three-week highs in the process. EUR-USD fell to 1.1137 lows, levels last seen on August 12, as USD-JPY rallied over 103.00, a one-month peak. USD-CAD touched 1.3089, as WTI crude prices fell under $46.25, as cable again gave up the 1.31 handle. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Potential Rate Hikes Keeps Dollar Strong

By: xemarketanalysis

OVERVIEW The US Dollar is stronger across the board after Yellen’s speech on Friday. The Euro is weaker today after German consumer price inflation unexpectedly slowed to 0.4% in August. The Pound is stable as many across Europe start voicing opinions on when Article 50 should be triggered. HIGHLIGHT The US Dollar has bounced back strongly after the key note address by FED chair Janet Yellen at Jackson Hole on Friday. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Aug 30, 2016

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar edged out fresh highs against the yen and euro, amongst other currencies, but momentum was limited. The move was led by a 0.4% advance in USD-JPY, which clocked a 22-day peak at 102.44. EUR-USD logged a 15-day low of 1.1155 during the early London session. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Aug 30, 2016

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar has remained settled, carrying on from where it left off on Monday, with the rally ignited by the net-hawkish tilt of Fedspeak on Friday have petered out. Yesterday's benign reading of U.S. PCE price data helped cool dollar buying just as market participants started turning their gaze to Friday's August U.S. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Aug 29, 2016

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar started on a firmer footing in N.Y. trade on Monday, though gave back some gains through the session. Benign PCE price data may have reduced expectations for a September rate hike, which supported Wall Street, and weighed on Treasury yields. Read more

Updeated Q2 2016 look at corporate profits as a long leading indicator

By: New_Deal_democrat

Corporate profits are one of the long leading indicators, typically peaking more than a year before the start of a recession. Since these were reported for Q2 last Friday, let's take a look. The graph below shows corporate profits with and without inventory adjustment: Typically these move in tandem. Read more

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