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XE Market Analysis: Asia - Jan 22, 2018

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar was steady in N.Y. morning trade on Monday, as dealers largely sat on their hands ahead of the Senate funding vote. Once it became clear the measure would pass, the greenback rallied modestly across the board. EUR-USD fell from session highs of 1.2260 to 1.2225 before bouncing some, while USD-JPY topped at 111.22 from lows of 110.69 after the open. Read more

XE Market Analysis: US Dollar Soft as Government Shutdown Continues

By: xemarketanalysis

OVERVIEW US Dollar weak amid Washington divisions. IMF revises up global growth forecasts for 2018 and 2019. Canadian wholesale trade rises for a second straight month. Investors appear unfazed by US politics with equity markets up slightly. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - 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

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

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