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XE Market Analysis: North America - Aug 22, 2017

By: XE Market Analysis

EUR-USD drifted over 50 pips lower during the London AM session in nearing 1.1750, giving back nearly all of the gain posted yesterday. Much weaker than expected German investor confidence in the latest ZEW survey helped the euro lower, though the common currency had already been under the cosh ahead of the release. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Aug 22, 2017

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar has traded softer versus many currencies during the pre-London session in Asia, including against the euro, and commodity and emerging world currencies, though the greenback gained versus the yen. A revival in risk appetite brought some pressure on the Japanese currency, while there remains a degree of position jostling ahead of the Jackson Hole symposium (which starts on Thursday). Read more

XE Market Analysis: Asia - Aug 21, 2017

By: XE Market Analysis

After trading largely sideways overnight, the dollar lost ground in N.Y. trade on Monday, leaving the DXY at one-week lows of 93.00. Risk-off conditions remained, see stocks and yields mostly lower. The was no U.S. data to drive markets to start the week. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Another High-Level Departure from Trump's Administration

By: xemarketanalysis

OVERVIEW The UK government tries to step up negotiations on Brexit with Europe. The Norwegian Krone continues to strengthen as we approach the elections in Norway. Wholesale trade numbers in June from Canada fail to liven up the Loonie. The Bundesbank upgrades growth expectations for Germany for this year. HIGHLIGHT The departure of Steve Bannon from the Trump administration had little impact on the markets as these departures are now becoming the 'norm'. US DOLLAR The US Dollar has strengthened somewhat in this cautious environment helped by some stronger than expected economic data. Read more

The apartment boom, revisited

By: New_Deal_democrat

One of the things I have been surprised about in the last several years is the relative lack of apartment construction. With the large Millennial generation in their 20s and 30s, the big increases in rent, and the collapse in supply during the housing bust, I figured there would be a boom. Read more

XE Market Analysis: North America - Aug 21, 2017

By: XE Market Analysis

USD-JPY settled to the lower 109.0s after capping out at a 109.42 on Friday. Market participants are keeping a weather eye on the Korean peninsular, with Pyongyang today warning of a "merciless strike" as the U.S. and South Korea prepare for military drills. Read more

XE Market Analysis: Europe - Aug 21, 2017

By: XE Market Analysis

The dollar majors traded without drama during the pre-London open session in Asia. USD-JPY settled to the lower 109.0s after capping out at a 109.42 on Friday, which was seen following a pop higher on the news that Trump advisor Bannon was out (on the view that the executive branch will be left less acutely biased toward trade protectionism). Read more

International Economic Week in Review: A Solid Week of News

By: HaleStewart

            This week, there was no macro theme tying all the data together, save a general positive tone in the EU and Japan, but more weakness in the UK. Read more

US Equity and Economic Week in Review: Solid Economic Fundamentals Provide Support For a Correcting Market

By: HaleStewart

This week saw the release of several key statistics: building permits and housing starts (which, depending on your interpretation, are either long-leading or leading indicators), along with two coincident indicators: industrial production and retail sales. Read more


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