Archive for April 1st, 2016

Foreign Exchange Insights and Next Week

Next Week

April 1, 2016

Central Bank Action:  Interest rate policy meetings in Australia, India, Poland and Serbia.  The FOMC minutes and ECB Account of their last meetings get published.  A unique panel discussion among the four last Fed Chairs (Volcker, Greenspan, Bernanke and Yellen) on Thursday in NYC at International House will attract particular interest.  Yellen, Mester, George, Kaplan, […] More

Deeper Analysis

March and the First Quarter in Figures

April 1, 2016

March was unlike January and February.  Ten-year sovereign bond yields edged a little higher last month but recorded substantial declines in the quarter.  Equities likewise performed well in March, but quarterly changes in share prices ranged from modest gains in the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrials to double-digit net losses in the Japanese and […] More

Deeper Analysis

U.S.-Minus-Eurozone Manufacturing PMI Spread Improved 1.9 Points in March

April 1, 2016

Mfg PMIs U.S. Euroland Spread EUR/USD Jan 2013 53.1 47.9 +5.2 1.330 February 53.1 47.9 +5.2 1.334 March 51.5 46.8 +4.7 1.295 April 50.0 46.7 +3.3 1.301 May 50.0 48.3 +1.7 1.299 June 52.5 48.8 +3.7 1.319 July 54.9 50.3 +4.6 1.309 August 56.3 51.4 +4.9 1.331 September 56.0 51.1 +4.9 1.335 October 56.6 51.3 […] More

New Overnight Developments Abroad - Daily Update

Markets Fooled by Succession of Surprises

April 1, 2016

First oil tumbled almost 4% when a top Saudi political official said Saudi participation in a production freeze would be condition on full solidarity of the whole OPEC cartel, including Iran, in the effort.  The pall cast over Asian and European investor sentiment was reflected in share price losses of 3.6% in Japan, 1.6% in […] More

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