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New Overnight Developments Abroad – Daily Update

Dollar Grinds Lower and European Equities Fall Sharply

July 21, 2017

The dollar lost another 0.6% against the yen, 0.5% versus the kiwi, 0.4% relative to the Swiss franc, 0.3% vis-a-vis the loonie, 0.2% against the euro and 0.1% versus sterling. The dollar made gains of 0.5% against the Aussie dollar, o.3% versus the Mexican peso and 0.1% relative to the yuan. Investors are reacting to […] More

Euro Strengthens With ECB in the Spotlight

July 20, 2017

The euro advanced 0.6% against the dollar and is not far beneath $1.16. The dollar otherwise climbed 0.4% relative to sterling, 0.3% versus the yen and Aussie dollar, 0.2% relative to the yuan and 0.1% versus the peso. The dollar dipped 0.1% against the Swissy and loonie. WTI crude oil rose 0.4% to $47.31 per […] More

Focus Shifting to Upcoming ECB and BOJ Monetary Policy Reviews

July 19, 2017

Yesterday’s story centered on the failed U.S. healthcare repeal and replace bill, which sent the dollar sharply lower. The dollar today has declined a further 0.4% against the yen and Australian dollar, 0.3% relative to the loonie and kiwi, and 0.1% vis-a-vis sterling and the Swiss franc. But the dollar recovered 0.2% against the euro […] More

Dollar Continues to Slide

July 18, 2017

The inability of the U.S. Republican Congress to pass legislation in the Trump era took a further toll on the dollar today. Gold rose. Stocks stalled, and long-term interest rates are lower. Subdued inflation remains a global economic trend. U.S. import prices slid 0.2% on month in June after a 0.1% dip in May and […] More

Better-than-Forecast Chinese Data Tops a Light Start to the Week

July 17, 2017

Despite slight appreciation overnight, the dollar remains at rather soft levels such as 1.1445 per euro and JPY 112.60.  Commodity prices are somewhat firmer. WTI oil, for instance, rose 0.4%, and Comex gold is up 0.2%. But commodity-sensitive currencies have dipped. The Canadian and Australian dollars softened 0.1% and 0.2%. The kiwi lost 0.3%, responding […] More

Awaiting Important U.S. Data

July 14, 2017

U.S. statistics will be reported today on consumer prices, retail sales, industrial production and the Reuters/U. Michigan consumer sentiment survey. Market direction on the dollar and stocks awaits those reports. European sovereign debt yields fell overnight by six basis points in Spain, five bps in Italy, 3 bps in France, 2 bps in Germany and […] More

Bond Yields, Oil and Dollar Down, Equities and Gold Up

July 13, 2017

The dollar depreciated 0.7% against the Australian dollar, 0.3% relative to sterling, and 0.1% vis-a-vis the yen, yuan, peso, kiwi and loonie. Exceptions to this downtrend were daily dollar rises of 0.3% against the euro and 0.1% relative to the Swiss franc. West Texas Intermediate crude oil fell 0.7% to $45.19 per barrel. Ten-year German […] More

Markets Just Can’t Get Beyond Trump Administration Uncertainty and Contradictions

July 12, 2017

As the tenth anniversary of the start of the financial crisis nears to less than two months, the conventional wisdom is that a normalization of monetary policies will be kicking into a faster gear. The Fed leads in this process but is not the only monetary authority involved. In fact, the Bank of Japan has […] More

Oil Down, Dollar Up on a Lean Day for Data

July 11, 2017

West Texas Intermediate crude oil sank 0.9% to $44.01 per barrel, snuffing out yesterday’s nascent recovery. Comex gold fell 0.3% to $1,209.20. The dollar also advanced against other paper currencies, rising 0.8% versus the kiwi, 0.7% relative to the Australian dollar, 0.3% vis-a-vis the Mexican peso, Swiss franc and yen, and 0.2% against the loonie. […] More

Markets Move on From G20 Summit With Firmer Dollar, Stocks, and Bonds

July 10, 2017

Nothing truly newsworthy came out of the G20 Summit in Hamburg. The G19 is going forward without the United States on implementing the Paris Accord on combating man-made climate change. A potential trade war over steel wasn’t averted, nor did a coordinated plan emerge to address the situations in Syria, North Korea and other hot […] More

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