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A Din of Unease

March 6, 2017

U.S. President Trump accused his predecessor of wiretapping his phone during the election campaign. Far right nationalist parties continue to augment their voter support in The Netherlands and France ahead of respective elections scheduled for March 15 and April 23rd. The CEO of the troubled┬áDeutsche Bank admitted it’s been going in the wrong direction and […] More

Political Concerns Outweigh Data Strength

February 6, 2017

France’s National Front’s pre-presidential election manifesto was released, calling for France to leave the European Union and for tighter restraints on immigration. It was always a bit peculiar how an investment community prior to the U.S. election had been publicly worried about the Republican candidate’s “drain the swamp” promise but converted to true believers afterward. […] More

It’s U.S. February Jobs Day

March 4, 2016

Markets await U.S. employment and trade data, which get released at 08:30 EST (13:30 GMT).  Canada reports trade and labor productivity. Meanwhile, in the marketplace, the dollar has slipped 0.5% against the kiwi, 0.4% versus the Aussie dollar, 0.3% against the yuan and 0.2% relative to the euro.  The dollar has alternatively risen 0.2% against […] More

U.S. Jobs Statistics to Dominate this Friday Session

October 2, 2015

Ninety minutes ahead of the U.S. labor force report, the dollar shows small gains of 0.3% against the yen and 0.2% relative to the euro and Swiss franc.  The U.S. currency is unchanged against the Australian dollar and down 0.1% versus the loonie, kiwi and sterling. Analysts look for U.S. employment growth in September of […] More

Japan’s Tankan, Many PMI Readings and More Protests in Hong Kong

October 1, 2014

The dollar extended its impressive rally, climbing 0.6% against the Australian dollar, 0.4% versus the Swiss franc, 0.3% relative to the euro, 0.2% vis-a-vis the yen, and 0.1% against the kiwi and sterling.  The dollar touched new lows for the move of JPY 110.10 and CAD 1.1225. With Hong Kong street mobs in their sixth […] More

Week Starts on a More Stable Footing

August 4, 2014

The dollar is unchanged against the euro, Swiss franc, Australian dollar, yuan and sterling.  The dollar is also 0.1% firmer against the yen, loonie and kiwi. The 10-year German bund yield rose a basis point, while its Japanese and British counterparts are a basis point lower.  A bailout of Portugal’s Banco Espinto Santo has been […] More

Weaker Aussie Dollar on Rate Cut Speculation

May 6, 2013

The U.S. currency has climbed 0.7% against the Aussie dollar but is otherwise fairly stable relative to Friday closing levels. Australian retail sales fell 0.4% in March.  It was the first decline since December. Australian job ads dropped 1.3% in April, more than twice as fast as the 0.5% decrease in March. The MI-TD gauge […] More

A Better Market Appetite for Risk

December 3, 2012

Chinese PMI’s suggest foundation for recovery. Details released of Greek debt buyback plan. Yen retreat stalls on Shirakawa remarks.  Dollar/yen down 0.3% at 82.22. Manufacturing PMIs suggest less intense downturn in Europe. Australian retail sales weaker than forecast. The euro advanced 0.6% to $1.3059.  The euro also strengthened against the Swissie to 1.2090.  The dollar […] More

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