British trade and industrial production

ECB Left Policy Unchanged, and Now Investors Await FOMC Minutes

April 10, 2019

At noontime in NY, the dollar was trading at Tuesday’s closing level against the euro and loonie but had drifted lower by 0.4% against the Australian dollar, 0.3% relative to sterling, and 0.2% vis-a-vis the yen and kiwi. The dollar is down more sharply against the peso but up 0.2% versus the Swiss franc and […] More

Uneasy Financial Markets and Lower Dollar

January 11, 2019

Investors perceive many trouble spots, and none are getting resolved. Talks between President Trump and Congressional democrats have broken down, raising expectations that a border emergency situation will be declared. The federal government shutdown is now the longest on record. Fed Vice Chairman Clarida and Chicago Fed President Evans are the latest to signal fewer, […] More

Recent Dollar Gains Trimmed

May 10, 2018

The dollar traded down overnight by 0.9% against the peso, 0.3% relative to the loonie, 0.4% vis-a-vis the Australian dollar, 0.3% versus the euro and Swiss franc, 0.2% against the yuan, and 0.1% versus the yen. There’s been an Israeli air strike on Iranian targets in Syria, lifting fears that tensions will continue to escalate […] More

Dollar Up ahead of Trump’s First Press Conference

January 11, 2017

The dollar appreciated overnight by 0.5% against the euro, 0.4% versus the yen, Swissie and sterling, 0.2% relative to the Mexican peso, and 0.1% relative to the yuan. It dipped 0.1% vis-a-vis the New Zealand and Australian currencies but extended its rise against the Turkish lira by about 2%. The juxtaposition of Obama’s Farewell Address […] More

Enormous Rebound in Asian Equities

September 9, 2015

Amid hopeful speculation of new Chinese fiscal stimulus, the Shanghai Composite index closed 2.3%, and other stock markets in the region recorded even larger gains.  Japan’s Nikkei jumped 1,343 points or 7.7%, the largest percentage daily advance since October 28, 2008, which was a corrective move in an otherwise bear market.  Equities also advanced 4.2% […] More

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