Euroland CPI

Mostly Firmer Dollar Tone

October 17, 2017

The dollar recorded overnight gains of 0.5% against the yuan, 0.4% versus sterling, 0.3% relative to the euro, 0.2% vis-a-vis the loonie, swissie, and peso, and 0.1% versus the yen and Australian dollar. The dollar edged 0.1% lower against the kiwi, in contrast. Inflation reports released today tended to be above expectations. Consumer prices in […] More

Dollar Mixed, Gold Down, and Stocks Remain Well Bid

September 18, 2017

The dollar advanced by 0.4% against the yen and sterling, 0.3% versus the yuan, and 0.1% relative to the loonie and peso but slipped 0.2% vis-a-vis the kiwi and 0.1% against the euro and Swiss franc. The Aussie currency is steady. Gold dropped 0.5%, exceeding its two-week low, and WTI crude oil fell 0.2%. Japanese […] More

Market Moved By ECB Minutes

August 17, 2017

The “Account” of the ECB Governing Council Meeting on July 19-20 expresses concern about the euro, which has been rising in response to fundamental improvement in the economy, possibly strengthening too much, which could dull the recovery and delay a return to the inflation target. Although the risk of deflation has receded, inflation remains below […] More

Dollar Down Even as Stocks Continue to Rise

July 31, 2017

Lots of economic data were reported today. The dollar and U.S. share prices diverged in direction on the final day of July as they had done much of this month. The dollar lost 0.3% against the euro, Swissy and sterling, and it fell 0.2% against the yuan and 0.1% relative to the yen. The never-ceasing […] 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

Big Day for Data, Dollar and Stocks Mixed

June 30, 2017

It’s the end of the month, end of the quarter, middle of the year and the eve of a long U.S. holiday weekend. That means a flood of data are getting released. For many organizations, its the end of a fiscal year. Stocks fell in the Pacific Rim but are recovering in Europe. Share prices […] More

Last Day of the Week, Month, Calendar Quarter, and Japanese Fiscal Year

March 31, 2017

Shortly before the release of several U.S. indicators (personal spending and income, the PCE price deflator, the Chicago PMI, and the Reuters/U. Michigan consumer sentiment index) the dollar was unchanged from last night against the euro, yen, Swiss franc, loonie, Aussie dollar and yuan. It had risen 0.3% against the kiwi and 0.1% versus the […] More

Big Day for Central Bank Policy Meetings

March 16, 2017

On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve increased its target fed funds rate band by 25 basis points to 0.75-1.0%. Although meeting expectations, remarks by Chair Yellen proved more dovish than expected. Policymakers envisage the same number of rate increases this year and next as they did back in December. On the central banking front today, The […] More

Better Session for the Dollar

January 18, 2017

Following sharp losses on Tuesday, the dollar prior to the release of U.S. CPI figures shows a recovery of 0.9% against sterling, 0.8% relative to the peso, 0.5% vis-a-vis the loonie and yen, and 0.2% versus the euro, Aussie dollar and kiwi. The yuan and Swiss franc remained steady. Share prices in the Pacific Rim increased […] More

Lower Dollar as Investors Await FOMC Minutes

January 4, 2017

The dollar depreciated overnight by 0.8% against the loonie, 0.5% relative to the yuan and kiwi, 0.4% versus sterling, 0.3% vis-a-vis the euro and 0.2% against the yen and Australian dollar. Japan reopened for a half day, and the Nikkei rose 2.4%, catching up for lost time. In other Pacific Basin stock markets, equities rose 1.7% […] More

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