Japanese consumer confidence

Investors Confident Today’s U.S. Jobs Report Will Be Solid

June 2, 2017

There’s also been an out-sized 3.1% drop in the price of West Texas Intermediate crude oil to $46.86 per barrel. Metal prices including gold are down as well. The dollar and stocks continue to shrug off Trumpian meshugas. The dollar is unchanged against the euro, Swiss franc and loonie and 0.2% higher versus the yuan, breaking […] More

Greater Calm

January 10, 2017

Not much is happening this Tuesday. Several data releases corroborate other recent indications of improving global growth, mounting confidence, and rising inflation around the world. The dollar is unchanged against the euro and Swiss franc, up 0.1% versus the Australian and Canadian monies as well as sterling but down 0.2% relative to the yuan and […] More

Chinese Trade Data, German Industrial Orders, More Greek Austerity, and an Austrian Political Crisis

May 9, 2016

China reported a wider $45.6 billion current account surplus in April, but that increase was overshadowed by a larger 10.9% on-year drop in imports and a return to on-year slippage in exports which fell by 1.8%.  Chinese reserves increased $6.4 billion on month to $3.219 trillion. German factory orders recovered more strongly than expected in […] More

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