Japanese index of leading economic indicators

Dollar Down Broadly after Mixed U.S. Election Result

November 7, 2018

The dollar traded down overnight by 1.7% against the kiwi, 1.0% versus the Australian dollar, 0.7% relative to the euro and Swiss franc, 0.5% vis-a-vis the peso and sterling, 0.4% against the loonie, 0.3% versus the yen and 0.1% against the yuan. Share prices fell in Asia but have risen in Europe. Market losses totaled […] More

In Suspense Ahead of Tariff Announcements

September 7, 2018

President Trump is expected to announce a huge ramp-up in tariffs next week, especially on imports of Chinese goods, and China will no to retaliate in kind. Some pundits worry this escalating trade war will hammer U.S. equities, depress U.S. growth, lift U.S. inflation, and further incentivize the FOMC to raise interest rates. Stocks in […] More

Weaker Dollar This Monday

February 26, 2018

The U.S. and Canadian dollars fell overnight by 0.5% against the yuan, kiwi, and sterling, 0.3% relative to the euro and Australian dollar, 0.2% versus the Swiss franc and 0.1% vis-a-vis the yen. The dollar also lost ground against several emerging market currencies. It’s 0.8% softer, for instance, against the Russian ruble. February 26th happens […] More

Dollar, Stocks and Bond Yields Mostly Lower

November 8, 2017

The dollar declined overnight by 0.5% against the yen, Aussie dollar and kiwi, 0.4% relative to the peso and loonie, 0.2% versus the yuan and 0.1% relative to the Swiss franc. The dollar’s unchanged against the euro and 0.4% stronger against sterling, which continues to be depressed by the fractious state of British politics and […] More

Time Out for the Holidays

December 26, 2016

The dollar is unchanged against the euro and Swiss franc, up 0.2% relative to the yen and 0.1% vis-a-vis the yuan and Mexican peso but down 0.5% against the kiwi, 0.3% versus the Aussie dollar and 0.2% against the loonie. Share prices rose 0.4% in China, reversing an initial sharper slide, but fell 0.2% in […] More

Many Markets Remain Closed

April 6, 2015

The Easter Monday holiday is being observed in a wide range of countries: Great Britain, Canada, Australia, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, Norway, The Netherlands, Belgium, Norway, Hong Kong, and Thailand.  China is celebrating the Ching Ming Festival. Because of the holiday, very few economic indicators will be released.  […] More

Post-Jobs Report Drop in Equities Extended in Europe

April 7, 2014

On an otherwise light day, share prices have fallen 1.2% in Frankfurt, Germany, 0.9% in Zurich, 0.7% in Paris and London and 0.5% in Milan and Madrid.  In the Pacific Rim, Japan’s Nikkei slumped 1.7%, and stocks dropped by 0.9% in New Zealand, 0.6% in Singapore and Hong Kong but advanced 0.8% in the Philippines.  […] More

U.S. Debt Talks Still Stalemated

October 7, 2013

Odds of a U.S. debt default are seemingly rising as the Tea Party wing of the House Republicans and the Democratically-controlled White House and Senate remain unflinching in their refusal to budge on the debt talks.  The government seems sure to stay partially shut through at least October 17.  Share prices weakened around the world […] More

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