Japanese labor statistics

Oil Price Retreat Extended

March 29, 2016

West Texas Intermediate crude oil slid another 2% and is trading about 7% below last Wednesday’s close.  Gold (down 0.3%) and most metals are lower, too, adding to the heaviness of commodity-sensitive currencies. A narrowly mixed dollar is down 0.5% against the New Zealand dollar and shows losses of 0.2% against the loonie and sterling […] More

Monthend Finds Dollar and Stocks Mixed and Commodities Lower

July 31, 2015

With July drawing to an end, the dollar rose overnight by 0.8% against the kiwi, 0.5% versus the Aussie dollar, 0.,2% relative to the loonie and 0.1% against the yen and sterling.  But the dollar also fell 0.7% against the Swiss franc and 0.4% vis-a-vis the euro.  The yuan is steady. The Shanghai Composite index […] More