U.S. personal income and consumption

Dollar Down a Bit, Stocks Go a Little Higher

March 29, 2018

The dollar has slipped 0.4% against the yen, 0.3% relative to the Aussie currency, 0.2% versus the peso, yuan and loonie, and 0.1% vis-a-vis the euro and Swiss franc. The dollar also edged up 0.1% against sterling overnight. British real GDP growth last quarter was confirmed to have risen 0.4%, down from a 0.5% increase […] More

Ton of Data Depresses Sovereign Debt Yields

August 1, 2017

Released U.S. economic indicators today were lower than forecast. The Institute of Supply Management’s manufacturing purchasing managers index dropped 1.5 points to a 2-month low of 56.3, which still implies pretty solid activity. Construction spending sank 1.3% in June. The main disappointment was delivered by personal income and spending. Income stagnated instead of rising about […] More

Some Pre-Christmas Data

December 23, 2013

Japan was closed for the Emperor’s Birthday holiday, and other markets are winding down ahead of their closures. Today saw more data releases than any other day this week, but market action has been unremarkable. The dollar fell 0.4% against the Canadian currencies and shows a dip of 0.1% relative to the euro, Swissie, kiwi, […] More

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