U.S. producer prices

Declines in Kiwi, Ruble and Turkish Lira

August 9, 2018

The dollar advanced overnight by 1.6% against the New Zealand dollar, 0.9% versus the Russian ruble, and some 2.5% vis-a-vis the Turkish lira. Not only did the latest review of New Zealand monetary policy end with leaving the Official Cash Rate at 1.75%, half its level prior to the June 2015 first of 7 reductions, […] More

Markets React as Trump Stirs Pot of Global Disorder Further

July 11, 2018

Share prices dropped 1.8% in China, 1.4% in Hong Kong, 1.2% in Japan, and 0.7% in Taiwan and Australia. In European markets, equities today are down over 1.0% in Germany, Italy, Spain, France and Switzerland, and the DOW dropped some 160 points in the first quarter hour of U.S. trading. There have also been outsized […] More

Mixed Dollar, Higher Sovereign Debt Yields, and Big Jump in Price of Oil

May 9, 2018

In the wake of the U.S. pull-out from the multinational Iran nuclear deal, the dollar has fallen 0.7% against the loonie, 0.2% versus the kiwi and 0.1% relative to the peso, yuan and sterling. The greenback has risen 0.3% against the Swiss franc and 0.1% versus the euro, and it is unchanged relative to the […] More

Risk Off Investor Mood

August 10, 2017

Gold has inched closer to $1,300 per ounce, climbing 1.0% overnight to $1,292.60 per ounce. The dollar fell another 0.6% against the yen, touching an 8-week low against that currency. The dollar also dropped 0.4% relative to the yuan but booked marginal gains versus the euro, Swissy, loonie, and Aussie dollars. A bigger advance was […] More

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