ZEW investor sentiment

Across-the-Board Dollar Strength

October 11, 2016

A well-bid dollar this Tuesday reflects mounting confidence the Fed will soon raise interest rates, a belief that the U.S. economy is sufficiently resilient to handle monetary tightening, and presidential opinion polls indicating a wider lead for Clinton. Dollar strength has been accompanied by share price gains in Europe, softer emerging market stock markets, higher […] More

Digesting More Data

September 13, 2016

The dollar is holding steady against the euro, Swiss franc and yuan, down 0.5% versus the loonie, but 0.6% stronger against sterling. The dollar has also advanced 0.4% against the yen and Australian dollar and 0.3% vis-a-vis the kiwi. Share prices had recovered in the U.S. yesterday after Governor Brainard of the Federal Reserve made […] More

New Wave of Volatility and More Disinflationary Data

October 13, 2015

Yesterday’s plunge in oil prices has been followed by news of a 20.4% on-year decline in Chinese import prices and a 1.1% slide in the Aussie dollar against its U.S. counterpart. The greenback is also up 0.7% against sterling, 0.4% relative to the loonie, 0.5% vis-a-vis the kiwi, and 0.3% against the yuan.  The dollar […] More

European Share Prices Lower.. So Is the Price of Oil

March 17, 2015

In contrast to gains yesterday in North America that continued in the Pacific Rim today, European stock markets have a mostly offered tone.  First Asia, where share prices closed up 2.1% in South Korea, 1.1% in India and Indonesia, 1.0% in Japan and 1.4% in China.  Australia’s market climbed 0.8%.  But in Europe, stocks are […] More