Archive for October 9th, 2018

Foreign Exchange Insights and Next Week

U.S. Current Account and The Dollar

October 9, 2018

Reducing the U.S. trade deficit is a centerpiece of President Trump’s economic policy agenda, but the imbalance has been widening in 2018. A $570.5 billion census-basis merchandise trade deficit in January – August was $50.4 billion, or almost 10%, larger than the year-earlier deficit. Bilateral deficits grew each by $21.4 billion with Europe and China. […] More

New Overnight Developments Abroad - Daily Update

Dollar and Sovereign Debt Yields Rise, while Equities Slip Further

October 9, 2018

Markets remain risk averse today. The dollar appreciated 0.4% against the euro, 0.3% versus the loonie, peso and kiwi, 0.2% relative to the Swiss franc, Aussie dollar, and sterling, and 0.1% vis-a-vis the yen. Share prices fell 1.3% in Japan, 1.0% in Australia, 0.7% in New Zealand, 0.6% in Indonesia, and 0.5% in Singapore and […] More