Canadian jobs

Street Expecting Good U.S. Jobs Report

January 6, 2012

Today is U.S. jobs day, and whisper numbers are conjecturing that non-farm payroll employment may have risen as much as 200K.  This optimism follows yesterday’s strong jobless claims and ADP private employment figures.  There appears to be more room for a reaction to weaker-than-forecast results. In the meantime, investors have other concerns, mostly but not […] More

Mixed Markets Ahead of November Jobs Figures

December 2, 2011

Share prices fell 1.0% in China and posted a fourth consecutive weekly decline.  Equities elsewhere advanced 2.2% in India, 1.4% in Australia, 1.0% in Thailand, 0.5% in Japan and so far show strong gains in Europe of 1.4-1.6% in the Dax, Ftse, and Paris Cac.  European bank stocks were helped by reports that the European […] More

Awaiting U.S. Jobs Data, Events in Egypt, and EU Summit Results

February 4, 2011

Currencies barely moved overnight, continuing the flat performance in U.S. trading on Thursday.  The dollar is up by 0.2% against the Swiss franc and 0.1% versus sterling, unchanged against the yen, euro, kiwi and yuan, down 0.1% relative to the Canadian dollar, and off 0.2% against the Australian dollar. Many Asian markets remain closed for […] More

Stronger Dollar Against Euro, Yen and Swiss Franc

July 9, 2010

The dollar has risen 0.5% against the Swissy, 0.3% versus the yen, euro, and Aussie dollar, and 0.1% relative to the Canadian and New Zealand dollars.  The dollar is stable against sterling and the yuan.  The U.S. Treasury Department’s 3-month delayed semi-annual foreign exchange report was released yesterday and did not declare China a “currency […] More