Euroland economic sentiment

Dollar Falters

July 29, 2021

The dollar fell overnight by 0.4% against the euro, peso, Swissie, and DXY weighted index but even more versus the New Zealand dollar and Turkish lira (each 0.7%), loonie (0.6%), and yuan and sterling (each 0.5%). Lesser dollar declines of 0.3% and 0.2% occurred against the Australian dollar and Japanese yen, respectively. Equities, commodity prices, […] More

Dollar Strengthened against Other Currencies and Gold

June 29, 2021

The driving force behind today’s rise in the dollar has been Covid worries. Against this dominant concern, signs of improving economic confidence and evidence that inflation may be cresting have exerted little influence on financial market trading. From a global standpoint, over a third of a million new coronavirus infections were identified in the past […] More

Across-the-Board Strength in the Dollar Early this Friday

May 28, 2021

Prior to today’s release of U.S. data, the dollar had advanced 1.3% against the Turkish lira, 0.6% versus the Swiss franc and Australian¬† dollar, 0.4% vis-a-vis the loonie, peso and weighted DXY index, 0.2% versus the yen, and 0.3% against the euro and sterling. U.S. stock futures had extended yesterday’s gain by around 0.5%, and […] More

Markets Emerge from FOMC Announcement and Biden Speech on Up Note

April 29, 2021

U.S. stock futures point to a higher open. Share prices closed up 0.8% in Hong Kong, 0.6% in Indonesia, and 0.5% in China. Equities are somewhat higher in many European centers but not Germany. Japan is observing Showa Day. Although still near a 2-month low, the weighted DXY dollar index is trading near the top […] More

Many Data Released Today as Inflation fears Continue

February 25, 2021

Shortly before today’s release of U.S. economic data, 10-year sovereign debt yields were showing considerable increases (for example, 8 basis points in the United States and Italy, 12 bps in Canada, 6 bps in Spain and the U.K., 5 bps in Germany and France, and 2 basis points in Japan). The trade-weighted dollar had eased […] More

Dollar and U.S. Equity Futures Up After Wednesday’s Coup in Washington Fails

January 7, 2021

The U.S. Congress shortly before 04:00 today confirmed that the ticket of Biden/Harris won the 2020 election and will take office at noon on January 20th. This ordinarily ceremonial act of power transition was anything but ordinary this time after a mob stormed the Capitol building yesterday to prevent the process. Taking his cue from […] More

Narrowly Mixed Dollar… Economic Sentiment in Euro Area at 4-Month Low

November 27, 2020

The United States on Thankgiving 2020 reported slightly more than a 100,000 new Covid-19 cases and suffered over 1150 deaths from that disease. Extensive traveling for the holiday is feared likely to fan the pandemic further next month. The dollar overnight edged up 0.2% against sterling and 0.1% versus the yen and Swissy but slid […] More

Dollar Rebound Continues While Equities Remain Exposed

October 29, 2020

There’s much to digest today: monetary policy reviews in Japan and Euroland, a first glimpse of U.S. 3Q growth, Covid lockdowns in France and Germany, and latest U.S. political developments as election campaign enters final days. The dollar strengthened overnight by another 1.4% versus the peso, 1.3% against the Australian dollar, 0.8% relative to the […] More

T Minus Five Weeks and Counting

September 29, 2020

The U.S. presidential and congressional elections are just five weeks away, and the first of three debates between Donald Trump and Joe Biden takes place in Cleveland tonight. In the wake of Trump tax information disclosed in the New York Times, that figures to be a major discussion topic, as will be America’s unfavorable handling […] More

Dollar Downtrend Accelerates

August 28, 2020

Powell’s speech that formally redefined the Federal Reserve’s inflation target and policy response function implies lower U.S. interest rates for longer and gave the dollar’s pandemic-related downtrend further impetus. Overnight the dollar depreciated by 1.3% against the Mexican peso, 1.7% relative to the Australian dollar, 1.2% versus the yen and kiwi, 0.8% vis-a-vis sterling and […] More

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