Euroland economic sentiment

Bottom-Fishing and Lots of Data

August 30, 2022

Share prices in the Pacific Rim rebounded 2.7% in India, 1.2% in New Zealand, 1.1% in Japan, and 1.0% in South Korea. The German Dax, Paris Cac and Milan exchange currently show gains so far today of 1.4%, 0.6% and o.9%, but U.S. share prices are pretty listless, suggesting that a market bottom has not […] More

U.S. 2Q GDP Report Heads Crowded Data Release Schedule Today

July 28, 2022

U.S. real GDP fell 1.6% on quarter at an annualized rated during the winter period and is expected to rebound only about 0.5% in 2Q. The data will be released shortly. Meantime, the dollar strengthened overnight, especially in the past couple of hours. From Wednesday closing levels, the dollar is up 0.8% against the euro, […] More

Focus on European Data Releases and Lessening Covid Restrictions in China on this U.S. Memorial Day

May 30, 2022

Following Friday’s strong advance in U.S. equities, share prices in the Pacific Rim went up today by a sharp 2.1% in Hong Kong and Taiwan, 2.2% in Japan, 1.9% in India, 1.5% in Australia and 1.2% in South Korea. There have also been gains so far of 0.6% in the German and French stock markets […] More

Much Data to Peruse on a Snowy Friday

January 28, 2022

But first, a quick rundown of overnight market movement. The DXY weighted dollar index touched an 18-month high of 97.44 but is steady on balance. There’s been no net movement against the euro, Swissie or peso, dips of 0.2% against the yuan and Turkish lira, and upticks of 0.6% against the Aussie dollar, 0.3% relative […] More

Immediate Market Reaction to Omicron Trimmed Back but Only Partially

November 29, 2021

It will take a week or two before a clearer picture emerges of the Omicron Variant and investors have a better understanding of key questions such as the protection existing vaccines provide to the new mutation. Markets had reacted very adversely on Friday to first learning about Omicron. Today has seen a partial reversal of […] More

U.S. GDP, Monetary Policy Statements from ECB & Japan, and So Much More

October 28, 2021

Financial market activity overnight: The dollar and 10-year sovereign debt yields are little changed on this busy Thursday. Equities fell in Asia including losses of 1.2% in China, 1.0% in Japan, 1.2% in Indonesia, and 1.9% thus far in India. European share prices have risen a bit, however, and U.S. futures are also in the […] More

Dollar Strengthens on Day after Big Drop in Stocks

September 29, 2021

The DXY weighted dollar index rose 0.2% to an 11-month high overnight. Equities in the Pacific Rim picked up the baton from North America’s losing session the day before, dropping 2.1% in Japan, 1.8% in China, 1.9% in Taiwan, 1.2% in South Korea and 1.1% in Australia. However, European markets have mustered rebounds so far […] More

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

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