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No Fooling: Today’s Economic Data Show Improvement but Covid Cases on the Rise Too

April 1, 2021

On this opening day of April, the dollar is unchanged against the yen, sterling and New Zealand dollar. The greenback has dipped 0.1% versus the euro and fallen 0.8% against the Turkish lira and 0.5% vis-a-vis the Mexican peso, but the dollar also has risen 0.3% against the Chinese yuan and Canadian dollar, 0.2% versus […] More

Commodity Prices, Equities, and Dollar Strengthen

February 1, 2021

Today’s speculative move of the day involves silver, which briefly edged above $30  per ounce and currently shows a net daily gain of slightly more than 10%.  The prices of gold and oil are each up 0.8%. Share prices in the Pacific Rim surged 5% in India, 3.5% in Indonesia, 2.7% in Hong Kong and […] More

Mounting Evidence of Slower Growth in Europe and Japan

March 1, 2019

Stock markets rallied in Asia on hopes for a U.S.-Chinese trade deal soon. Share prices climbed Friday by 1.8% in China, 1.3% in Hong Kong, 1.0% in Japan, 0.9% in Indonesia and 0.6% in India. The black sheep was South Korean equities, which dropped 1.8% further following the collapsed U.S./North Korean denuclearization talks. Equities in […] More

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