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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

Active Day for Data Releases; U.S. Markets Closed for Memorial Day

May 31, 2021

First-quarter GDP data were reported by several countries. Turkish GDP advanced 1.7% on quarter. This was the third consecutive quarter of positive growth following an 11.0% plunge in the second quarter of 2020, and it lifted the year-on-year growth rate to a 3-year high of 7.0%, exceeding analyst expectations. A 0.9% recovery of the beleaguered […] More

U.S. Political Stress, PMI Services, A U.S. Jobs Report Shocker, and FOMC Minutes on Today’s Radar Screen

January 6, 2021

In the Georgian senate runoff elections, Warnock has apparently beaten his Republican opponent, and Ossoff holds a razor-thin 50.2%/49.8% lead over the Republican incumbent with 98% of ballots counted. If these leads hold, Democrats would take over the senate majority. The congress is scheduled to tally the state certified presidential electoral voting results this afternoon […] More

Stymied Effort to Get Fiscal Package and Covid Concerns Depress Stocks and Lift Dollar

December 11, 2020

While bipartisan consensus has emerged over the size of a U.S. fiscal stimulus (slightly above $900 billion), disagreement over the composition of relief and particularly over theĀ  issue of liability protection for businesses continues to prevent a senate vote before Christmas. There also is no trade deal yet between Great Britain and the European Union, […] More

End of November Brings Many Data Reports and Stock Market Pause

November 30, 2020

Dollar losses overnight amounted to 0.4% against sterling, 0.3% versus the loonie, and 0.2% relative to the euro and kiwi. The greenback also rose 0.2% against the Australian dollar and 0.1% vis-a-vis the yen and peso. There’s been no net change against the yuan or Swissy. Some profit-taking took place in stock market trading overnight […] More

A Wide Mix of Data Reports on August’s Final Day

August 31, 2020

The dollar strengthened 0.5% against the yen, 0.3% versus the peso, and 0.2% relative to sterling but fell 0.3% against the euro and yuan, 0.2% vis-a-vis the loonie and Swiss franc, and 0.1% against the Australian dollar. British markets are shut for the late summer bank holiday. Share prices elsewhere advanced 1.1% in Japan but […] More

Coronavirus Still Dominating Markets

June 29, 2020

Over the weekend, the global coronavirus case and death counts went over 10 million and half a million, respectively. Compared to Friday at this time, there has been an increase of 132k and 1,653 in U.S. identified cases and deaths attributed to Covid-19. Florida and Texas are struggling. Polish President Duda failed to capture a […] More

Lots of Data and an FOMC Meeting to Digest

April 29, 2020

Even with Japanese markets shut for the first of several “Golden Week” holidays, today is a very active day. Euroland economic sentiment, U.S. GDP, and several price statistics head a long list of data releases. Also, the FOMC will announce the conclusions of a scheduled review of monetary policy, which will be followed by a […] More

New Week Brings More Covid-19 Deaths and More Risk Aversion

March 30, 2020

There have now been almost three quarters of a million identified Covid-19 cases around the world, resulting in 35k deaths. About a fifth of the cases have occurred in the United States. In the past 24 hours, Spain reported 537 more deaths to the illness. A ban on U.S. social gatherings has been extended to […] More

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