Japanese monetary base

Heading Into the Spring Holiday Break

April 2, 2015

Most financial markets will be closed tomorrow, observing Good Friday.  Passover and Easter will keep volume light through Monday.  Attention in the meantime is fixed upon nuclear talks between Iran and a U.S.-led coalition of Western Governments as well as the equally unresolved Greek debt talks.  The release today of U.S. trade figures and the […] More

Focus on U.S. Labor Market and Thursday’s ECB Policy Meeting

April 2, 2014

The dollar is mostly marking time, with downticks of 0.1% against the Australian dollar, Canadian dollar and sterling, no change versus the yen, euro and kiwi and a 0.1% uptick relative to the Swiss franc. Ten-year sovereign debt yields are up three basis points in Britain and a single basis point in Germany and Japan. […] More

Return from Summer Holiday

September 3, 2013

The U.S. and Canada will be returning after Labor Day holidays on Monday.  New Middle Eastern jitters were aroused after alleged ballistic missile test by Israel. The Aussie dollar advanced 0.7% against its U.S. counterpart after the Reserve Bank of Australia released a statement that failed to talk about scope for further easing. Australia’s Official […] More