U.S. consumer confidence

Tuesday Rundown of U.S. Data Results

October 26, 2021

U.S. house price inflation remain high in August but not quite so torrid as in July. Compared to the prior month, the HPI rose 1.2% according to the Case-Shiller index of 20 metropolitan areas and 1.0% according the the FHFA index. The 12-month increase from the Case-Shiller survey was a 2-month low of 19.7%, down […] More

Heavy Day for Released Data

August 31, 2021

Typical of the final business day of the month, August 31, 2021 has experienced a bunch of reported data around the world. In financial markets, the dollar has slipped back 0.2% against its DXY weighted index but is up 0.5% compared to a month ago. Overnight moves in the dollar include drops of 0.2% versus […] More

China Remains in the Spotlight

July 27, 2021

The Shanghai Composite equity index fell 2.3% on Monday and another 2.5% on Tuesday reflecting the deteriorating relationship between the Chinese and U.S. governments and investor fears over intensifying Sino regulations constricting the business activities of foreign companies. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index has taken an even bigger blow, dropping 1.5% last Friday, 4.1% yesterday […] More

Partial Unwind of Monday’s Sharp Market Moves

January 28, 2020

Markets in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan remained closed on Tuesday. Stock exchanges in the Pacific Rim extended Monday’s losses with declines of 3.1% in South Korea, 1.8% in Singapore, 1.4% in Australia, and 1.1% in New Zealand. However, in European trading, Italian equities  have jumped 1.6%, and there’s been a recovery so far of […] More

Stronger Dollar and Stocks

November 28, 2017

Financial markets are in a healthy mood as November winds down. The dollar shows gains of a half percent or less against the euro, yen, Swissie, sterling, and Aussie dollar. The DOW is up 0.3%. Share prices have advanced 0.9% in the U.K., 0.6% in Spain, 0.5% in Switzerland and France, and 0.4% in Germany. […] More

Japanese and U.S. Data Dominate Tuesday News

December 27, 2016

Core Japanese consumer price inflation remained at -0.4% in November, but Tokyo’s core rate of deflation was -0.6% in December, a new extreme for 2016. Energy price deflation is lessening, but overall price data are not responding commensurately. The Japanese jobless rate edged up 0.1 percentage point to 3.1% in November. Employment grew 1.1% on […] More

Further Leap in U.S. Consumer Confidence Lifts Dollar

December 9, 2016

The Reuters/U. Michigan consumer sentiment index leaped to 98.0 in early December from final readings of 93.8 in November and 87.2 in October. The latest score almost matches the greatest optimism since 2004. Excitement about the coming Trump presidency appears responsible for this much greater-than-anticipated upturn. The dollar climbed overnight by 1.0% against the yen […] More

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