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Euro: Should We Worry About Demands for More Currency Intervention ?

Talking Points: Dollar Advance Stalls as Yellen Comments and Beige Book Chewed Euro: Should We Worry About Demands for More Currency Intervention? British Pound Rallies on Strong Jobs Data, But Not Enough for Next Bull Leg Dollar Advance Stalls as Yellen Comments and Beige Book Chewed With Friday’s liquidity drain closing in, the dollar is […]

Dollar Pares Losses After Upbeat Manufacturing Data and Other Top Forex News.

The dollar recovered ground lost in early trading after the release of upbeat U.S. manufacturing and employment data pointed to underlying strength in the economic recovery. This mornings report from the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia showed that their manufacturing index rose to 16.6 in April, the highest level since September, from 9.0 in March. […]

Pound to Look Past Jobless Claims Data, Dollar Eyes Fed Beige Book

Talking Points: Pound Unlikely to Find Momentum in an On-Trend Jobless Claims Decline US Dollar Rebound May Continue to Pro-Taper Tone in Fed’s Beige Book NZ Dollar Weakens as Soft CPI Erodes RBNZ Bets, Yen Falls as Stocks Rise The March set of UK Jobless Claims figures headlines the economic calendar in European hours. Consensus […]

Dollar Steady After Yellen Comments and Chinese Data and Other Top Forex News.

The dollar was mostly higher on Wednesday, after Chinese first quarter growth data came in slightly above estimates, while the Canadian dollar suffered following a dovish rate statement from the Bank of Canada. This mornings data from China buoyed the market, with The Chinese Republic posting a 7.4% gain in gross domestic product for the […]

Top Trade Idea For April 16th, 2014 – GBP/USD

The pound extended its gains this morning following the release of some cheerful jobs data out of the UK. The GBP/USD climbed to an initial high of almost 1.6820, which was the previous 2014 high, while the EUR/GBP nearly dropped to last week’s low of 0.8230. Both pairs then paused for a breather as investors […]

UK Unemployment Drops Below 7% – Pound Blasts Above 1.6800

Market Drivers April 16, 2014 UK unemployment dips below 7% Chinese data mixed Nikkei 3.01% Europe .97% Oil $104/bbl Gold $1301/oz. Europe and Asia: CNY GDP 7.4% vs. 7.4% CNY IP 8.8% vs. 9.1% CNY Retail Sales 12.2% vs 11.9% GBP claimant count -30K vs. -30K GBP 6.9% vs. 7.1% GBP Average earnings 1.7% vs […]

British Pound Bulls Fear Weaker Inflation Statistics

Talking Points: Dollar Bounces Along with Yields, CPI a Key Benchmark British Pound Bulls Fear Weaker Inflation Statistics Euro Takes Another Hit as ECB’s Threats Pick Up Intensity Dollar Bounces Along with Yields, CPI a Key Benchmark US equities may have put up a decent rebound to open the week, but that wouldn’t stop the […]

Dollar Mostly Higher Despite Inflation Data and Other Top Forex News.

The dollar was trading mostly higher against the other major currencies on Tuesday, despite this mornings inflation data coming in higher-than-expected. This mornings data showed that consumer price inflation rose 0.2% in March, exceeding expectations for a 0.1% gain, after a 0.1% uptick the previous month. With core consumer price inflation, which excludes food and […]

Will Yellen Crush The Dollar?

By Boris Schlossberg, Market Drivers April 15, 2014 UK CPI in line EUR ZEW misses a bit on Ukraine worries Nikkei .62% Europe -.43% Oil $102/bbl Gold $1310/oz. Europe and Asia: GBP CPI 1.5% vs. 1.5% EUR ZEW 43.2 vs. 46.3 North America: USD CPI 8:30 AM USD Empire 8:30 AM Cable saw some early […]

Pound at Risk on Soft UK Inflation Data, Euro to Look Past ZEW Outcome

Talking Points: British Pound May Fall as Soft Inflation Data Erodes BOE Policy Bets Euro Unlikely to Find Lasting Volatility in German ZEW Survey Outcome US Dollar May Rise on QE “Taper” Continuity is CPI Tops Expectations The March set of UK inflation data headlines the economic calendar in European trading hours. The headline year-on-year […]

Dollar Boosted By Upbeat Retails Data and Other Top Forex News.

The dollar began the week in buoyant mood after the release of stronger than expected U.S. retail sales data for March, offset growing concerns over a slowdown in China and rising tensions in the Ukraine. The official data showed that U.S. retail sales came in 1.1% higher for March, exceeding expectations for a 0.8% gain. […]

IEuro Starts to Slide as ECB Finally Jawbones

By Boris Schlossberg Market Drivers April 14, 2014 Draghi, Noyer all express concern over exchange rate, deflation euro gaps lower Ukraine standoff remains tense Nikkei -.36% Europe -.52% Oil $104/bbl Gold $1326/oz. Europe and Asia: GBP RICS 2.6% vs. 1.6% EUR IP 0.2% as eyed North America: USD Core Retail Sales 8:30 AM USD Business […]

Dollar Steadies After Rough Week and Other Top Forex News.

The dollar steadied after a woeful week on Friday after the release of positive U.S. economic report, but Wednesday’s dovish Fed minutes continue to weigh on the market, limiting gains. This mornings data was enough to steady the ship, with the University of Michigan saying that the preliminary reading of its consumer sentiment index rose […]

Top Trade Idea For April 11th, 2014 – GBP/JPY

Many traders have a favourite indicator or signal. Others try to remain agnostic, choosing the most appropriate signal for market conditions. However, many traders agree that several indicators pointing in the same direction is a stronger trade signal. A potential triangle break, through the “big figure” of 170.00, would likely see the MACD cross as […]

Is ECB Digging Its Own Policy Grave?

By Boris Schlossberg , Market Drivers April 11, 2014 Euro rejected at 3900 Chinese, German inflation in line Nikkei -2.38% Europe -.38% Oil $103/bbl Gold $1315/oz. Europe and Asia: CNY CPI 2.5% vs. 2.5% EUR GE Final CPI 0.3% vs. 0.3% GBP LEI 0.4% vs. 0.6% North America: USD PPI 8:30 AM USD U of M […]

Forex: Pound May Correct Lower After BOE, Aussie Higher on Jobs Data

Talking Points: British Pound May Correct Lower After a Status-Quo BOE Rate Decision Aussie Dollar Jumps on Jobs But Chinese Export Slump Tempers Advance Japanese Yen Outperforms on Haven Demand as Nikkei 225 Trades Lower A monetary policy announcement from the Bank of England headlines the economic calendar in European hours. On the whole, UK […]

Dollar Broadly Weaker As Fed Minutes Weigh and Other Top Forex News.

The dollar continued to sell-off on Thursday after yesterday’s minutes from the Federal Reserve’s March meeting indicated that rates are likely to remain on hold for some time, and did not elaborate on a possible timeframe for when rates could start to rise. During today’s session the dollar was lower against most of the major […]

Top Trade Idea For April 10th, 2014 – GBP/USD

This week being Bank of England’s week, we will have a look at gbpusd or the so called “cable”. What we have above is the four hours chart and you can call that move to the upside as you wish but no impulsive move. Therefore, we should look for corrections and, at this very moment […]

Forex: US Dollar Hoping to Find Reprieve in March FOMC Minutes

Talking Points: US Dollar Hoping for a Reprieve from March Fed Meeting Minutes Pound, Euro Unlikely to Find Fuel in German and UK Trade Data Aussie and NZ Dollars Higher, China Optimism a Possible Catalyst The spotlight is on the release of minutes from the March 18-19 FOMC meeting in the hours ahead. That sit-down […]

Dollar Slips After Dovish Fed Minutes and Other Top Forex News.

The U.S. dollar hit session lows across the board on Wednesday, following the release of somewhat dovish FOMC minutes, with the takeaway being members seemed in less of a hurry to hike rates than the spin following the policy statement and Yellen press conference that day in mid-March. Following the release, the dollar slipped against […]

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