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Dollar Hits 12-Month High Versus Euro, S&P 500 Crosses 2000

Talking Points: Dollar Hits 12-Month High Versus Euro, S&P 500 Crosses 2000 Euro Sinks as Market Rate Slides to Record Low USDJPY Climbs for a Seventh Straight Day Dollar Hits 12-Month High Versus Euro, S&P 500 Crosses 2000 Where were the balloons? The S&P 500 marked yet another milestone in its line of records by […]

Dollar Rally Forces EURUSD and USDJPY Breaks

Talking Points: Dollar Rally Forces EURUSD and USDJPY Breaks British Pound Surprised by BoE Hawks, But Doesn’t Turn Euro Traders Ready for Another Round of Economic Data Dollar Rally Forces EURUSD and USDJPY Breaks Between two days of key event risk, it seemed that the US Dollar was due a period of moderation. However, this […]

Dollar Needs Inflation to Sustain Break from Equities, Yields

Talking Points: Dollar Needs Inflation to Sustain Break from Equities, Yields British Pound Faces Another Wave of Potential Volatility with CPI New Zealand Dollar Drops as Inflation Readings Further Cut Rate Forecast Dollar Needs Inflation to Sustain Break from Equities, Yields The Dollar opened the new trading week with a mixed performance. Between modest gains […]

British Pound Volatility Risk High as BoE Updates Rate Outlook

Talking Points: Dollar Weighs Cross Currents Against Domestic Data British Pound Volatility Risk High as BoE Updates Rate Outlook Euro: Investor Sentiment Collapses, Will Stalled Growth Complete the Picture? Dollar Weighs Cross Currents Against Domestic Data An attempt by the Dow Jones FXCM Dollar Index (ticker = USDollar) to break free of its two-week range […]

Brent Oil Drops to 103 as Global Supplies Climb

Brent crude fell to the lowest in 13 months as the International Energy Agency said a supply glut was shielding the market against threats in the Middle East. West Texas Intermediate also declined. Brent dropped the most in four weeks. The IEA cut projections for demand growth this year and next and estimated that output […]

Dollar Swells Without Break as S&P 500 Drops, Fisher Warns of Hikes

Talking Points: Dollar Swells Without Break as S&P 500 Drops, Fisher Warns of Hikes British Pound Top Performer as Data Revives BoE Hopes, More Ahead Euro Faces Top Event Risk in 2Q Italian GDP Release Dollar Swells Without Break as S&P 500 Drops, Fisher Warns of Hikes The dollar was up against most of its […]

Oil Falls Before US Inventory Report Tomorrow

West Texas Intermediate oil fell for the sixth time in seven days amid forecasts that U.S. refineries reduced operating rates last week, allowing crude supplies at Cushing, Oklahoma, to rebound from near six-year lows. Refineries probably operated at 92.8 percent of capacity on Aug. 1, down 0.7 percentage point from the prior week, according to […]

Brent Oil Holds onto $105 but Oversupply Weighs on Prices

Brent crude rose to $105 a barrel on Monday to come off of a four-month low hit in the previous session, with worries about global oversupply still outweighing concerns about violence in the Middle East and North Africa. Forecasts for a supply glut in West African and European markets help to push the Brent benchmark […]

West TX Oil Enjoys Support Around $98 Before Economic Data

West Texas Intermediate crude traded near the lowest price in six months before data that will signal the strength of the economy in the U.S., the world’s biggest oil consumer. Brent was steady in London. Futures were little changed in New York after capping the biggest weekly decline in seven months on Aug. 1. The […]

West TX Oil at $99.95 as U.S. Fuel Supplies Rise

West Texas Intermediate dropped for a fourth day and slipped below $100 as gasoline stockpiles rose and demand declined in the U.S., the world’s biggest oil user. Brent decreased in London. Futures fell as much as 1.1 percent in New York. Gasoline supplies expanded by 365,000 barrels last week to 218.2 million, the highest level […]

Oil Retreats Awaiting Fed and US Economic Data

West Texas Intermediate and Brent crudes fell before U.S. economic data that may signal slowing growth, curbing fuel use in the biggest oil-consuming nation. Crude in New York slipped for the fourth time in five days amid forecasts that an index of U.S. service industries dropped this month. An upsurge in fighting in Libya hasn’t […]

West TX Oil Below $102 Before U.S. Economy Data

West Texas Intermediate crude fell for the fourth time in five days amid speculation that economic data may signal slowing growth in the U.S., the world’s biggest oil consumer. Brent also dropped in London. Futures slid as much as 0.6 percent in New York, extending a 1 percent decline last week. A preliminary index of […]

British Pound Out of Room and Facing Trial by Event Risk

Talking Points: Dollar Performance Not as Robust as EURUSD Insinuates Euro Tumbles As European Equities Rally British PoundOut of Room and Facing Trial by Event Risk Dollar Performance Not as Robust as EURUSD Insinuates The world’s most liquid currency cross EURUSD made a significant break this past session. Breaking through the 1.3500-floor that kept the […]

West TX down to $102.50 with Risk Premium Intact

U.S. crude fell in early Asian trade on Monday after last week’s gains, but oil’s risk premium on oil is likely remain intact amid geopolitical risks in Gaza and Ukraine. U.S. crude fell 25 cents to $102.88 a barrel at 0031 GMT. The contract had settled down 6 cents on Friday, but finished the week […]

Oil Rebounds After US Inventory Decline

West Texas Intermediate oil advanced from a two-month low as U.S. crude inventories fell. Prices also rose after China’s economic growth exceeded forecasts. U.S. crude stockpiles declined by 4.8 million barrels last week, the American Petroleum Institute was said to have reported yesterday. The Energy Information Administration is projected to report that supplies fell by […]

Oil Falls Impervious to Iraq Crisis

West Texas Intermediate and Brent headed for their third weekly drop as supply risks eased in Libya and Iraq while crude inventories expanded at the U.S. oil hub. Futures slid as much as 0.7 percent in New York and are poised for the longest run of weekly declines since November. Libya’s supply gained as the […]

Dollar Torn Between Revived Volatility and Fading Rate Forecasts

Talking Points: Dollar Torn Between Revived Volatility and Fading Rate Forecasts Euro’s Troubles Build as Sovereign and Financial Stability Concerns Revived British Pound: Hike Hopes Face True Test Next Week on CPI, Jobs Dollar Torn Between Revived Volatility and Fading Rate Forecasts Once again, the Dollar’s two primary fundamental guide-lines were pulling the currency in […]

West TX Oil Near $102 on Gasoline Supply

West Texas Intermediate fell for a 10th day, the longest losing streak on record, after government data showed U.S. gasoline stockpiles expanded amid reduced demand in the world’s biggest oil user. Brent dropped in London. Futures declined as much as 0.6 percent in New York. Gasoline inventories increased by 579,000 barrels last week as a […]

Dollar Drops Despite a Rise in Volatility, Fed Forecast Standoff

Talking Points: Dollar Drops Despite a Rise in Volatility, Fed Forecast Standoff Euro Traders Start to Feel Rumbles in Financial System, Greece Again British Pound May not Have Been Cowed by Data but Yields Were Dollar Drops Despite a Rise in Volatility, Fed Forecast Standoff Forex traders are taking a pessimistic view of the US […]

Brent crude pulls back to major support level

The price of Brent Crude has been normalising over recent weeks following the growing feeling that any potential losses in Iraqi output will be compensated by the opening of a long closed Libyan port. This has led to a profound unravelling of the sharp price increases seen following the initial days of the ISIS insurgency […]

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