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FX Daily
May 08, 2015 Posted by
The week ends with an event-driven market, capped by the U.S. Nonfarm Payroll report this morning.  Payrolls for April rebounded to reflect +223K new jobs and the unemployment rate fell to 5.4%, both near expectations.
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FX Daily
May 06, 2015 Posted by
The USD is taking a beating today as economic releases this morning further points to anemic growth in the U.S.  Productivity in the U.S. fell more than expected in the first quarter (-1.9%) and ADP reported April’s job report is looking weak as well (lowest in a year).
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FX Daily
May 04, 2015 Posted by
The week starts quietly, as the major news for the week will be Friday’s U.S. non-farm payroll report for April.  The expected jobs number is currently +220K, which will offset the previous month’s +126K and Q1’s average of 197K.  April is expected to reflect the continuation of the recent firming consumer confidence reports which have been buoyed by lower gasoline prices.
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FX Daily
May 04, 2015 Posted by
The week starts quietly, as the major news for the week will be Friday’s U.S. non-farm payroll report for April.  The expected jobs number is currently +220K, which will offset the previous month’s +126K and Q1’s average of 197K.  April is expected to reflect the continuation of the recent firming consumer confidence reports which have been buoyed by lower gasoline prices.
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May 04, 2015 Posted by
The week starts quietly, as the major news for the week will be Friday’s U.S. non-farm payroll report for April.  The expected jobs number is currently +220K, which will offset the previous month’s +126K and Q1’s average of 197K.  April is expected to reflect the continuation of the recent firming consumer confidence reports which have been buoyed by lower gasoline prices.
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FX Daily
April 14, 2015 Posted by
The USD is weaker today against most of the majors after a lower-than-expected U.S. retail sales report earlier in the day.  The undertone for the market is one of a more passive Fed via their anticipated 2015 rate hikes (later in the year than previously expected).
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FX Daily
April 13, 2015 Posted by
The USD is stronger for a third day as further signs of a cooling in China’s economy highlighted the opposite trajectory of the world’s two largest economies.
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FX Daily
March 18, 2015 Posted by
The USD is little changed ahead of the FOMC policy decision later today (2:00pm EDT).  Despite the USD Index hitting a 10-year high earlier in the week via speculation that the Fed will remove language describing its stance on rate increases as “patient”, many risks remain via the dollar’s rapid appreciation this year.
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