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FX Daily
June 11, 2015 Posted by
The USD is stronger today, first time in four trading days, as strong U.S. consumer demand (retail sales for May rose 1.2%) is further supporting the Fed’s plans to increase rates later in the year.
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FX Daily
June 08, 2015 Posted by
The USD has drifted weaker vs. the EUR via rumored comments by U.S. President Obama at the G-7 conference in German today.  Obama later denied the rumors in his official news conference.
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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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