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FX Daily
October 24, 2014 Posted by

The week closes with the USD slightly weaker across the board via confirmation of an Ebola diagnosis in New York o/n.  The FOMC meets next week to discuss monetary policy, and is expected to maintain its current .25% o/n rates.

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FX Daily
October 22, 2014 Posted by
The USD is benefitting from a positive inflation report this morning (up 0.1% in Sept) vs. the negative report in August (-0.2%).  The firmer than expected CPI announcement offsets the fear of s/t deflation setting into the economy going into the last quarter of the year.
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FX Daily
October 21, 2014 Posted by
The USD is stronger again today via speculation the ECB will further expand its stimulus program to bolster growth in the Euroland bloc.  The ECB was seen purchasing bonds for a second day as part of President Draghi’s plan to boost lending, and Reuters also reported the central bank is now considering corporate debt purchases.
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FX Daily
October 20, 2014 Posted by
The week opens on a quiet note, with the USD slightly stronger vs. the EUR (adding to the biggest weekly gain since April). The market continues to speculate the Fed’ pace for interest-rate increases despite the appearance of slowing global growth.
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Advisories; FX Outlook; Global Edge
September 08, 2014 Posted by

The September Silicon Valley Bank Monthly Currency Outlook examines the strength of the dollar as US economy picks up in light of interest hike speculation.

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FX Daily
August 22, 2014 Posted by
The strong dollar trend continues today (highest since Feb.) despite Fed Chairman Yellen's comments at the Jackson Hole symposium.
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FX Daily
August 21, 2014 Posted by
The positive USD trend has stalled today despite many positive U.S. economic reports (Philly Fed, home sales, leading indicators, PMI, and initial jobless claims) this morning.  The focus today is on Yellen’s much anticipated speech tomorrow in Jackson Hole.
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FX Daily
August 20, 2014 Posted by
The strong dollar landscape continues today as the USD is now at an 11-month high versus the EUR.  The USD Index against a basket of major currencies has now gained 1.6% in the past month.  A major catalyst of the USD’s move this week has been focused on the possibility of higher interest rates in the near future.
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