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FX Outlook; Global Edge
March 06, 2015 Posted by

In the March article, FX Monthly Outlook: Global Central Banks Pushing the U.S. Dollar Higher, discusses the general bullish tone for the U.S. dollar as we enter the end of Q1 2015.

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FX Daily
February 19, 2015 Posted by
The USD sold off yesterday after the FOMC minutes were released, alluding to a more “dovish” Fed via future rate hike(s) later in the year.  Many in the markets continue to believe the tight U.S. labor sector will work its way into positive inflation pressures and higher s/t rates (USD positive).
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FX Daily
February 18, 2015 Posted by
The USD is trading slight stronger today vs. the G10 universe as the market continues to wait for a Greek debt resolution.
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FX Daily
February 17, 2015 Posted by

The FX markets were somewhat volatile yesterday (via the U.S. holiday) as the situation in Greece continues to play out with high drama between Greece and European leaders in Brussels.  EUR initially weakened to the low 1.13’s yesterday as talks broke down over the weekend for a quick agreement over bailout terms, and raised the perceived risk of Greece leaving the euro.  Today’s turnaround (EUR strength) was more about covering shorts in the market as EUR touched 1.1450 in European trading before settling to current levels.

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FX Daily
January 26, 2015 Posted by
Yesterday’s Greek elections resulted in a victory for the Syriza party, whose leader had pledged to renegotiate Greece’s international bailout.  Despite the victory for the left wing party, the EUR is slightly stronger as the market further speculates that the new ruling party’s anti-austerity agenda will not include an exit to the common currency.
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January 23, 2015 Posted by
The EUR continues its dramatic slide vs. the USD (11-year lows) as an official said the ECB is prepared to increase its stimulus program (QE announced yesterday) is needed next week amid polls showing the “anti-austerity” party is expected to win next week’s Greek elections.
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January 21, 2015 Posted by
EUR is slightly stronger vs. the majors this morning after a report from Bloomberg indicated an ECB Executive Board proposal circulated to the Governing Council foresees asset purchases (QE) of 50B EUR/month through the end of 2016.
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FX Daily
December 05, 2014 Posted by
The USD is testing new 2yr+ highs vs. the EUR and 5yr highs via the Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index via the very positive U.S. jobs report this morning.  The November U.S. nonfarm jobs report came in +321K, the most since January 2012, and the unemployment rate held at a 6yr low of 5.8%.
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