Insights

 

FX Daily
December 27, 2013 Posted by
The Euro hit a two-year high this morning against the USD after ECB Governing Council member Jens Weidmann stated keeping interest rates low may endanger political reforms.  Weidmann was quoted by Germany’s Bild newspaper saying low inflation should not be used as justification for loose monetary policy and that there will be a need to raise rates quickly if inflations return.
Read More
0 Comments | Join the Discussion

FX Daily
December 23, 2013 Posted by
Richmond Fed president Jeffrey Lacker stated that the bond tapering was the right decision and Ben Bernanke’s upcoming departure did not influence the decision.  He stated that on a future basis, pauses or increases in the pace of tapering would be possible and is data dependent and the funds rate is likely to move in early 2015. 
Read More
0 Comments | Join the Discussion

FX Outlook
December 23, 2013 Posted by
Richmond Fed president Jeffrey Lacker stated that the bond tapering was the right decision and Ben Bernanke’s upcoming departure did not influence the decision.  He stated that on a future basis, pauses or increases in the pace of tapering would be possible and is data dependent and the funds rate is likely to move in early 2015.
Read More
0 Comments | Join the Discussion

FX Daily
November 27, 2013 Posted by
The USD is modestly stronger against most major currencies but the EUR is one exception.  The EUR is trading higher after German Chancellor Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU), their allies the CSU, and Social Democratic Party reached a coalition accord on wages and spending increases without increasing taxes. 

 

Read More
0 Comments | Join the Discussion

FX Daily
November 26, 2013 Posted by
Global markets have been mixed this morning with European stocks down for the first time in three days while U.S. stocks are up modestly. The Euro is stronger against most other currencies and the Yen broke a three day losing streak, trading modestly stronger today after the BOJ minutes were released though some board members saw downside risks in the economy.
Read More
0 Comments | Join the Discussion

FX Daily
November 08, 2013 Posted by
The markets have been volatile today.  U.S. payrolls grew by much more than expected in October, rising by 212,000 vs. expectations of a rise of 125,000.  In addition, prior months were also revised higher by 60,000. 

 

Read More
0 Comments | Join the Discussion

FX Daily
November 07, 2013 Posted by
Nobel laureate Paul Krugman wrote a paper to be presented at the International Monetary Fund conference today. In his paper, Krugman argues that the U.S. and U.K. are immune from the type of debt crisis that plagued five Eurozone countries because they borrow in their own currency and aren’t part of a monetary union.

 

Read More
0 Comments | Join the Discussion

FX Daily
November 06, 2013 Posted by
Two separate Fed staff research papers were posted on the IMF’s website in advance of the conference that starts tomorrow in Washington. These papers indicate that maintaining a loose policy in a time of low inflation expectations is effective for driving down unemployment and economic slack.
Read More
0 Comments | Join the Discussion