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FX Daily
April 02, 2014 Posted by
The employment picture in the Eurozone appears to be stabilizing. Yesterday’s overall Euro unemployment rate came in at 11.9% for the fifth straight month. Today’s release out of Spain showed unemployment fell by 16,620 in March, the largest monthly drop since 2006.
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FX Daily
April 01, 2014 Posted by
Most global equity markets are trading higher today, with the S&P hitting a new record.  Meanwhile, treasuries are under pressure after U.S. manufacturing releases indicated continued growth. 
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FX Daily
March 07, 2014 Posted by
Non-Farm Payrolls came in above the consensus forecast at 175k and prior months were also revised higher. However, weekly hours worked dropped by .2 which may be due in part to companies cutting hours to avoid providing healthcare coverage.
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FX Daily
March 06, 2014 Posted by
Some members of the Fed are becoming increasingly concerned about continued accommodate policy.  Richard Fisher, the Dallas Fed President, commented that "there are increasing signs quantitative easing has overstayed its welcome.”  Fisher further noted that “market distortions and acting on bad incentives are becoming more pervasive.
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March 04, 2014 Posted by
Global equity markets rebounded while bond yields rose and gold prices fell from a four month high as Russia stepped back from escalating tensions in Ukraine.  Russian president Putin said he’s not looking to take control of Crimea and would only send troops into Ukraine in an extreme situation.  
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FX Daily
March 03, 2014 Posted by
Geopolitical risk is at the forefront of market trading today as Russian troops enter Crimea.  The Ukraine is calling this an act of war and Washington has warned Russia of economic and political consequences.  Equity markets are trading lower on concern that a conflict in Russia could have economic fallout for the U.S. and Europe. 
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FX Daily
January 30, 2014 Posted by
The Federal Open Market Committee announced yesterday that it will reduce its monthly bond purchases by $10 billion to $65 billion per month, consistent with its plan to gradually scale back quantitative easing. The Fed stated that economic growth has improved in recent months and the labor markets have shown modest improvement.
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FX Daily
January 29, 2014 Posted by
Emerging stock and currency markets are under pressure again this morning. The Turkish central bank unexpectedly more than doubled benchmark repo rates from 4.50% to 10.00% overnight in a bid to stop the slide of the Lira precipitated by a slowdown in China and a reduction in U.S. monetary stimulus.
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