Insights

 

FX Daily
April 15, 2014 Posted by

The dollar strengthened again today on better than expected inflation numbers, giving investors confidence that consumer buying remains strong.

Read More
0 Comments | Join the Discussion

FX Daily
April 14, 2014 Posted by

The dollar rebounded to start the week on strong retail sales after getting trounced last week. Retail sales in the U.S. rose 1.1% in March and the data suggest that GDP for 1Q may get a boost from initial estimates.

Read More
0 Comments | Join the Discussion

CIO Vantage Point; Economic Outlook
April 11, 2014 Posted by

Tech stocks dive, SEC targets private funds, and a Ukrainian reprise.

Read More
0 Comments | Join the Discussion

FX Daily
April 11, 2014 Posted by
We close the week with the USD slightly stronger as investor risk appetite is off the table today via the shrinking global equity markets.  On the economic release front, there’s very little to focus on, as most reports were as expected.
Read More
0 Comments | Join the Discussion

FX Daily
April 10, 2014 Posted by
The USD is little changed from yesterday’s levels despite a very positive jobless claims report this morning. The report came in down 32k to 300k, which is the lowest number of new jobless claims since the last recession.
Read More
0 Comments | Join the Discussion

FX Daily
April 09, 2014 Posted by
The USD is trading at its weakest level in nearly five months vs. most of the majors amid speculation that today’s release of the minutes of the Federal Reserve’s March meeting may undermine near-term bullish sentiment that fed the recent USD rally.
Read More
0 Comments | Join the Discussion

FX Daily
April 08, 2014 Posted by

The USD continues to slide against the majors via technically-driven levels and continued concern over last week’s anemic U.S. jobs report. With U.S. Treasury interest rates still hovering close to their recent lows, emerging market currencies are benefitting as global investors’ appetite for yield via “risk-on” trading (USD negative).

Read More
0 Comments | Join the Discussion

FX Daily
April 07, 2014 Posted by
We open the week with the USD slightly weaker against the majors as the ECB policy makers signaled that recent deflation risks in Euroland seem to be contained, reducing speculation of a fresh round of bond-buying to boost prices and economic growth.
Read More
0 Comments | Join the Discussion