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

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

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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).

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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.
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CIO Vantage Point; Economic Outlook
April 04, 2014 Posted by
Employment increases, ECB considers easy credit, and auto sales set post-downturn record.
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FX Daily
April 04, 2014 Posted by
Dallas Federal Reserve Bank President Richard Fisher commented yesterday that the Central Bank should not commit to 'calendar-based' policy but it instead should use guidance that will allow it to adjust for changes in economic conditions. Fisher stated, "I question if it is sound policy to remove all uncertainty or volatility from the market.”
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