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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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Advisories; FX Outlook; Global Edge; Asia
April 03, 2014 Posted by

Silicon Valley Bank's monthly FX Currency Outlook provides insight into today's foreign exchange markets and the global events that impact your cross-border transaction strategies. In this April edition we highlight China’s desire to make the RMB the world’s next global reserve currency.

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FX Daily
April 03, 2014 Posted by
The Euro is trading roughly .5% lower today after multiple data releases. The ECB left rates unchanged as expected at .25%. The region’s inflation reading hit a new cyclical low of .5% year/year in March as measured by the March HICP, increasing the risk of deflation for the region.
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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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