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January 17, 2014 Posted by
The USD is approaching a four-month high vs. the EUR after a U.S. housing report for December showed a better-than- expected number despite a weather-related drop for the month.  The final housing report for the year reflected the best performance for the industry since 2007.
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January 16, 2014 Posted by
The FX markets are a bit choppy today, with the USD slightly weaker vs. the EUR and GBP after the release of the U.S. CPI report earlier this morning, confirming the current inflation rate remains well below the Fed’s 2% target (USD negative).  The offset to the inflation report was the jobless claims announcement, which showed the number of people continuing to receive jobless benefits jumped to the highest since July.
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January 15, 2014 Posted by
The USD index rose to its highest level in nearly four months after a couple positive U.S. economic reports (Empire State Index and PPI) were released this morning for December. Against the EUR, the USD has climbed to a two-week high after today’s reports and yesterday’s surprise retail sales announcement, reaffirming the view that a surging U.S. economy will encourage a hawkish Fed this year, and will continue to cut stimulus (QE) this year.
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January 14, 2014 Posted by
The USD is little changed today despite a better-than-expected U.S. retail sales report this morning. The concern yesterday was that a weak report coupled with last Friday’s poor jobs report would signal the Fed to slow its planned tapering this year (USD negative).
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January 13, 2014 Posted by
Quiet markets prevail today after last Friday’s anemic U.S. jobs report. The USD is somewhat little changed today, with the yen gaining to a three-week high vs. the USD overnight ahead of tomorrow’s U.S. retail sales report (expected to reflect slowing growth).
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January 10, 2014 Posted by
The nonfarm payroll data was disappointing to say the least, with a gain of only 74K for December. The forecast was for 200K, but November was revised up 38K to 241K.
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January 09, 2014 Posted by
The Canadian dollar weakened to a 4-year low against the U.S. dollar, and fell against all its major peers as data showed that housing starts and building permits in the country fell.
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January 08, 2014 Posted by
The dollar followed up on its gains after a strong ADP number this morning. Private payrolls rose 238K in December, which was above expectations and the most in a year.
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January 07, 2014 Posted by
The dollar was mostly stronger this morning on limited global economic reports. Last night, Janet Yellen was confirmed to be the next Federal Reserve Chairman with a vote of 56-26, a record low for any chairman.
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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.
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