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Equity market overview: some thoughts for the year’s final third

Equity market overview: some thoughts for the year’s final third

5:16pm today (Steven Demmler)

Just last week the S&P had thoughts of breaking to the downside and dipping below 1900. Though it looks like Yellen’s careful words and geopolitical risks will prevent it, this week had, for a time, intentions of cresting 2000. Whether … Continue reading → »

US unemployment doesn’t tell the whole story says Fed’s Lockhart

US unemployment doesn’t tell the whole story says Fed’s Lockhart

5:10pm today (Ryan Littlestone)

Is a little more cautious on growth than FOMC Not so concerned we’re going to see a rapid gain in inflation Wants to see a few more months of good data Says if we see very strong data the first … Continue reading → »

USD/JPY Clears April High on Yellen- AUD/USD Continues to Eye 0.9200

USD/JPY Clears April High on Yellen- AUD/USD Continues to Eye 0.9200

5:05pm today (David Song, Currency Analyst)

The Dow Jones-FXCM U.S. Dollar Index continues to hold below former support, while the AUD/USD remains at risk for another run at the 0.9200 handle. »

Fed’s Williams says unemployment is still too high

Fed’s Williams says unemployment is still too high

5:02pm today (Ryan Littlestone)

Doesn’t see risk of inflation overshoot Says very accommodative policy is what’s needed Says FOMC sees gradual rises in interest rates Timing of rises depends on the data Expects rise to occur near mid-2015 It had been so lovely and … Continue reading → »

European stocks finish down as weekend worries come into play once again

European stocks finish down as weekend worries come into play once again

4:55pm today (Ryan Littlestone)

FTSE flat –  +1.29% week Cac -1.2% -  +1.89% wk Dax -0.7% - +2.71% wk Ibex -0.7% – +2.77% wk FTSE Mib -0.5% - +2.24% wk European bonds Italy 2.58% -2bp Spain 2.38% -2bp Portugal 3.24% +2bp Germany 0.983% -1bp Hard to … Continue reading → »

Fed’s Yellen Stokes USD Rally as Labor Progress Could Incite Rate Hikes

Fed’s Yellen Stokes USD Rally as Labor Progress Could Incite Rate Hikes

4:45pm today (Christopher Vecchio, Currency Strategist)

The USDOLLAR Index is trading at its highest levels since the second week of February, as EURUSD and GBPUSD set fresh monthly lows. »

Euro suffering as the dollar takes off

Euro suffering as the dollar takes off

4:29pm today (Ryan Littlestone)

In relative terms the pound is holding up fairly well but the euro looks to be in heaps of trouble. We’ve hit the 61.8 level of the July 2012 fib having hit a low at 1.3221. That’s below the 1.3226 … Continue reading → »

NATO’s Rasmussen says there is an alarming build up of Russian ground and air forces in the vicinity of Ukraine

NATO’s Rasmussen says there is an alarming build up of Russian ground and air forces in the vicinity of Ukraine

4:07pm today (Ryan Littlestone)

Instead of de-escalating situation, Russia continues to escalate it This can only lead to Russia’s further isolation It’s also being reported by LiveSquawk that Putin had a conversation with Merkel and said that the aid convoy couldn’t wait any longer. … Continue reading &... »

Traders seeing some reasons to buy the buck after chewing through Yellens speech

Traders seeing some reasons to buy the buck after chewing through Yellens speech

3:47pm today (Ryan Littlestone)

Having gone over it briefly the main jist I get is that she and the Fed are watching for reasons that will see the jobs market accelerate. While she goes through the cyclical vs structural reasons it makes a case … Continue reading → »

Ukraine PM Yatsenyuk says they cannot live without Russian gas now

Ukraine PM Yatsenyuk says they cannot live without Russian gas now

3:27pm today (Ryan Littlestone)

Ukraine needs to buy bcm of Russian gas Now who has who by the short and curlies? But maybe not come winter Update: Yatsenyuk says Naftogaz has reserved $3.1bn to buy gas. That’s a number I recognise »

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