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Talking Points: -ADP Employment Change (APR) comes in at 220K vs. 210K estimated -ADP Employme...
As bad as the 2.9% contraction in the US economy in the first quarter was, it could have been wor...
Talking Points: - EUR/USD Continues to Search for Support as Private-Lending Contracts for 26 Mo...
The outlook reflects the expectation that Belguim will continue key economic policies. They see t...
Economists were quick to cut their Q2 growth estimates after soft shipments and core orders in th...
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57 minutes ago (Adam Button)
Forex futures market speculative positioning data from the CFTC Commitments of Traders report as of the close on Tuesday, July 22 2014: EUR net short 89K vs short 63K prior JPY net short 54K vs short 63K prior GBP net long … Continue reading → »
8:28pm today (Adam Button)
Goldman Sachs is sounding an alarm on stocks with its global macro team shifting to neutral on the sector, at least over the next 3 months. “We downgrade to neutral over 3 months as a sell-off in bonds could lead … Continue reading → »
8:25pm today (Adam Button)
As bad as the 2.9% contraction in the US economy in the first quarter was, it could have been worse. The private economy shrank 3.3% and it was bolstered but a 3.2% growth pace in the Federal government. The government … Continue reading → »
8:12pm today (Adam Button)
How depressing is that? Where did the summer go? Make sure you enjoy it! Here are the weekly changes in FX: Volatility was decent this week, which is a welcome change. I suspect it will continue with the Fed and … Continue reading → »
7:39pm today (Adam Button)
The Australian dollar was the top performer this week while the New Zealand dollar lagged. The pair climbed 1.65%, or 178 pips from last Friday’s close. The pair stumbled in the first hours of trading but surged afterwards. The Australian … Continue reading → »
7:19pm today (Adam Button)
Economists at BMO have “nudged forward” their forecast for the first rate hike. They now see Yellen & Co hiking rates near the end of Q2 rather than at the start of Q3. The change is “driven by the recent … Continue reading → »
6:46pm today (Adam Button)
Of the past 33 trading days, AUD/USD has traded at 0.9400 in 26 of them. »
6:37pm today (Adam Button)
A government source cited by Reuters says Israel’s security cabinet has rejected a ceasefire and seeks modifications. »
6:33pm today (Adam Button)
He’s right, obviously, but consider this. Q1 Russian growth +0.9%, Q2 forecast growth +0.45% – net +1.5% annualized in H1 Q1 US growth -2.9%, Q2 forecast growth +3.0% – net 0% in H1 Sanctions are hurting Russia, what’s the US … Continue reading → »
6:21pm today (Adam Button)
Gold prices fell to a one-month low at $1287 yesterday but what was important was the close. Gold rebounded late in the day for a close above the 55-day moving average and the July low. It’s something I warned about … Continue reading → »