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CurrencyThoughts by Larrygreenberg - 15h ago
Numerous markets remained closed this Monday in continuous observance of Easter, including  those in France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, South Africa, Australia, Spain, New Zealand, Norway and Canada. I can’t believe the news today Oh, I can’t close my eyes And make it go away How long? How long must we sing this song?   -U2 […]
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CurrencyThoughts by Larrygreenberg - 3d ago
Central Banks: Monetary policy meetings in Japan, Canada, Indonesia, Sweden, Russia and Turkey. The quarterly Bank of Japan Outlook for Economic Growth and Prices and the Bank of Canada Monetary Policy Report will be published. Bank of Canada Governor Poloz, Bank of Japan Governor Kuroda, and Swiss National Bank President Jordan will be speaking publicly […]
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CurrencyThoughts by Larrygreenberg - 3d ago
Due to Good Friday, Easter, and the approaching first night of Passover, financial market activity has ground to a near halt. Markets shut today in Germany, France, Italy, Greece, Spain, the U.K., Switzerland, the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Singapore, Norway, Brazil, South Africa, and Mexico. The released redacted Mueller Report […]
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As expected, the Bank of Korea’s 1.75% base rate was left unchanged. This represents an “accommodative” stance, according to a released statement. Officials argue that “it is expected that the domestic economy will continue to grow at a rate that does not diverge significantly from its potential level, and it is forecast that inflationary pressures […]
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The Good Friday/Easter holiday break is ordinarily one of the quietest times for foreign exchange, but investors this year have a great deal of news to absorb before getting away: the promised redacted Mueller Report, preliminary April purchasing manager survey results, British retail sales, Australian labor statistics, German producer prices, Swiss trade, and a central […]
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Share prices in Europe and Asia mostly rose. So did 10-year sovereign debt yields and the price of oil. The dollar is unchanged on net against the yen and sterling. The greenback lost 0.5% against the Canadian dollar, 0.3% relative to the Australian dollar and yuan, 0.2% versus the euro and peso, and 0.1% against […]
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Share prices rose 2.4% in China, 1.2% in Hong Kong, 1.0% in India, 0.8% in New Zealand, 0.7% in Indonesia, and 0.2% in Japan. Stocks in Europe show gains of 0.7% in both Germany and Switzerland and 0.4% in Great Britain. Ten-year U.S. Treasury and German bund yields advanced another basis point, and the dollar […]
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Ten-year sovereign debt yields rose overnight in Europe and Japan. Share prices climbed 1.4% in Japan, 0.9% in New Zealand, 0.7% in Taiwan, 0.5% in Indonesia, and 0.4% in India but fell 0.3% in China and Hong Kong. European equity markets are little changed. West Texas Intermediate oil dropped 1.1%, and Comex gold is trading […]
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CurrencyThoughts by Larrygreenberg - 1w ago
Central Banks: A monetary policy review is scheduled at the Bank of Korea, and minutes from the last Reserve Bank of Australia Board meeting and the Fed’s Beige will be published. Fed officials with public speaking engagements next week include Bullard, Harker, Logan, Kaplan, Rosengren, Bostic and Evans. Governor Carney and Haskell of the Bank […]
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The dollar has weakened 0.7% against the Aussie dollar, 0.6% relative to the kiwi, 0.5% versus the euro, 0.4% vis-a-vis the loonie, 0.3% against the yen, peso and sterling and 0.2% versus the Swiss franc and Chinese yuan. The price of WTI oil strengthened nearly 1% overnight and is again above $64.00 per barrel. The […]
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