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Dollar Trims Losses But Remains Near 3-Year Trough By Investing.com

© Reuters. Dollar eases off session lows but remains under pressure Investing.com – The U.S. dollar trimmed losses against other major currencies on Friday, but it was still hovering close to a three-year trough amid fears of a potential government shutdown on Saturday and climbing U.S. Treasury yields. Sentiment on the greenback remained vulnerable as U.S. lawmakers on Thursday, sparking fears of a government shutdown this weekend. The dollar was also affected by the fact that the yield on the U.S. 10-year Treasury hit its highest level […]

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GBP/USD Trims Gains After UK Data Disappoints By Investing.com

Pound pulls back from session highs vs. greenback, UK data weighs Investing.com – The pound trimmed gains against the U.S. dollar on Friday, after the release of downbeat UK retail sales dampened optimism over the strength of the economy, although overall weakness in the greenback kept the pair near one-and-a-half year highs. was still up 0.13% at 1.3915, off session highs of 1.3941 and not far from Wednesday’s one-and-a-half year peak of 1.3944. The pound weakened after data on Friday showed that UK retail sales in December. […]

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Dollar Returns Near 3-Year Lows Vs. Other Majors By Investing.com

Dollar under pressure on government shutdown worries, Treasury yield surge Investing.com – The U.S. dollar re-approached recent three-year los against other major currencies on Friday, amid fears of a potential government shutdown on Saturday and amid climbing U.S. Treasury yields. Sentiment on the greenback remained vulnerable as U.S. lawmakers on Thursday, sparking fears of a government shutdown this weekend. The dollar was also affected by the fact that the yield on the U.S. 10-year Treasury hit its highest level since 2014. The dollar has been pressured lower […]

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Dollar Slips Lower on Fears of U.S. Government Shutdown By Investing.com

Dollar loses ground amid U.S. political woes Investing.com – The U.S. dollar slipped lower against other major currencies on Friday, amid fears of a potential government shutdown on Saturday. Sentiment on the greenback was vulnerable as U.S. lawmakers were on a federal budget deal on Thursday. The dollar has also been pressured lower recently by concerns the global economic recovery will outpace U.S. growth and prompt other major central banks, including the European Central Bank to begin unwinding loose monetary policy at a faster pace. The , […]

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Has The Yield Curve Lost Its Mojo As A Business Cycle Indicator?

Maybe it’s due to a global savings glut. Or perhaps fear continues to lurk in the hearts of overseas investors, inspiring a constant flow into safe-haven Treasuries in spite of firmer economic activity. Whatever the explanation, the yield curve data of late looks out of place relative to the state of US economic affairs. Growth has picked up and the has been virtually nil recently. Yet the conspicuous flattening of the yield curve over the past year suggests that macro danger is approaching. Perhaps the new reality […]

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PBOC Sets Yuan Parity At 6.4169 Against The Dollar By Investing.com

© Reuters. Yuan parity Investing.com – The People’s Bank of China set the yuan parity rate against the dollar at 6.4169 on Friday, compared to the previous close of 6.4180. The China Foreign Exchange Trade System sets the weighted average of prices given by market makers. The highest and lowest offers are excluded from the calculation. The central bank allows the dollar/yuan rate to move no more than 2% above or below the central parity rate. Disclaimer: Fusion Media would like to remind you that the data […]

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Dollar Dips In Asia As Markets Await US On Stopgap Spending Bill By Investing.com

Dollar dips in Asia Investing.com – The dollar slipped against the yen on Friday in a light regional data day that sees markets awaiting word on whether Congress and President Rump can keep the US government funded on a stopgap basis. Following an early evening meeting of conservative leaders, House Speaker Paul Ryan and his top lieutenants, including House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, proclaimed to reporters: “We’re in very good shape” for passage on Thursday night to fund the government through Feb. 16 as legislators wrangled over […]

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Weak Dollar Poses $3.4 Trillion Question for U.S. Credit Markets By Bloomberg

© Reuters. Weak Dollar Poses $3.4 Trillion Question for U.S. Credit Markets (Bloomberg) — A key patron of U.S. corporate debt markets — overseas investors — may turn from friend into foe this year. The weak dollar has whittled down returns for unhedged money managers, raising the prospect of capital flight if the greenback’s losing streak gathers pace, warn Wells Fargo (NYSE:) & Co. strategists. “We see a distinct risk that non-U.S. investors could become net sellers as global economic growth converges and central banks transition from […]

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Beautiful Bonds | Investing.com

Of my five long-term option put positions – expiration: January 2019 – by far my favorite is bonds, symbol . The pattern is about 70% complete at this point, but if it finishes, hoooooooo boy. iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond Disclaimer: Fusion Media would like to remind you that the data contained in this website is not necessarily real-time nor accurate. All CFDs (stocks, indexes, futures) and Forex prices are not provided by exchanges but rather by market makers, and so prices may not be accurate and […]

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GBP and USD Continue to Ignore BOE and FOMC

Talking Points: – Fed rate hike odds for March 2018 have climbed from 50% to 89% since November, but the DXY Index has continued to fall. – No rate move by the BOE is priced in before August, and FX markets don’t seem to care one way or the other. – See the full DailyFX Webinar Calendar for other upcoming strategy sessions. Upcoming Webinars for Week of January 21 to 26, 2018 Monday at 7:30 EST/12:30 GMT: FX Week Ahead: Strategy for Major Event Risk Wednesday at […]

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