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Analysis Topic: Currency Market Analysis

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Currencies

Monday, September 08, 2008

British Pound Slides Deeper Against US Dollar / Currencies / British Pound

By: Regent_Markets

It was a good week for European equity markets with the FTSE100 finishing the week at 5636, its highest level for nearly two months. US markets didn’t have such a good time of it, with the Dow Jones and S&P500 finishing largely flat on the week and the Nasdaq closing well down after a sell off on Friday. There was better news for the Greenback though, as the Pound fell to its lowest level for two years against the US Dollar. Although the Dollar has undoubtedly been strong over the last month, last week’s move on Cable (USD/ GBP) was largely a factor of the weakening pound. It made a record weekly low against the Euro and fell to its lowest levels since spring against the Japanese Yen.

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Currencies

Saturday, September 06, 2008

US Jobs Report Generates Limited US Dollar Damage / Currencies / US Dollar

By: Ashraf_Laidi

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe jump in the August unemployment rate to a new 5-year high of 6.1% from 5.7% leaves little doubt to currency traders that the USD rally remains largely a manifestation of broadening economic weakness outside of the US, rather than any signs of strength at home.

August nonfarm payrolls fell by 84K vs expectations of -75K, in track to match the length of consecutive monthly job losses in the recessions of 1990-91 (11 months) and 2001-2 (15 months).

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Currencies

Friday, September 05, 2008

Why the US Dollar is Rallying / Currencies / US Dollar

By: Christopher_Laird

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleBack in April, we alerted subscribers that the USD appeared to be bottoming. At the time, it was floating at about 70-72 on the USDX. A whole lot has happened since then to cause this reversal, with the USD now at 78 plus on the USDX (US dollar index currency basket heavily Euro weighted). There are many reasons for the rebound of the USD and its rise is likely to continue. Many of the long term trends that acted since 2002 to weaken the USD have reversed. The exceptions are the continuing US trade and fiscal deficits, but those USD bearish forces are being overridden by these other big bullish USD drivers that have now appeared in 08.

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Currencies

Thursday, September 04, 2008

US Dollar Soaring, Stocks Collapsing ECB Rates on Hold, So wheres Inflation? / Currencies / US Dollar

By: Mike_Shedlock

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleToday Trichet went to a 'neutral bias' as noted in ECB holds key rate steady at 4.25%
The European Central Bank left its key lending rate unchanged at 4.25% in a widely anticipated decision Thursday, and ECB President Jean-Claude Trichet signaled it likely won't make a change any time soon.

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Currencies

Monday, September 01, 2008

Gold and the Collapse of Fiat Paper Money / Currencies / Fiat Currency

By: Darryl_R_Schoon

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe past is not prologue. The coming collapse will not be the same as the Great Depression. It will be worse. Then, it will be better.

Free will, like the idea of free markets, has an unmistakable appeal. Nonetheless, even its most committed advocates did not choose or will their birth, their gender, their proclivities, their talents or their foibles; and whether we wish to be here or not, all of us are now gathered together on the very precipice of extreme change.

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Currencies

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Currencies Surge Against Gold Led by US Dollar as Carry Trades Unwind / Currencies / US Dollar

By: Ashraf_Laidi

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe events of the past three weeks in foreign exchange markets continue to be dominated by prolonged dollar strength and a fierce bout of selling in the British pound. The charts below show the secular performance of the major currencies, measuring their performances against gold -- whose price is determined by the forces of supply and demand rather than by central bank monetary policy or printing press.

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Currencies

Friday, August 29, 2008

Is Massive Foreign Treasury Buying Causing a US Dollar Rally? / Currencies / US Dollar

By: Mike_Shedlock

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleHere is an interesting theory stipulating that foreign central banks are behind the rally in treasuries and that in turn is causing a rally in the dollar. Please consider Foreign Central Banks Behind Rally In US Treasuries .

The huge amount of US Treasury purchases which has sent that chart nearly vertical helps to explain the continued rally in the US Dollar. It is a near certainty that something has been transpiring behind the scenes involving various Central Banks in regards to the US Dollar.

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Currencies

Friday, August 29, 2008

Chinese Yuan Remains Suppressed to Support Exporters / Currencies / China Currency Yuan

By: Michael_J_Kosares

(USAGOLD) CHINA -- Peter Grant writes: It's been slightly more than three years since China freed the yuan from its peg to the dollar. From the early 1990s until July of 2005, the USD-CNY exchange rate was fixed at 8.27, giving China a distinct and consistent advantage when it came to international trade.

The US was, and continues to be, the major consumer of goods manufactured in China. The artificially weak yuan resulted in the US trade deficit ballooning, while China amassed a monster trade surplus and considerable dollar reserves. In the years leading up to the float of the yuan, China was under considerable political pressure from the west.

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Currencies

Thursday, August 28, 2008

US Dollar Bottom Delusional Expectations in face of US Recession / Currencies / US Dollar

By: Ned_W_Schmidt

Delusional seems to be mental state of investment community as September approaches. Nonsensical talk of U.S. dollar having put in place a secular, or long-term, bottom is widespread. That EU economic growth rate might slow somewhat is interesting, but may be no more than statistical noise. That growth rate of Chinese economy might slow from “11+%” to “9%” is interesting, but is hardly a “dramatic” slowing.

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Currencies

Friday, August 22, 2008

Global Economic Rebalancing Signals US Dollar Bull Market / Currencies / US Dollar

By: Black_Swan

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleKey News
• The U.K. economy stagnated unexpectedly in the second quarter, ending the nation's longest stretch of economic growth in more than a century. (Bloomberg)

British pound futures 60 min: News of stagnation not taken well. Ouch!

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Currencies

Friday, August 22, 2008

The Real US Dollar Crisis Is Ahead / Currencies / US Dollar

By: Mike_Stathis

I'm going to be brief here. For those who have been celebrating dollar rally, don't get too excited because it's only a standard retracement, much like the U.S. stock market has experienced since reaching lows a few weeks ago. Of course the market has a long way to go down as well.

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Currencies

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Forex Currency Market Forecasts for US Dollar / Currencies / Forex Trading

By: EWI

There is a reason why more websites talk about trading forex than trading stocks: Online currency trading is quickly becoming a mainstream activity.

Forex already is THE largest and most liquid market on the planet. Its daily volume is ten times larger than the combined daily turnover on all of the world's stock exchanges. And it's attracting more currency speculators every day.

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Currencies

Monday, August 18, 2008

The Reason for US Dollar Strength / Currencies / US Dollar

By: Black_Swan

If you’ve been wondering why the dollar has rallied so sharply, then stop wondering. The kind folks over at the Wall Street Journal have framed up the situation rather well. We’ve been keeping our Members up to speed on the relative game playing out in the currency market. Basically, even as the US economy fails to show any absolute improvement, the relative weakness from its competitors (primarily Europe and the United Kingdom) is driving their respective currencies lower and sending investment capital into the buck.

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Currencies

Monday, August 18, 2008

Strong US Dollar Investment Implications for Stocks and Gold / Currencies / US Dollar

By: Chris_Ciovacco

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleMohamed El-Erian is the former highly successful manager of the Harvard endowment and current head of PIMCO. In an August 15, 2008 Bloomberg interview, he makes some comments which may help us to begin to understand the recent surge in the dollar in the face of less-than-ideal U.S. economic conditions.

"Currencies move not because they ought to but because they are allowed to. Previously rigid currencies are going to become more flexible because it is in their own interest."

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Currencies

Sunday, August 17, 2008

British Pound Crashes on Dovish BOE Inflation Report / Currencies / British Pound

By: Regent_Markets

The FTSE finished the week down slightly, but the real loser last week was UK PLC. The pound crashed as various factors come to a head. Up until July, the US Dollar was the currency the world loved to hate, last week it was sterling's turn to be punished. The Bank Of England inflation report was more dovish than expected, opening the doors to possible interest rate cuts before the year is out.

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Currencies

Sunday, August 17, 2008

The US Dollar Bull Market / Currencies / US Dollar

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe US Dollar ended the week with a sharp rally that confirmed the recent breakout and the base building that began following the March 2008 low of 70.70, analysis at the time suggested that the Dollar was heavily oversold and projected a target towards $78, which is now in reach following the USD Index close of 77.15 on Friday.

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Currencies

Sunday, August 17, 2008

US Dollar's Dramatic Rise Helps Level Currency Playing Field / Currencies / Forex Trading

By: Money_and_Markets

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleJack Crook writes: After a dramatic two weeks in the currency market, I figured now is a good time to run through the recent action. Plus, I'll give you my outlook for the major currencies making the most noise. Let's get started ...

A Good Couple of Weeks for the Buck
I'll keep it simple: The U.S. dollar and the U.S. economy have undergone no structural changes. Their relatively improved status seems to rest mostly on the worsening state of their major competitors — especially the euro.

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Currencies

Friday, August 15, 2008

Yikes! Major Reversal in Fortunes for the US Dollar and Gold / Currencies / US Dollar

By: Black_Swan

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleTell us again about the safe haven qualities of gold? It has been going straight down ever since Russia decided to spread its wings again. Maybe it’s just a correction. But maybe it is, as it has always seemed to us, that gold is only a reflection of global purchasing power that simply ebbs and flows with the world’s money and its safe have reputation is just that, reputation. And in case anyone was confused as to the world’s money; it is the financial gurus’ favorite whipping boy—the good old US dollar.

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Currencies

Friday, August 15, 2008

The Strong US Dollar Illusion / Currencies / US Dollar

By: Peter_Schiff

Economists who now see American troubles spreading around the world are predicting that foreign central banks will ignore the gathering inflation threat and follow the Fed down the rate cutting path. Similarly, they argue that since the downturn began here, the U.S. recovery will likely be underway while the rest of world is still decelerating. These assumptions have prompted a rally in the dollar, a sell-off in gold, commodities and foreign stocks, and have cast doubts on the ability of foreign economies to “decouple” from the United States. Investors should not take the bait.

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Currencies

Friday, August 15, 2008

US Dollar Short-Term Rebalancing of Expectations, Long Term Risk / Currencies / US Dollar

By: Joseph_Brusuelas

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleRecent price action in the foreign exchange market in our estimation is a function of a short-term rebalancing in expectations of global growth and demand for commodities. When combined with the pause in the rate hike campaign at the European Central Bank and growing uncertainty regarding the prospects for economic growth in the United States dollar bulls that have been lurking in the shadows for the past several years have re-emerged with gusto over the past two weeks. Although, the late summer rally in the dollar that has seen its value increase roughly 8% against the Euro, the case for a sustainable reversal in the fortunes of the greenback is neither persuasive nor compelling.

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