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Euro Flirting with Near-Term Downtrend

marctomarket.com / by Marc Chandler / August 21, 2017

After consolidating in the Asian session and European morning, the euro has been bid higher in North America. It is testing a downtrend line, drawn off the year’s high set in early August near $1.1910, as depicted in this Great Graphic, composed on Bloomberg. It […]

S&P Futures, Euro, Stocks Fall After Fed’s Low Inflation Warning

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Aug 17, 2017

S&P futures, European stocks and bond yields all fell in early trade alongside oil and the euro after the latest Fed minutes expressed concern over weak U.S. inflation, while Asian equities rose overnight ahead of WalMart earnings and the latest ECB minutes. Gold rose as […]

Euro Softens on Crosses, Treasuries Stabilize

marctomarket.com / by Marc Chandler / August 17, 2017

The US dollar had steadied after softening in the North American afternoon yesterday when the dissolution of President Trump’s business councils as a series of executives stepped down. The FOMC minutes added more fuel to the move. The market responded to the minutes by selling […]

Euro Turmoils After ECB Walks Back Draghi Jackson Hole Appearance

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Aug 16, 2017

Just yesterday morning, we said that with the Euro rising as much as it has in recent months (or is that the dollar tumbling), the ECB’s next move could – or should – be to talk down the common currency, instead of carrying the hawkish […]

9/8/17: Euro Area Banks Bailouts: The Legacy Still Hangs Over Our Heads

trueeconomics.blogspot.com / Constantin Gurdgiev / August 9, 2017

The Financial Times has published a very neat visualisation of the global banks bailouts net impact to-date

Source: https://www.ft.com/content/b823371a-76e6-11e7-90c0-90a9d1bc9691

And the snapshot magnifying European states impact:

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Outlaw Mondays

marctomarket.com / by Marc Chandler / August 7, 2017

The US dollar is narrowly mixed to start the new week. Two main developments stand out. First, the dollar-bloc currencies are trading heavily. The Australian dollar is pushing lower for the fifth consecutive session. The greenback is advancing against the Canadian dollar for the sixth […]

Euro Junk Bonds and “Reverse Yankees” Go Nuts

wolfstreet.com / by Wolf Richter / Aug 4, 2017

The most obviously lopsided deals.

The ECB’s efforts to buy corporate bonds as part of its stupendous asset buying binge has not only pushed a number of government bond yields below zero, where investors are guaranteed a loss if they hold the bond to maturity, […]

ING: “It Can Only Be Described As Euro Madness”

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Aug 3, 2017 7:26 AM

One day after ING asked why Trump is “making everyone (else) great again” (MEGA) by crushing the USD, and just hours after Bloomberg’s Richard Breslow explained that “it’s all about the Euro“, here is ING again, pointing out that when it comes to […]

It’s Not The Economy, Stupid – Trader Warns “It’s All About The Euro”

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Aug 2, 2017 1:25 PM

With the dollar set for its worst year in 32 years (and if that trend continues, a considerably bigger drop from here), the euro is at its strongest since January 2015 – to Draghi’s dismay – as no matter what the ‘economies’ either […]

Euro Climbs Relentlessly, While Greenback is Mixed

marctomarket.com / by Marc Chandler / August 2, 2017

The euro’s strength is surely partly a reflection of US dollar weakness, but it is also a reflection of the improved sentiment among investors. The initial dollar losses at the start of the year was largely a correction that is common after a Fed hike. […]

Gold Market Morning: August-1-2017: Gold consolidating above support!

news.goldseek.com / Julian D.W. Phillips / 1 August 2017

Gold Today –New York closed yesterday at $1,273.40. Londonopened at $1,269.00 today.

Overall the dollar was weaker against global currencies, early today. Before London’s opening:

– The $: € was weaker at $1.1833 after the yesterday’s $1.1725: €1.

– The Dollar index was weaker at […]

The Most the Dollar Can Hope for on Turn Around Tuesday is Consolidation

marctomarket.com / by Marc Chandler / August 1, 2017

After taking a step lower in the North American session yesterday, the dollar is consolidating today. The euro is holding above $1.18, and the dollar held JPY110.00. Global equities are mostly higher, while bonds are mixed. Asia-Pacific yields were mostly higher, while European rates are […]

Mish Mailbag: Why is the Euro Still Rising? When Will it Stop?

mishtalk.com / Mike “Mish” Shedlock / July 31, 2017

In response to Tapering All Talk No Action, Expensive Valuations, Duration Riskreader David is wondering about the Euro.

David asks “Can anyone explain why the Euro is still rising in value against US dollar, nonstop? When this will end?”

Hi David, this was expected, at […]

“The Euro Crisis Is Not Over” Former ECB Chief Economist Urges “Greek Sabbatical From EU”

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Jul 31, 2017

Otmar Issing, former Chief Economist and Member of the Board of the European Central Bank and the German Bundesbank, brings back the specter of Grexit scenarios, demanding a Euro-sabbatical for Greece.

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KeepTalkingGreece.com reports that, uin an interview with business news magazine Wirtschaftswoche, Issing […]

IMF says dollar overvalued, euro, yen, yuan in line with fundamentals

gata.org / By David Lawder via Reuters / July 28, 2017

WASHINGTON — The International Monetary Fund said Friday the U.S. dollar is overvalued by 10 percent to 20 percent, based on U.S. near-term economic fundamentals, while it viewed valuations of the euro, Japan’s yen, and China’s yuan as broadly in line with fundamentals.

The […]

Make Way for Uncle Buck

news.goldseek.com / By: Gary Tanashian / 28 July 2017

It has been a contrarian trade that has not yet worked out; by that I mean my short position on the Euro and preparation for a firming US dollar. Yesterday the market cheered the supposedly dovish Fed, and USD got smeared again as the world’s […]

Great Graphic: What Is the Swiss Franc Telling Us?

marctomarket.com / by Marc Chandler / July 27, 2017

The Swiss franc is trading at its lowest level against the euro since the Swiss National Bank surprised the world by lifting the currency cap in early 2015. This week’s move has been especially pronounced. The euro has appreciated by a little more than 2% […]

The Breakdown Before the Breakthrough

news.goldseek.com / By Market Anthropology / Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Since our last note, the US dollar index has made its way down to the lows of last summer, currently hovering just above the Brexit upside pivot from June 24th, 2016.

Although asset trends can elicit major technical breaks from oversold conditions (i.e. crash), […]

Euro Recovers from Softer Flash PMI

marctomarket.com / by Marc Chandler / July 24, 2017

The euro made a marginal new high in early Asia, but participants rightly drew cautious ahead of the flash eurozone PMI. The flash PMI was softer than expected, and although the composite fell to six monthly lows, it is more a reflection of how steady […]

FX Spec Positioning Hits Multi-Year Extremes As Dollar Tumbles, Euro Soars

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Jul 23, 2017 2:18 PM

Following the latest weekly battering of the USD, which has tumbled to near one year lows, the latest CFTC net spec positioning (which traditionally represents a lagging picture of price trend and has very limited, if any, informational value) saw a continuation of […]

Gold Rises on Strong Euro

sunshineprofits.com / ARKADIUSZ SIEROŃ / JULY 21, 2017

Yesterday, gold hit a three-week high. What does it mean for the precious metals market?

The ECB kept its monetary policy unchanged yesterday. And Draghi said that the ECB had made no plans regarding tightening its monetary policy stance. Although he did not give any hints […]

Euro Surges To 2-Year High In “Bipolar” Draghi Reaction; Futures Flat

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Jul 21, 2017

The euro’s surge to an almost two-year high put a cap on the global market rally in Friday’s quiet session, with most major exchanges consolidating after a second strong week of gains. The MSCI Asia-Pacific index declined for first time in ten days while the […]

20/7/17: Euro Area’s Great non-Deleveraging

trueeconomics.blogspot.com / by Constantin Gurdgiev / Thursday, July 20, 2017

A neat data summary for the European ‘real economic debt’ dynamics since 2006:

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In the nutshell, the Euro area recovery:

Government debt to GDP ratio is up from the average of 66% in 2006-2007 to 89% in 2016; Corporate debt to GDP ratio […]

More Thoughts on the ECB

marctomarket.com / by Marc Chandler / JULY 19, 2017

It was ECB President Draghi’s speech in the central bank conference in Portugal on June 27 that began the current market phase. He seemed to acknowledge the obvious, which that ECB officials may be as surprised as any one with the market’s dramatic response to […]

Dollar Stabilizes on Hump Day, Awaits Thursday’s BOJ and ECB Meetings

marctomarket.com / by Marc Chandler / July 19, 2017

After being shellacked to start the week, the US dollar is being given a small reprieve today as investors await tomorrow’s BOJ and ECB meetings. The US may also report a bounce back in housing starts (residential investment) after a three-month slide. The euro reached […]