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  • Gold is mainly traded in the U.S dollar (or USD). As a result, a weaker USD makes gold cheaper for other nations to purchase. It increases their demand for gold.

  • Bargains on offer as the great Euro-hate continues @ Financial Times - 13 hours ago

    Investors continue to shun European companies in the wake of the "stress tests" on the continent's banks, despite evidence that shares within the currency bloc are cheap compared to historical ...

  • The battle over which company will acquire Family Dollar Stores has shifted from competing offers to a proxy fight that will be decided at Family Dollar's annual meeting.

  • Not only eBay—the whole technology sector seems to have been impacted by the stronger U.S. dollar. Recently, Apple Inc announced its earnings, and it too expects significant headwinds from U.S dollar appreciation ...

  • Euro Responds To Federal Reserve Conclusion Benzinga - Thu, Oct 30, 2014 8:58 AM EDT

    The euro fell markedly lower on Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve finished tapering its $85 billion-per-month quantitative easing program on Wednesday. The common currency traded at $1.2572 at 8:00 ...

  • Stocks weak as Fed ends QE @ Financial Times - Wed, Oct 29, 2014 2:24 PM EDT

    Wednesday 18:00 GMT. US stocks and Treasury bonds were soft but the dollar rallied strongly as the Federal Reserve confirmed it was concluding its programme of large-scale asset purchases and signalled ...

  • Eurozone bonds brush off ECB stress tests @ Financial Times - Mon, Oct 27, 2014 2:03 PM EDT

    Europe's government debt markets have barely registered the results of a test designed to ensure the region's lenders can withstand adverse economic conditions. Across the eurozone, 25 banks were revealed ...

  • Kia Motors blames strong won for earnings slowdown @ Financial Times - Fri, Oct 24, 2014 11:31 AM EDT

    Kia Motors blamed a stronger South Korean won for a dip in third-quarter earnings, while following its affiliate Hyundai Motor in flagging an interim dividend to placate investors angered by the companies' ...

  • Euro Region Faces Deflation @ BusinessWeek - Thu, Oct 23, 2014 4:20 PM EDT

    The recent drop in commodity prices weighs on the prices of goods and services across Europe

  • Eurozone survey does not ease recession fears @ USA TODAY - Thu, Oct 23, 2014 1:31 PM EDT

    Economic fears remain despite a stronger than anticipated survey out Thursday.

  • Investors Wary Ahead Of ECB Stress Test Results Benzinga - Thu, Oct 23, 2014 8:16 AM EDT

    The euro traded steadily at $1.2645 at 7:00 GMT on Thursday morning after falling below $1.27 on Wednesday as investors worried about the results of the European Central Bank's banking stress tests. The ...

  • S&P 500 slips; Could end a four-day winning streak Associated Press - Wed, Oct 22, 2014 3:13 PM EDT
    Specialist Michael Gagliano, left, calls out prices as he works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. Stocks are opening mixed as investors look over earnings reports from U.S. companies. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks fell in late afternoon trading on Wednesday, a day after the Standard & Poor's 500 index had its biggest gain of the year. That broad index is on track to end four days of gains after a stretch of tumultuous trading in recent weeks.

  • Wall Street opens with mild losses @ Financial Times - Mon, Oct 20, 2014 9:38 AM EDT

    Monday 14:30 BST. Wall Street is tracking a soft European session but Asian bourses were positive as the global growth fears and monetary policy uncertainty that so rattled markets last week still linger ...

  • Euro Steady Ahead Of Economic Data This Week Benzinga - Mon, Oct 20, 2014 8:31 AM EDT

    The euro began the week trading steadily at $1.2757 at 7:00 GMT on Monday morning. The common currency could be in for another fall if the region’s recovery continues to decline as investors lose confidence. ...

  • Euro Marginally Higher As Dollar Weakens Benzinga - Thu, Oct 16, 2014 7:57 AM EDT

    The euro made its way higher on Thursday due in large part to a weaker dollar. The common currency traded at $1.2788 at 8:00 GMT despite a growing dispute between the EU and France over the nation’s 2015 ...

  • US report criticizes China's currency policy Associated Press - Wed, Oct 15, 2014 6:14 PM EDT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration said Wednesday that China's currency remains "significantly undervalued," but it stopped short of citing China or any other country for unfairly manipulating its currency to gain trade advantages.

  • Bonds rally, stocks fall as global economy fears mount Reuters - Wed, Oct 15, 2014 6:13 PM EDT
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange

    Stocks took a pounding on Wednesday, although Wall Street managed to peddle back from its steepest lows, and safe-haven government debt prices rose after U.S. A key gauge of Wall Street anxiety hit its highest level since November 2011 as investors rushed to buy protection against further losses, and options activity surged …

  • Hamzei Analytics HFT Forex strategist Ashraf Laidi said something unusual happened when U.S. equities markets closed down on Monday. "We saw the U.S. dollar falling alongside the stock market," ...

  • Why a single banking framework might help repair money in Europe Market Realist - Wed, Oct 15, 2014 3:13 PM EDT

    “The integrity of this common currency has been under doubt since the peak of the Euro area crisis," said Mario Draghi.

  • The euro lost some ground against the dollar as the greenback recovered after steep fall overnight. The common currency traded at $1.2695 at 8:30 GMT as concern about the region’s growth continued to weigh. ...

  • Should we take it as an omen that this week sees the release of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day what with the stock market getting pounded the way it has? Bilge Ebiri of New York Magazine, for one, calls it a "minor miracle...It’s funny, fast, and charming." The Boston Globes' Tom Russo, meanwhile, …

  • Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG ) today announced that, as expected, it has received a request for additional information ("Second Request") from the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") ...

  • Euro Slightly Higher On Weak Dollar Benzinga - Thu, Oct 9, 2014 7:11 AM EDT

    The euro made some gains against the dollar on Thursday after the Federal Reserve’s meeting minutes highlighted the bank’s concerns about the U.S. economy.  The common currency traded at $1.2757 at 7:30 ...

  • Teneo: Abe Unlikely To Intervene With Yen @ Barrons.com - Wed, Oct 8, 2014 10:32 PM EDT

    The Japanese yen fell nearly 6% against the dollar since September, at one point reaching 110 per dollar. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's government is in a conundrum. It must have been mentally prepared for a weaker yen, as the Bank of Japan has been pumping 60 to 70 billion yen into the economy, but the broadly stronger …

  • Strengthening Dollar Isn’t All Good News for the U.S The Fiscal Times - Wed, Oct 8, 2014 3:03 PM EDT
    Strengthening Dollar Isn’t All Good News for the U.S

    The idea that the United States should strive to keep the value of the dollar high in terms of its exchange rate with foreign currencies seems, on its face, to make a lot of sense. A strong dollar tends to reflect a strengthening economy. It can protect against inflation, and give U.S. Who could possibly be against a …

  • Jens Weidmann Critical Of ECB's Stimulus Plan Benzinga - Wed, Oct 8, 2014 8:33 AM EDT

    The euro traded steadily above $1.26 on Wednesday following the International Monetary Fund’s decision to downgrade their forecast for the eurozone economy. The common currency traded at $1.2652 at 8:40 ...

  • China currency push takes aim at dollar @ USA TODAY - Tue, Oct 7, 2014 5:25 PM EDT

    Asia giant wants to make the renminbi part of an ubiquitous monetary unit used in official transactions around the world.

  • EU And France At Odds Over Budget Benzinga - Tue, Oct 7, 2014 8:57 AM EDT

    The euro was steady above $1.26 on Tuesday morning despite more worries about the eurozone economy. The common currency traded at $1.2651 at 7:00 GMT as investors watched a battle between the EU and France ...

  • Euro Down To $1.25 As Dollar Rises Benzinga - Mon, Oct 6, 2014 7:05 AM EDT

    The euro began the week slightly higher after falling Friday to a more than two-year low. The common currency traded at $1.2539 at 8:00 GMT as data from the eurozone and the United States highlighted the ...

  • [$$] Dollar Daze @ Barrons.com - Sat, Oct 4, 2014 12:01 AM EDT

    As in those old Charles Atlas ads that promised strength in order to keep from getting sand kicked in your face, the dollar has recently bulked up from a 100-pound weakling into a muscle-bound stud. Has ...

  • Why a Strong Greenback Could Have Markets Seeing Red The Fiscal Times - Thu, Oct 2, 2014 2:30 PM EDT
    Strengthening Dollar Isn’t All Good News for the U.S

    The U.S. dollar has been on an incredible run higher, up roughly 8 percent since July in barnstorming fashion: The greenback has broken a long-term resistance line going back to 2005, is up 11 weeks in ...

  • NAPLES, Italy (AP) — European Central Bank leaves benchmark rate unchanged at record low 0.05 percent.

  • Euro Presses Lower Ahead Of ECB Meeting Benzinga - Wed, Oct 1, 2014 8:06 AM EDT

    The euro sunk even lower on Wednesday as poor eurozone data made it even more clear that the Fed and the ECB are moving in opposite directions. The common currency traded at $1.2620 at 4:00 GMT as investors ...

  • Our Top Picks in the Energy Patch @ Morningstar - Tue, Sep 30, 2014 7:00 AM EDT

    Plus, our take on the prospects for Canadian energy, where insufficient pipeline capacity is limiting access to export markets.

  • New Zealand dollar sinks after central bank sells Associated Press - Mon, Sep 29, 2014 3:26 AM EDT

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The New Zealand dollar sank Monday after the central bank disclosed it conducted its biggest sell-off of the currency in seven years to lower an exchange rate that is squeezing exporters.

  • Euro Set To Finish The Week Above $1.27 Benzinga - Fri, Sep 26, 2014 8:04 AM EDT

    The euro made its way back above $1.27 to finish the week after plunging to its lowest level since November of 2012 on Thursday. The common currency traded at $1.2748 at 8:00 GMT on Friday morning as the ...

  • A Strong U.S. Dollar vs. Corporate Profit @ Barrons.com - Thu, Sep 25, 2014 4:00 PM EDT

    It's a miserable day for U.S. As Briefing.com writes: The US Dollar Index has seen a huge move in the third quarter, rising 6.9% to leave it up 6.5% for the year.  The bulk of that quarterly gain has come in the latter half of the quarter as the euro, pound, and yen have fallen out of bed with currency traders.

  • 3 reasons why the US dollar should strengthen in 2014 Market Realist - Thu, Sep 25, 2014 1:58 PM EDT

    But while the currency has been range bound for the past two years, there are three reasons why I would expect a stronger dollar over the next year.

  • Is the US dollar finally stabilizing from high volatility? Market Realist - Thu, Sep 25, 2014 9:57 AM EDT

    Many investors are asking me about my outlook for the currency for the rest of 2014. First, it’s important to put recent gains in context. The dollar, along with every other asset class, has been volatile ...

  • The U.S. dollar rose to a four-year high before U.S. releases its GDP data tomorrow. Traders are placing a 78% chance bet on the Federal Reserve to hike interest rate by next September, according to Bloomberg. ...

  • [$$] The Dollar Rally May Have a Long Way to Run @ Barrons.com - Wed, Sep 24, 2014 6:39 PM EDT

    The dollar index is technically overbought, meaning that it has risen too far, too fast, to sustain its current pace. Since peaking in 2011, the CurrencyShares Yen Trust is down more than 30% and is the weakest major currency of all.

  • Must-know: Why is the US dollar heading higher? Market Realist - Wed, Sep 24, 2014 3:44 PM EDT

    Fed Chair Janet Yellen’s comment that the Fed could hike short-term rates six-months following the end of quantitative easing (or QE) earlier this year, came as a surprise.

  • Euro Gets Some Relief Following German Business Survey Benzinga - Wed, Sep 24, 2014 7:49 AM EDT

    The euro made a modest recovery late on Tuesday and traded steadily at $1.2856 at 7:00 GMT on Wednesday morning. The common currency suffered through the beginning of the week after PMI data confirmed ...

  • Stratasys: GrabCAD Deal Gives New Revenue Source, Says RBC @ Barrons.com - Tue, Sep 23, 2014 3:32 PM EDT

    RBC Capital Markets's Amit Daryanani today reiterates an Outperform rating on shares of 3-D printer maker Stratasys (SSYS), and a $130 price target, after the company this morning announced it completed purchase of computer-aided design (CAD) software maker GrabCAD, based in Boston, which designs tools that let people who …

  • Why gold and the US dollar have an inverse relationship Market Realist - Tue, Sep 23, 2014 1:00 PM EDT

    Gold and the U.S. dollar were associated when the gold standard was being used. During this time, the value of a unit of currency was tied to the specific amount of gold. The gold standard was used from ...

  • Eurozone survey signals waning growth Associated Press - Tue, Sep 23, 2014 5:21 AM EDT

    LONDON (AP) — Further evidence emerged Tuesday to show that the 18-country eurozone economy is failing to find any renewed momentum despite a raft of stimulus measures from the European Central Bank.

  • The euro began the week below $1.29 as the region’s economy continued to sag. The common currency traded at $1.2826 at 6:00 GMT ahead of a meeting between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her French ...

  • Barclays: Falling Yen Unlikely To Help Exporters @ Barrons.com - Mon, Sep 22, 2014 3:41 AM EDT

    A popular conception with Japanese equities is that falling yen may help exporters. Unfortunately, a weaker yen may not help the exporters very much, wrote analyst Kyohei Morita and team in a report published today. Second, one sees the disconnect in historical data: Export volume continues to look flat at best nearly …

  • GBP/USD: Pandora's Box Remained Closed. Benzinga - Fri, Sep 19, 2014 12:48 PM EDT

    GROWTHACES.COM Trading Positions: EUR/USD: long at 1.2920, target 1.3100, stop-loss 1.2830 EUR/CHF: long at 1.2085, target 1.2160, stop-loss 1.2045   EUR/USD: Draghi's speech on Monday of key importance ...

  • London FX video: after the Scottish referendum MrTopStep.com - Fri, Sep 19, 2014 9:43 AM EDT

    Up all night following, trading, tweeting and now tired/ready for sleep… but still privileged to see the democratic process working easily, correctly and accepted by all! Some comments on the euro and ...

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