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  • One of the benefits of exchange-traded funds is the abundance of innovative strategies that nearly any investor can now access.  Currency ETFs certainly fall into that category, as access to these markets ...

  • Euro Zone Outlook: A Fragile Pickup in Growth Moody's - Tue, Apr 15, 2014 9:19 PM EDT

    Disinflation and possible deflation risk a renewal of the area's banking and sovereign-debt crises. Outperformance in the U.S., the U.K., or Germany could lift the euro zone's growth above forecast. The euro zone Markit composite output index for March was 53.1, remaining above the expansion threshold of 50 for a ninth …

  • China's FX reserves hit record $4tn @ Financial Times - Tue, Apr 15, 2014 4:02 AM EDT

    China's foreign exchange reserves rose to just shy of $4tn in the first quarter of 2013, roughly the same as its entire equity market and confirming the hand of the central bank in the recent weakening ...

  • Europe soft as Ukraine tensions linger @ Financial Times - Tue, Apr 15, 2014 3:42 AM EDT

    Tuesday 08:40 BST. Global bourses are mixed as optimism on the US economy is counteracted by lingering tensions over Ukraine and concerns over credit conditions in China. Fragile risk appetite is illustrated ...

  • ECB Attempts To Verbally Devalue The Euro Benzinga - Mon, Apr 14, 2014 7:20 AM EDT

    The euro fell slightly as the European Central Bank worked to verbally devalue the currency after last week saw it rise past $1.39. The common currency traded at $1.3855 following Saturday's news conference ...

  • Do Dollar Stores Need a Crummy Economy? @ BusinessWeek - Mon, Apr 14, 2014 5:56 AM EDT

    Plenty of demand remains for 99¢ stores as the economy strengthens, but stiff competition requires companies to run a tight ship

  • Currency Markets: US Dollar Index Facing Further Downside @ Minyanville - Tue, Apr 8, 2014 3:27 PM EDT

    The yen is turning higher, which could be the start of a big move up.

  • ECB Members Say Further Easing Is Far From Certain Benzinga - Tue, Apr 8, 2014 7:15 AM EDT

    The euro climbed on Tuesday after comments from European Central Bank members reduced expectations of further stimulus in May. The common currency traded at $1.3741 at 4:45 GMT as the dollar struggled ...

  • Trading Radar: Fed Meeting Minutes Likely to Calm Market Concerns @ Minyanville - Fri, Apr 4, 2014 4:46 PM EDT

    Economics, earnings reports, and market events for the week ahead.

  • S&P 500 heads for record after jobs data @ Financial Times - Fri, Apr 4, 2014 11:13 AM EDT

    Friday 16:00 BST. US stocks are at record levels after a solid, though not spectacular, US jobs report underpinned optimism over the world's biggest economy. But perceived haven assets are also firmer, ...

  • Euro Ticks Down Ahead Of ECB Meeting Benzinga - Thu, Apr 3, 2014 7:27 AM EDT

    The euro fell against the dollar on Thursday as investors cautiously awaited the European Central Bank's April policy meeting, set to take place later in the day. The common currency traded at $1.3763 ...

  • Currency Market: US Dollar Index Should Start to Roll Over @ Minyanville - Tue, Apr 1, 2014 10:59 AM EDT

    Most of the major currencies are trending higher against the US dollar.

  • Venezuela’s Attempted Currency Cure @ The New Yorker - Fri, Mar 28, 2014 7:07 PM EDT

    For years, visitors entering Venezuela through the Maiquetía airport, near Caracas, have been met with the same call from money traders: “ Dólares, dólares? ” The hawkers are after visitors’ American money—or ...

  • Euro Stumbles As ECB Hints At More Easing Benzinga - Thu, Mar 27, 2014 7:22 AM EDT

    The euro declined on Thursday after European Central Bank officials insinuated that the bank may ease further at next week's policy meeting. The common currency traded at $1.3759 at 7:25 GMT, nearly a ...

  • The Real FOMC Action is in the Dollar @ Barrons.com - Wed, Mar 19, 2014 3:12 PM EDT

    Want evidence of a more hawkish Fed? Look no further than the currency market, where the dollar is rallying and the euro and yen are falling. Sure the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) ha fallen 0.5% but the the ...

  • Eurozone Trade Data Keeps The Currency Supported Benzinga - Wed, Mar 19, 2014 7:24 AM EDT

    The euro continued to hold above $1.39 on Wednesday after data from the region showed that exports increased modestly from most eurozone nations. The common currency traded at $1.3919 at 7:30 GMT as investors ...

  • Euro Resilient Despite Deepening Crisis In Ukraine Benzinga - Mon, Mar 17, 2014 7:24 AM EDT

    The euro held on to its strength over the weekend even as tension between Ukraine and Russia escalated. The common currency traded at $1.39 at 5:45 GMT on Monday morning after economic data from the bloc ...

  • China Loosens Currency Controls @ 24/7 Wall St. - Sun, Mar 16, 2014 9:59 AM EDT

    The People’s Bank of China on Saturday expanded the trading band on the price it fixes for renminbi. Beginning Monday, the currency trading band is being doubled, from 1% to 2% on either side of the central ...

  • Economics, earnings reports, and market events for the week ahead.

  • Euro Strength Could Spell Trouble For Struggling Economies Benzinga - Thu, Mar 13, 2014 7:31 AM EDT

    The euro pushed above $1.39, riding on a wave of momentum generated by last week's European Central Bank meeting. The common currency traded at $1.3938 at 5:50 GMT on Thursday morning as investors braced ...

  • Euro Moves As Investors Reevaluate ECB's Policy Decision Benzinga - Wed, Mar 12, 2014 7:23 AM EDT

    The euro lost some momentum on Wednesday after a European Central Bank official commented that the bank will likely remain accommodative over the next couple months. Following last week's announcement ...

  • Euro Gains Momentum Benzinga - Tue, Mar 11, 2014 7:53 AM EDT

    The euro looked poised to rise to three year highs on Tuesday after the European Central Bank indicated that the region was on the upswing by maintaining its current monetary policy last week. The common ...

  • EUR/USD: Short Biased In The Long Term Benzinga - Mon, Mar 10, 2014 4:20 PM EDT

    Positioning Open short at eur/usd at current price targeting long-run technical level 1.3521 (50.00 percent of Fib. retracements 2009-2010 and 2011-2012 two highest and lowest levels repsectively). The ...

  • Economics, earnings reports, and market events for the week ahead.

  • The ECB Faces Four Big Challenges -- What Will It Do? @ Minyanville - Wed, Mar 5, 2014 3:56 PM EST

    It's probably not prudent for it to take extreme measures after this week's policy meeting. Here's why.

  • Why Bitcoin Might Not Count as Money in Japan @ BusinessWeek - Wed, Mar 5, 2014 3:33 PM EST

    The country's banking regulator doesn't seem interested in being Bitcoin's watchdog

  • Euro and EUR/USD at Multi-Year Inflection Point iSPYETF - Wed, Mar 5, 2014 1:08 PM EST

    This simple EUR/USD (or euro) chart doesn't necessarily tell you where the euro is headed next, but it contains information that could protect any euro, dollar, or even S&P 500 investor from making an ...

  • Euro Steady As Investors Anticipate ECB Intervention Benzinga - Wed, Mar 5, 2014 7:18 AM EST

    The euro was steady above $1.37 as markets calmed following encouraging remarks from Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday. The common currency traded at $1.3729 at 5:30 GMT as the chances of violence ...

  • US Dollar Erases Losses @ Minyanville - Mon, Mar 3, 2014 4:35 PM EST

    Charts show how positive economic data releases impacted currency pairs.

  • Don't Underestimate the Yuan; Its Weakness May Be Short-Lived @ Minyanville - Mon, Mar 3, 2014 11:55 AM EST

    China could offset the great taper caper.

  • Is China Unofficially Depegging Against the Dollar? @ 24/7 Wall St. - Fri, Feb 28, 2014 10:45 AM EST

    The Chinese renminbi, or yuan, is still pegged to the U.S. dollar. China has been accused of being a currency manipulator in the past, even though almost every nation is a currency manipulator these days. ...

  • Good Morning Traders,      As of this writing 5:50 AM EST, here’s what we see:                      US Dollar –Up at 80.180, the US Dollar is up 15 ticks and is trading at 80.180.                     Energies ...

  • The euro gained some ground against the dollar on Tuesday after soft consumer confidence data took some of the shine off the greenback. The common currency traded at $1.3739 at 4:18 GMT as investors weighed ...

  • Yuan Weakens: Not A Sell-Off, Seen As PBoC Intervention @ Barrons.com - Tue, Feb 25, 2014 7:32 AM EST

    Chinese yuan fell 0.5% to a six-month low today, the most since November 2010, to close at 6.13 per dollar in Shanghai. This is because the Chinese yuan has been seen as a one-way bet - that is, up. Rather, the People's Bank of China (PBoC) has been intervening to dispel the market perception of a one-way bet - or at …

  • Behind the Yuan's Fall Moody's - Tue, Feb 25, 2014 12:30 AM EST

    The yuan's recent depreciation has left many observers wondering what is going on. Since mid-2012 the yuan has generally traded near the top of the trading band partly because expectations of a one-way ...

  • Like an Emerging Currency, Bitcoin is 'Vastly Inferior' to Fiat Money @ Barrons.com - Tue, Feb 11, 2014 9:04 AM EST

    Unlike the Bitcoin bulls at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, J.P. Morgan Securities foreign-exchange strategist John Normand sees something less than a future of widespread digital currency. Think of Bitcoin topping out at something like Mauritanian stocks or the Argentine peso, or maybe at best superceding gold and its …

  • Global Outlook: Reversals of Fortune Moody's - Wed, Feb 5, 2014 1:00 PM EST

    Despite Europe's slow recovery and changing capital flows, the global recovery is not in jeopardy. Capital outflows have hit emerging market currencies, but should not cause a new financial crisis. Emerging markets are in better shape than in the past, with more reserves and flexible exchange rates. The euro zone, with …

  • London, 05 February 2014-- Moody's Investors Service, has today assigned provisional Baa3 ratings to the following senior secured debt to be privately placed with institutional investors by Copenhagen ...

  • Trading Radar: Investors Focused on Upcoming ECB Rate Decision @ Minyanville - Fri, Jan 31, 2014 4:25 PM EST

    Economics, earnings reports, and market events for the week ahead.

  • Dollar and Yen Finish the Month on Firm Footing @ Minyanville - Fri, Jan 31, 2014 12:32 PM EST

    The eurozone struggles as the US and Japan continue to show strength.

  • Killing a Currency Is Difficult @ Minyanville - Wed, Jan 29, 2014 11:15 AM EST

    Taper talk in the US has created a skewness pattern in low-rate major currencies.

  • Canada Outlook: Loosening the Reins Moody's - Wed, Jan 29, 2014 9:15 AM EST

    Canada's rate of growth will accelerate in 2014, further reducing labor market slack. The cheaper currency will boost Canadian competitiveness, and could spur business investment. The Canadian economy grew at a lackluster rate in 2013, but is poised for faster growth in 2014 as the U.S. recovery accelerates. Fiscal headwinds …

  • Forex Trading: US Dollar Erases Losses @ Minyanville - Tue, Jan 28, 2014 1:37 PM EST

    The US dollar holds strong against the yen and the Canadian dollar in the short and medium terms.

  • The Dollar Carry Trade's Impact on Global Equities Is Increasing @ Minyanville - Mon, Jan 27, 2014 10:15 AM EST

    Taper action could make international investing for the American investor an exciting proposition for the next few years.

  • Euro Zone Outlook: A Modest Recovery Moody's - Wed, Jan 22, 2014 1:00 PM EST

    The euro zone is expected to grow 1% in 2014, but unemployment will remain high. An escalation of the debt crisis, a slowdown in emerging markets, and deflation pose the biggest risks. Despite signs of a short-term output boost, the unemployment rate remains elevated across the currency union. Tensions in the euro zone …

  • Trading Radar: Earnings Pick Up as Netlfix, Microsoft, and More Report @ Minyanville - Fri, Jan 17, 2014 3:55 PM EST

    Economics, earnings reports, and market events for the week ahead.

  • Pound Jumps on Retail Sales; Euro Begins to Show Weakness Against Dollar @ Minyanville - Fri, Jan 17, 2014 12:50 PM EST

    The euro is weighed down by cross-rate losses against the sterling.

  • A recapture of the 200-day moving average would be bullish for the US dollar.

  • Macro Roundup: Aussie Consumers Back in Gear Moody's - Thu, Jan 9, 2014 11:12 PM EST

    Services have become a more important component of household consumption. The lower exchange rate is a mixed blessing for Australian retailers. Australian households are getting their groove back. Data released this week showed growth in retail trade at an 18-month high of 4.6% y/y in November, in line with its 10-year …

  • The Swiss hedge fund manager shares his outlook on what to expect from US and global markets in 2014.

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