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  • Dollar Tree’s Selling Area Footage Is on the Rise Market Realist - Sat, Sep 19, 2015 7:05 PM EDT

    In 2Q15, Dollar Tree Stores' (DLTR) selling area footage increased 137.5% due to the addition of 13,651 stores acquired in the Family Dollar acquisition deal.

  • Amazon Expects Unfavorable 3Q Impact from Currency Headwinds Market Realist - Fri, Sep 18, 2015 8:10 PM EDT

    Amazon's revenue growth expectation could have been even higher if not for the currency headwinds it expects in 3Q15.

  • US Dollar Weighed Down by Inflation Numbers Market Realist - Fri, Sep 18, 2015 3:10 PM EDT

    The US dollar index reached a low of 95.16 as inflation was negative. On September 16, the dollar index ended the day at 95.42, which was a fall of 0.20% for the day.

  • Why Commodity Prices Could Stay Low Market Realist - Thu, Sep 17, 2015 3:36 PM EDT

    As the dollar is likely to get stronger, commodity prices could stay subdued, negatively affecting commodity-exporting economies like Brazil.

  • Japanese Yen Gains as BoJ Policy Remains Unchanged Market Realist - Thu, Sep 17, 2015 10:18 AM EDT

    The Japanese yen was seen gaining against the US dollar on September 15, 2015, after the policy statement by the Bank of Japan (or BoJ).

  • 3 Do's & Don'ts Before Fed Rate Decision Benzinga - Thu, Sep 17, 2015 9:37 AM EDT

    How cool is it that a bunch of peeps at the Federal Reserve have the power to get so many investors glued to their screens? It is said that with great power comes great responsibility, and Janet Yellen ...

  • Dollar Tree Declares 2Q15 Earnings Market Realist - Tue, Sep 15, 2015 5:21 PM EDT

    Dollar Tree Stores (DLTR) reported its 2Q15 results on September 1, 2015. The company's 2Q15 revenue increased to $3.01 billion from $2.03 billion, a substantial increase.

  • According to a survey of economists conducted by CNNMoney, the Chinese yuan could fall another 2.8 percent – versus the U.S. dollar – by the end of the year. The currency is already down 2.6 percent since ...

  • The Pound Falls as UK Manufacturing Production Disappoints Market Realist - Thu, Sep 10, 2015 4:37 PM EDT

    The pound fell to a low of 1.54 after the release of production data, which was below the forecast.

  • Chinese Trade Balance Exceeds Forecasts and Offshore Yuan Rises Market Realist - Thu, Sep 10, 2015 4:36 PM EDT

    The Chinese yuan was trading on a flat note with a change of 0.02% at the end of the day on September 8, 2015.

  • Silver Prices Show Positive Correlation with the Australian Dollar Market Realist - Thu, Sep 10, 2015 8:30 AM EDT

    Drop in silver prices among other precious metals With global commodity and metal prices falling in the volatile month of August, silver has been no exception. The economic slowdown in…

  • Commodity Currencies Drop as Chinese PMI Disappoints Market Realist - Wed, Sep 9, 2015 5:01 PM EDT

    The Caixin China general manufacturing PMI came out at 47.3 for August, which is a continuation of the negative trend it has followed for the last six months.

  • Euro-Dollar Driven by PMI Numbers Market Realist - Wed, Sep 9, 2015 5:00 PM EDT

    Though below the forecasts, the decent PMI numbers in August drove the euro-dollar currency pair to a high of 1.133.

  • Shares rally on China stimulus hopes, strong European data Reuters - Tue, Sep 8, 2015 4:34 PM EDT
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange

    Stock markets worldwide rallied on Tuesday on hopes of more stimulus measures in China and on strong German trade data, while Brent crude oil prices also rose. China's imports shrank far more than expected in August, falling for the 10th straight month, though exports fell less than expected. Germany's benchmark DAX share …

  • European Central Bank Hints at Increasing Quantitative Easing Market Realist - Tue, Sep 8, 2015 2:42 PM EDT

    The euro drove downward against the US dollar as Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank (or ECB), hinted at increasing the stimulus program to spark growth in the European economy.

  • Euro appliances want to trim your utility bill @ USA TODAY - Mon, Sep 7, 2015 2:08 PM EDT

    New refinements help you save money and the planet.

  • Manufacturing Down in August, but Stronger Dollar Benefits Canada Market Realist - Mon, Sep 7, 2015 9:07 AM EDT

    While the dollar’s strength is weakening US exports, it could strengthen Canada’s exports. The August RBC Canadian Manufacturing PMI survey that came out on September 1 proved this advantage.

  • Stocks on major markets fell on Friday, closing out another tough week for equity markets, after the monthly U.S. employment report failed to provide a clear signal on the likelihood of the first Federal Reserve interest rate rise for nearly a decade later this month. The U.S. added 173,000 jobs in August, fewer than expected, …

  • Euro Exhibits Modest Gains on Constant Eurozone Inflation Market Realist - Wed, Sep 2, 2015 2:17 PM EDT

    The euro fought its way to end in positive territory against the US dollar on August 31, 2015, as inflation levels didn't fall as anticipated in the month of August.

  • Euro Rises Significantly, but Isn’t Sustainable Market Realist - Mon, Aug 31, 2015 10:55 AM EDT

    After making significant moves on the upside, the euro battered down against the US dollar on August 25, 2015. There were sharp gains in the euro-dollar pair.

  • Germany Helps Eurozone Business Activity Rise in August Market Realist - Thu, Aug 27, 2015 11:24 AM EDT

    Both the manufacturing and service sector contributed positively to business activity growth in Germany in August.

  • Big Value and Upside Seen in Dollar Tree 24/7 Wall St. - Wed, Aug 26, 2015 3:47 PM EDT

    Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ: DLTR) is in the process of integrating with Family Dollar Stores Inc. (NYSE: FDO) and analysts are getting excited about what to expect from this new dollar-store giant. Wells ...

  • G10 Currencies Gain as US Dollar Index Sinks Market Realist - Wed, Aug 26, 2015 3:40 PM EDT

    The G10 currencies were impacted positively as the US dollar index dropped in value in the two weeks ending August 21, 2015.

  • How Has Devaluation of the Yuan Impacted Global Currencies? Market Realist - Wed, Aug 26, 2015 3:40 PM EDT

    The Chinese yuan devaluation has been the major driver of the massive volatility in the foreign exchange markets over the last two weeks.

  • Trader at Belgian KBC bank reacts on the trading floor at the bank headquarters in Brussels

    Markets rebounded on Tuesday with world stocks, oil prices and bond yields all rising after China cut interest rates and banks' reserve requirements in a bid to kick-start its wavering economic growth. The dollar turned around Tuesday to rise 1.2 percent against a basket of major currencies as the stimulus boost to China …

  • A man walks past an electronic board displaying various Asian countries' stock price index outside a brokerage in Tokyo

    A near-9 percent dive in China shares sent world stocks and commodity prices tumbling on Monday, and U.S. stocks ended a volatile day with the S&P 500 and Nasdaq composite indexes sliding into correction territory. The Standard & Poor's 500 index closed down 3.9 percent for the day and was 11 percent lower than its May …

  • The ruble lost around half of its value in 2014 but recovered slightly as energy prices stabilised this year

    Russia's rouble fell sharply on Monday, setting a new 2015 low against the euro and approaching another against the dollar as it reacted to a plunge in Chinese markets that spooked investors worldwide and sent oil prices to new multi-year lows. There were losses too for Russian stocks and bonds, but there was little …

  • FOREX-Yen rallies as risk aversion intensifies, Aussie sinks Reuters - Sun, Aug 23, 2015 7:36 PM EDT
    Videographer films an electronic board showing the graphs of exchange rates between the Japanese yen, the U.S. dollar and Euro outside a brokerage in Tokyo

    The yen climbed to a six-week peak against the dollar early on Monday and raced to a two-year high on its Australian peer as investors sought the safety of the Japanese currency on heightened risk aversion. Worries about a slowing Chinese economy, and in turn global growth, flared up last Friday after a survey showed …

  • What Does Priceline’s Outlook Look Like for 3Q15? Market Realist - Sun, Aug 23, 2015 2:05 PM EDT

    Priceline said that it's focused on delivering the best selection, competitive pricing, and the best online and offline experience for its customers.

  • Vacation spots where the strong dollar buys more Consumer Reports - Sat, Aug 22, 2015 8:00 AM EDT

    The dollar’s surge in purchasing power has been pushing travelers to take that Eurozone trip before winter settles in. But while the strong dollar buys 22.5 percent more euros than it did around ...

  • World stock markets tumbled and commodity prices slid further on Friday after new data provided further evidence of slowing economic growth in China, sending investors scurrying to the safety of bonds and gold. Crude oil prices fell again, posting their longest weekly losing streak in nearly 30 years, and emerging …

  • At 8:30 AM ET, Friday, August 21, 2015, more economic data is coming out for Canada. This creates an opportunity to trade the USD/CAD, although not necessarily in spot forex. For this news event the way ...

  • The Thai Baht Falls to a 6-Year Low against the US Dollar Market Realist - Thu, Aug 20, 2015 12:50 PM EDT

    The Thai baht weakened against the US dollar for the third continuous session on August 17, 2015, on lower-than-expected gross domestic data or GDP for the second quarter.

  • Turkish Lira Sinks to Record Lows against the US Dollar Market Realist - Thu, Aug 20, 2015 12:50 PM EDT

    The Turkish lira fell to historical lows against the US dollar to 2.87 on August 17, 2015. The currency was caught in a heavy sell-off experienced by major emerging markets.

  • Why Positive Outlook on the US Dollar Is Negative for Gold Market Realist - Thu, Aug 20, 2015 12:06 PM EDT

    The expectations of a Fed rate hike this year are keeping the US dollar buoyant. In the latest move, China devalued the yuan on August 11 and August 12.

  • China's Currency Conundrum Benzinga - Wed, Aug 19, 2015 10:05 AM EDT

    Last week, China altered its currency management strategy, resulting in a 3% devaluation of its currency, the yuan, versus the U.S. dollar.  Despite reports suggesting otherwise, this is not the first ...

  • Australian Miners Hit by Declining Gold Prices, Rising US Dollar Market Realist - Tue, Aug 18, 2015 4:06 PM EDT

    Slumping commodity markets are prompting miners to respond to lower asset prices. Major North American miners including Barrick Gold (ABX) have already put a few mines up for sale.

  • Dollar edges higher with Fed back in focus, yuan scare ebbs Reuters - Tue, Aug 18, 2015 1:25 AM EDT

    SINGAPORE/TOKYO, Aug 18 (Reuters) - The dollar edged higher on Tuesday, as focus shifted back to the prospect of the U.S. Federal Reserve raising interest rates amid receding concerns that last week's devaluation of China's yuan could spark a global currency war. Against a basket of major currencies, the dollar rose …

  • Markets gain modestly, U.S. housing data boosts Wall St. Reuters - Mon, Aug 17, 2015 4:21 PM EDT
    Traders are pictured at their desks in front of the DAX board at the Frankfurt stock exchange

    World equity indexes advanced modestly on Monday as upbeat U.S. housing data helped Wall Street shrug off a weak manufacturing report, while the prospect of higher U.S. interest rates lifted the dollar ...

  • The US Dollar Index Slips to 1-Month Lows Market Realist - Mon, Aug 17, 2015 11:10 AM EDT

    The US Dollar Index fell by nearly 1% as the basket of currencies that the US dollar is weighed against posted gains.

  • Expectations Rose for the Eurozone, Fell for Germany in August Market Realist - Thu, Aug 13, 2015 1:38 PM EDT

    All major US exchange-traded funds tracking Eurozone equity fell on August 11 as the ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment came out for August.

  • China cuts yuan-dollar rate for third day @ USA TODAY - Thu, Aug 13, 2015 9:05 AM EDT

    The devaluation was smaller than previous ones this week.

  • Yuan's tumble sets off global alarms about China's economy @ Los Angeles Times - Wed, Aug 12, 2015 9:20 PM EDT

    WASHINGTON — For years, American politicians have been pressing Beijing to loosen its grip on the Chinese currency and let market forces determine the value of the yuan.

  • China's Currency Devaluation: Possible Consequences Benzinga - Wed, Aug 12, 2015 3:27 PM EDT

    The shocks from the Chinese yuan devaluation continue to echo around the world. Today, the currency had its second-worst day (after yesterday) since the modern Chinese foreign exchange system launched ...

  • Asian Currencies Follow China’s Cue of Yuan Devaluation Market Realist - Wed, Aug 12, 2015 12:46 PM EDT

    The PBOC (People’s Bank of China) surprised markets and devalued their currency by 2% against the US dollar on the back of some weak data

  • Australian Dollar Plunges on Negative Sentiment Market Realist - Wed, Aug 12, 2015 12:46 PM EDT

    According to the National Australian Bank (NAB), business confidence—which comes out monthly—stooped from +8 to +4.

  • The People’s Bank of China Surprises Currency Markets Market Realist - Wed, Aug 12, 2015 12:46 PM EDT

    The Chinese yuan depreciated by 1.8% on August 11, 2015, as the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) aimed to boost the depressed economy and push exports.

  • Why China's devaluation of the yuan matters so much @ Los Angeles Times - Wed, Aug 12, 2015 12:20 PM EDT

    China has devalued the yuan, also known as the renminbi or RMB.

  • China devalues yuan for second day @ USA TODAY - Wed, Aug 12, 2015 11:23 AM EDT

    The yuan fell as much as 2% Wednesday against the dollar before paring losses.

  • China currency falls for 2nd day after surprise devaluation @ USA TODAY - Wed, Aug 12, 2015 2:12 AM EDT

    On Wednesday, the yuan dropped another 1.6%.

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