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  • Euro gapped higher on the first trading day of the week in the wake of 100B rescue deal for Spanish banks negotiated over the week-end. The pair raced to a high of 1.2667 in early Asian trade before running ...

  • Why EUR Shrugged Off Spanish Bailout GFT Forex - Mon, Jun 11, 2012 12:52 AM EDT

    After racing to a high of 1.2668 at the start of the Asian trading session, the euro ended the day lower against the greenback. European and North American traders clearly do not share the optimism of ...

  • Risk Remains Off after US and Canadian Data GFT Forex - Fri, Jun 8, 2012 5:12 AM EDT

    This morning's larger than expected U.S. trade deficit barely put a dent into the dollar's rally. The dollar is rising because concerns about Europe r

  • Risk FX Resumes as Spanish Crisis Looms GFT Forex - Fri, Jun 8, 2012 12:47 AM EDT

    Another night of volatility as sharp risk off flows resumed in Asian and early European trade today in the wake of increasing concern over the teetering Spanish banking system. Yesterday the markets initially ...

  • Bernanke Comments Send USD Soaring GFT Forex - Thu, Jun 7, 2012 6:39 AM EDT

    Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke kicked off a rally in the U.S. dollar this morning by sounding less dovish than everyone had anticipated. Coming off the heels of two abysmally weak non-farm payr

  • Risk FX Rallies on Hopes of Dovish Fed GFT Forex - Thu, Jun 7, 2012 1:55 AM EDT

    Risk FX was higher in morning European trade with cable and Aussie leading the way as economic data surprised to the upside and investors awaited Ben Bernanke testimony in Congress in hopes that the Fed ...

  • Australian GDP Helps Fuel Recovery in Risk FX GFT Forex - Wed, Jun 6, 2012 1:32 AM EDT

    Better data from Australia and hope for some action from EU leaders helped to lift risk FX in early morning European trade today with EUR/USD rising above the 1.2500 barrier while Aussie climbed above ...

  • USD: Will Fed Ease Before ECB? GFT Forex - Wed, Jun 6, 2012 12:21 AM EDT

    The promise of more stimulus from central banks boosted currencies and equities around the world. While the European Central Bank left interest rates unchanged, they paved the way for more easing in July....

  • Euro Unwinds Yesterday's Rally as Credit Concerns Return GFT Forex - Tue, Jun 5, 2012 1:40 AM EDT

    EUR/USD unwound all of yesterday’s rally in early European trade today as concerns over Spain returned to the forefront dampening investor sentiment once again. Spain’s Budget Minister Cristobal Montoro ...

  • ECB Meeting Will Be Close Call For Eur GFT Forex - Tue, Jun 5, 2012 12:13 AM EDT

    One of the most important event risks this week is Wednesday’s European Central Bank monetary policy announcement. The near term outlook for EUR/USD hinges on the ECB’s degree of proactiveness.

  • EUR Outlook and USD/JPY Pain Threshold GFT Forex - Mon, Jun 4, 2012 4:26 AM EDT

    It is an exceedingly quiet morning in the foreign exchange market with currencies trading not far from Friday's levels. Considering that most of FX volume goes through London, the holidays on Monday and ...

  • Risk FX Stabilizes on Talk of Fiscal Union GFT Forex - Mon, Jun 4, 2012 1:56 AM EDT

    A very quiet night of trade on FX on the first trading day of the week as UK is off on bank holiday resulting in very low liquidity flows during the European session. Risk currencies were generally steady ...

  • Dollar Gives Up Gains as US Data Adds to Pain GFT Forex - Mon, Jun 4, 2012 12:45 AM EDT

    Is the U.S. dollar losing its luster? It is no secret that the desire for safety drove investors into the arms of U.S. Treasuries and U.S. dollars throughout the month of May.

  • Weak Australian Data Suggests Further RBA Rate Cuts GFT Forex - Mon, Jun 4, 2012 12:11 AM EDT

    Weak Australian job advertisements, declining corporate profits and tame inflation data have all increased the possibility of an RBA rate cut at tomorrow's monthly central bank meeting in Sydney. Australian ...

  • USD: Big Miss in NFP Kills Risk GFT Forex - Fri, Jun 1, 2012 5:03 AM EDT

    This morning's non-farm payrolls report was a complete disaster. With jobless claims declining in the month of May, ever

  • Understanding the Volatility and Outlook for Euro GFT Forex - Fri, Jun 1, 2012 12:21 AM EDT

    After a significant amount of intraday volatility and a drop to a fresh 22 month low of 1.2288, the euro ended the North American trading session higher against the U.S. dollar. This is only the third ...

  • Dollar Slips after US Data Raises Concerns about Payrolls GFT Forex - Thu, May 31, 2012 4:57 AM EDT

    Most of the major currencies are trading higher against the U.S. dollar this morning which suggests that investors have finally reached their pain threshold. Unfortunately the persistent gains in the Japanese ...

  • How Many Payrolls Could Affect EURUSD GFT Forex - Thu, May 31, 2012 12:56 AM EDT

    There’s nothing more important to investors right now than Europe’s sovereign debt crisis. However over the next 24 hours, U.S. non-farm payrolls will provide a much needed and hopefully welcomed distraction ...

  • Risk FX Rebounds off the Lows GFT Forex - Thu, May 31, 2012 12:52 AM EDT

    Risk FX staged a mild rebound in early European trade as equities stabilized and short covering kicked in after several relentless days of selling. The euro recovered above the 1.2400 level while cable ...

  • German Retail Sales Improve Unemployment Mixed GFT Forex - Thu, May 31, 2012 12:10 AM EDT

    German Retail Sales hit a 9 month high rising by 0.6% versus 0.1% eyed helping the euro to recover from its lows in early European opening trade. On a year over year basis however, retail Sales declined ...

  • FX: EURUSD Trend, Pending Home Sales GFT Forex - Wed, May 30, 2012 6:08 AM EDT

    With U.S. 10 year Treasury yields falling to a record low and the dollar up against all of the major currencies, it is clear that the desire for safety c

  • How Much Further Can EUR Fall? GFT Forex - Wed, May 30, 2012 2:11 AM EDT

    The euro weakened against the U.S. dollar for the seventh consecutive trading day. Since the start of the month, the currency has lost more than 6.5 percent

  • Fresh Weekly Lows for Risk FX GFT Forex - Wed, May 30, 2012 2:04 AM EDT

    Risk FX was under relentless assault in Asian and early European trade today as weak retail sales data from Australia, a denial of any fiscal stimulus plans from China and continued problems with the failed ...

  • Aussie Tumbles as Retail Sales Turn Negative GFT Forex - Wed, May 30, 2012 12:10 AM EDT

    Australian Retail sales dropped for the first time in ten months sending the Aussie through the .9800 barrier in Asian session trade as risk aversion flows intensified. Australian Retail Sales missed their ...

  • Weaker U.S. Data Keeps EUR/USD Above 1.25 GFT Forex - Tue, May 29, 2012 6:10 AM EDT

    After a 3 day weekend for North American traders, we find ourselves in the same place as where we left off last week with the U.S. dollar trading higher against all of the maj

  • Can Euro Stage a Bounce? GFT Forex - Tue, May 29, 2012 1:33 AM EDT

    Risk currencies staged a small rally on the first full trading day of the week but the up move quickly fizzled as concerns over Spanish sovereign debt continued to weigh on the market. Both EUR/USD and ...

  • EUR: Hit By Spanish Downgrade, More Pain Ahead GFT Forex - Tue, May 29, 2012 12:21 AM EDT

    Despite today’s rally in U.S. equities, we know that investors remain nervous because the EUR/USD broke below 1.25 for the second time in 10 months. The sell-off was sparked by independent rating agency ...

  • German Inflation Eases GFT Forex - Mon, May 28, 2012 11:53 PM EDT

    German import price inflation printed much cooler than expected at -0.5% versus -0.2% eyed hitting a two year low as cheaper energy prices dampened gains. This was the first month over month decline since ...

  • UMich Revisions Make the Dollar Even More Attractive GFT Forex - Fri, May 25, 2012 6:08 AM EDT

    While most of the major currencies are unchanged against the U.S. dollar this morning, it is worth noting that the EUR/USD broke below 1.25 at the start of the North American trading session. The lack ...

  • Why Euro Weekend Risk Worry Traders GFT Forex - Fri, May 25, 2012 12:29 AM EDT

    U.S. markets are closed on Monday for Memorial Day which for most Americans means the unofficial beginning of summer. After the month that we have had in the currency and equity markets, rest and relaxation ...

  • US Data Makes USD More Attractive Safe Haven GFT Forex - Thu, May 24, 2012 4:51 AM EDT

    There has been no shortage of volatility in the currency market over the past 12 hours. The EUR/USD fell to a fresh 22 month low of 1.2516 at the start of the European trading session but by the time North ...

  • Some Help From ECB Please GFT Forex - Thu, May 24, 2012 12:46 AM EDT

    Over the past month the euro lost more than 5 percent of its value against the U.S. dollar. During this time, the German DAX fell more than 7 percent and the CAC more than 8 percent.

  • More Bad News Means Demand for Safe Haven FX GFT Forex - Wed, May 23, 2012 4:40 AM EDT

    Risk FX continues to perform poorly this morning with the euro, Australian and New Zealand dollars falling to new year to date lows against the greenback. The lack of fresh news flow from Greece is giving ...

  • EUR Fails To Benefit From Equity Reversal GFT Forex - Wed, May 23, 2012 1:18 AM EDT

    It has been an extremely volatile day in the financial markets. Currencies weakened across the board with the euro easily taking out its year to date low against the U.S. dollar. Stocks also sold off but ...

  • Dollar Up Across the Board on Fresh Headline Risks GFT Forex - Tue, May 22, 2012 4:20 AM EDT

    With 24 hours to go before the EU Summit and headline risk to pressure currencies, the U.S. dollar is performing extremely well this morning. The greenback strengthened against all of the major currencies ...

  • EOD Breakdown In EUR GFT Forex - Tue, May 22, 2012 12:59 AM EDT

    Investors dumped euros ahead of Wednesday’s European Union summit. After rallying for 2 consecutive trading days, the euro failed to sustain its gains which tell us that investors do not expect much from ...

  • Forex Traders Are Still Selling Euros GFT Forex - Mon, May 21, 2012 4:32 AM EDT

    After last week's blood bath in the currency and equity markets, the lack of high profile meetings or major event risk on the calendar this w

  • What's Next For Euro? GFT Forex - Mon, May 21, 2012 12:53 AM EDT

    For the second time this month, the euro ended the North American trading session higher against the U.S. dollar.

  • Mood in FX Improves Thanks to Facebook IPO GFT Forex - Fri, May 18, 2012 5:28 AM EDT

    The excitement of Facebook's IPO this morning overshadowed the market's ongoing concerns about Europe. The euro recovered all of its losses against the U.S. dollar overnight and is now higher against the ...

  • EUR: Don't Expect Much From G8 GFT Forex - Fri, May 18, 2012 12:48 AM EDT

    It has been an extremely tough week for the EUR/USD. On Monday, one euro was worth 1.29 U.S. dollars and during the early European trading session, the value of one euro dropped to as low as 1.2641. The ...

  • Risk FX Consolidates in Quiet Trade GFT Forex - Thu, May 17, 2012 2:21 AM EDT

    A very quiet night of trade in the currency market due to Ascension day holiday in Continental Europe with EUR/USD consolidating its recent losses while cable saw more selling pressure on some dovish comments ...

  • Is EUR/USD Prime For Short Covering Rally? GFT Forex - Wed, May 16, 2012 2:01 AM EDT

    The selloff in risk FX continued in overnight European trade with EUR/USD plumbing fresh lows below the 1.2700 figure while cable dropped through the 1.5900 barrier in the wake of a dovish BOE inflation ...

  • UK Labor Markets Resilient GFT Forex - Wed, May 16, 2012 12:59 AM EDT

    UK unemployment surprised to the upside with claimant count dropping by -13,700 versus forecasts of 4,900 gain. The unemployment rate dropped to 8.2% from 8.3% the month prior. This was the fastest pace ...

  • Slight Recovery in Risk FX ahead of US Open GFT Forex - Tue, May 15, 2012 2:41 AM EDT

    Risk FX was mildly firmer in overnight European trade today boosted by better than expected GDP data from Germany although investor sentiment in the region deteriorated. German Q1 GDP surprised to the ...

  • German GDP Surprises to Upside GFT Forex - Mon, May 14, 2012 10:25 PM EDT

    German Q1 GDP surprised to the upside printing at 0.5% versus 0.1% eyed as it helped ot lift EUR/USD above the 1.2850 level in early morning European trade. In calendar-adjusted terms, economic activity ...

  • Aussie Sets Fresh Yearly Lows as Risk Selloff Continues GFT Forex - Mon, May 14, 2012 1:09 AM EDT

    Risk FX currencies opened lower and continued to tumble at the start of week’s trade today as concerns over the prospect of Greek exit from the Eurozone mounted. Greek politicians were unable to come to ...

  • Euro, Aussie Fall Through Key Levels at Start of Week's Trade GFT Forex - Sun, May 13, 2012 11:23 PM EDT

    Risk currencies opened lower in Asian session trade as concerns over possible exit of Greece intensified over the weekend. Greek politicians were unable to reach a deal to form a workable coalition government ...

  • FX: Softer US PPI, Solid Canadian Job Growth GFT Forex - Fri, May 11, 2012 4:52 AM EDT

    Over the past 12 hours, we have seen very little consistency in the performance of the U.S. dollar which is unchanged against the EUR, JPY and CHF, higher against the GBP and AUD and lower against the ...

  • Hopes of Greek Government Spur Short Covering Rally in Euro GFT Forex - Fri, May 11, 2012 1:33 AM EDT

    After plumbing fresh lows in Asian session trade risk FX bounced in midmorning European dealing on speculation that Greece may cobble together a working coalition government without resorting to another ...

  • Risk FX Under Stress as Chinese Growth Slows GFT Forex - Thu, May 10, 2012 11:48 PM EDT

    Weak Chinese economic data and a massive unexpected loss from JP Morgan kept risk FX under pressure in Asian and early European trade with EUR/USD coming within a few points of the 1.2900 barrier while ...

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