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Boris Schlossberg
Euro Hit Again As IFO Misses
By Boris Schlossberg - Jul 25, 2014

Market Drivers for July 25 2014IFO misses sharply EUR/USD drop below 1.3450UK GDP in lineNikkei 1.19% Europe -0.25%Crude Oil $102/bblGold $1294/oz.Europe and Asia:NZD ANZ Business confidence 39.7 vs. ...

Marc Chandler
Dollar's Latest Upticks Look Vulnerable
By Marc Chandler - Jul 25, 2014

The US dollar is posting modest across the board gains as the week winds down, but the latest upticks look vulnerable in the North American session. The euro has held above yesterday's lows. Sterling ...

Binary Options Strategy
The Kiwi Took A Beating Today
By Binary Options Strategy - Jul 25, 2014

Summary: The RBNZ has raised rates again for the fourth time in five months. The NZD/USD tumbled nearly 1.2 percent in early trading. The RBNZ has hinted strongly at imminent intervention in the ...

Chris Ciovacco
Why Exactly Do You Invest?
By Chris Ciovacco - Jul 24, 2014

There is not one correct or proper answer to the question of why do we invest? However, if we answer the question honestly, we can possibly improve our investment outcomes. Having worked on Wall ...

Scott Krisiloff
Earnings, Multiples And The S&P 500
By Scott Krisiloff - Jul 24, 2014

So far Corporate America has surprised me this earnings season and appears to be generating profit growth that is stronger than I expected.  Stock multiples are still high, but if earnings continue to...

Marc Chandler
Jobless Claims And The S&P 500
By Marc Chandler - Jul 24, 2014

Weekly initial jobless claims fell 19k in the week ending July 18 to 284k.  This represents a new cyclical low.  The four-week moving average, used to smooth out this volatile series, also has fallen ...

Marc Chandler
Emerging Market Bonds: What's Changed
By Marc Chandler - Jul 24, 2014

The Hungarian central bank cut rates by a larger than expected 20 bp to 2.10% but then signaled that the easing cycle had ended The Ukraine crisis has entered a dangerous new phase after the downing ...

Philippe d'Arvisenet
Rebound In July   
By Philippe d'Arvisenet - Jul 24, 2014

First data for the third quarter of the year were on the positive side. After declining in the previous two months, the closely watched Composite PMI for activity came in better-than-expected, rising ...

Axel G. Merk
Is Instability The New Normal?
By Axel G. Merk  - Jul 24, 2014

Once upon a time, there were safe havens in this world, places where investors could hide when the going got rough. If you believe this fairy tale world will persist, pinch yourself. In our ...

Danske Markets
Will Russian Economy Suffer More Pain?   
By Danske Markets - Jul 24, 2014

Russian economy set to suffer more pain A week ago, 298 people lost their lives when Malaysia Airlines MH17 came down in Eastern Ukraine. Western officials and the Ukrainian government have said that ...

Matt Simpson
EUR/USD Awaits Upcoming Data Dump
By Matt Simpson - Jul 24, 2014

RBNZ hiking rates to 3.5% kicked off the Asia session, but not in a way Kiwi bulls had hoped for Japan exports fall 2% y/y in June China PMI at an 18-month high to show stimulus is taking effect IMF...