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Marc Chandler
Euro Slips, But Will It Break?
By Marc Chandler - Jul 22, 2014

The US dollar is posting modest gains against most of the major currencies. The Australian dollar is a the main exception. Following the government's nonchalant attitude last week, the central bank ...

Marshall Gittler
Ukraine Crisis Dominates Market Activity
By Marshall Gittler - Jul 22, 2014

Ukraine crisis sets the tone The crisis in Ukraine dominated activity Monday. The dollar gained all around against its G10 counterparts (even JPY) as the US currency’s safe-haven appeal came to ...

Saxo Bank
Why France Needs A New Kind Of Revolution
By Saxo Bank - Jul 22, 2014

The sentiment of business leaders in France is that economic growth will be weak. In fact, it will be too tepid to deliver any cut in the unemployment rate, which has been stuck above 10 percent for ...

Michael Ashton
Setting Up For A CPI Surprise?
By Michael Ashton - Jul 22, 2014

Heading into the CPI print later today, the market is firmly in “we don’t believe it” mode. Since the CPI report last month – which showed a third straight month of a surprising and surprisingly-broad...

Thomas J. Feeney
Yellen Sees Little Overvaluation
By Thomas J. Feeney - Jul 22, 2014

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen was prominently in the news again last week. Most of Wall Street’s ire was directed at her for her comment that “…valuation metrics in some ...

Marc Chandler
What A GDP-Based IMF Would Look Like
By Marc Chandler - Jul 22, 2014

This Great Graphic was posted by Benn Steil and Dinah Walker of the Council on Foreign Relations. Based on GDP, it shows who is under and over represented on the IMF. Ironically, it is not just many ...