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Doug Short
2 Measures Of Inflation And Fed Policy
By Doug Short - Aug 20, 2014

Note from dshort: With the July FOMC minutes on tap for this afternoon and the Fed's annual Jackson Hole meeting kicking off tomorrow, I've updated the accompanying charts with the latest Consumer ...

Philippe d'Arvisenet
Trade Deficit Narrowed In July   
By Philippe d'Arvisenet - Aug 20, 2014

Real exports rebounded in July after having declined in the two preceding months. Nevertheless, the numbers remain very weak. The three-month rate of change, an indicator for the underlying trend, ...

Marc Chandler
Dollar Posting Gains Across The Board
By Marc Chandler - Aug 20, 2014

The US Dollar is posting gains across the board. It has risen above JPY103 to its best level since early April. The euro has been pushed through the $1.33 and is at its lowest level since last ...

US Futures Trade Lower Ahead Of FOMC
By Avatrade - Aug 20, 2014

Currencies EUR/USD: The pair has broken its minor resistance (1.3320-1.3292) on a 60 minute time frame. The next support is at 1.3250 and the next resistance is at 1.3521. USD/JPY: The pair is ...

Doug Short
A Long-Term Look At Inflation
By Doug Short - Aug 20, 2014

The August Consumer Price Index for Urban Consumers (CPI-U) released this morning puts the July year-over-year inflation rate at 1.99%, off the May 19-month high of 2.13%. It is well below the 3.87% ...

Doug Short
Inflation: A Six-Month X-Ray View
By Doug Short - Aug 20, 2014

Here is a table showing the annualized change in Headline and Core CPI, not seasonally adjusted, for each of the past six months. I've also included each of the eight components of Headline CPI and a ...

Cam Hui
What The USD Breakout Means
By Cam Hui - Aug 20, 2014

In case you missed it, the US Dollar Index staged an upside breakout today. Should the USD breakout hold and greenback strength continue, here are some of the broader implications of this upside ...