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Cam Hui
Latent Geopolitical Risk Rising In Asia
By Cam Hui - Jul 30, 2014

As we wait for the 2Q GDP and FOMC announcement, here is something different to ponder... I had written previously about the intense animosity between the Chinese and Japanese (see China turns ...

Ed Yardeni
US Confidence Heats Up
By Ed Yardeni - Jul 30, 2014

Consumer confidence survey conducted by the Conference Board. This survey is especially sensitive to labor market conditions, which are clearly continuing to improve. Let’s review the latest ...

Doug Short
Real Final Sales: Some Economic Suspense
By Doug Short - Jul 29, 2014

The big economic announcement tomorrow with be the Advance Estimate of Q2 GDP. Recall that the Advance Estimate of 0.1% for Q1 GDP underwent two downward revisions: -1.0% in the first revision and ...

Chris Ciovacco
Fed Delivers Warning To Investors
By Chris Ciovacco - Jul 29, 2014 |   1

The Federal Reserve is an interesting study in public relations. The Fed has twelve districts that release statements and publish studies. The Federal Reserve Board is comprised of seven members who ...

Doug Short
U.S. Consumer Confidence Highest Since 2007
By Doug Short - Jul 29, 2014

The Latest Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index was released this morning based on data collected through July 17. The headline number of 90.9 was an improvement over the revised June final ...

James Picerno
ADP Employment Report: July 2014 Preview
By James Picerno - Jul 29, 2014

Private nonfarm payrolls in the US are projected to increase 271,000 (seasonally adjusted) in July over the previous month in tomorrow’s release of the ADP Employment Report, based on The ...

Axel G. Merk
Will The Fed Exit With A Blue Pill?
By Axel G. Merk  - Jul 29, 2014

While we are busy arguing whether the Fed’s exit will consist of rising rates, reverse repos, or the trimming of its massive portfolio, the Fed may well be fooling all of us. Investors must have...

Marc Chandler
Currency Markets Still Waiting
By Marc Chandler - Jul 29, 2014

To say that the foreign exchange market is quiet is to bemoan the obvious. What is particularly striking is that the euro's range yesterday may have been among the smallest and today is matching it, ...

Matt Simpson
GBP/USD Potential For Swing Trade
By Matt Simpson - Jul 29, 2014

JPY household spending beat expectations to contract by -3.0% y/y (-3.7% expected) and at a much slower rate than -8% previously. JPY unemployment rises 3.7%, above expectations and from the ...

Marshall Gittler
Volatility Continues To Collapse
By Marshall Gittler - Jul 29, 2014

Volatility continues to collapse Yesterday’s range for the EUR/USD was a mere 0.12%, the second-narrowest range since the beginning of the euro, excluding New Year’s day (the /narrowest ...

Dailyfx
Dollar Pair’s Extreme Quiet Is Unnerving
By Dailyfx  - Jul 29, 2014

Dollar Pair’s Extreme Quiet is Unnerving Market conditions are already extremely quiet, but it seems that we are sliding to even more exceptional levels of listlessness…and just before a heavy round ...