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Bob Hoye
Bob Hoye Interview
By Bob Hoye - Mar 01, 2015

Consumer Confidence: Conference Board By this measure Consumer Confidence has more than doubled since 2011. The low in 2011 was 40, the high was 103.8 in January. Numbers in 2009 were 40 in January,...

Erik Swarts
Gold, Silver, Oil, USD, Yields: March Outlook
By Erik Swarts - Mar 01, 2015 2

Not surprising - considering the surge in the dollar since last summer, headline CPI for January posted its biggest drop since 2008 last Thursday, falling 0.7% in January. Core CPI, however, exceeded ...

Marc Chandler
Has The Dollar Found Its Groove Again?
By Marc Chandler - Mar 01, 2015

The US dollar traded higher against most of the major currencies over the past week. No thanks to Yellen's testimony before Congress. Market participants took away from her words a reduced chance of a...

Bill Witherell
Greece: Act 2 Commences
By Bill Witherell - Feb 27, 2015

Act 1 of the Greek tragedy came to an end this week with Greece obtaining an interim four-month financing agreement in exchange for a lengthy but somewhat vague list of reform commitments. After ...

Ipek Ozkardeskaya
U.S. Inflation Supports Hawks, USD
By Ipek Ozkardeskaya - Feb 27, 2015

Market Brief In the FX markets the USD was broadly weaker as traders square shorts. Yesterday, US inflation data provided support for the hawks as core CPI came in slightly stronger than expected, ...

Marshall Gittler
Dollar Recovery Begins
By Marshall Gittler - Feb 27, 2015

After several weak days following Fed Chair Janet Yellen’s testimony to Congress, the dollar turned around yesterday and gained against all the other G10 currencies and most of the EM currencies...

Danske Markets
Swedish GDP 2014 - What A Shocker   
By Danske Markets - Feb 27, 2015

At 2.7% y/y, Swedish GDP came in way above our estimate (1.6% y/y), consensus and the Riksbank forecast (both 1.5% y/y). Full-year GDP for 2014 thus computes to 2.1% y/y, also above forecasts. (To add...

Danske Markets
EU: Waiting For QE Purchases   
By Danske Markets - Feb 27, 2015

The ECB meeting next week is very likely to be less interesting than the meeting in January when the ECB announced its QE programme. Focus will be on further details about the purchases and the ...

Ryan Mallory
SPX Refusing To Give Up
By Ryan Mallory - Feb 27, 2015

Technical Outlook S&P 500: Another near-problematic trading session for the bulls that saw the bulls close below the 5-day moving average for the first time since 2/9/15. The 10-day moving average...