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Marc Chandler
U.S. Economic Outlook Brighter
By Marc Chandler - Apr 30, 2014

The US economy all but stalled in Q1. The 0.1% annualized expansion was weaker than any quarter last year. However, it is not a harbinger of things to come. Rather, it is a distortion that is not ...

Kathy Lien
Here's How The Fed Could Excite
By Kathy Lien - Apr 30, 2014

By all counts, today's FOMC meeting should be a bore. Between the sharp slowdown in first quarter GDP growth, rise in ADP and jump in the Chicago PMI index, there is not enough consistency in the ...

James Picerno
ADP: Payrolls Perk Up Again In April
By James Picerno - Apr 30, 2014

The pace of jobs creation in April improved for the third month in a row, according to the ADP Employment Report. “The 220,000 US private sector jobs added in April is well above the twelve-month ...

Marc Chandler
Ukrainian vs. Russian Equity Performance
By Marc Chandler - Apr 30, 2014

The US and EU announced new sanctions on Russia this week. This much chin-wagging about the ineffectiveness of the sanctions. We suspect there is a misunderstanding of the goal of the sanctions and ...

Philippe d'Arvisenet
Rebound Of Inflation In April  
By Philippe d'Arvisenet - Apr 30, 2014

As expected inflation rebounded in April. According to Eurostat’s flash estimate it came at 0.7%, up from the y/y rate 0.5% recorded in March. Inflation, however, came in the low side of ...

Philippe d'Arvisenet
BOJ Maintains Optimistic Outlook  
By Philippe d'Arvisenet - Apr 30, 2014

■ As we expected, the Bank of Japan (BoJ) left monetary policy unchanged at today’s Policy Board meeting. It will continue its asset purchases so that the monetary base will increase at an ...

Asia's Indices Unable To Take Lead From US Markets
By  - Apr 30, 2014

Market Brief FX markets were range-bound as Asia’s regional indices were unable to take the lead from US markets. S&P was able to rally for the second consecutive day on the back of strong ...

Technical Trading
Daily Forex And Dow Jones Recommended Levels: April 30, 2014
By Technical Trading - Apr 30, 2014

EUR/USDToday’s support: - 1.3788(main), where correction is possible. Break would give 1.3764, where correction also may be. Then follows 1.3747. Break of the latter would result in 1.3731. If a...

Easy Forex
Volatility Picks Up Ahead Of FOMC Statement
By Easy Forex - Apr 30, 2014

Currencies The euro retraced from its high at 1.3878 all the way down to 1.3800 against the US dollar. The single currency lost previous gains after the German inflation remained below ECB’s ...

Brenda Jubin
Book Review: Visual Guide To Hedge Funds
By Brenda Jubin - Apr 30, 2014

Richard C. Wilson’s Visual Guide to Hedge Funds (Bloomberg/Wiley, 2014) is the ninth volume in the Bloomberg visual guide financial series. These guides follow a standard, if somewhat unusual ...

Saxo Bank
EU Inflation, US Job Figures, US Q1 GDP
By Saxo Bank - Apr 30, 2014

• Analysts expect Eurozone inflation rate of 0.8 percent • US payrolls report for private jobs poised to advance by 213,000 • Q1 GDP figures will be bleak after bad weather, say ...

Yen Mildly Higher As BoJ Leaves Policies Unchanged
By ActionForex - Apr 30, 2014

The yen is mildly higher today after BoJ left policies unchanged as widely expected. The target of monetary base expansion is maintained at JPY 60-70T. Also, the BoJ revised up inflation forecast and ...