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American Consumer Spending Increases American Consumer Spending Increases

American Consumer Spending Increases By: Dr. Mike Campbell The US economy is the world’s largest and therefore things that affect it tend to have knock-on effects in other economies. However, whilst international trade is clearly vital for America, its greatest customer base is at home. Some 70% of total American output comes from the activities of...

FOREX: The Last Week’s Trading Activities In Perspective

FOREX: The Last Week’s Trading Activities In Perspective   It was another good week for the world’s major stock exchanges last week with all of them closing higher by the end of the working week. In Europe over the course of the week, the FTSE made 2.1%, closing at 5996.1; the Dax put on 1.1% to close at 7057.69; the CAC gained 1.14%...

Japan Agrees Record Draft Budget

Japan Agrees Record Draft Budget China may have eclipsed Japan to take on the role as the world’s second largest economy, but that doesn’t change Japan’s place in the word in economic terms to any significant extent. Japan has been suffering from deflationary pressure for much of the last twenty years since the collapse of the...

Dollar Appears Weaker Days before 2011

Dollar Appears Weaker Days before 2011 Daily Forexfounders Fundamentals | The euro edged higher on Tuesday's trading session following the squaring of short euro positions before the year end. Thin trading conditions pushed the single currency higher rising as high as 1.3254 versus the dollar above the 1.32 level from 1.3072 traded on Monday. The US dollar appears weaker on Tuesday against a basket of currencies and US Treasury yields fell...

Confidence and Manufacturing to Pick Up in the US?

Confidence and Manufacturing to Pick Up in the US? Daily Forexfounders Fundamentals | US consumer and manufacturing reports are worth watching today while Japan released some better than expected reports of retail sales and industrial production overnight. US Manufacturing and Consumer Confidence to improve Things are looking up according to US consumer as the last couple of spending reports can attest to. The University of Michigan Consumer Confidence Sentiment also supports this notion with rising confidence in ...

Asian Markets Mixed On Japanese Economic Data, Chinese Inflation Concerns

Asian Markets Mixed On Japanese Economic Data, Chinese Inflation Concerns Daily Forexfounders Fundamentals | Asian stocks moved up with MSCI Asia Pacific index rising 0.2% but gains were limited with drops in Hong Kong and Shanghai as economic data in Japan and US signaled recovery boost while Chinese shares declined on concerns that the PBOC will further raise interest rates. Japanese production increased for the first time in six months...

Asian Market Update

Asian Market Update Daily Forexfounders Fundamentals | Asian Market Update: Dollar drops to multi-week lows, copper hits record highs; PBoC advisor calls for more tightening Economic Data (JP) JAPAN NOV JOBLESS RATE: 5.1% V 5.1%E; JOB-TO-APPLICANT RATIO: 0.57 V 0.57E (JP) JAPAN NOV OVERALL HOUSEHOLD SPENDING Y/Y: -0.4% V +0.3%E (second consecutive month of decline) (JP) JAPAN NOV NATIONAL CPI Y/Y: 0.1% V 0.1%E; NATIONAL CPI...

Morning Forex Overview

Morning Forex Overview Previous session overview The dollar fell to a three-week low against the yen Tuesday in Asia on speculation that an auction of five-year U.S. Treasurys later in the day may meet strong demand, which would likely weigh on yields. As of 0450GMT, it was at JPY82.51, off its low of JPY82.48 and from JPY82.83 New York Monday. The dollar fell against most of its major currency pairs on...

Are We Heading For Further JPY Intervention?

Are We Heading For Further JPY Intervention? Daily Forexfounders Fundamentals | Forex News and Events: There was a glut of Japanese data released during the Asian session, and on the whole it was a very robust set of figures. November industrial production surged 1.0% MoM, 5.8% YoY (consensus: 0.9% MoM, 5.5% YoY), retail trade smashed estimates at 1.9% MoM, 1.3% YoY (consensus: 1.1% MoM, 0.4% YoY) and the large...

European Market Update

European Market Update Daily Forexfounders Fundamentals | European Market Update: CHF hits fresh record high against USD as most dealers rule out more SNB FX intervention Economic Data (FR) France Q3 Final Gross Domestic Product Q/Q: 0.3% v 0.4%e; Y/Y: 1.7% v 1.8%e (FI) Finland Nov Preliminary Retail Sales Volume Y/Y: 5.0% v 2.4% prior (SZ) Swiss Nov UBS Consumption Indicator: 1.630 v 1.708 prior (SW) Sweden Nov Household Lending Y/Y: 8.4% v 8.6%...
 
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