Forex Fundamental Analysis
USD Finished the US Session Mixed Across G-10 | 12/21/2009 11:40:00 AM
The majority of Global Equity Markets finished last week slightly ahead looking week over week. Friday did see a sell-off ahead of the weekend in both the first and second sessions with only the DJIA advancing just marginally to close at 10,328.
FOREX December 21st: Last Week In Perspective | 12/21/2009 10:04:00 AM
Last week was another fairly mixed affair for the major stock exchanges with no very dramatic movement in either direction. In Europe, the FTSE lost 1.2% of its value, closing at 5196.8; the CAC was unchanged over the previous week’s close, it lost one point to close at 3794.4; the Dax closed up by 1.3% at 5831.21.
Second Rating Agency Downgrades Greece | 12/18/2009 11:53:00 AM
Despite the Greek government unveiling plans to secure a 10% cut in public spending, a second ratings agency has decided to downgrade the country’s credit rating.
Eurozone Inflation Rate Rises To 0.5% | 12/17/2009 12:07:00 PM
Inflation, as we all know, is when the price for a commodity rises. When the inflationary pressures in an economy become too strong, governments and central banks will intervene to get it under control
Oil Takes Off | 12/17/2009 11:46:00 AM
The FOMC meeting came and went without stirring the waters. In the Euro-zone and London, Equity Markets finished their sessions in positive territory ahead of the highly anticipated U.S FED rate decision.
US Producer Prices Climb | 12/16/2009 1:48:00 PM
Global Equity Markets were mixed on Tuesday as Dubai continues to sort out its debt repayment obligations. In the U.S Producer Prices climbed 1.8% which was more than double expectations. This caused stocks to retreat as it may engage the U.S Fed to raise rates out of necessity instead of a planned withdrawal from its current quantitative easing policies.
US Producer Prices Rise Sparking Inflation Concern | 12/16/2009 12:43:00 PM
Data released for the US economy in October point to a higher than anticipated rise in producer prices. The seasonally adjusted rise of 1.8% was the largest rise seen in 3 months, according to the US Labor Department’s Producer Price Index. One major culprit was the price of petrol which has risen by 14% because of higher crude oil prices. Core US producer prices were also up by more than expected, rising by 0.5% rather than the anticipated 0.2%.
UK House Price Rises As Demand Outstrips Supply | 12/15/2009 11:26:00 AM
According to the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the price of buying a home in the UK has now been rising for four straight months. This bubble is being inflated by a shortfall in the availability of houses on the market which means that vendors can ask more for their properties.
FOREX Dec 14th: Last Week In Perspective | 12/14/2009 11:12:00 AM
Last week was a fairly mixed affair for the major stock exchanges with no dramatic movement in either direction. In Europe, the FTSE lost 1.2% of its value, closing at 5261.6; the CAC dropped by 1.3%, closing at 3795.4; the Dax closed down by 1.1% at 5756.3.
Bona Fide Recovery Seems in Order | 12/14/2009 11:02:00 AM
Global Equity Markets closed higher as the prospect for a bona fide recovery now seems assured. The Markets were able to shake off credit fears and focus on continued positive economic data coming out of the U.S. On Wall Street the DJIA closed up 65.67 points to 10,471.50 on better than expected Advanced Retail Sales figures.
US Trade Deficit Figures Better Than Expected | 12/11/2009 11:07:00 AM
Every cloud is said to have a silver lining. The US Dollar has been slipping in value against the other major currencies all year. It has shed 10% of its value against the Euro over the course of 2009.
Spanish Credit Rating Revised Downwards | 12/10/2009 10:15:00 AM
Hard on the heels of credit rating agency Fitch’s downgrading of Greece’s credit rating, a second Eurozone country has attracted the concern of a credit rating agency. This time, the country in question is Spain and the agency is Standard and Poor’s (S&P).
Japanese Q3 Figures Weaker Than Previously Thought | 12/9/2009 11:07:00 AM
Greece is a member of the Eurozone and it has the highest debt level within Europe and is the costliest to serve. In 2010, the debt burden is predicted to amount to 125% of the country’s GDP.
Gold Continues Sell-off | 12/9/2009 10:39:00 AM
Global Equity Markets slumped on Tuesday as a wave of poor economic news and lowered rating caught the market off guard. In Japan, GDP printed less than forecasted, coming in at 1.3%. Fitch lowered its rating on Greece. In Dubai, the main developer reported a $3.65 billion loss contributing to the market's woes. The DJIA finished the session down 104.14 points to close at 10,287.97
Bernanke Says US Recovery is “Fragile” | 12/8/2009 11:16:00 AM
As he seeks re-election for another term as Federal Reserve Chairman, Ben Bernanke has been telling the Economic Club of Washington that the US recovery remains fragile.