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  • Article / 21 August 2017 at 5:00 GMT

    3 Numbers: EURUSD rally may not survive Draghi's speech on Friday

    editor/analyst / CapitalSpectator.com
    United States
    3 Numbers: EURUSD rally may not survive Draghi's speech on Friday
    The Chicago Fed National Activity Index's July report will give a fresh profile of the US macro trend. In bonds, the 10-year Treasury yield may drop below a two-month low this week. And FX traders are likely to adopt a wait-and-see approach that keeps the euro in place until Mario Draghi speaks at Jackson Hole.
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  • Article / 24 May 2017 at 5:00 GMT

    3 Numbers: US existing home sales expected to slow

    editor/analyst / CapitalSpectator.com
    United States
    3 Numbers: US existing home sales expected to slow
    In terms of both consumer and business climates, Germany seems to be enjoying very good weather lately. In the US, there is conjecture as to whether the fall in new-home sales will be followed by falls in existing ones, but on everybody's minds are Treasury yields, which must certainly pick up ahead of the expected rate hike.
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  • Article / 24 April 2017 at 5:00 GMT

    3 Numbers: Chicago data to show low risk of US recession

    editor/analyst / CapitalSpectator.com
    United States
    3 Numbers: Chicago data to show low risk of US recession
    While all the focus will be on the result of the French presidential results today, there are other important data, including Germany's business climate index, which should see the economy firming, and industrial trends in the UK, which suggest some Brexit blow-back. In the US there are signs of economic deceleration
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  • Article / 20 March 2017 at 8:00 GMT

    Morning Markets: Dollar losing streak extends

    Former managing editor, TradingFloor.com / Saxo Bank
    Denmark
    Morning Markets: Dollar losing streak extends
    Dollar's losing streak has extended for the fourth day in a row as a turbulent press conference between the two foremost leaders of the western world unveiled the divisions that lie between the protectionist agenda of president Donald Trump and German chancellor Angela Merkel.
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  • Article / 20 March 2017 at 5:52 GMT

    3 Numbers: Will 10-year Treasury yield keep falling this week?

    editor/analyst / CapitalSpectator.com
    United States
    3 Numbers: Will 10-year Treasury yield keep falling this week?
    Today's Eurozone Labour Cost Index for the final quarter of last year should tick up to 1.6%, its strongest pace since Q1, 2016. But that doesn't mean the ECB is losing control of inflation. Meanwhile in the US, the Chicago Fed National Activity Index is on track to reflect stronger economic growth in February. And the 10-year Treasury yield slipped after last week’s Federal Reserve rate hike.
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  • Article / 23 February 2017 at 6:00 GMT

    3 Numbers: Chicago Fed index set to show firmer US growth in January

    editor/analyst / CapitalSpectator.com
    United States
    3 Numbers: Chicago Fed index set to show firmer US growth in January
    Today's focus is on Germany's consumer sector, with Gfk's Consumer Climate Index projected to dip modestly for March. Meanwhile in the UK, a modest rebound is likely for the CBI Distributive Trades Index and the January update of the Chicago Fed National Activity Index is expected to offer an upbeat profile of the US macro trend.
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  • Article / 26 January 2017 at 6:01 GMT

    3 Numbers: UK fourth quarter GDP expected to pick up by a healthy 0.5%

    editor/analyst / CapitalSpectator.com
    United States
    3 Numbers: UK fourth quarter GDP expected to pick up by a healthy 0.5%
    Today's GDP update for the final quarter of last year in the UK should come in at a robust 0.5%, showing that early forecasts of recession due to Brexit look wide of the mark. In the US, today’s December update of the US Chicago Fed National Activity Index should show that GDP growth is gathering steam. And a welcome pick-up in growth is expected in today’s flash data for the US Services PMI in January.
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