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  • Oct. 23, 2015, 4:44 AM
    • Stocks across the globe are extending a rally from the previous session, after ECB President Mario Draghi signaled his willingness to add more stimulus to the eurozone's flagging economies.
    • "We are ready to act if needed...and we are open to the full menu of monetary policy," Draghi said at his news conference.
    • The euro fell 1.8% following the comments yesterday, the currency's biggest drop since the central bank announced quantitative easing in January, and is now trading at $1.1120.
    • ETFs: FXE, EUO, ERO, DRR, EUFX, ULE, URR
    • U.S. futures: Dow +0.1%. S&P +0.1%. Nasdaq +0.4%.
    • Europe: London +0.6%. Paris +1.3%. Frankfurt +1.3%.
    • Asia: Japan +2.1%; Hong Kong +1.4%; China +1.3%; India +0.9%.
    | Oct. 23, 2015, 4:44 AM | 2 Comments
  • Oct. 22, 2015, 8:57 AM
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  • Oct. 3, 2015, 6:10 PM
    • Friday’s weak jobs data will cause the dollar to depreciate, Citigroup strategist Steven Englander says.
    • Citi is the top forex trader by volume.
    • With the Fed less likely to raise interest rates, Citi thinks refuge currencies including the yen and the euro will benefit.
    • "The last trades going into the number were going the wrong way, so that basically exacerbates the impact," Englander says. "Emerging markets are going nowhere and Europe and Japan are appreciating."
    • The dollar lost 0.2% vs. the euro this week and 0.6% vs. the yen.
    • ETFs: UUP, UDN, FORX, USDU, FXE, EUO, ERO, DRR, EUFX, ULE, URR, FXY, YCS, JYN, YCL
    | Oct. 3, 2015, 6:10 PM | 24 Comments
  • Oct. 1, 2015, 4:13 AM
    • Eurozone manufacturing PMI declined to 52 (flash 52) in September from 52.3 in August.
    • France returned to growth, leaving only Greece in contraction territory, Markit notes.
    • However, Markit economist Chris Williamson isn't so enthusiastic about the numbers.
    • "Despite unprecedented central bank stimulus and substantial currency depreciation, the eurozone manufacturing sector is failing to achieve significant growth momentum and even risks stalling again," Williamson says.
    • The euro is -0.3% at $1.1146.
    • ETFs: FXE, EUO, ERO, EU, DRR, EUFX, ULE, URR
    | Oct. 1, 2015, 4:13 AM
  • Sep. 30, 2015, 5:29 AM
    • Eurozone unemployment held steady at 11% in August vs forecasts of 10.9%. (PR)
    • CPI -0.1% in September vs +0.1% in August and vs consensus of unchanged.
    • Core CPI stays at +0.9% on year, as expected. (PR)
    • The euro is -0.2% at $1.1229.
    • ETFs: FXE, EUO, ERO, EU, DRR, CEE, TRF, GUR, EUFX, ULE, ESR, URR
    | Sep. 30, 2015, 5:29 AM | 7 Comments
  • Sep. 28, 2015, 12:32 PM
    • Already maybe the most bullish of the big banks on the euro, HSBC boosts its 2016 year-end target for the common currency to $1.20 from $1.10.
    • The U.S. tightening cycle - if it even comes - will be shallow and short, says the bank's David Bloom. The ECB, on the other hand, won't be able to expand QE as much as it would like due to a shortage of bonds eligible for purchase (can't it always turn to helicopters?). "The ECB," says Bloom, "will find it extremely difficult to ignore or find a way around most of these constraints."
    • ETFs: FXE, EUO, ERO, DRR, EUFX, ULE, URR
    | Sep. 28, 2015, 12:32 PM
  • Sep. 24, 2015, 4:10 AM
    • The euro is clinging to broad gains after the head of the European Central Bank downplayed the need for further monetary stimulus any time soon.
    • ECB President Mario Draghi said while the risks to Europe's inflation and growth outlook have increased due to an emerging market slowdown, the bank would need more time to decide if the loss was "temporary or permanent in nature."
    • The euro last stood at $1.1214, pulling away from Wednesday's session low of $1.1105.
    • ETFs: FXE, EUO, ERO, DRR, EUFX, ULE, URR
    | Sep. 24, 2015, 4:10 AM | 3 Comments
  • Sep. 23, 2015, 4:52 AM
    • The Markit Eurozone Manufacturing PMI fell to 53.9 in September to miss the estimate of economists. The read on manufacturing was 40 basis points lower than the 54.3 mark in August, but roughly in line with activity over the last eight months.
    • Service sector growth outpaced manufacturing by a small margin. Growth of new orders hit a five-month high in a positive signal for steady expansion of the eurozone economy.
    • ETFs: FXE, EUO, ERO, DRR, EUFX, ULE, URR
    | Sep. 23, 2015, 4:52 AM | 1 Comment
  • Sep. 17, 2015, 4:49 AM
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  • Sep. 8, 2015, 5:24 AM
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  • Sep. 3, 2015, 8:42 AM
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  • Aug. 31, 2015, 6:22 AM
    • The eurozone's inflation rate held steady in August, highlighting the challenge European Central Bank policymakers face as they seek to revive consumer-price growth.
    • Annual inflation came in at 0.2%, exceeding the median forecast for a reading of 0.1%, while core inflation held at 1%.
    • The latest figures are a far cry from the 2% target set by the ECB and are likely to provide further impetus for the bank to continue its €1T ($1.1T) asset purchasing program.
    • Euro +0.2% to $1.1206, while European shares are on track for their worst month in four years: Paris -0.8%; Frankfurt -0.7%; Euro Stoxx 50 -0.7%
    • .ETFs: FXE, EUO, ERO, DRR, EUFX, ULE, URR
    | Aug. 31, 2015, 6:22 AM
  • Aug. 26, 2015, 8:50 AM
    • ECB Governing Council member Peter Praet earlier said the crash in commodity prices and slowdown in overseas economies put the central bank at risk of missing its inflation target on the downside. "There should be no ambiguity on the willingness and ability of the governing council to act if needed."
    • The euro (NYSEARCA:FXE) is lower by 1% to 1.1370. The dollar index (NYSEARCA:UUP) is ahead by 1%.
    • ETFs: FXE, UUP, EUO, UDN, ERO, DRR, FORX, USDU, EUFX, ULE, URR
    | Aug. 26, 2015, 8:50 AM | 2 Comments
  • Aug. 12, 2015, 7:25 AM
    • China was forced to intervene to support the tumbling yuan overnight, and at day's end set Wednesday's reference rate for the currency based on its closing level today. In the past, Beijing had ignored market moves and set the reference rate higher on days when markets sold it lower.
    • Last night's move is thus - more or less - a 2nd devaluation of the currency (really a freeing up of the currency). The yuan is now lower by 2.8% since Monday's close.
    • The bottom line is that Europe now has competition in the weak currency business - something its shaky economy probably doesn't need at the moment.
    • The Stoxx 50 (NYSEARCA:FEZ) is lower by 2.3%, bringing its losses for the week to about 4%. Germany (NYSEARCA:EWG) is down 2.4%, France (NYSEARCA:EWQ2.3%, Spain (NYSEARCA:EWP1.6%, Italy (NYSEARCA:EWI2%, and the U.K. 1.2%.
    • The euro (NYSEARCA:FXE) is up 1% vs. the dollar to $1.1151.
    • ETFs: FXE, VGK, EUO, FEZ, HEDJ, ERO, IEV, EPV, EZU, DRR, FEU, EEA, EUFX, EURL, ULE, FEP, UPV, DBEU, URR, ADRU, HEZU, FEEU, IEUR, FIEU, DBEZ, FEUZ, SBEU, HGEU, HFEZ
    | Aug. 12, 2015, 7:25 AM
  • Jul. 13, 2015, 5:22 AM
    • The eurozone and Greece have agreed in principle to a third bailout that will keep the beleagured country in the eurozone, for now.
    • Greece has secured debt restructuring and medium-term financing in a growth package worth €35B.
    • Greece has capitulated to German demands to put €50B of state assets in a trust fund so that they can be sold off and the proceeds used to repay debt.
    • The government of left-wing Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will also have to convince the Greek parliament to pass six austerity measures, including spending cuts, tax hikes and pension reforms. Only then can detailed negotiations begin.
    • It's going to be tough for Tsipras, especially with his own labor minister already denouncing the deal and with the resounding "no" vote in the recent referendum.
    • Donald Tusk's pun that "we have an agreekment" sums up how tortuous the past few years have been.
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    • ETFs: FXE, EUO, GREK, ERO, EU, DRR, EUFX, ULE, URR
    | Jul. 13, 2015, 5:22 AM | 35 Comments
  • Jul. 13, 2015, 3:18 AM
    • "EuroSummit has unanimously reached agreement (on Greece)," tweets the media team of EU Council President Donald Tusk: "All ready to go for ESM programme for #Greece with serious reforms & financial support."
    • However, details have yet to emerge. One wag - Nick Malkoutzis, Deputy editor of Greek daily Kathimerini English Edition - tweets: "What if he means they've agreed on what to have for breakfast?"
    • More seriously, the WSJ's Charles Forelle warns: "Remember 1.) Privatization was an early Syriza red line. 2.) €50B was proposed in 2011 and proved laughable."
    • The euro jumps with delight before coming back down to earth and is -0.1% at $1.1152, while in the stock markets, London is +1.4%, Paris +3.1% and Frankfurt +2.9%.
    • ETFs: FXE, EUO, GREK, ERO, EU, DRR, EUFX, ULE, URR
    | Jul. 13, 2015, 3:18 AM | 60 Comments
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